Downtown, Bluffton, SC

Downtown Neighborhood Guide Bluffton, SC

About

Downtown Bluffton, South Carolina, is known for its charming, small-town atmosphere and historic beauty. The May River borders this neighborhood, offering a fantastic blend of natural scenic beauty and vibrant community life. The Calhoun Street and May River Road are the main streets that run through downtown. The neighborhood is home to the historic Church of the Cross and the popular Bluffton Farmers Market.

What You Will Love about downtown, bluffton, south carolina

  • The small-town charm coupled with the vibrant arts scene gives downtown Bluffton a unique character.
  • You'll love the weekly Bluffton Farmers Market where you can enjoy local produce, baked goods, and artisan crafts.
  • The breathtaking views of the May River, especially during sunset, are a sight to behold.
  • History buffs will appreciate the preserved old-town feel and historic landmarks like the Church of the Cross.

What’s Nearby

Downtown Bluffton is just a short drive from the Hilton Head Island, known for its beautiful beaches and golf courses. The neighborhood is also near the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge which offers fantastic opportunities for bird watching and nature walks. Additionally, it's only a 30-minute drive to the vibrant city of Savannah, Georgia.

Lifestyle

The lifestyle in downtown Bluffton is laid-back and community-oriented. Residents enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, and kayaking on the May River. The neighborhood also fosters a thriving arts scene with several galleries and festivals throughout the year.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 103 restaurants, 12 grocery stores, and 10 parks within a mile of the Downtown neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Farmers Market of Bluffton

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Farmers Market, Fruit and Vegetable Store, Grocery Store

    0.2 miles

    40 Calhoun St

  • SHOPPING
    Target

    Retail, Big Box Store

    1.4 miles

    1050 Fording Island Rd

  • GROCERY
    Food Lion

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.4 miles

    1008 Fording Island Rd

  • SHOPPING
    Sam's Club

    Retail, Warehouse / Wholesale Store

    1.5 miles

    14 Bluffton Rd

  • GROCERY
    Aldi

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.5 miles

    1131 Fording Island Rd

  • SHOPPING
    Walmart

    Retail, Big Box Store, Discount Store

    1.6 miles

    4 Bluffton Rd

Downtown Apartments and Rentals

28 Rental properties in Downtown, Bluffton, SC.

  • The Elle property

    $1,900+

    The Elle

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    812–1310 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • 14 Old S Ct property

    $2,750

    14 Old S Ct

    3 Beds • 2 Baths

    1428 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 14 Essex Ct property

    $2,200

    14 Essex Ct

    2 Beds • 2 Baths

    1360 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 9 Paddington Ln property

    $2,295

    9 Paddington Ln

    2 Beds • 2 Baths

    1380 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 9 Paddington Ln property

    $2,595

    9 Paddington Ln

    3 Beds • 2 Baths

    1800 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 4924 Bluffton Parkway property

    $2,300

    4924 Bluffton Parkway

    3 Beds • 3 Baths

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
5.4%
32.2%
utilities
1.4%
18.6%
food
1%
0.7%
transportation
20.2%
10.6%
healthcare
0.6%
8.3%

Downtown Transportation

walk bike and transit

Palmetto Breeze

Other

25 Benton Field Rd

Source: foursquare.com

Downtown Schools

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