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Small Town, Big Fun, Beaufort, SC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Abberly Pointe, Beaufort, SCFinding a captivating small town is easier said than done. Fortunately, America is home to a plethora of villages and towns certain to become the unexpected highlight of your summer getaway. Are you looking for America's Most Captivating Small Towns? Here's where to start.

Beaufort, South Carolina

You're guaranteed to find historic charm in Beaufort, South Carolina, beginning with the Federal-style John Mark Verdier House, which dates back to 1795. Visitors will also be pleased with Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. For arts, crafts, music and more entertainment, enjoy the Beaufort Water Festival July 13-22, 2018.

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Beaufort Water Festival: Here's What You Need to Know

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Abberly Pointe, Beaufort, SCSummertime is here, and it won't be long until the annual quintessentially Lowcountry celebration in downtown Beaufort begins: The Beaufort Water Festival.

The 63rd Beaufort Water Festival starts July 13 and continues through July 22., but some events are already getting started.If you live in an apartment in Beaufort, SC, here is everything you need to know!

The main event starts with fireworks and Parris Island Marine Band for opening ceremonies July 13. All of the traditional Water Festival events return, plus a free Hometown Tuesday event instituted in 2017 after Hurricane Matthew.

Outside food, drinks and coolers aren’t allowed in the park during the Water Festival. And leave strollers at home during the Concert in the Park. Because of the large crowd, the strollers are a safety risk and get in the way of those moving around.

Blankets and chairs are a smart idea. To ensure a good seat, get in and set up near the stage early. The park is closed for an hour before the gates open, so set up before the gates close or soon after they open for the best seats.

Here are some other important things to know as the Water Festival approaches, including parking and ticket information and a full schedule.

Getting there
Most events are held at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown off of Bay Street.

Parking is available at metered spots throughout downtown, including lots at the marina, Beaufort County Library and 500 Carteret St. Meter hours are from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

A free shuttle from the Beaufort County Government complex on Ribaut Road is available for several events, including opening ceremonies and the headlining Concert in the Park.

Those who don't want to brave the parking crunch have a new option. The city's new day dock opened in May and offers boaters a free place to tie up near the east end of Waterfront Park.

Tickets

Tickets for the nightly events are sold at the gate but also available online at www.bftwaterfestival.com for pickup at will call outside the main gate starting an hour before the event. Organizers encourage people to buy tickets in advance for the Concert in the Park, guaranteeing admission if the park is otherwise at capacity.

Children 5 and younger are free.

Blessing The Fleet is one Beaufort Water Fest tradition that has changed a lot over the years

When the Beaufort Water Festival's Blessing The Fleet event started 62 years ago it was primarily to bless the shrimp boats and to introduce the new commodore. Many local shrimp boats participated.

2018 Beaufort Water Festival schedule

*Events in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park unless otherwise noted.

July 13

Noon-7 p.m.: Arts and crafts market.
7 p.m.: Opening ceremony. Fireworks and performance by Parris Island Marine Band. Admission is free. Gates open at 6 p.m.. Free shuttle service from Beaufort County Government Center.

July 14

8 a.m.- noon: Raft Race
9 a.m.-7 p.m.: Arts and crafts market.
9 a.m.: Bocce tournament, badminton tournament.
10 a.m.-noon: Children’s toad fishing tournament and sponsor’s expo. Tournament free and open to children 12 and under. Bring own fishing equipment. Bait is provided.
Noon- 4 p.m.: Free shrimp boat tours.
1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.: Ski show
8 p.m.: Concert in the park, featuring Granger Smith, John King and Walker County. Tickets are $30 and gates open at 7 p.m. No strollers, coolers or outside food and drink. Children 5 and under are free, and a free shuttle is available from Beaufort County Government Center.

July 15

9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Arts and crafts market.
9 a.m.- 1 p.m. River rally.
11 a.m.- 3 p.m.: Children’s day. Games, activities, shows, bounce houses and prizes. Free admission.
Noon-4 p.m.: Shrimp boat tours.
6 p.m.-9 p.m.: Teen dance. Ages 13-17, ID required. Tickets are $10.

July 16

10 a.m.-7 p.m.: Arts and crafts market.
8 p.m.: Motown Monday. Admission is $15, gates open at 7 p.m. Free shuttle service from Beaufort County Government Center. Children 5 and under are free.

July 17

10 a.m.-7 p.m.: Arts and crafts market.
8 p.m.: Hometown Tuesday. Entertainment by Steel Rail Express. Free admission. Gates open at 7 p.m.

July 18

10 a.m.-7 p.m.: Arts and crafts market.
7 p.m.: Talent show. Admission is $10 or free with an official 2017 62nd Annual Water Festival T-shirt. Gates open at 6 p.m. Children 5 and under are free.

July 19

10 a.m.-7 p.m.: Arts and crafts market.
6 p.m.: Lowcountry Supper. Cost is $15. Food served from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Entertainment by 20 Ride and Andrew Beam. Children 5 and under are free.

July 20

10 a.m.-7 p.m.: Arts and crafts market.
5 p.m.: Bed race. $25 entry per team. 4:30pm check-in. Same-day registration based on space.
8 p.m.: River Dance. $15 admission. Gates open at 7 p.m. Must be 18 or older. Free shuttle from Beaufort County Government Center.

July 21

9 a.m.-7 p.m.: Arts and crafts market.
10 a.m.-noon: Water Festival Grand Parade. Downtown Beaufort.
Noon-4 p.m.: Nonprofit Expo.
1 p.m.-4 p.m.: ‚ÄčAir show. Free admission. Stunt planes, U.S. Coast Guard demo.
8 p.m.: Commodore’s Ball. Cost is $10, gates open at 7 p.m. Children 5 and under are free.

July 22

9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Arts and crafts market.
Noon- 2 p.m.: Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of Boats

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How to Celebrate the 4th of July in Beaufort, SC

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 02, 2018
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If you live in an apartment in Beaufort, SC you may still be considering how to celebrate America's Birthday. Below are some ideas.

63rd Annual Beaufort Water Festival!

July 13-22, 2018: 63rd Annual Beaufort Water Festival! A ten day event which includes music, food, crafts and art, the blessing of the fleet, and many special events. 12 noon-12 p.m. No coolers or professional photography permitted during nightly events.

July 4:

4th of July Celebration & Fireworks at the Sands of Port Royal. Event begins at 5 p.m. Fireworks around 9 p.m. Hosted by the town of Port Royal and Historic Port Royal Foundation, the Independence Day celebration will include food booths, refreshments, vendors, entertainment, face painting, a water slide, bounce houses and more. portroyal.org.

July 4:

Independence Day at Parris Island, MCRD Parris Island! Gates open at 5 p.m. Parris Island Band performs at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks start at approximately 9:20 p.m. Free and open to the public, this family-friendly event will feature a kid’s fun zone, The Parris Island Band performing patriotic music, and an incredible fireworks celebration. Food and beverages (alcohol and non-alcohol) as well as patriotic glow sticks, bracelets and headbands will be available for purchase.

July 4:

Salute from the Shore! Every year on July 4, hundreds of thousands of people gather on the beaches of South Carolina in patriotic attire to wave the red, white and blue and to demonstrate their gratitude to America’s finest for their bravery and commitment. The focal point of the Salute from the Shore has traditionally been highlighted with a flyover of military aircraft. The flyover will start at 1 p.m. in Myrtle Beach. For a full schedule of flyover times in the Beaufort area, visit salutefromtheshore.org/2017-flyover-schedule. Participants on the beaches are strongly urged to organize patriotic displays in groups, big and small, and to share their tributes online for armed forces around the world to see. Salute from the Shore encourages participants to share their stories about why they love America and those that protect it by posting their own video and images of the event on social networks to be seen by American Armed Forces deployed throughout the world.

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Why Beaufort, SC? Here's Why

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Are you considering relocating to Beaufort, SC? It's a great idea, and here are just a few reasons why.

  • Voted Happiest Seaside Town - Coastal Living
  • Voted South's Best Small Town - Southern Living
  • Voted as one of 52 Places to Go in 2016 – New York Times
  • Voted one of the 9 Best Places to Retire in America – Business Advice Source
  • Voted one of SC’s Most Charming Towns – Vogue
  • Voted as one of 50 Best Small Towns in America – Newsmax
  • Voted as one of 50 Most Beautiful Towns in America – Country Living
  • 10 Best Small Towns with Big Adventure – USA Today
  • The 30 Most Architecturally Impressive Small Towns in America
  • Warm Weather Destination in the Winter – The Today Show

...and this isn't even all of the awards and accolades Beaufort has received.

But, you have to see it to believe it. Watch the video below to find out what really makes Beaufort so spectacular.

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It is Cheaper to Rent a Home than Own in South Carolina

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCOwning a home is often considered the American dream — and it's an expensive one. Homeowners in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., pay from 33% to 93% more for housing each month than do renters living in the same state.

But many homeowners reap benefits that you can't get from renting, such as financial security and stability, tax deductions, and a vehicle for retirement savings. 

While renting can't offer those long-term financial benefits, the study found that it's cheaper to rent on a month-to-month basis. If you're wondering how to save money for a down payment, renting can help you build that nest egg. However, in extremely expensive or competitive markets renting might be better for the long haul.

To determine the monthly homeownership premium — the additional cost of owning instead of renting, expressed as a percentage — NerdWallet compared 2015 American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau for the median gross rent and median homeownership cost in each state and Washington, D.C. Median gross rent includes the costs of monthly rent and utilities for all kinds of rental properties, and median homeownership cost includes monthly mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance and utilities.

This comparison doesn't include the down payment required to buy a home, which is traditionally 20% of the home price for conventional mortgages.

Key takeaways

Owning is more expensive everywhere. Across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., it costs more each month to own a home than to rent. The median cost people pay nationwide to own a home is 54% more than the median cost of monthly rent.

In some states, the cost of owning far eclipses renting.

In South Carolina it costs 43% more to own vs. rent each month!

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Many High Earners are Renting Instead of Buying

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCThe Fastest Growing Group of Renters: It May Surprise You

So you think you have the average American renter all figured out—that they're a group of young, unsettled, commitmentphobic folks, just starting out and scraping by? Well, you might want to widen out that picture a bit. The reality: The fastest-growing group of new renters includes those aged 50 or older, or younger folks raking in six-figure salaries, according to a new report.

This is a tale of the haves—who could afford to buy a home, but choose not to—and the have-nots, who don't make enough money to become homeowners. And although overall rental prices are starting to level off, and in some cases even dip a little, there still aren't nearly enough affordable rentals to meet the overwhelming demand from lower-income renters.

The new renter: Older and wealthier than you'd expect

Overall, renters had a median age of 40 in 2016—up from 38 in 2016. (In comparison, homeowners are a median 56.) That's because more baby boomers, whose kids have flown the coop, are downsizing out of their large, suburban homes and opting for maintenance-free rentals instead. No more mowing the lawn and shoveling snow for them! That's pushing up the median age of all renters.

More folks earning some serious dough are also choosing to rent rather than buy. About 13.3% of renter households made more than $100,000 in 2016. That's up from 9% in 2006.

That's partly because some high earners are saddled with high student debt loads, making it difficult to cobble together a down payment. In addition, more-walkable cities, many of which have undergone attractive revitalizations, have also become desirable places to live. So those with means are willing to lease a unit in a newly constructed community with luxe amenities.

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Living Well in Beaufort, SC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCAshton Pointe offers a unique lifestyle of luxury and convenience unmatched in the greater Beaufort area. Ashton Pointe is a community boasting stylish architecture, an exceptional mix of amenities and the added benefit of distinctive interiors featuring designer touches.

These apartments in Beaufort, SC offer spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Our apartments comes with a fully equipped kitchen, full size washer and dryer, walk-in closets and screened in porch. We feature a sparkling swimming pool, fitness center, BBQ grills, and Internet Cafe. Other amenities include:

  • Gorgeous Fully Equipped Kitchens
  • Washer/Dryer In Every Home
  • Spacious One & Two Bedroom Floorplans
  • Cutting Edge Work out Facility with Speed Bag
  • Detached Garages with Remote Access
  • Invigorating Zero-Entry Swimming Pool
  • Relaxing Screened Patios
  • Spacious Walk-In Closets
  • Resident Amenity Center w/ Internet Cafe
  • Outdoor Gathering Areas with Grills
  • Tanning Salon
  • Game Room with Billiards
  • Oval Soaking Tubs in select homes
  • Conveniently Located on Robert Smalls Pkwy

Ashton Pointe Apartment Homes offer comfort, beauty, and inspired living unmatched at any other apartment rental community in the Beaufort, SC area. Situated in a gorgeous setting, Ashton Pointe offers spacious one and two bedroom apartments full of natural light, gorgeous kitchens, full sized washers/dryers included, screened-in porches, generous 9 ft ceilings and spacious walk-in closets. Living well is easy at Ashton Pointe. After all...Living well is the Pointe!

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Memorial Day in the Lowcountry

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCIf you live in an apartment in Beaufort, SC you may be looking for some fun, exciting, relaxing or festive way to spend Memorial Day in the Low Country.

Rest and recharge at one of the many bed & breakfasts or embark on an adventure that gets your heart pumping—from the Lowcountry Oyster Trail to bike riding the Spanish Moss Trail to exploring the rich legacy of the U.S. Marine Corps at Parris Island Museum, there is a memory for everyone waiting to be made. Whether you’re want a last-minute weekend excursion or have been looking forward to Memorial Day for weeks, here is your go-to guide to spending Memorial Day in Beaufort.

Freedom Fest

Start off Memorial Day weekend at the Chosin Foundation’s Freedom Fest comedy event on May 26 in Port Royal where proceeds go towards The Children of Fallen Soldiers. Enjoy mouthwatering food and drinks along with laughter that’ll make your belly hurt as the event brings in five comedians from across the US.

Lowcountry Oyster Trail (LOT)

Started by Bluffton resident and entrepreneur Larry Hughes, the LOT is every seafood lover’s dream. Check out the two-day itinerary to explore over the holiday weekend and discover the best oysters paired with the best attractions in the Lowcountry. Best of all, a portion of the profits help promote and enhance marine ecological research, analysis and environmental stewardship for the region.

Port Royal Farmer’s Market

Rain or shine, visit the Port Royal Farmer’s Market where a variety of local fruits, veggies and more are sold from around the area. Take a stroll through Heritage Park and see all the Lowcounry has to offer and then head on over to the Spanish Moss Trail right after for an eight-mile bike ride.

Tour Parris Island Museum

As the second oldest city in South Carolina, explore the long and rich history of the United States Marine Corps and the legacy of Port Royal. From early Native American inhabitants of Port Royal to the modern Marines, experience Beaufort like never before.

Experience the Gullah Festival

Kicking off Memorial Day weekend, the original Gullah Festival happens in the historic waterfront park in the middle of downtown Beaufort. Started in 1986, the three-day festival celebrates the African American Gullah heritage in the Lowcountry and is designed for families with live music, educational activities, food and entertainment.

Unplug, recharge and reconnect this Memorial Day weekend in Beaufort—you won’t regret it.

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The South's Best Parks

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 18, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCDo you live in an apartment in Beaufort, SC? If so, don’t miss these beautiful, budget-friendly escapes in our own backyard. These are some of the best State Parks in the South according to Southern Living Magazine.

Huntington Island State Park

Huntington Island, SC

If you’ve been searching for a perfectly picturesque beach—5 miles of it—Hunting Island State Park won’t disappoint. It has even been immortalized in movies like Forrest Gump and G.I. Jane. Take in the full view of the ocean, beach, and marshland by climbing to the top of the Hunting Island Lighthouse; lucky visitors might even snag a reservation at the lighthouse cabin. The island is named for the hunting done here in years past, and today you can still see deer and waterfowl regularly. The endangered loggerhead turtle nests here as well. If you’d like to catch some fresh seafood for dinner, try crabbing or fishing off the pier on Fripp Inlet. Enjoy a cool Atlantic breeze as you swim, boat, or kayak. Bonus: pirate stories. Hunting Island and nearby Beaufort were supposedly layovers for Blackbeard and his “associates.”

Amicalola Falls State Park

Dawsonville, GA

Many a grand adventure has begun under the stone archway at Amicalola Falls State Park as hikers set off onto the legendary 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail. Watching those backpackers begin their treks is one of the highlights of visiting the park. If you’re feeling more inspired by a bit of weekend adventure, Amicalola has plenty to offer. Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventures at Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge features the Zip Line Canopy Tour and suspension bridges for a day of sightseeing and fun, and the GPS Scavenger Hunt allows families to hike while searching for secret spots designed to help kids learn about nature (there’s even a prize at the end). The park’s 3-D Archery course, designed for both amateurs and professionals, teaches basic bow-and-arrow skills and allows students to “hunt” for bears, deer, and more in a virtual course. Don’t miss the view at Amicalola Falls itself. With a 729-foot drop, it’s the highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River and can be reached by trail, stairway, or car.

Cloudland Canyon State Park

Rising Fawn, GA

On the edge of Lookout Mountain sits Cloudland Canyon State Park, home to waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, caves, and creeks just waiting to be explored. This gorgeous spot on the Cumberland Plateau has miles of wonderful trails. Take a short stroll on Overlook Trail, or try the more challenging Waterfalls Trail. Hiking isn’t the only adventure Cloudland Canyon has to offer. Over 30 miles of mountain biking trails and 16 miles of horseback riding trails plus an 18-hole disc golf course and a fishing pond draw hobbyists of all types. Or share a special group experience by booking a cave tour through G3 Adventures. Their family-friendly excursions here and at nearby Pigeon Mountain might get you a little wet and muddy, but they’re experiences you won’t forget. Pick an unusual lodging option (and skip the DIY tent setup) by staying in one of the park’s 10 yurts, circular domed tents that are kept pitched and ready for up to six people.

Hanging Rock State Park

Danbury, NC

Visit the beautiful Sauratown Mountains, called “the mountains away from the mountains” because they’re so close to the Blue Ridge Range but aren’t part of it. This park, created in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), is a lovely place to spend an afternoon. Hiking trails overlook mountains, waterfalls, and a cave. Admire the serenely cascading streams, and take a dip in the pools below. Rent a rowboat or canoe on the 12-acre lake to angle for catfish and bass, or spend the day in a kayak on the Dan River. Rock climbers can take advantage of almost 2 miles of 400-foot-tall cliffs at Moore’s Wall and Cook’s Wall, while mountain bikers will love riding along the rock ledges and streams.

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Beaufort, South Carolina: A Happy Seaside Town

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCIndeed, Coastal Living magazine proclaimed Beaufort the nation's Happiest Seaside Town earlier this year, citing "Lowcountry friendliness and urban refinement … antebellum architecture, exquisite local cuisine, and rich African-American heritage."

In nominating towns, editors considered qualities such as rankings in the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, as well as the number of sunny days, beach health, walkability and intangibles such as "coastal vibe."

Beaufort possesses all those attributes, though strictly speaking, it isn't seaside. It lies on Port Royal Sound and the banks of the brackish Beaufort River. Open water is 16 miles east of the historic town center, where Hunting Island State Park sports 3 miles of pristine beachfront, acres of woodland and a historic lighthouse.

Set in the heart of South Carolina's Sea Islands, Beaufort has a walkable downtown that boasts art galleries, bookstores and antiques shops. Restaurants serve fresh-off-the-boat seafood and classic Lowcountry cuisine such as thick, spicy gumbos and just-picked collard greens. And a sprawling waterfront park doubles as a stage for live concerts.

History here is as palpable as a Lowcountry breeze blowing through the salt marshes. Roots run deep in downtown Beaufort, designated a National Historic Landmark, as well as on nearby St. Helena Island, home to a rich Gullah heritage nurtured by slave descendents.

HISTORY GOES WAY, WAY BACK

The Spanish arrived in the early 1500s but failed to make a go of it. The French later met a similar fate. In 1711, the British established the first successful settlement, despite attacks from Yemasee Indians. (The town's oldest house, said to date to 1717, still has holes that supposedly were designed as rifle slots for defense against Indian attacks.)

But for all this layered history, it's the Civil War — or, "the recent unpleasantness," as McGowan calls it — that still resonates with many.

Beaufort was the first — and last — Confederate town occupied by Union troops during the war. They arrived in 1861, causing 1,400 residents — among them, wealthy owners of cotton plantations on nearby St. Helena Island — to flee. Ironically, the Northerners' long occupation helped ensure Beaufort's preservation. Some homes were confiscated and converted into Union hospitals. Of 7,500 casualties buried in the town's National Cemetery, just 117 are Confederates.

Across the Beaufort River on St. Helena Island, 55 cotton plantations were home to 10,000 enslaved Africans who became classified as "contraband" after Union troops arrived in Beaufort. Because they were largely left to themselves after — and even before — the owners fled, their language, a Creole English dialect called Gullah, survived, along with many of their West African tribal rituals.

Penn Center, one of the first schools for former slaves, was established in 1862. Today, the site is a 50-acre National Historic Landmark District with 19 original buildings. Its museum offers a fascinating view into the island's Gullah culture.

The spot also figures into civil rights history as a place where early movement leaders gathered, and where Martin Luther King Jr. wrote part of his "I Have a Dream" speech.

MADE IT IN THE MOVIES

Hollywood discovered Beaufort with the filming of The Great Santini, released in 1979. It was based on the novel by longtime resident Pat Conroy, who's still a fixture around town. Enough notable films — The Big Chill and Forrest Gump, among others — followed, to spark the creation of drive-by tours of on-location sites.

Other sorts of artists predate the movie makers' arrivals. Beaufort has been an art mecca since the late 1800s, notes J.W. Roane, executive director of the local arts council.

But is it a happy arts town?

It's special. People come to Beaufort because it's beautiful. And yes, you could say it's the happiest seaside place.

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