Abberly Pointe Apartment Homes

100 Ashton Pointe Boulevard, Beaufort, SC 29906
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Living in Beaufort, SC

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 26, 2018

About the Town

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCOn the island-dotted coast between Charleston and Savannah lies a Lowcountry gem. The South Carolina town of Beaufort, at the east end of Port Royal Island, combines Southern warmth and a history as piquant as Beaufort stew. Founded three centuries ago, downtown Beaufort is a National Landmark Historic District, with restored 18th- and 19th-century buildings that live today as family housing and retail space.

Walk down waterfront Bay Street and you're following in the footsteps of bold pirates, Colonial shipbuilders, rich planters, and Union soldiers. Nearby, huge live oaks draped in Spanish moss loom over streets lined with handsome antebellum houses, signs of wealth from the indigo, rice, and cotton trade.


From Waterfront Park's inviting promenade to the shops and sidewalks of Bay Street, Beaufort's community pride is celebrated nearly every month with events such as holiday parades (one for boats, one for street floats) and the 10-day Water Festival in July. Festival or not, the water exerts an irresistible, year-round pull, for everything from fishing and sailing to kayaking and paddleboarding.

The abundance of shoreline means many homes are close to the water. Houses with deepwater docks often fetch seven-figure prices. There's a diverse mix of housing, from renovated historic homes and new condos around town to fixer-uppers, remodeled properties, and just-built waterfront bungalows on nearby islands.


Much of the town is surrounded by tidal wetlands, but the Beaufort River has a small stretch of beach edged by marsh grass near the long boardwalk and boat launch.

What to Do

Take a leisurely ride along Woods Bridge's dedicated bike lane, or practice your kayaking skills on the water (with an eye out for dolphins!). There are annual festivals for shrimp and film, and the African-American Gullah culture lends a rich history to the town. Nearby Port Royal's The Sands beach is the perfect place to watch the sun set over the shrimp boats.

Shops and restaurants cluster on and just off Bay Street. Shop for home accents and decor items. Art galleries abound—the Beaufort Art Association Gallery showcases work by more than 90 artists.

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Beaufort is One of The Most Underrated Places In South Carolina

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCThere are places in South Carolina that are overlooked more than they should be. It's important for you to know what these places are so you can consider visiting or even better...moving there. You need to make special plans to see these places for yourself. Our favorite of the12 underrated places in South Carolina that you will not regret going out of your way to see is...

Beaufort, SC

Most people skip right through Beaufort and they are missing out on so much. Beaufort is the second-oldest city in South Carolina. It has beautiful scenery, a bustling downtown, and still manages to keep that southern charm. It did get recognition in Southern Living as "the best small southern town" not too long ago. So, if you are going to Charleston or wandering around the lowcountry, don't forget Beaufort.

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Beaufort is South Carolina’s Most Naturally Beautiful Town

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SC South Carolina is home to many charming small towns. You’ll find them from the foothills of the mountains all the way to the coast. On any given weekend, we can take a vacation right in our own backyard.

The second oldest city in South Carolina is one of those perfect spots for a “staycation.” A naturally beautiful “town,” Beaufort will enchant you in the best way possible. In fact, Southern Living named Beaufort “The South’s Best Small Town in 2017.” But really, that’s only one in a long list of accolades this great community has earned from being so darn charming.

Let’s take a closer look at the allure of this historic Lowcountry treasure.

From the moment you enter downtown Beaufort, you'll be mesmerized by the charm, the beauty and the people. The streets are lined with enormous antebellum homes surrounded by massive oak trees draped in Spanish moss.

The roads are dotted with the occasional horse-drawn carriage and covered with tree tunnels. It's the kind of town that makes you naturally smile and greet strangers as if they were next door neighbors.

Beaufort's waterfront offers sweeping, gorgeous water vistas - and a park that's fully integrated with the commerce taking place along the next street back, called Bay Street.

Restaurants, coffee shops and dessert bars along the park have entrances on their street-facing sides as well as their waterfront patios.

Beaufort's waterfront is wildly popular and a superb way to kick back and relax. But there is so much more to see, so get up and get moving!

Historic churches, houses, and other landmarks make exploring Beaufort's downtown a photographer's paradise. And then, there's The Point.

The Point is Beaufort's pride and joy. In it, you'll find the famous house called "The Castle" (shown above). An Italian Renaissance style home smothered with Antebellum appeal, this delicious find is reportedly super haunted.

The name, "The Castle" comes from the castle-like appearance of this enormous dwelling. A stroll around The Point neighborhood is like peeking into the pages of every novel set in a southern town dripping in antebellum charisma.

Mostly void of those tall "privacy" walls, these properties are laid out in full view so you can gawk all you want. But they're still private property so you'll want to hold back the urge to take a closer look.

Over on the other side of downtown rests one of only three national cemeteries in South Carolina. This solemn place is a peaceful inspiration. The grounds are smattered with centuries-old Oak trees covered in hanging moss that quietly frames the countless rows of organized memorials.

The South's Best Small Town In 2017 (as ranked by Southern Living) will delight and enchant you with her naturally beautiful surroundings. Have you visited Beaufort yet?

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Move to Beaufort, SC and Live Longer

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCTrue South Carolinians know there’s no better place on Earth they’d rather live. And as it turns out, there’s one unique place in South Carolina where people actually live longer than other parts of the state – in some cases, MUCH longer. And while the sought-after state of immortality cannot be achieved on Earth, the residents of Beaufort County are getting closer to it than the rest of the state.

According to recent research figures, the life expectancy of Beaufort County's residents at birth is 81.3 years.

Still another report breaks that down to a life expectancy for males at 79.47 and females at 81.3. The lowest statistics in the state are in Marlboro County for males — who have a life expectancy of 68.96 years. The differences represent a huge disparity. But why are people living so much longer in Beaufort County than other parts of the state?

The statistics include data for Beaufort, Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, as well as all of Beaufort County.

But those three areas are well planned with areas to exercise and relax. But researchers don't attribute those things to making the needle go up for life expectancy. They have some other likely reasons for the uptick in Beaufort County.

Quality of life is only one factor.

Researchers also believe the higher numbers are due in part from the influx of affluent, highly-educated people moving to Beaufort County from other parts of the country.

They also believe that the socioeconomic status of Beaufort County's residents plays a large role. The more money you have, the better access you have to healthcare.

The same is generally true for persons who attain higher levels of education.

While no single factor alone was attributed to the increase in life expectancy, it's easy to see how each could positively affect how long a person lives.

The nationwide study concluded that Beaufort County was one of the top counties in the US to have the highest increase in life expectancy since 1980.

Incidentally, in 1980, the county with the highest life expectancy in South Carolina was Pickens County.

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Abberly Pointe Apartment Homes

100 Ashton Pointe Boulevard, Beaufort, SC 29906

Call: 844-820-6515
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Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: CLOSED