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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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Beaufort, SC is a Surprisingly Romantic City

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCBeaufort, SC is famed for its stately mansions and cobblestone streets, as well as its fabulous lodging, cuisine and classic Southern charm, Charleston is clearly one of the world’s most romantic cities. But further south lies another historic city that in many ways, can be just as romantic yet with a remarkably slower pace than its larger and far more famous destination.

Second only to Charleston as the oldest city in South Carolina, Beaufort is also well known for its wealth of antebellum homes, along with so many other historical sites that its entire 304-acre central Historic District is both a National Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. Contributing to the immeasurable charm of this Low Country destination are some of the most romantic bed and breakfasts in the country, such as Anchorage 1770, Cuthbert House Inn, the Rhett House Inn and the elegant Beaufort Inn.

In addition to romantic dining at such places as Saltus River Grill and Breakwater Restaurant and Bar, couples can enjoy activities like boat tours from the Downtown Marina and entertaining carriage ride across many important points of interest. Lastly, you may also be interested to know that many famous movies were partly filmed in Beaufort and its surrounding area and the impressive list includes “The Big Chill”, “The Great Santini”, “The Prince of Tides” and the most famous of all, “Forrest Gump”.

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Beaufort, SC is One of The Most Beautiful Towns in America

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 22, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCTurn your eye toward Americans most charming small towns. While you won't find big-city splendor in these idylls, you can embrace a slower pace, beautiful backdrops, quaint cobblestone streets, architectural gems and an unmistakable local flavor. Best of all, these scenic towns are close to legendary drives, towering rock formations, deep canyons and craggy cliffs, affording spellbinding sightlines at every turn.

On the list is of 50 Beautiful Small Towns in America is Beaufort, SC

Steeped inhistory and Spanish moss-draped oak trees, Beaufort oozes low country charm. Admire the area's antebellum architecture and superlative cuisine, before venturing to Hunting Island State Park to hit the trailes and capture dreamy photos of the storied lighthouse, Hunting Island Light. Then Stroll through Scout Southern Market to grab a few souveniers, take in the slaty sea breeze along Bay Street or pop into the fashionable boutiques and galleries in town. At the end of the day, slip away to Anchorage 1770, a historic Victorian inn where you can enjoy waterfront yoga classes on a sweeping veranda overlooking the harbor or rent a fat tire bike.

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Beaufort, SC is One of the Best Places ot Live in South Carolina

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCEverybody knows which Carolina is the best Carolina; the one with the beaches, forest, those hot summer temperatures. The one with the variety of things to do, people to meet, and places to see. You know the one, right? But this post is not about picking which Carolina is the best; it is about picking which places within South Carolina are the best. We conducted an analysis to find out. 

#8. City of Beaufort

The city of Beaufort may not be the cheapest on our list, with its cost of living of 96, but it certainly makes up for that with plenty to do and a high salaries. Starting with amenities, Beaufort ranked No. 1 in this category with a variety of businesses for their population of just more than 12,700. And as far as salary goes, Beaufort residents make 25 percent more than the rest of the state, with a median household income of $49,063. Beaufort also earned points for its low commute time of just 19 minutes and low student to teacher ratio, just 14:1, giving it an overall score in quality of life. With all of this, plus the beautiful scenic atmosphere, the art scene, the old historic buildings, and the sense of community, it is no wonder Beaufort has been named the Best Small Southern Town by Southern Living.

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Reasons to Rent in Retirement

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 09, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCFor years, the standard plan for retirement was to pay off your mortgage and continue living in your family home, or perhaps sell that home and pay cash for a smaller home, possibly in a retirement community.

But that plan has changed in recent years, as some retirees have joined their millennial children and grandchildren in choosing to rent rather than buy. While their reasons vary, the trend indicates that renting is losing its stigma and that, for some older people, renting makes good economic sense.

Here are seven reasons to rent in retirement.

You want to try out a new area. Many people fantasize about moving to warm climates when they retire. But those places are big lifestyle changes for many, and some people discover that the land of mosquitoes and endless summer is not for them. Plus, it's hard to choose a neighborhood when you don't know the city. Renting gives you an opportunity to try on a new lifestyle and check out neighborhoods without committing.

You expect to move soon. If you sell the family house and expect to need assisted living within a few years, buying a home to live in for a short time may not make sense. Or perhaps you're planning to move closer to children in a few years, but you want to stay in your hometown a little longer. Renting makes it easier to move quickly.

You can't afford to own a home. The cost of the mortgage is just part of the cost of homeownership. Real estate taxes, condo or HOA fees and homeowners insurance are somewhat predictable, but the cost of repairs is a looming unknown. Those types of expenses require you to keep some cash in reserve. Houses are so expensive, and the expenses are unpredictable sometimes.

You want more freedom. You don't want to spend the rest of your life in one place, and you want to be free for adventure. That might mean long-term travel, living a few years near one child and then a few years near another, or maybe you would like to test out various cities where you could settle. In any of these scenarios, renting makes more sense. When you're renting, it gives you a lot of flexibility.

You want to tap the equity in your home. If your home is worth a lot of money but you have no access to cash for living expenses, selling the home and renting can be a good option for some, though you'll need to do the math and weigh this option versus a reverse mortgage.

You want to move into senior housing. Some older people, especially if they are single, may not like living alone but they may not need assisted living. One option is to rent an apartment in an independent living community, which provides meals, activities and maintenance. Buy-in communities also have these amenities, but a rental community is less of a commitment and may make more financial sense for some.

You can't get a mortgage. Since the foreclosure crisis, lenders have become much stricter about documenting income. Retirement income counts, but you may not have enough money for the home you want, especially if you don't have a lot of cash for a down payment. Buying becomes more difficult when you retire because lending standards are stricter.

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South Carolina: Make Living Easy

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 01, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCThere's a place for everyone in the Palmetto State, and plenty to pique any area of interest

Living in South Carolina comes with dozens of advantages – a mild climate, an affordable cost of living and plenty of job opportunities, just to name a few. Residents enjoy an unparalleled quality of life that makes putting down roots in the Palmetto State an easy choice.

In addition, the state is filled with diverse cities and communities that cater to nearly every interest, which means there’s a perfect place for just about everyone.

Top Spots for All Ages and Stages of Life

Charleston is a favorite destination for millennials, thanks to its technology-driven, entrepreneurial economy, as well as its wide variety of nightlife and cuisine options. Also drawing millennials are Greenville and Rock Hill; formerly dominated by the textile industry, both cities now offer thriving downtowns and are within easy reach of many of the state’s top employers.

Finally, South Carolina is also a top choice for retirees, as it lays claim to places like Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and Myrtle Beach, each known for fun in the sun, excellent golf courses and plenty of natural beauty. Another great retirement destination is Beaufort, a charming town in the Lowcountry with a 304-acre National Historic District.

Always Something Fun to Do

The Palmetto State is known for its can’t-miss culinary scene, which includes an array of barbecue joints. Known to many as the birthplace of American barbecue, South Carolina is the only state in the U.S. that has four official barbecue sauces, including a mustard-based sauce that is unique to the state. A free South Carolina BBQ Trail Map with more than 220 family-friendly restaurants is available for those who wish to try every 'cue variety the state has to offer.

Additionally, South Carolina is home to several craft breweries, wineries and other beverage-makers, creating drinks like sweet tea and Blenheim Ginger Ale. As a result, the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism – also known as Discover South Carolina – recently created the free South Carolina Satisfy Your Thirst Tour Guide that maps out a beverage-centric excursion across the state and is available via a smartphone app and a downloadable map.

Eager to enjoy the great outdoors? You’re in luck. South Carolina has a seemingly endless range of outdoor opportunities, including challenging golf courses, pristine beaches, mountains and state parks.

One of the best attributes of South Carolina is the size of the state. One can experience the Lowcountry and in the same day travel to the Upstate and have a very different experience. From our numerous outdoor activities and offerings to our unique art scene, diverse culture, delicious cuisine and rich history, the state truly has something for everyone.

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Why Beaufort, SC, Is a Great Small Town

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 22, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCBeaufort is beautiful. Nestled on Port Royal Island, in the heart of the Sea Islands and South Carolina Lowcountry, Beaufort is home to just under 13,000 residents. Pristine beaches, year-round mild climate, and access to a myriad of outdoor activities in and out of the water, have been attracting tourists for decades, with many visitors returning year after year and some choosing to stay as residents. Beaufort's vast package of natural and cultural amenities along with its highly rated educational systems and engaged citizens make it one of the Top 100 Best Small Towns in the nation.

Unlike many towns on the coast, Beaufort has protected its water access, and that’s one of the things that relocating families and tourists really appreciate. They tell us how much they enjoy the views and how easy it is to access the water. Your family can find one of these creeks off the Intercoastal Waterway and explore. You can kayak. You can fish. You can boat.

Two Cities in One

The story of Beaufort is really a tale of two cities.

Beaufort is the town that has the vibrant downtown that shuts down commerce to have a trick-or-treat for the kids or a Christmas celebration for the whole town. It’s small-town America with all the amenities you’ll get from a big-city tourist destination.

One such amenity is the town's diverse and rather large arts scene. Residents find many things to do in Beaufort throughout the year. The city has more than 20 galleries, a number of artists' studios open to tours and a center for the performing arts on the campus of the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

We have the antebellum homes. We have the Intercoastal Waterway. We have Hunting Island, which was named one of the top 100 beaches according to TripAdvisor. And here’s this vibrant arts and culture scene that permeates throughout the entire town.

Diversity is a common theme in Beaufort. Home to military installations, the town welcomes a mix of single enlisted personnel, young military families and retired officers.

We have three military installations including Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Parris Island – that’s where we graduate marines – and the Naval Hospital on the banks of the ICW. Having three military installations, you’re going to have a steady rotation of younger families, and it also gives us a range of diversity.

Close to Charleston, but Far Enough Away

Like its slightly older sister city Charleston, much of Beaufort's charm lies in its history, which is beautifully preserved in the downtown architecture and stately antebellum homes. But unlike Charleston, Beaufort offers a more laid-back lifestyle.

Beaufort has always been called the small version of Charleston in the sense that Charleston is only older than Beaufort by a few years and, in many ways, Beaufort mirrors its older sibling except we don’t have any traffic problems. Our version of traffic is on the swing bridge, which raises to allow sailboats to pass through the Intercoastal Waterway.

For a young family, there is no rush-hour commute. There isn’t that hustle and bustle that comes with a big city. There’s a sense that if the family wants seafood tonight for dinner, there’s a chance there will be crabs in the crab pots when you get home from work.

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Best East Coast Living is in the Lowcountry: Beaufort, South Carolina

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCThe Lowcountry has quickly become one of the best places for living on the East Coast, and it’s easy to see why. Consider the area features breathtaking scenery, incredible history, an irresistible dining scene, and so much more. If you’re looking for the perfect place to call home, the Lowcountry has so much to offer!

It Boasts the No. 1 City in the World

The Lowcountry can credit its crown jewel, the city of Charleston, for making the entire region one of the most desired places to live on the East Coast. In 2016, the city was not only named Travel + Leisure’s “No.1 City in the U.S. and Canada” for the fourth consecutive year, but it was also selected as the “No. 1 City in the World.” With this ranking, Charleston, SC, became the first domestic city to earn the title “World’s Best City.”

The Area Is Steeped in History

Are you a history buff? If so, you will love living in the Lowcountry. This region played a vital role throughout the course of American history. At the center, you'll find Charleston, a colonial seaport founded in 1670 that became one of the wealthiest hubs during the 19th-century. The barrier islands and surrounding areas of the Lowcountry also offer a fascinating history of well-known political figures, devastating wars, and an interesting heritage. Strike up a conversation with a local and you’ll likely hear a few tall tales and ghost stories, which only add to the area’s character.

The People Are Friendly

Even with the rapid growth, it has held onto its genial, Southern charm. Whether you are familiar with the area or a complete newcomer, you’ll be at ease amongst Lowcountry residents who will greet you with our world renowned hospitality.

The Scenery Is Spectacular

While a bustling historic city center and friendly folks are appealing reasons to pack up and head to the Lowcountry, it’s distinctive flora and fauna only found here that makes people never want to leave. With majestic live oak trees covered in Spanish moss, quiet marshes, pristine beaches, and beautifully preserved island communities, the Lowcountry is truly one of the most idyllic places on the East Coast to call home.

The Food Is Irresistible

Typically defined as a geographical and cultural region along the South Carolina coast, the Lowcountry is an area that was influenced by African, French, English and Caribbean cultures. One of the best ways to experience our past is through present-day cuisine. Here you’ll find traditional dishes prepared unlike anywhere else. Add award-winning restaurants, talented chefs, and plenty of fresh ingredients straight from the ocean, inlet, and farm, and you’ll quickly understand why the Lowcountry has become a top foodie destination.

The Lowcountry is a coveted destination on the East Coast. Filled with history and culture, food and fun, this beautiful part of the world offers so many things to see and do. For more information apartments in Beaufort, SC contact Ashton Pointe.


Abberly Pointe Apartment Homes

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