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Lowcountry Living

Beaufort County is an award winning community that continually distinguishes itself as the premier area to work, reside, and explore.


  • Coastal Living named Beaufort "Happiest Seaside Town" (2013).

  • Beaufort named, "Best Small Towns in the U.S." list by Smithsonian Magazine (2014).

  • Named in Southern Living's list of "Small Towns We Love" (2014).

  • Southern Living's 13th Annual Readers' Choice Awards rated Beaufort as the, "#1 Best Small Town" (2009).

  • County Health Rankings ranked Beaufort as #1 for healthiest county in South Carolina (2014).

  • Ranked as #3 by Carolina Living list of, "Top 20 Most Preferred S.C. Destination Towns" (2013).

  • TripAdvisor's list ranked Hunting Island as #7 within the, "Top 25 U.S. Beaches" (2014).

  • Beaufort listed by USA Today as, "30 Great Places for Business Travelers" (2014).

  • Highlighted by CNN Money as one of the, "25 Best Places to Retire" (2015).

  • Beaufort City ranked on the, "Top 25 Small City Arts Destination" list by American Style Magazine(2008).

  • Port Royal was named as being one of the, "America's Coolest Small Towns" by Budget Travel Magazine" readers (2009).

  • National Geographic Adventure listed it as being, "Top 50 Adventure Town" and "#7 Waterfront Adventure Town" (2007).

  • Named as one of the, "Top 20 Fishing Towns in the U.S." according to Field & Stream (2008).







General Information

Fine Dining

Arts & Historical Information

Beaufort National Cemetery

Parks & Beaches

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