WELCOME HOME TO HABERSHAM, SC
Habersham is ideally located on the water just minutes from historic Beaufort, South Carolina and within an hour’s drive of Hilton Head Island and Charleston, South Carolina as well as Savannah, Georgia.
Now entering its third decade since the original town plan was designed by Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co., Habersham continues to engage national design talent in implementing its vision. Tom Low has used his artistry to help carefully design streets around existing streets and create beautiful outdoor spaces that enhance the incredible natural beauty and elegant architecture. Eric Moser‘s continued guidance as the Town Architect has also helped create an authenticity and special charm to Habersham that is in the tradition of beautiful coastal towns. Habersham’s design reflects the relaxing pace of life in the Lowcountry. Woodland and waterfont parks, nature trails, Main Street Marketplace, boating, fishing, swimming and more all await you here in Habersham.
Coastal Living named Habersham #4 in the Magazine’s “Top 20 Places to Live on the Coast”
Awarded the “Best Neighborhood Design in America” by the National Association of Home Builders
Selected as South Carolina’s premiere Southern Living Inspired Community
Selected to become a principal Coastal Living Community
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OUR PHILOSOPHY AND NEW URBANISM DESIGN
The Habersham Town Plan was based on the planning principles inherent to small southern towns throughout the region. Prior to the first conceptual design, we toured many historic villages, neighborhoods and civic squares and studied the details that make up the aesthetic and functional character of these great places.
Our town plan was intricately laid amidst the delicate natural landscape with particular attention given to the outdoor public realm of parks and greenways for residents to inhabit and enjoy surrounding the homes. By creating streetscapes that are safe and pleasant, one is naturally drawn out of the home to spend more time walking and getting to know neighbors throughout the town. As a direct result of neighbors knowing and caring for one another, there evolves an inherent sense of security.
What is New Urbanism Design?
“New Urbanism is an urban design movement which promotes environmentally friendly habits by creating walkable neighborhoods containing a wide range of housing and job types.”
A COASTAL REGION STEEPED IN RICH HISTORY AND CULTURE
The coastal region of southern South Carolina is at the heart of the Lowcountry. A place where the tides govern the lives of the people and the wildlife that make the region unique and captivating. The Lowcountry is home to several of the nation’s most historic ports including Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia. Historic sites and structures dot the landscape of sea islands and scenic roadways.
Habersham might just be in the ideal location to take advantage of all the beautiful places to see in the Lowcountry. An afternoon in the car and an adventurous spirit can lead you to some of the most iconic and breathtaking sights in the region! Download our regional map.
Habersham’s nearest neighbor, the historic town of Beaufort, SC is located on Port Royal Island, one of the large Sea Islands along the southeastern coast of the United States. Beaufort is unique in that its entire downtown has been designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as a historic district. It was one of the only Southern towns that became occupied by Union troops, rather than being destroyed during the war. More than fifty historic structures have been identified and include many lovely private homes beautifully restored and available to tour. Whether on a walking tour or by horse-drawn carriage, the romance and history of Beaufort’s Old Point is an experience not to be missed!
Start a historic discovery of your own by at the Beaufort Visitor Center in downtown Beaufort or check out their Things To Do In Beaufort list. Let us know when you may want to plan a visit and learn more about Habersham’s Guest Services program and exclusive discovery getaway offers.
Historic sites, art galleries, antique shops and modern boutiques are within the downtown walking area, not to mention fine dining and quick eateries. The moderate climate is perfect for enjoying the outdoors almost every day of the year. Learn to kayak or paddleboard in the scenic waterways that surround Beaufort. The nearby, undeveloped beaches of Hunting Island State Park are a beachgoers dream complete with a historic lighthouse to take in the views. The Intracoastal Waterway passes directly through Beaufort and attracts boating and fishing enthusiasts from around the world. Recognized by Coastal Living, Southern Living, Field & Stream and Garden & Gun magazines as an outdoors man’s paradise, a shopper’s delight and one of the “friendliest seaside towns in America”, Beaufort is becoming South Carolina’s most attractive destination for tourism, relocation and retirement.