Bluffton, South Carolina, was once a town occupying one square mile on a bluff on the May River. It has grown considerably since then, and since 200 has grown over 880 percent, making it the state’s fastest growing municipality with a population over 2,500. The town has historical significance as the origin point of the secession movement that led to the American Civil War. The developments in Bluffton are all houses, and they range from modest two bedroom one bathroom units to huge five bedroom mansion-like homes.
Bluffton has many different residential communities, each with their own special aspects. Palmetto Bluff occupies a central-eastern location in the city, and it features a huge amount of open space. This is where a lot of bigger, nicer properties can be found, with the homes to be found being three or four bedrooms and up. On the more modest side of things are the places found in the Town Center neighborhood, which has three and four bedroom homes but also is a great place to look for smaller homes as well as apartments. The area is relatively low-demand meaning there are lots of options available, all right in the heart of the city. ON the northern side and running up to the coast you will find yourself exploring the rural setting of Pinckney Colony, another neighborhood with mostly larger homes.
Bluffton’s economy has taken a direction of becoming a tourist destination of sorts, with The Inn at Palmetto Bluff receiving multiple awards including US News & World Report’s "Best Hotel in the Country." Another major source of employment in Bluffton is the Healthcare industry, as the city is the headquarters for CareCore National, a provider of evidence-based healthcare solutions. Another major source of employment is the education sector. Institutions such as the University of South Carolina Beaufort Hilton Head Gateway Campus and Technical College of the Lowcountry employ hundreds of people.