Beaufort is located on Port Royal Is- land, one of the largest Sea Islands
along the southeast Atlantic coast of
the United States. It is one of only a
handful of U.S. towns that has had its
entire downtown designated an historic district by the National Trust for
Beaufort offers a mild spring and
fall season providing the region with a
long growing season for farming.
If you are searching for the slow
southern lifestyle, look no further
than Beaufort. Horse-drawn bug-gies depart from the marina on Bay
Street and travel through The Point,
a dozen blocks of historic residences,
and beautiful downtown Beaufort.
Whether you opt for a carriage ride or
not, do take a stroll through the Dis-
trict, along Bay and Carteret Streets,
wandering randomly into whatever
small stores catch your fancy. Then
watch the sun go down from Water-
front Park. Or get out on the water on
a canopied pontoon.
New Street is the site of the First
African Baptist Church. It continues
to be used today and is a tourist attraction that many come to see in
Beaufort County, SC.
Don’t forget to check out the Town
of Beaufort Museum and Arsenal. It
contains Colonial spin-ning wheels,
Civil War and Native American artifacts and even some large cannons that
were once used during the wars.
Unemployment is below the
national average, and the cost of
living index is 89. 4 versus 100 for the
Lifelong Learning Opportunities
South Carolina law provides tuition exemption for residents 60 and
older to take classes at state colleges
(nominal fees may apply). Seniors can
generally take any class offered, but
many colleges also have specialized
senior learning programs including