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Choosing a Hilton Head Island Condominium that fits your lifestyle

Hilton Head offers a wide range of property types, including single-family homes, villas and condominiums. Condominiums are a great investment for permanent living, income-producing or as a second home.

There are a number of condominiums located throughout Hilton Head Island, each offering desirable and highly coveted features. If you’re looking to buy a condo in the island, you have to consider a number of factors, including the price, regular fees, amenities and others.

One of the most important considerations is your lifestyle. You’d want to be the owner of property that matches the lifestyle you want and will help you fully enjoy your stay in the island – whether it’s only for a short vacation or for a lifetime.

Here are some pointers to consider in choosing a Hilton Head condo that’s right for your lifestyle.

1. What type of view do you want to surround yourself with?

Hilton Head boasts breathtaking views no matter where you are in the island. In choosing a condo, consider the views it offers. You’ll have a choice of ocean, harbor, lake or lagoon, woodland or golf. Many properties offer more than one view.

2. Which amenities and attractions do you want to be closest to?

Hilton Head Island is home to a selection of some of the most fabulous amenities  in a leisure destination. These include some of the world’s finest resorts found inPalmetto Dunes – Hilton Head Marriot Resort and Spa and Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort.

Hilton Head Island also offers several golf courses, which rank among the best in South Carolina. Three of these are found in Palmetto Dunes – the George Fazio Course, the Robert Trent Jones Course and the Arthur Hills Course. More are found in Shipyard Plantation, Sea Pines and other plantations. As these golf courses are located close to the beach, condos near or around them also typically offer easy beach access.

If you want to be closer to more urban amenities, such as shopping centers, restaurants and offices, your best choices include condos in Shelter Cove, considered Hilton Head Island’s epicenter. Shelter Cove is also the site of many Hilton Head community activities, as well as the largest harbor in the island.

If you love boating, fishing and other water sports, you might want to choose a condo close to marinas and harbors, where boat slips are available for reservation or shared or full ownership. The marinas are home to numerous boating and fishing charters, as well as a slew of opportunities for water activities.

If you’re moving to or across the island with your family, you may want to consider a condo that’s close to some of excellent schools in the area, or will give you easy access to your workplace.

3. How much space do you need?

Will the condo serve as your primary residence or a vacation home? Will you be living alone or with your family? These factors will help determine the size of the unit that will be right for you, including the number of rooms and storage space.

4. What kind of creature comforts do you seek?

Condos in Hilton Head Island come with topnotch features, such as chef’s kitchens, large patios, energy-efficient fixtures and others. Additionally, condo communities here typically offer exclusive amenities, including swimming pools, fitness centers, spas, playgrounds and others. Look into condos’ indoor and outdoor features to help you determine which property is best suited to you and your lifestyle.