Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Hilton Head Island,
the Port Royal Plantation neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The Port Royal Plantation neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront
that are attractive to residents and visitors alike.
In addition to being coastal, Port Royal Plantation is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
One of the notable things about Port Royal Plantation is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 43.4% of the residential real estate vacant, the Port Royal Plantation neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
Furthermore, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Port Royal Plantation stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 81.6% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Notable & Unique: People
If you are planning to retire in South Carolina, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Port Royal Plantation
may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above
average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in South Carolina,
while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with
the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose
to live here, makes the neighborhood more
retiree-friendly than 98.9% of neighborhoods in
SC. If a South Carolina retirement is in your future, this neighborhood
should be one of the places you visit.
In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Port Royal Plantation neighborhood has more
English and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 22.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 1.3% have Lithuanian ancestry.
Port Royal Plantation is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.