A collection of our blog posts on the community of Moss Creek.

Hilton Head Island made the list! It ranked for U.S. News & World Report, and that is a BIG deal! 

If you’re living in Moss Creek and a relative or friend wants to know the best option for lodging while visiting the Lowcountry, U.S. News and World Report has ranked the top 10 places to vacation. A local hotel was among the nation’s top places. High-end resort destinations now also rank among the best hotels, and Hilton Head Island is  included. The dream location recognized by US News and World Report was the Inn & Club at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island. Another South Carolina hotel, The Kiawah Island Golf Resort near Charleston, was also a winner. Kiawah’s vacation spot received the number 4 ranking.

U.S. News & World Report created the list…

232 Views, 0 Comments

What’s not to love about Moss Creek? Good question! Moss Creek in “street terms” is the best deal on the planet! It is all over the internet and the Moss Creek website about what a wonderful place Moss Creek is to live. A popular community is often judged by its real estate turnover, and Moss Creek remains a community of choice with very low home inventory and dramatically increased home sale values over the past few years. Moss Creek attracts all ages from families to retirees. While buyers look for different attributes in a community, most buyers look for a safe, convenient, and well-maintained neighborhood. Often times retirees who are on fixed incomes and who closely watch costs are looking for good value and a great lifestyle in that community. Moss…

436 Views, 0 Comments

Recently the Island Packet highlighted the increases in Initiation/Certificate fees and POA/HOA fees in the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC gated communities. There are many wonderful neighborhoods in the Lowcountry and each has its nuances, amenities, and fees. Moss Creek, which is a community just over the bridge from Hilton Head Island on the Bluffton side, offers a top-notch lifestyle and fees in comparison with many other similar gated golf communities.

In my mind, one barometer of how a neighborhood is best judged is by the real estate sales from year to year. The pace of sales dictates the popularity of the community. Also, the price of homes and its year to year pricing direction is important to include in any competitive study. We used to…

499 Views, 0 Comments

Life in Moss Creek is pretty darn good. The value for amenities is strong, and there isn’t a prettier or more well-maintained community in the whole Bluffton and Hilton Head Island areas. Moss Creek has followed the old Hilton Head Island philosophy that started with Charles Frazier when he developed Sea Pines, preserve the local nature and build around it and not over it. Even with the approved paint colors of homes and the preferred cedar siding, most Moss Creek homes blend in with the natural environment. Many newer communities have used the “clear-cut” model which bulldozes down everything and then builds back up with houses and landscaping. Moss Creek values the lush landscape and has tried hard to retain as much of the original foliage as…

332 Views, 0 Comments

Growth in Gated Communities. Amenities are not Free.

I think we can all agree that almost everybody living in gated communities are usually wanting “more and more” in the way of amenities, and likewise, neighborhood boards believe growth is necessary in order to maintain community strength and values. Members want “more and more” and boards love to build. Often both groups do not understand the long-term ramifications of this phenomenon. Many gated communities have one financial characteristic in common, qualified employees are becoming harder to find and it will cost considerably more money to retain them in the future. There is definitely a long-term problem brewing in the Bluffton and Hilton Head Island areas in trying to solve low-cost housing for…

299 Views, 0 Comments

Hilton Head Island and Bluffton are filled with anomalies and fun facts. Both of these towns evolved from small seaside communities and have grown by leaps and bounds, and through their evolution remnants of the past have lingered adding to their quirkiness. There are reasons behind decisions that helped with growth and made sense at the time but now can seem antiquated. It is these anomalies that permeate our unique, beautiful, and fun-loving Lowcountry. Throughout the growth there is an animated, laid-back southern vibe that keeps the Lowcounty mentality alive and keeps vacationers coming back and oftentimes returning to become locals themselves. Let us know if you have a local tidbit to share or if you have a question we can research and…

657 Views, 0 Comments