Palmetto Bluff Real Estate


A private community, tucked away in the picturesque South Carolina Lowcountry along the banks of the May River, Palmetto Bluff measures an impressive 20,000 acres and offers nearly every recreational amenity imaginable; an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, an extensive Sports Campus, an interior 32-mile freshwater river system, the lavish Inn at Palmetto Bluff – ranked the #2 Top U.S. Resort by the readers of Conde Nast – and a full service spa. Residents have the option of living in town – a postcard-perfect downtown village modeled after southern waterside communities – or in the country, where some estates measure more than 30-acres. Approximately one-third of Palmetto Bluff property has been protected by covenants and restrictions including a 6,500-acre Managed Forest and an additional 734 acres in conservation easements. A nationally recognized community with a focus on conservation and sustainability, Palmetto Bluff provides residents and visitors an experience where recreation, history and nature are a way of life.

Current Palmetto Bluff Listings

Only 3,000 homesites are set amidst Palmetto Bluff’s expansive 20,000 acres. From elegant Lowcountry river cottages to expansive 30-acre family retreats, Palmetto Bluff properties run the gamut in both size and price.  The country properties emphasize privacy in stunning natural environments, many fronting river and marsh views. The town center, Wilson Village, is surrounded by a series of residential villages with smaller cottages where residents can walk or bike to the heart of the community, which includes an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants, historically significant landmarks, waterfront recreation in the expansive central park, and a chapel. Palmetto Bluff features a 24-hour guard gate. Non-members may access the village property for shopping and dining, and weddings are occasionally held at the chapel in the village. All residential properties, excluding the village, are off limits to non-members and are accessible behind additional separate gated entrances.

From a design standpoint, the entire community pays homage to the rich architectural heritage of the Lowcountry with distinctive homes that are full of charm and ornate detailing. Ample windows, dormers, metal roofs, large porches (sometimes in front and back), and outdoor fireplaces characterize the friendly southern lifestyle. The Property Owners Association levies annual dues.

The Villages

A favorite destination for local residents and national celebrities alike, The Village at Palmetto Bluff boasts a boatyard, pool and fitness center, canoe and kayak club, golf club, Sports Campus including lawn games and tennis facility, quaint and charming shops, gourmet restaurants, historic ruins, the lavish Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a full service spa, and the stunning Waterside Chapel with breathtaking views of the May River. Upon completion, the Village living concept will include the neighborhood areas of Wilson Village and Boathouse Row, The Point, West Wilson, South Wilson, River Road and Wilson Hayfields and all will be within walking or biking distance to this town center.

Country Estates

These large-parcel homesites are made up of the neighborhoods of Headwaters, Barge Landing, May River Forest, and Longfield Farms and comprise a collection of secluded compounds and homes set in e rich Carolina forests.


Palmetto Bluff’s Longfield Stables provide 24‐hour equestrian care in a professionally maintained, staffed, farm setting for resort guests and residents. The facility includes a covered arena, outdoor dressage area, 5‐acre turf event field and a 24‐stall main barn.


A modern Fitness Center with floor-to-ceiling windows and high-end cardio and strength-training equipment makes working out a pleasure. And a studio designed for spinning, yoga and Pilates classes is also available with certified instructors. A heated, horizon lap pool with breathtaking views of the May River is an inviting finish to a great workout or anytime.


One of the jewels of Palmetto Bluff is its breathtakingly beautiful and challenging, 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. Woven throughout the May River Forest are 7,171 yards, par 72, with several holes on the banks of the river. The May River Clubhouse anchors the Nicklaus course and includes, the May River Bar and Grill, an ideal spot for casual dining or a post-round meal, a full service pro shop, and a world-class practice facility.

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff

Rated as one of the top hotels in the country and boasting numerous national accolades, the Inn at Palmetto Bluff is a waterfront retreat. It includes 50 luxurious cottages and cottage suites, a one-of-a-kind spa, superb fine and casual dining, and an abundance of activities in a serene Lowcountry setting.


The 9,500 square‐foot Spa at Palmetto Bluff, modeled after a gracious Southern‐style manor house, is located on a private island in a freshwater estuary with a wading bird rookery, and offers guests a residential feel. The Spa features eight treatment rooms, including a couple’s room and a private Vichy steam room, each with its own veranda, soaking tub and breathtaking view. Treatments, include massage therapy, and skincare and body treatments.

Tennis & Lawn Sports

Palmetto Bluff is home to two croquet lawns at Wilson Lawn and Racquet Club, eight Har-Tru tennis courts, two bocce courts, four courtside shelters and a well-equipped pro shop and pavilion. Ancient pines and live oaks provide shade and ambiance, while two lighted, exhibition-size courts are home to plenty of action day and night. Clinics, lessons and tournaments complete the tennis experience.

Walking & Biking Trails

All residential neighborhoods and amenities of Palmetto Bluff conservation areas and nature preserves are linked through a series of historic roads, paths and an innovative network of walking trails. This intricate trail system allows residents and guests to reach their destinations by bicycle, foot, horseback, golf cart or automobile. Guided tours are available.


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