Beaufort Real Estate & Homes for Sale in South Carolina
The community of Beaufort, South Carolina, is located on Port Royal Island and is one of the larger Sea Islands along the Atlantic Coast. Established in 1711, Beaufort is the second oldest city behind Charleston in South Carolina. It is one of the only cities in the country with its entire downtown area designated as a historic district by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Also of note in Beaufort is Parris Island, whose rich history lends to its prestige as one of the most visited military facilities in the world. As a port town, Beaufort features pre-Revolutionary War structures and antebellum homes, with the oldest built in 1717.
Beaufort was voted as the "Best Small Southern Town" by Southern Living magazine, was named a "Top 25 Small City Arts Destination" by American Style, and a "Top 50 Adventure Town" by National Geographic Adventure. The atmosphere in this lovely community is that of a gentler time filled with Southern charm. Surrounded by water, Beaufort residents enjoy the white sand beaches, expansive salt marshes, tidal rivers, and majestic maritime forests. Beaufort is part of the Treasured Coast, where a respect for and appreciation of nature is evident and outdoor activities are plentiful. All of the city parks in Beaufort, including the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park downtown, offer exceptional views of the neighboring islands, rivers, historic homes, and activities on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Children attend the Beaufort County School District, one of the fastest-growing public school systems in South Carolina. For higher education, residents may attend the University of South Carolina-Beaufort, Technical College of the Lowcountry, and Webster University at the US Naval Hospital, which offers degree programs and continuing education classes.
Beaufort Real Estate Market & Prices of Homes
Single-family homes in Beaufort are priced from below $120,000 to over $3 million. Townhouses and condominiums range in price from the $110,000 at Ribaut Park and Mossy Oaks to the $200,000s at Habersham to units from $400,000 and up at Pleasant Point and Cottage Farms. New construction is available in Beaufort as are lots and land.
Beaufort Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of December 22nd, 2014: homes priced around $256,504 compared to $78,812 the previous week, showing a increase of more than +69%. For Wednesday, December 24th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.02%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.13%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.27%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.94%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Beaufort SC. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Beaufort to help you find the best home!