As a custom home builder in the Bluffton area, we often get people asking us what the best community to live in Bluffton is. This is a difficult question to answer, as all of our local communities are outstanding. They all have fabulous amenities, beautiful landscape and plenty of things to do. However, when people ask what the best lake community is, we have to say Hampton Lake!
Hampton Lake is located in the heart of Bluffton, South Carolina. The jewel of the community is the 165 acre freshwater lake that includes 7 miles of navigable waterways and 15 miles of shoreline. The lake, together with approximately 340 surrounding acres of nature preserve, creates over 500 acres of open space in the just over 900 acre community.
Recently I came across an article from Dr. Wallace Nichols book entitled “Blue Mind: The Surprising Science that Shows How Being Near, In, On or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected and Better At What You Do.” Dr. Nichols is a marine biologist who has been studying the benefits of being around water and why we get a “peaceful feeling” whenever we’re around water. As I read this article, I realized this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, as water is a life force for all living creatures. However, his research was quite inspiring as he moved beyond this “good feeling” to the healing properties of water. Perhaps this is why people are drawn to live closer to the water.
Hampton Lake – winner of “The Best Community in America” and “The Best Community.” Check it out and find out what peaceful living is all about!