Neighborhood Watch: Islands of Beaufort

By Amy Achurch | Close your eyes and imagine a lifestyle where privacy, luxury, and gorgeous surroundings all meet together seamlessly. Can you see it? If so, then you’ve just pictured the community of Islands of Beaufort.

This gated community is located just a short ten minute drive from downtown Beaufort, yet seems a world away once you enter the grounds. There are close to two hundred home sites that offer a variety of settings, from marsh front and deep water, to interior homes tucked in amongst the live oaks. Homes tend to be built in the classic Lowcountry style, with wrap around porches, classic lines of architecture, and the overall charm and style that Southern living has to offer.

Residents of Islands of Beaufort have several amenities to choose from to keep them busy year round! The grand clubhouse is a great place to host parties, entertain company from out of town, or plan a family get-together. It boasts a large pool on site as well. The kids can also enjoy the playground or crabbing on the community dock. Get your exercise fix at the lighted tennis courts or the fitness center centrally located within the neighborhood. There are plenty of options to suit all activities.

Islands of Beaufort, Photo by Eric R. SmithIslands of Beaufort, Photo by Eric R. SmithIslands of Beaufort., Photo by Eric R. Smith





Annie Powell, who as a resident feels that Islands of Beaufort is one of the area’s best kept secrets, says “It is a community where neighbors look out for each other with genuine southern hospitality. It is where kids set up lemonade stands during the summer and run around barefoot in our pristine neighborhood. The grounds are well kept and people care about their homes and the natural beauty of the development.”

Home prices in Islands of Beaufort tend to range between $500K and extend into the Million Dollar mark. The active HOA helps to maintain the gorgeous surroundings and sense of community for all residents. You can learn more about Islands of Beaufort at


Amy Achurch is a local Beaufort Real Estate agent that can assist you with all of your needs.  Every few weeks, she will be spotlighting a different Beaufort-area neighborhood here on in her ‘Neighborhood Watch’.  Amy can be reached at 843-441-5748 or via email at
Amy Achurch, Ballenger Realty