Hardeeville : South carolina

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What it's Like to Retire in Hardeeville

Hardeeville is a small but very rapidly growing town in southern South Carolina. Located right on I95, chances are you have driven by here at least once in your life.

Where to Retire in Hardeeville and Home Prices

Because a lot of the town is focused on commercially serving its I 95 exits, there are parts of town that most northern transplants would not like. Hardeeville is within 20 miles of the much more glamorous communities of Bluffton, Port Royal, Hilton Head, and Savannah.  This area in the Low Country of South Carolina is the focus of many new active adult communities, many of them extremely large. (see link at right).
Average home prices are hard to interpret. Homes in the community outside of big developments tended to sell in the low $100's in 2014, while they can much more than that in the 55+ communities.   The area has good weather and plenty of golf courses and other types of recreation.


What is special about Hardeeville

There is a low cost of living and many new developments.  Hardeeville's location near Savannah and Charleston is good, although the town itself is not very appealing.

What is not special about Hardeeville

The huge developments being built in the area will dramatically change life here - possibly for the better and depending on one's point of view. Crime is high and there is a certain grit about being near I95.

Who will like retirement in Hardeeville

Baby boomers looking for a new active adult community in the mild winters of SC and near the coast  will find many to choose from in the area.

Local economy is driven by

Construction, retirees, and commerce associated with 2 I 95 exits are the kingpins of Hardeeville commerce.

Climate and Physical Environment

Hardeeville is in SC's low country, tucked in the extreme southwest corner of the state near the Georgia border. The coast is very close. The average July high temp is 92, the average January high is 60, and the average January low is 38. August is the wettest month with 7" of rain.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Hardeeville hosts a number of community festivals such as National Night out and Relay for Life.


The crime rate in Hardeeville is very, very high.

Medical facilities

Hardeeville doesn't have a hospital, but there are 3 good sized ones within 20 miles, including one in Savannah.


I 95 runs through town. There are airports nearby in Hilton Head and Savannah.

Valuable Links

Wikipedia entry for Hardeeville


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  • State: SC
  • Environment: Golf Community,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Cost of Living Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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