There are extensive U.S. military installations in and around Beaufort, South Carolina. Many active military and retirees live in this area. Retirees who need ongoing healthcare appreciate being close to the Navy Hospital in Beaufort.
The hospital is just south of the McTeer Bridge (Ladys Island Drive), which crosses over to Gibbs Island. This is in a nice area between Mossy Oaks and Port Royal. It is close to the Fort Frederick Cultural Heritage Preserve. This area is a large island that is accessible from the north by Highway 281 (Ribaut Road) and from the east/southwest by Highway 21.
The best neighborhoods near the Navy Hospital in Beaufort include the nearby areas of Mossy Oaks and to the south Port Royal. For those willing to cross the McTeer Bridge (Ladys Island Drive) for a bit of a commute there are luxury homes in the Yacht Clubs Estates and Gibbs Island.
Mossy Oaks Neighborhood
Mossy Oak is adjacent to the area of the Naval Hospital Beaufort just to the north of the hospital. This is a terrific place for boat owners because it is near Safe Harbor Port Royal. You can moor a boat there by renting dock space at the marina. For those families with someone who needs long-term care or elder care, the Beaufort Nursing and Rehab facility is in this neighborhood.
Home Styles in Mossy Oaks
Most of the homes are larger with three to five bedrooms that are ranch style, colonial, and craftsman homes. Many went up on big lots in the 1950s to 1960s and now have mature landscaping.
More modest cottage style homes are also available that sit on small lots packed more closely together. For those interested in renting, there are very beautiful apartment complexes in this neighborhood.
Housing Prices in Mossy Oaks
In this neighborhood, homes sell for a median price of $287,227. The rental rate averages around $1,000 per month.
Thing To Do in Mossy Oaks
Families enjoy a visit to Southside Park for a picnic. Bring the dog along to enjoy the special are called the Southside Dog Park. Boating, fishing, and all kinds of water sports are popular in this area.
Port Royal Neighborhood
The Naval Hospital Beaufort is on an extensive campus surrounded by a loop of Pinckney Boulevard, located in the eastern part of Port Royal near the water.
Home Styles in Port Royal
Home choices in this area include smaller cottage homes with one or two bedrooms, larger estate homes with three or four bedrooms, and lavish waterfront estates. This neighborhood has some homes built before 1969; however, most of the home construction occurred from 1970 to 1999.
Housing Prices in Port Royal
The median home price in this neighborhood is $233,408. The average rent is $1,286 per month. Rents are higher here because fewer homes are on the rental market and vacancy rates are low. There are nice apartment complexes.
Things to Do in Port Royal
The Port Royal Art & Community Center offers many activities for families with kids. The Port Royal skatepark is very close to the Naval Hospital. The Cypress Wetlands offers spectacular bird watching, hiking trails, and has an outdoor amphitheater for enjoyable afternoon and evening performances.
Yacht Club Estates
A short seven-mile commute to the northeast of the Naval Hospital takes you to the luxurious area of Yacht Club Estates located on Ladys Island. Boat owners truly appreciate this neighborhood. For those who can afford a waterfront property with a dock, the lifestyle is spectacular.
Home Styles near Yacht Club Estates
This an area filled with massive estates nestled in the rolling hills, surrounded by lush mature forests, and a handful of supreme properties located on the water. Most of the homes are owner-occupied. This neighborhood is newer with many homes built after 2000 and about half of them built from 1970 to 1999.
Housing Prices near Yacht Club Estates
The median price of a home in this neighborhood is $441,226. One- or two-bedroom apartments rent for about $1,185 per month. If you feel that you cannot afford this area, go further north to more modestly-priced homes in Ladys Island that are closer to Beaufort High School.
Things To Do near Yacht Club Estates
The big attraction in this area is the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club. Besides all the boating, sailing, and water sports that are enjoyable, there is a large clubhouse with a gigantic outdoor swimming pool.
Extending towards the south from the yacht marina is Burkmeyer Beach for a lovely stroll along the water of you rent a vacation home there. It is a private beach with no free public access. Some parts offer paid entrance.
Gibbs Island Neighborhood
If you cross over the McTeer Bridge (Ladys Island Drive) and turn south, you arrive at the Gibbs Island area. It is only a five-mile commute from the Naval Hospital.
Home Styles in Gibbs Island
This area has historic properties and antebellum mansions mixed in with contemporary designs. Many of the homes surround lovely smaller lakes or have a dock on the larger waterways surrounding the island.
Housing Prices in Gibbs Island
The median price of a home in this neighborhood is $541,124. There are not many apartments or homes available to rent. If you find one the rent, it will be around $1,200 or more. Rental homes on the water usually are more likely short-term vacation rentals than for long-term rentals.
Things to Do in Gibbs Island
Golfers love the Secession Golf Club, which covers a large part of Gibbs Island. Playing golf on a course with spectacular water views is very enjoyable. It is the most prominent feature on the island and its main attraction.
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