A Closer Look At Hilton Head: Mid-Island

In the first part of this series on Moving to Hilton Head, we took a closer look at The North End of Hilton Head, (you can read that post here)  In Part 2 of our series we are moving a little further south to what the locals refer to as Mid-Island.

Mid Island really spans from Port Royal Plantation and the Folly Field Area down past Palmetto Dunes, and transforming into the South End around Leamington.  Now some may argue that Port Royal is North End, and Leamington is South End.  So proceed with caution, there is no hard fast line on our micro regions!

Mid Island is deemed by many the absolute best spot to live.  Being Mid-Island gives you easy access to absolutely everything Hilton Head has to offer.  Starting with Port Royal Plantation, home to a beautiful residential section with ocean front luxury as well as the world Renown Westin Resort and Spa, Port Royal Plantation also boasts one of the 9 Marriot Vacation Resorts on the Island and plays host to The Concourse de Elegance.

Just past Port Royal Plantation you will stumble upon Folly Field, this is a very charming and beachy community, home to many of the first beach cottages that were built on Hilton Head prior to the bridge being built.  There are a variety of homes in Folly Field, everything from a vintage 1960’s beach bungalow to beautiful new homes that have been built in recent years.  The draw of Folly Field is the access and proximity to the beach with the mid island location.

Tucked into Folly Field are a few things to note, there are two public beach accesses in Folly Field.  One is Folly Field Beach, and the other is Islander’s Beach.  If the beach is not be at the top of your moving to Hilton Head List, there are many other mid-island activites to keep you busy.

As you keep moving south, you are going to come to Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cove. This is the heart of the Mid-Island Region.  Palmetto Dunes is a world renown Vacation Resort, Golf Destination as well as Residential area. What makes Palmetto Dunes stand apart from the rest of the island is an 11 mile lagoon system enjoyable by electric boat or kayak, this maze of brackish water was man made to assist in water management.  Shelter Cove is across 278 from Palmetto Dunes and plays an important role in the Summer Entertainment on Hilton Head.  Shelter Cove Marina offers great shops and restaurants among the docks, The Disney Hilton Head Resort is tucked here on the water, as is the Brand New Shelter Cove Towne Center.  The Rooftop at Poseidon is a brand new entertainment venue bringing in national touring names such as Donovan Frankenreiter and Edwin McCain, as well as many of our local entertainers.

If you weave your way south down Spanish Wells Road, you will also find yourself deep into Mid-Island Real Estate, many options here for mid-island living including the New Construction Silver Moss Community, Gold Oak, and Silver Oak, and ending at the beautiful peninsula of Spanish Wells.

With Mid-Island Living you have access to lots of shopping and dining options, as well as short, easy access to the South End, the North End, and quick off island access.

Let one of our experienced agents show you fabulous options Mid-Island in all price ranges.