Cross the causeway to Callawassie Island and you'll enter a secluded slice of Lowcountry life that has been transformed into a remarkable waterfront community. It blends high-quality housing with the finest in social activities and recreational amenities.
Conveniently located between Beaufort, Savannah, Ga., and Hilton Head Island, this private, gated-island community has remained true to its natural and picturesque coastal environment. Callawassie Island is the first community in South Carolina to be designated as a "Community Wildlife Habitat" by the National Wildlife Federation. When you visit Callawassie, you quickly discover how committed the residents are to balancing the natural environment with the luxury and comfort of this planned community.
Callawassie is home to about 500 families ranging from recent retirees to second-home owners. About half of the homeowners are full-time residents.
Callawassie Island is where active living meets Southern hospitality and Lowcountry style. When you purchase a home here, you become part of a vibrant, involved and compassionate community. You also become a part-owner of the island. Callawassie has been member-owned since 2001, which ensures that you, as a homeowner, have a role in what happens in your own community. When you become part of this elite and passionate group of people, you will quickly find ways to get involved on the island and within the surrounding areas.
No matter what your hobby, interest or passion, there is a social group or activity on Callawassie Island to help you make the most of it. From monthly prime rib or wine dinners to trivia contests, dances and book and bridge clubs, there are numerous ways to meet and enjoy your new neighbors. The 26,000-square-foot clubhouse and complex offers the ideal Lowcountry-style location to socialize and mingle. Enjoy great conversation at the casual and formal dining areas, pool overlooking the river, bocce and croquet courts as well as a horseshoe pit.
The natural wildlife and coastal beauty can certainly be admired as the view from your front porch rocking chair. But on Callawassie, the outdoors aren't just for aesthetics, they are to be experienced. Every day can be an adventure when you have the opportunity to kayak on the saltwater marsh, boat from the deep-water dock, and fish in one of the lagoons or spend the afternoon crabbing and shrimping.
And you can't help but be in awe of Mother Nature when you play at the Tom Fazio-designed golf courses on Callawassie. The Dogwood, Magnolia and Palmetto courses provide striking views. These nine-hole courses also present their own set of challenges and achievements.
Residents not only strive to look after the environment, but their physical well-being too. You'll have access to a certified fitness coordinator on Callawassie who will help you navigate the workout equipment and assist you in creating a balanced fitness and nutrition plan. There are also a variety of fitness classes offered such as aerobics, Pilates and Tai Chi.