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Why Hilton Head is the Perfect Place to Retire

Hilton Head, South Carolina is known as a great travel destination but it’s an even better place to call home, especially if you’re looking for a beautiful place to retire. This Lowcountry island offers rich natural beauty with an abundance of dining, shopping and cultural attractions to enjoy year-round. Best of all, our Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head community is just a hop and a skip away from it all!

Golfer’s Paradise

For the avid golfer, there are few places that can compare to Hilton Head. It may be a small island but here you’ll find 24 championship golf courses designed by the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Pete Dye. Whether you enjoy beautiful ocean views, challenging water hazards or rolling hills, you’ll find it in Hilton Head. Perhaps that’s why Hilton Head was voted the number 10 golf destination in the world by Golf Digest readers!

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Photo: Robert Trent Jones course at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

Life’s a Beach

Hilton Head features 12 miles of beautiful sandy beaches—and all of them are public! The most popular destination is Coligny Beach, which features a beach bar, bike rentals, volleyball nets, a splash pad and much more for guests of all ages. Parking at Coligny Beach is free and there are plenty of dining and shopping options within walking distance at Coligny Plaza. Prefer to stay away from the crowds? Burke’s Beach is a quiet retreat that even offers a fenced-in dog park for your furry companions.

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Photo: Burke’s Beach, Hilton Head

A Cultural Hub

Hilton Head may be small but it has a huge arts and culture scene. Live music, theater, art exhibits, festivals—you name it, you’ll find it. Browse some of the finest art galleries in South Carolina, including the Art League of Hilton Head. Enjoy a live performance by the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra or the Lean Ensemble Theater. Or immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Gullah people at the Gullah Museum and the annual Gullah Celebration held every February.

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Photo: Hilton Head Gullah Celebration

The Great Outdoors

Hilton Head’s breathtaking scenery is second to none. In addition to its beautiful beaches, you’ll find tranquil waterways, lush nature preserves and 60 miles of hiking and biking trails. Take a dolphin tour, ride horses by the beach at Dafuskie Island or enjoy birdwatching at the Audubon-Newhall Preserve.

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Your Everyday Escape

Life in Hilton Head is great all around, but it’s even better at Latitude Margaritaville. This award-winning 55-and-better community is inspired by the music and lifestyle of legendary singer, songwriter and best-selling author, Jimmy Buffett. Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head is designed for those who are growing older, but not up and seeking a fun and relaxed lifestyle.  The Latitude Town Center offers incredible amenities including the Latitude Bar & Chill for dining and drinks, the Fins Up! Fitness Center, live music nightly at the bandshell, the resort-style Paradise Pool and much more. An exciting collection of island-inspired single-family homes and villas are available from the low $200s. For more information, visit

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