Bluffton, South Carolina
On the banks of the sweeping May River, sits the quaint historic town of Bluffton, South Carolina. It’s breathtaking antebellum homes, historic churches, thriving artist community and world class dining makes it a popular Lowcountry destination. Therefore it was named #1 for Amazing Non-Beach Getaways by Huffington Post. Its Olde Town district offers some of the most authentic Southern charm around and its weekly Farmers Market is one of the most popular in the South.
Outside of Old Town, Bluffton is a thriving residential community accentuated by golf courses, shopping enclaves like Buckwalter Place, the dramatic, natural beauty of the May River estuary, the world renowned Bluffton Oyster Company (family run since 1899) and true Southern hospitality. Bluffton has boomed since the late 1990s and is both a popular retirement destination and family-friendly town—and is now one of the fastest growing communities in South Carolina.
The University of South Carolina-Beaufort “Hilton Head Gateway” campus is Bluffton is home to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute which offers a variety of classes over 3 terms including philosophy, history, art, music, current events, politics, religion, science, literature, language and may more. There are currently 1,500 member students that have collectively registered more than 13,500 hours of class time.