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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Hilton Head Island is a town in South Carolina with a population of 39,666. Hilton Head Island is in Beaufort County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Hilton Head Island offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hilton Head Island there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Hilton Head Island and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Hilton Head Island are highly rated.
About Hilton Head Island...
Population
39,666

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$454,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,153
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    34%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

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Hilton Head Island is a beautiful Island filled with people who enjoy a casual, resort lifestyle. Enjoy almost year-round sunshine, beautiful beaches, and even ride your bicycle along the sandy shore. Beaches and many of the area's local attractions are dog-friendly so leash up Fido and head for the outdoors! There are also dozens of restaurants to try with new offerings frequently popping up.
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Great tourist location, lots to do, amazing beaches! Having grown up in Hilton Head, it has been a great experience.
I love Hilton Head! I moved here with my family in June of 2015 and I could not imagine living anywhere else! Hilton Head is the perfect temperature year round with the beach nearby as well. Its a perfect place to vacation, you can walk or ride your bike just about anywhere, you never run out of things to do and everyone is so friendly and welcoming! not only is Hilton Head the perfect vacation spot but also for anyone who wants to live here, you won't have any trouble finding your dream home and theres several different wonderful schools to enroll your kids in.