North of the Broad is where you will find the charming town of Beaufort. If you are familiar with any of Pat Conroys books then you have read about how truly special and unique our "Lowcountry" living truly is! With many rivers and waterways to explore you can fine your "Lowcountry" home. It's no wonder that Southern Living voted us one of the best coastal town in america!
Beaufort County is one of the souths fastest-growing counties, primarily because of development south of the Broad River clustered along the Hwy 78 corridor. The northern portions of the county have also grown steadily, due in part to the strong federal Military presence around the city of Beaufort.
The two portions of the county are physically connected via the Broad River Bridge, which carries SC Hwy 170. Despite the connectivity, often the "north of Broad" and "south of Broad" populations of the county find each other at odds over county-wide issues dealing with growth management.
The two areas are very different with south of the broad being Bluffton, Hilton Head, Oakatie area and the North side Beaufort, Lady's Island, Cat Island, Hunting Island, Dawtaw, Fripp Island, St. Helena, Port Royal, Yemassee and Hampton