About IOB

Islands Of Beaufort

The History of Islands of Beaufort

In 1998, the vision of Islands of Beaufort – a private gated community – was actualized and based on the lowcountry neighborhood architecture of the home designer William E. Poole.  The property was annexed into the City of Beaufort, which provides complete city services – police, fire, water, electric, sewer, waste pickup and recycling.


Using the backdrop of the woodlands and shoreline of Battery Creek, 196 properties were laid out.  The community was an instant success – all properties were sold by the developer – and in 2005 the Home Owners Association accepted the management of the property.  Currently, 90 of the sites already have homes and approximately 30 lots are still available.


Come visit us and see this beautiful ‘hidden gem’ within the city limits of 300-year-old Beaufort, South Carolina.

Living Here

Islands of Beaufort Vista

Southern hospitality in this close-knit community makes it an ideal setting for retirement and a wonderful place to raise children. Residents include families who have relocated from Maine through Florida, the Midwest, and California, as well as local professionals.  Throughout the year, events are planned such as holiday progressive dinners, July 4th barbeques, Kentucky Derby and super bowl parties.  There are book and stitch clubs, bunko parties, swim aerobics, yoga and many other ways to socialize. Community docks for kayaking and crabbing, bike riding on flat terrain, or healthy walks in natural park-like settings are everyday luxuries.


Islands of Beaufort provides a country club lifestyle, minus the country club fees with amenities that include a clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness center, lighted tennis, and pickleball courts and a children’s playground.  We manage our own homeowners association, resulting in HOA fees among the most reasonable in the region.


Islands of Beaufort is convenient to Savannah, Charleston, and Hilton Head, as well as the historic Sea Islands, all enjoyable destinations for a day trip or weekend excursions.