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Taking a Hilton Head House Hunting Vacation

A house-hunting trip to Hilton Head Island doesn’t have to be all work and no play. While you’re here, plan to spend a few extra days so you can also see the island and experience what it’s like to live here.

This is important. If you visited Hilton Head Island on a vacation, you want to see the area through a resident’s eyes. There isn’t a huge difference, mind you. Hilton Head Island is still paradise whether you’re here for a couple days, months or years. But enough that you should make the effort to live like a local during your vacation.

Find a Starbucks. Any coffee shop will do, really. Then find the hospital, the supermarkets, restaurants, schools, etc. Take a driving tour of Hilton Head Island and see what it’s like to move around the island like a resident would. Go from the supermarket to the school or from home to the mall. Run faux errands so you can get used to the island, the routes and the roads that lead you around Hilton Head Island.

Talk to the Locals. No one knows Hilton Head Island like the residents do. While you’re on vacation be sure to talk to the locals and find out what island life is like off-season. Ask about local politics, activities and events. Ask them what their favorite time of year is on Hilton Head Island or their favorite restaurant or bar. This will help you get a sense of what the pace of life is here on Hilton Head Island and how it fits you.

Participate In Some Recreation. If you like to go kayaking or biking or participate in any other sport or activity, try it out while you’re on vacation. Go boating, go for a ride, play some hoops in the park – whatever you like to do. It will give you a good idea of what your daily routine will be on Hilton Head Island, as you get involved in the local community events and activities.

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