The island has over 35,000 full-time residents and entertains over 2 million visitors a year.
While Hilton Head is well known for its miles of sugar sand beach, championship golf courses
and world-class tennis facilities, it stands apart from other resort destinations in one
It is a very real community devoted to an exceptional quality of life for
those who live here all year. From health care to education, from history to the arts, Hilton
Head surpasses virtually every community of its size.
Rich in history, culture, recreation and natural wonders, the Lowcountry is one of the most
fascinating areas to visit and live in the United States.
Every year, more people fall in love with its beauty and chose to retire here, start a
new business, or simply escape.
It continues to be one of the fastest growing areas in the country.
While tourism is the industry that drives Hilton Head Island, small businesses that cater to
year-round residents continue to thrive.
While the retirement community is a significant segment of the population, the growing number
of younger professionals and their families present an important economic force on the island and
strongly support the local business community.
And the majority of those families reside within
minutes of Main Street.