Dataw Island

Coastal South Carolina
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Dataw Island is a 870 acre established Beaufort SC real estate development situated on its own private island. Two recently refurbished golf courses, a full-service deepwater marina, outstanding tennis, croquet and thriving social clubs are just a few of the activities found at one of the finest coastal retirement communities on the Sea Islands South Carolina.

Tucked between Savannah Georgia and Charleston South Carolina, Dataw Island is located in Beaufort, one of America's Happiest Seaside Towns. Is it the great weather year round to play golf, the friendliness of the people or the low cost of living which draws Baby Boomers to the Lowcountry? Whichever it is, families and retirees alike can't resist the high quality of life found in the area. Beaufort South Carolina is repeatedly named on the list of the Best Small Towns in South Carolina rich with culture, live entertainment and street festivals. Kayaking, fishing and paddle boarding are common water sports to see in the rivers. Just down the road is Hunting Island State Park, home to one of the most beautiful beaches in South Carolina. 

The Beaufort SC real estate development is home to two golf courses; one designed by Tom Fazio - The Cotton Dike and the other Morgan River Signature Course designed by Arthur Hills. Both golf courses went through a $5.4 million renovation in 2012. Dataw Island has an elegant golf clubhouse and a community center geared around fitness and fun. The 40,000 square foot golf clubhouse overlooks salt water marshes where it's common to see bottlenose dolphin frolicking searching for fish on the Sea Islands South Carolina. The newly renovated clubhouse is the setting for fine and casual dining. A bar and fireplace, a grand ballroom and an open outdoor veranda overlook the course and Jenkins Creek. The clubhouse is clearly the hub of the community. In fact, more than 20 social clubs are actively involved at Dataw Island Club including the Island Friends. There are approximately 19 groups of nine people who meet monthly and then the groups are rotated around the next year so everyone has a chance to meet someone new. Many of the social clubs are focused on charities serving the local coastal retirement communities.

DATAW ISLAND AMENITIES

  • 24 Hour Manned Gated Entrance
  • 25,000 square foot Golf Clubhouse with Formal and Casual Dining
  • Two Championship Golf Courses
    • The Cotton Dike designed by Tom Fazio
    • Morgan River Signature Course designed by Arthur Hills
  • 16,000 square foot Dataw Island Community Center
  • Fitness Center, Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools
  • 1,600 square foot Tennis Center with 8 Har-Tru Tennis Courts
  • Two Championship Croquet Courts
  • Full Service Deepwater Marina with 83 Wet Slips and 300 Dry Stacks

Adjacent to the golf clubhouse is the Tennis Center with 8 Har-Tru tennis courts, a tennis shop, tennis instruction and a resort-style swimming pool overlooking the marsh to cool off. Nearby, the 16,000 square foot Dataw Island Community Center is home to an indoor swimming pool, fitness room, massage room, aerobics studio and much much more. A variety of classes take place at Community Center such as dance, art and fitness. The island has two championship-caliber lawn croquet courts too, an old age sporting trend coming back into favor. Retiree's searching for Beaufort SC real estate will appreciate that Dataw Island is golf cart friendly making it easy to get around without a car. Property owner's are required to become members of the Dataw Island Club. Initation fees are $17,500. POA fees are $2,391 per year.

Property owners who have a boat can utilize Dataw's privately owned full-service deepwater marina. Yachts, sailboats and speed boats share the deepwater marina space. There are 83 wet boat slips, 300 dry stacks, a 50 ton boat lift and 20,000 lb forklift. Diesel fuel, pump out and showers are available. The marina does permit live aboards. Boaters can quickly navigate to the Intracoastal Waterway which is 3 miles away and head offshore to the Atlantic Ocean, about 30 minutes from Dataw Island and the Sea Islands South Carolina.

The gated community has approximately 800 homes built to date of the 1,000 planned. A handful of lots for sale are still available under $50k, patio homes under $200K and cottage homes for sale at Dataw Island begin in the mid $400K's. Dataw Island approved builders include Island Residential Construction (IRC Homes) and Majestic Estate Builders. The majority of the residents in this Low Country real estate development are second home owners and retirees. For families interested in Dataw Island, Coosa Point Elementary, Beaufort Middle School, Beaufort High School, and Beaufort Academy are the closest best schools.

Our real estate score for Dataw Island in Beaufort South Carolina is 78.

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Dataw IslandYour score:96 / 100Reviews:142

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: Anonymous
Livign here has exceed our highest expectations. Incredibly beautiful, breathtaking views and wild life, rich in the finest amenities, and the most caring, welcoming and friendly people. Ice
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Lynn
Dataw is a welcoming, beautiful community! Well maintained with a gracious atmosphere and the value received for property prices is outstanding!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:94/100
Property Owner: Wanda
This truly is a community in every sense of the word. Everyone who moves here is welcomed in so many ways. We have an island internet that none can go on line and ask for information or a cup of sugar and they will get numerous responses. If someone is ill, there will be someone taking them soup. It’s impossible not to be happy here. We have it all!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: John
The sense of community it here is incredible! People are always going the extra yard in order to help their fellow Datawites. I cannot imagine a better place to live! We are very very happy here!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
60/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:91/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
Beautiful area, wonderfully maintained properties, individual and common areas, all manicured to perfection! Friendly neighbors with an extensive variety and choice of activities, all at a reasonable and responsible price.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Deborah
Dataw Island has phenomenal natural beauty. It is an extremely friendly and welcoming community with a wide variety of recreational and social activities available. The Club management is exceptional.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Susan
Just driving in to our island we all smile and breathe a sigh of happiness for being so lucky to live on Dataw. In addition to the scenery the people are absolutely the best; so caring, so friendly and always happy!!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
Just a beautiful place to live!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Beverly
there is so much to do and everyone is so friendly!!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
It has just the right combination of natural beauty, amenities, and value.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:97/100

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Our Score:
Silver
78/100
Your Score:
Gold
96 / 100

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: Jane
Because caring, thoughtful people make happy people. Besides, when you look around this Island, you can't help but smile. Beauty abounds with the trees, flowers, wildlife, marshes, rivers, etc.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Veronica
Lovely people always willing to help others in so many worthy causes.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
Sensitivity to environment, history, community, natural beauty.
Average:0/100
Property Owner: Phil
Absolutely the best "neighborhood" we have ever lived in, our quality of life has never been so full and rewarding. The entire staff on Dataw Island are so genuine and caring.
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Al
Great Food & Beverage, Amenities and Golf.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:97/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
The people are wonderful, happy, friendly, involved, great neighbors.Residents have a great sense of humor and laugh a lot that make being involved in activities and volunteering so much fun.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Marilyn
The amenities are fabulous, but the people make this community amazing.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Bill
Dataw Island checks all of our boxes. The natural beauty of the island and the Lowcountry, the charm of the small seaport town of Beaufort, the wide variety of amenities (from art, golf and other activities), and the friendliness of the community make every day a delightful adventure.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Shirley
Curb Appeal and maintenance along with proximity to places of interest
Quality of Community Amenities:
60/100
Average:60/100
Property Owner: James
Beautifully kept roadways, parks, and amenities. Many groups providing activities of all interests. Two Beautiful golf courses, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, badminton, and other activities. A Community Center with indoor pool, 25 exercise machines, art room, and meeting rooms etc. Two great restaurants one informal and the other more formal. You can top this off with beautiful scenery and waterways on all sides for excellent boating, crabbing and fishing. Dataw is located close to the ocean, convenient shopping centers, and great dining in the colonial city of Beaufort in less than ten miles.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:94/100

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Proximity

Nearest Hospital:
13miles
80/100
Nearest State Park:
14 miles
80/100
Nearest Shopping Mall:
8 miles
100/100
Nearest Good Restaurants:
10 miles
40/100
Nearest Airport - Commercial:
55 miles
20/100
Nearest College:
10 miles
100/100
Nearest Landfill:
40 miles
100/100
Nearest Nuclear Facility:
126 miles
100/100

Amenities

Clubhouse:
80/100
Community Parks:
80/100
Dining:
80/100
Fitness Center:
80/100
Golf Course:
80/100
Marina:
80/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Swimming Pool:
80/100
Tennis:
80/100
Walking Trails:
80/100

Curb Appeal

Gated Entrance:
Yes
60/100
Streets Paved:
Yes
60/100
Street Lighting:
Underground
60/100
Landscaping:
Extensive
80/100
Architecture Style:
Southern Lowcountry
Water:
City
Sewer:
City
Natural Gas:
No

Developer Credibility

Dataw Island was originally acquired in 1983 by aluminum manufacturer Alcoa. The South Carolina coastal community of Dataw Island was substantially completed in 2007 becoming its own independent island. 80% of the homes are built. Members approved a $5.4 million golf course renovation and construction began in 2011. The Tom Fazio Cotton Dike golf course is under renovation and the Arthur Hills Morgan Signature Course renovation is scheduled for 2012.

Dataw Island Club members are being assessed an additional $115 a month until the loan debt for the renovations has been paid off. Dataw Island Club requires all property owners pay an additional Home Owners Association Assessment of $1,813 per year for road maintenance, security, lighting and common docks.

100/100

Sold Pricing

Mean Price (lot):
$23,500
Median Price (lot):
$23,500
Mode Price (lot):
$0
Mean Price (home):
$419,123
Median Price (home):
$399,000
Mode Price (home):
$405,000
Number of homes built:
800
According to public records, in the first 11 months of 2011, there have been 31 closed sales. 2 lots closed and 29 single family homes closed.
Pricing updated annually for prior 12-24 month period. Mean price is defined as average sold price, Median price as middle sold price and Mode price is defined as most often sold price.

Taxes

County:
Beaufort
Real Estate:
0.0077%
Sales Tax:
7.00%
Southeast Average
Real Estate: 0.3579%
Sales Tax: 7.4%
The real estate tax millage rate has been converted for you to an annual percentage.

HOA/POA Annual Dues

Annual Dues:
$2,391

Annual Club Membership Dues

Golf:
$3,804
Southeast Average
Golf: $7,597
Sport: $2,268
Social: $4,769

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Golf:
$17,500
Southeast Average
Golf: $38,741
Sport: $10,568
Social: $17,697

Community Scorecard

Our Score:
Silver
78/100
Your Score:
Gold
96 / 100

Proximity

Nearest Hospital:
13miles
80/100
Nearest State Park:
14 miles
80/100
Nearest Shopping Mall:
8 miles
100/100
Nearest Good Restaurants:
10 miles
40/100
Nearest Airport - Commercial:
55 miles
20/100
Nearest College:
10 miles
100/100
Nearest Landfill:
40 miles
100/100
Nearest Nuclear Facility:
126 miles
100/100

Amenities

Clubhouse:
80/100
Community Parks:
80/100
Dining:
80/100
Fitness Center:
80/100
Golf Course:
80/100
Marina:
80/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Swimming Pool:
80/100
Tennis:
80/100
Walking Trails:
80/100

Curb Appeal

Gated Entrance:
Yes
60/100
Streets Paved:
Yes
60/100
Street Lighting:
Underground
60/100
Landscaping:
Extensive
80/100
Architecture Style:
Southern Lowcountry
Water:
City
Sewer:
City
Natural Gas:
No

Developer Credibility

Dataw Island was originally acquired in 1983 by aluminum manufacturer Alcoa. The South Carolina coastal community of Dataw Island was substantially completed in 2007 becoming its own independent island. 80% of the homes are built. Members approved a $5.4 million golf course renovation and construction began in 2011. The Tom Fazio Cotton Dike golf course is under renovation and the Arthur Hills Morgan Signature Course renovation is scheduled for 2012.

Dataw Island Club members are being assessed an additional $115 a month until the loan debt for the renovations has been paid off. Dataw Island Club requires all property owners pay an additional Home Owners Association Assessment of $1,813 per year for road maintenance, security, lighting and common docks.

100/100

Taxes

County:
Beaufort
Real Estate:
0.0077%
Sales Tax:
7.00%
Southeast Average
Real Estate: 0.3579%
Sales Tax: 7.4%
The real estate tax millage rate has been converted for you to an annual percentage.

HOA/POA Annual Dues

Annual Dues:
$2,391

Annual Club Membership Dues

Golf:
$3,804
Southeast Average
Golf: $7,597
Sport: $2,268
Social: $4,769

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Golf:
$17,500
Southeast Average
Golf: $38,741
Sport: $10,568
Social: $17,697