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:272

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: Don and Susan
Stunning old southern setting with character. GREAT neighbors. Lots of activities.2 golf courses, tennis, marina indoor outdoor pool........ Crossed the bridge and knew this was the place. Best kept secret in SC.
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: Susan29920
Sense of community is outstanding - truly unique
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
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
This community is extremely friendly and accessible. There are so many opportunities to participate in activities. The island is quiet, attractive and full of natural beauty.
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: Stanley
Friendliest neighborhood. You can’t pass another walking, on a bike, on a golf cart or in your car without getting a wave or smiling “hello”. Temporarily need something for visiting family or friends? Ask via the email network and you’ll have a bunch of offers in an hour, and not just from residents you know. Super friendly and supportive community!
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: Susan
The residents of Dataw make our community the most special of places. They contribute through their caring, volunteering both on Island and off, as well as making Dataw a very happy, friendly 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: jackson
Outstanding community for over 30 years. Came through three hurricanes with flying colors. Real estate market best I seen in past 10 plus years.
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: Sheri
So much to do and the beach is 6 miles away!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:89/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
It is just beautiful when you drive in.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
60/100
Membership Fees:
60/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:86/100

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

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: Laura
very friendly, caring and vibrant
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: Philip
Dataw is peaceful, beautifully developed and maintained. The residents are kind and helpful to neighbors in-need. The management and staff are dedicated, hard working and go above and beyond the call of duty to provide services, maintain amenities & infrastructure and manage resources in a most responsible manner. My wife and I are stationed overseas for much of the year. As we cross the Dataw Island causeway for a visit home, we feel like the stress of work, and sadness of constantly being away from family and friends is lifted from our shoulders.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:94/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
Friendly neighbors. Close to the beach, spectacular marsh and golf views. Challenging golf courses and all the amenities you could want. Best of it’s the perfect size community with only about 1000 homes.
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: martha
people help one another and are considerate of one another
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
What more could you ask for -- paradise in the low country.
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: Anonymous
Sensitivity to environment, history, community, natural beauty.
Average:nan/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
Beautifully landscaped and maintained. Very friendly and supportive neighbors.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
80/100
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:94/100
Property Owner: Thomas
Fits all my needs.
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: George29920
To us, Dataw is 5 star in every respect
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
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

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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: $7,612
Sport: $2,280
Social: $4,835

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Golf:
$17,500
Southeast Average
Golf: $37,891
Sport: $10,087
Social: $17,469

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: $7,612
Sport: $2,280
Social: $4,835

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Golf:
$17,500
Southeast Average
Golf: $37,891
Sport: $10,087
Social: $17,469