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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

 

Welcome

 

Hilton Head Island is located along the southern coast of South Carolina, approximately 45 minutes from Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. Hilton Head Island boasts a long and illustrious history. The island was named for the English sea captain, William Hilton, who spied the island in 1663.

 

With Hilton Head Island’s many annual events, and great variety of recreational activities and community arts programs, it’s easy to find something to see or do. The island offers some of the top tennis courts and golf courses in the country, along with a variety of water-related activities and horseback riding. Tennis Magazine called Hilton Head Island the top tennis destination in the U.S. The island is also home to the annual Family Circle Magazine Tennis Cup.

 

Hilton Head is a golfer’s dream as well. It’s estimated that more than 1.2 million rounds of golf are played on the area’s more than 500 groomed fairways each year.

 

Area Housing

 

There are numerous apartment and condominium complexes on Hilton Head Island. A list of these is available from the local Chamber of Commerce, 785-3673.

 

Utilities

 

Telephone

 

Hargray Telephone Co………… 686-5000

 

William Hilton Parkway

 

P.O. Box 21239

 

Hilton Head Island, SC 29925

 

No deposit is required to obtain services. If service is established and disconnection occurs within the first six months, a reconnection fee is required.

 

Electric and Gas

 

A completed application, $200 to $300 deposit (deposit varies depending on the area) is required, plus one form of I.D.

 

Palmetto Electric Cooperative, Inc681-5551

 

111 Mathews Drive

 

P.O. Box 21239

 

Hilton Head Island, SC 29925

 

Palmetto Electric is member-owned and operated. When applying for services, a waiver is issued depending upon proof of good credit from your most recent power company.

 

Water and Sewer Service

 

For information on obtaining services, contact:

 

Community Services
Management, Inc……………. 842-5535

 

41 Bow Circle

 

P.O. Box 6029

 

Hilton Head Island, SC 29938

 

Hilton Head Plantation Utilities. 681-5847

 

10 Royal James Drive

 

P.O. Box 21307

 

Hilton Head Island, SC 29925

 

Cable

 

Comcast…….. 525-1826, (888) 266-2278

 

67 Meadowbrook Drive

 

Beaufort, SC 29907

 

Schools

 

Public

 

There is one high school, one middle school, and two elementary schools, one of which is located in Bluffton. Additionally, one high school is located in Bluffton. For specific information, contact:

 

Superintendent of Schools……. 525-4200

 

Board of Education Building

 

1300 King St.

 

P.O. Box 309

 

Beaufort, SC 29901

 

Private

 

There are two private schools available.
Contact the headmaster of each for specific information.

 

School Registration

 

When entering the Beaufort County School System for the first time, a student should bring a record of immunization from a physician or from the Beaufort County Health Department, a birth certificate and a Social Security card. When transferring from another district, a student should bring a birth certificate and a transcript of the student’s academic record, including a record of immunization, from the sending school. For more information about school enrollment, attendance zones and the student services, or for general district information, call the Pupil Personnel Office at (800) 763-1875, ext. 2337 or 2380, or write to:

 

Beaufort County School District

 

1300 King St.

 

P.O. Box 309

 

Beaufort, SC 29901

 

Colleges/Universities

 

Hilton Head College Center…… 686-3663

 

One-College Center Drive

 

P.O. Box 5311

 

Hilton Head Island, SC 29938

 

College of Charleston-Hilton Head686-3663

 

One-College Center Drive

 

Kiawah Building

 

P.O. Box 5311

 

Hilton Head Island, SC 29938

 

Technical College of the Lowcountry
at Hilton Head………………. 842-6509

 

One-College Center Drive, Kiawah Building

 

P.O. Box 5976

 

Hilton Head Island, SC 29938

 

University of South Carolina-Beaufort
at Hilton Head………………. 686-3663

 

One-College Center Drive

 

P.O. Box 5311

 

Hilton Head Island, SC 29938

 

Adult Education

 

For information contact:

 

Beaufort Department of
Education…………………….. 525-4200

 

P.O. Box 309

 

Beaufort, SC 29901

 

Shopping Centers/
Newspapers and Magazines

 

There are numerous shopping centers, banks and savings and loans in the area. The local paper is The Island Packet. There are other newspapers, magazines, free entertainment and activities guides and real estate magazines offered at island stands.

 

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