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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Tri-Command Our Neighbors Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

 

Welcome

Hilton Head Island is 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, 843-785-3673, or www.hiltonheadchamber.org.

Utilities

Telephone

Hargray Telephone Co. 843-341-1501
856 William Hilton Parkway
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
www.hargray.com

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

A completed application and a $200 to $300 deposit (deposit varies depending on the area) are required, plus one form of ID.

Palmetto Electric Cooperative, Inc. 843-681-5551
111 Mathews Drive
P.O. Box 23619
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
www.palmetto.coop

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:

Hilton Head Public Service
District 843-681-5525
21 Oak Park Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
www.hhpsd.com

Cable

Xfinity (Comcast) 843-522-1341
46 Sam’s Point Road #D
Beaufort, SC 29907
www.xfinity.com/locations/south-carolina/beaufort.html

Schools

Public

There are one high school, one middle school and three elementary schools, one of which is in Bluffton. Additionally, one high school is in Bluffton. For specific information, go to www.beaufort.k12.sc.us or contact:

Beaufort County School
District 843-322-2300
2900 Mink Point Blvd.
Beaufort, SC 29902
www.beaufort.k12.sc.us

Private

There are four private schools on Hilton Head Island, plus 16 private preschools. 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 Student Services Office at 843-322-5431 or contact:

Colleges/Universities

Hilton Head College Center 843-686-3663
1 College Center Drive
P.O. Box 5311
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

College of Charleston-Hilton Head 843-686-3663
1 College Center Drive
Kiawah Building
P.O. Box 5311
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Technical College of the Lowcountry at Hilton Head 843-842-6509
1 College Center Drive, Kiawah Building
P.O. Box 5976
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
www.tcl.edu

University of South Carolina-Beaufort
at Hilton Head 843-785-3995
1 College Center Drive
P.O. Box 5311
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Adult Education

For information contact:

Beaufort County School District
Educational Services Center 843-322-0780
1300 King St.
Beaufort, SC 29902
http://adulted.beaufortschools.net
www.beaufort.k12.sc.us

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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