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Spanish Wells Real Estate

Living in Spanish Wells: Amenities, Real Estate and Lifestyle

Welcome to Spanish Wells

A preferred choice for people who wish to live near the water, Spanish Wells is a private community on world-famous Hilton Head Island occupying a peninsula surrounded by the Broad Creek, Intracoastal Waterway and Calibogue Sound. Approximately half of the homes in Spanish Wells sit on deep-water lots with the remainder enjoying sweeping fairway views of the community’s golf course. Shaded by hundreds of centuries-old Spanish moss draped live oaks and towering pines, Spanish Wells is a very family-friendly community cloistered from the hustle and bustle, but conveniently located near all that Hilton Head Island has to offer.

Why You Belong in Spanish Wells

Spanish Wells is unique compared to Hilton Head Island’s other real estate developments, in that all the lots are over one acre in size. Spacious lots and plentiful live oaks, pines and other indigenous vegetation form a canopy over much of the community and creates a tranquil park-like setting that makes you forget that you’re in a planned development.

Spanish Wells Real Estate

Due to the generous lot sizes, Spanish Wells homeowners are afforded more leeway in terms of architectural styles than residents in other Hilton Head Island neighborhoods. Those hoping to think beyond the traditional Lowcountry design aesthetic will be pleased with the choices available in Spanish Wells. In addition to the large lot sizes, Spanish Wells also maintains an overall low-density, with fewer than 300 homes spread over out about 400 acres.

Homes in Spanish Wells range from approximately 4,000 square foot cottages, traditional Lowcountry and ranch style residences to some of Hilton Head Island’s most luxurious waterfront estates. All waterfront homes are on deepwater and most have private docks, affording their owners the privilege of keeping their personal watercraft in their own back yard. All interior home sites are located on the fairways of the Spanish Wells nine-hole golf course.

Due to its unparalleled location at the tip of a peninsula at the end of Spanish Wells Road, Spanish Wells is perhaps the most private of Hilton Head Island’s exclusive communities, but it is by no means remote. The entrance gate to Spanish Wells is just five minutes from the Cross Island Parkway’s mid-island access, making it extremely convenient to both North and South-end shopping, dining, professional services, schools, churches, Hilton Head Hospital, as well as the Island’s beaches and other activities.

Distinguished Schools Near Spanish Wells.

  • Hilton Head Island Elementary School | Grades 1-5 | 30 School Road, 29926
  • Hilton Head Island International Baccalaureate Elementary School | Grades 1-5 | 30 School Road, 29926
  • Hilton Head Island Elementary School for the Creative Arts | Grades 1-5 | 10 Bus Drive, 29926
  • Hilton Head Island Middle School | Grades 6-8 | 55 Wilborn Road, 29926
  • Hilton Head Island High School | Grades 9-12 | 70 Wilborn Road, 29926
  • Hilton Head Preparatory School | Grades K-12 | 8 Fox Grape Road, 29928
  • Hilton Head Christian Academy | Grades K-12 | 55 Gardner Drive, 29926
  • Sea Pines Montessori Academy | Grades PreK-12 | 9 Fox Grape Road, 29928
  • Francis Catholic School | Grades PreK-8 | 45 Beach City Road, 29926

Spanish Wells Amenities

Spanish Wells Club is home to a nine-hole golf course meandering its way through the community, five Har-Tru clay tennis courts, community deepwater day dock, outdoor pool and the Island’s only waterfront clubhouse. In addition to the delightfully informal Holbrook Grill, the Spanish Wells clubhouse provides a picturesque setting for social gatherings with sweeping views of the Intracoastal Waterway, Calibogue Sound, and the Broad Creek.

Buying a Home in Spanish Wells

In addition to the uniquely large lots and one-of-a-kind location, Spanish Wells also boasts another uncommon trait: this neighborhood is comprised mostly of long-time Hilton Head Island residents. Folks looking to foster a deep sense of community will appreciate Spanish Wells’ special events such as a 4th of July golf cart parade and a Halloween party that takes to the streets and front lawns of the whole community from end to end. Neighbors are often seen greeting one another as they pass by on golf carts. Spanish Wells is an ideal choice for homebuyers desiring a true neighborhood that’s insulated from Hilton Head Island’s hustle and bustle and tourist trade, but also conveniently located for taking care of life’s daily business.

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