Shipyard Plantation Real Estate

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    About Shipyard Plantation

    This 800-acre community at the south end of Hilton Head Island combines residential living with resort vacationing. Though over half of Shipyard Plantation is multi-family housing, it is an ideal location for rental property as well. A small portion of shoreline touches the Atlantic, which is where the Sonesta Oceanfront Resort is located near the community’s beach club. Shipyard is one of the island’s smaller neighborhoods containing less than 2,000 residential properties, but the beauty of the pines, oaks, and tropical foliage spreading across the acreage compels residents and vacationers alike to enjoy the peaceful scenery

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    Two security gates offer full-time Security guards.

    Shipyard Plantation: History

    Shipyard was the second plantation community for the Hilton Head Company. Development began in 1970 to compete with Sea Pines's hold on the golf and tennis resort market. The Hack family kept ownership of Shipyard much as Fraser had done with Sea Pines and the McIntosh family with their Spanish Wells land, even through the sale of Port Royal in 1971 to the then-new Port Royal Group. Originally, Shipyard Plantation was planned as the sister development of the residential Port Royal Resort. The developers' main marketing strategy was to attract tennis enthusiasts to Shipyard's new racquet club, directed by Billie Jean King. Before starting this community, the Hilton Head Company had already sold off all its oceanfront land to fund other projects and so had to turn around and buy back a couple of lots at much higher prices. These lots gave Shipyard only 500 feet along the water, but Shipyard's developers realized even this small shoreline was better than none. Prices for Shipyard lots were originally as low as $44,000. Design supervisors from the McGinty & Dye architectural firm also planned for the community to allow for much more space than the two previous plantations, including no more than five units (or homes) per acre.


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