Fripp Island

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Fripp Island is the Beaufort area's premier oceanfront community. Located 19 miles due east of historic downtown Beaufort, SC, Fripp Island is a 3000-acre paradise which offers numerous opportunities to own and enjoy a primary or vacation home in a seaside community.

With 32 beach access points throughout the island, Fripp property owners and visitors alike are never more than a short golf cart ride away from the island's 3.5 miles of beach. Fripp beach goers enjoy some of the best sunrises and sunets in the Beaufort area.

Historic Downtown Beaufort is a relaxing 30-minute drive away. Fripp Island is a true wildlife preserve, and features an abundance of deer and wildlife. The island scenery is lush and beautiful, and has served as the filming backdrop for…
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Newhaven Villas on Fripp IslandA drive to the oceanfront community of Fripp Island is a drive like few others you will ever take. Once you leave charming, historic downtown Beaufort, SC,  you can be at this seaside paradise on the Atlantic Ocean in about 30 minutes. During this very pleasant trip, you will pass over the Intracoastal Waterway, two swing bridges, historic Frogmore, SC, tomato farms, roadside produce stands, stunning water vistas, and Hunting Island, the state's most visited and unique park.

Fripp Island is a true original. Located 18 miles due east of Historic Downtown Beaufort, SC, Fripp Island has more than three miles of beachfront, and is Beaufort's top spot for those seeking a primary or vacation home in an oceanfront community.

Once on Fripp Island, you are never…
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Fripp Island ocean viewToday I had a client ask me about Fripp Island and how sale were going out there.  Long ago I stopped being surprised by how down the market is.  Though that may be the case, I was thinking resort areas are doing still pretty good.  After all, people who own homes in a beach community are rich, right?  Well it seems that this housing slump hasn't even spared luxury home owners.

Actually, when I pulled up Fripp sales for the 4th Quarter, I was a little taken aback.  Only 14 sales in the past 4 months!!!  That's as slow as it gets.  I then pulled up the 4th Quarter 2005 sales and wow, what a difference.  Anyone who thinks we aren't in a slump, take a look at these numbers.  Total sales in the 4th qtr. of 2008 were off by 69.2% (2005 = $29,160,350/2008 =

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