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Beaufort, SC is One of the Best Places ot Live in South Carolina

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCEverybody knows which Carolina is the best Carolina; the one with the beaches, forest, those hot summer temperatures. The one with the variety of things to do, people to meet, and places to see. You know the one, right? But this post is not about picking which Carolina is the best; it is about picking which places within South Carolina are the best. We conducted an analysis to find out. 

#8. City of Beaufort

The city of Beaufort may not be the cheapest on our list, with its cost of living of 96, but it certainly makes up for that with plenty to do and a high salaries. Starting with amenities, Beaufort ranked No. 1 in this category with a variety of businesses for their population of just more than 12,700. And as far as salary goes, Beaufort residents make 25 percent more than the rest of the state, with a median household income of $49,063. Beaufort also earned points for its low commute time of just 19 minutes and low student to teacher ratio, just 14:1, giving it an overall score in quality of life. With all of this, plus the beautiful scenic atmosphere, the art scene, the old historic buildings, and the sense of community, it is no wonder Beaufort has been named the Best Small Southern Town by Southern Living.

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Reasons to Rent in Retirement

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 09, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCFor years, the standard plan for retirement was to pay off your mortgage and continue living in your family home, or perhaps sell that home and pay cash for a smaller home, possibly in a retirement community.

But that plan has changed in recent years, as some retirees have joined their millennial children and grandchildren in choosing to rent rather than buy. While their reasons vary, the trend indicates that renting is losing its stigma and that, for some older people, renting makes good economic sense.

Here are seven reasons to rent in retirement.

You want to try out a new area. Many people fantasize about moving to warm climates when they retire. But those places are big lifestyle changes for many, and some people discover that the land of mosquitoes and endless summer is not for them. Plus, it's hard to choose a neighborhood when you don't know the city. Renting gives you an opportunity to try on a new lifestyle and check out neighborhoods without committing.

You expect to move soon. If you sell the family house and expect to need assisted living within a few years, buying a home to live in for a short time may not make sense. Or perhaps you're planning to move closer to children in a few years, but you want to stay in your hometown a little longer. Renting makes it easier to move quickly.

You can't afford to own a home. The cost of the mortgage is just part of the cost of homeownership. Real estate taxes, condo or HOA fees and homeowners insurance are somewhat predictable, but the cost of repairs is a looming unknown. Those types of expenses require you to keep some cash in reserve. Houses are so expensive, and the expenses are unpredictable sometimes.

You want more freedom. You don't want to spend the rest of your life in one place, and you want to be free for adventure. That might mean long-term travel, living a few years near one child and then a few years near another, or maybe you would like to test out various cities where you could settle. In any of these scenarios, renting makes more sense. When you're renting, it gives you a lot of flexibility.

You want to tap the equity in your home. If your home is worth a lot of money but you have no access to cash for living expenses, selling the home and renting can be a good option for some, though you'll need to do the math and weigh this option versus a reverse mortgage.

You want to move into senior housing. Some older people, especially if they are single, may not like living alone but they may not need assisted living. One option is to rent an apartment in an independent living community, which provides meals, activities and maintenance. Buy-in communities also have these amenities, but a rental community is less of a commitment and may make more financial sense for some.

You can't get a mortgage. Since the foreclosure crisis, lenders have become much stricter about documenting income. Retirement income counts, but you may not have enough money for the home you want, especially if you don't have a lot of cash for a down payment. Buying becomes more difficult when you retire because lending standards are stricter.

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South Carolina: Make Living Easy

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 01, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCThere's a place for everyone in the Palmetto State, and plenty to pique any area of interest

Living in South Carolina comes with dozens of advantages – a mild climate, an affordable cost of living and plenty of job opportunities, just to name a few. Residents enjoy an unparalleled quality of life that makes putting down roots in the Palmetto State an easy choice.

In addition, the state is filled with diverse cities and communities that cater to nearly every interest, which means there’s a perfect place for just about everyone.

Top Spots for All Ages and Stages of Life

Charleston is a favorite destination for millennials, thanks to its technology-driven, entrepreneurial economy, as well as its wide variety of nightlife and cuisine options. Also drawing millennials are Greenville and Rock Hill; formerly dominated by the textile industry, both cities now offer thriving downtowns and are within easy reach of many of the state’s top employers.

Finally, South Carolina is also a top choice for retirees, as it lays claim to places like Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and Myrtle Beach, each known for fun in the sun, excellent golf courses and plenty of natural beauty. Another great retirement destination is Beaufort, a charming town in the Lowcountry with a 304-acre National Historic District.

Always Something Fun to Do

The Palmetto State is known for its can’t-miss culinary scene, which includes an array of barbecue joints. Known to many as the birthplace of American barbecue, South Carolina is the only state in the U.S. that has four official barbecue sauces, including a mustard-based sauce that is unique to the state. A free South Carolina BBQ Trail Map with more than 220 family-friendly restaurants is available for those who wish to try every 'cue variety the state has to offer.

Additionally, South Carolina is home to several craft breweries, wineries and other beverage-makers, creating drinks like sweet tea and Blenheim Ginger Ale. As a result, the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism – also known as Discover South Carolina – recently created the free South Carolina Satisfy Your Thirst Tour Guide that maps out a beverage-centric excursion across the state and is available via a smartphone app and a downloadable map.

Eager to enjoy the great outdoors? You’re in luck. South Carolina has a seemingly endless range of outdoor opportunities, including challenging golf courses, pristine beaches, mountains and state parks.

One of the best attributes of South Carolina is the size of the state. One can experience the Lowcountry and in the same day travel to the Upstate and have a very different experience. From our numerous outdoor activities and offerings to our unique art scene, diverse culture, delicious cuisine and rich history, the state truly has something for everyone.

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Why Beaufort, SC, Is a Great Small Town

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 22, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCBeaufort is beautiful. Nestled on Port Royal Island, in the heart of the Sea Islands and South Carolina Lowcountry, Beaufort is home to just under 13,000 residents. Pristine beaches, year-round mild climate, and access to a myriad of outdoor activities in and out of the water, have been attracting tourists for decades, with many visitors returning year after year and some choosing to stay as residents. Beaufort's vast package of natural and cultural amenities along with its highly rated educational systems and engaged citizens make it one of the Top 100 Best Small Towns in the nation.

Unlike many towns on the coast, Beaufort has protected its water access, and that’s one of the things that relocating families and tourists really appreciate. They tell us how much they enjoy the views and how easy it is to access the water. Your family can find one of these creeks off the Intercoastal Waterway and explore. You can kayak. You can fish. You can boat.

Two Cities in One

The story of Beaufort is really a tale of two cities.

Beaufort is the town that has the vibrant downtown that shuts down commerce to have a trick-or-treat for the kids or a Christmas celebration for the whole town. It’s small-town America with all the amenities you’ll get from a big-city tourist destination.

One such amenity is the town's diverse and rather large arts scene. Residents find many things to do in Beaufort throughout the year. The city has more than 20 galleries, a number of artists' studios open to tours and a center for the performing arts on the campus of the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

We have the antebellum homes. We have the Intercoastal Waterway. We have Hunting Island, which was named one of the top 100 beaches according to TripAdvisor. And here’s this vibrant arts and culture scene that permeates throughout the entire town.

Diversity is a common theme in Beaufort. Home to military installations, the town welcomes a mix of single enlisted personnel, young military families and retired officers.

We have three military installations including Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Parris Island – that’s where we graduate marines – and the Naval Hospital on the banks of the ICW. Having three military installations, you’re going to have a steady rotation of younger families, and it also gives us a range of diversity.

Close to Charleston, but Far Enough Away

Like its slightly older sister city Charleston, much of Beaufort's charm lies in its history, which is beautifully preserved in the downtown architecture and stately antebellum homes. But unlike Charleston, Beaufort offers a more laid-back lifestyle.

Beaufort has always been called the small version of Charleston in the sense that Charleston is only older than Beaufort by a few years and, in many ways, Beaufort mirrors its older sibling except we don’t have any traffic problems. Our version of traffic is on the swing bridge, which raises to allow sailboats to pass through the Intercoastal Waterway.

For a young family, there is no rush-hour commute. There isn’t that hustle and bustle that comes with a big city. There’s a sense that if the family wants seafood tonight for dinner, there’s a chance there will be crabs in the crab pots when you get home from work.

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Best East Coast Living is in the Lowcountry: Beaufort, South Carolina

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCThe Lowcountry has quickly become one of the best places for living on the East Coast, and it’s easy to see why. Consider the area features breathtaking scenery, incredible history, an irresistible dining scene, and so much more. If you’re looking for the perfect place to call home, the Lowcountry has so much to offer!

It Boasts the No. 1 City in the World

The Lowcountry can credit its crown jewel, the city of Charleston, for making the entire region one of the most desired places to live on the East Coast. In 2016, the city was not only named Travel + Leisure’s “No.1 City in the U.S. and Canada” for the fourth consecutive year, but it was also selected as the “No. 1 City in the World.” With this ranking, Charleston, SC, became the first domestic city to earn the title “World’s Best City.”

The Area Is Steeped in History

Are you a history buff? If so, you will love living in the Lowcountry. This region played a vital role throughout the course of American history. At the center, you'll find Charleston, a colonial seaport founded in 1670 that became one of the wealthiest hubs during the 19th-century. The barrier islands and surrounding areas of the Lowcountry also offer a fascinating history of well-known political figures, devastating wars, and an interesting heritage. Strike up a conversation with a local and you’ll likely hear a few tall tales and ghost stories, which only add to the area’s character.

The People Are Friendly

Even with the rapid growth, it has held onto its genial, Southern charm. Whether you are familiar with the area or a complete newcomer, you’ll be at ease amongst Lowcountry residents who will greet you with our world renowned hospitality.

The Scenery Is Spectacular

While a bustling historic city center and friendly folks are appealing reasons to pack up and head to the Lowcountry, it’s distinctive flora and fauna only found here that makes people never want to leave. With majestic live oak trees covered in Spanish moss, quiet marshes, pristine beaches, and beautifully preserved island communities, the Lowcountry is truly one of the most idyllic places on the East Coast to call home.

The Food Is Irresistible

Typically defined as a geographical and cultural region along the South Carolina coast, the Lowcountry is an area that was influenced by African, French, English and Caribbean cultures. One of the best ways to experience our past is through present-day cuisine. Here you’ll find traditional dishes prepared unlike anywhere else. Add award-winning restaurants, talented chefs, and plenty of fresh ingredients straight from the ocean, inlet, and farm, and you’ll quickly understand why the Lowcountry has become a top foodie destination.

The Lowcountry is a coveted destination on the East Coast. Filled with history and culture, food and fun, this beautiful part of the world offers so many things to see and do. For more information apartments in Beaufort, SC contact Ashton Pointe.


Beaufort, SC is One of the Best Cities for the Arts

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCSouth Carolina isn't the first place that comes to mind when you think about the arts. However, the state has hidden pockets of cultural wealth that will rival big art markets like New York and San Francisco. Beaufort is one of the five best cities in South Carolina for the Arts.

Beaufort, SC

Recently named a SC Cultural District by the S.C. Arts Commission, downtown Beaufort is a city on the move. Criteria for the nomination includes: live performance venues, theaters, galleries, public art, and museums. Apparently the city of Beaufort had over 50 "assets" that led to its cultural district designation. The city is proud to embrace the arts, and celebrates with festivals, live music, and performing arts. Beaufort is also a visually stunning city. Lakes, rivers and streams add to the coastal appeal. 

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Living in South Carolina

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 01, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCThere are no big cities in South Carolina. Even Charleston is much more similar to the vibe of a small town than it is a big city. That’s what helps preserve the charm of South Carolina. With an undeniable character marked by palmetto trees and ethereal dangling moss, wrought iron accents to the architecture, signature hospitality, and friendly smiles from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Lowcountry, South Carolina is Southern living at its finest.

Local Flavor: South Carolinians Never Need An Excuse To Get Dapper

But they certainly won’t pass one up, either. In South Carolina, women get dressed in their best classic pastels, Lilly, and hats while men break out the seersucker and bow ties for events like Polo matches, Marsh Tacky, and the big man on equestrian campus: The Carolina Cup. Men and Women of South Carolina even take full advantage of days like National Seer Sucker Day to celebrate and display a love for Southern and South Carolina traditions and just plain looking good.

Cuisine: The South Carolina Barbeque Is Better And The Peaches Are More Plentiful

Anyone who moves to South Carolina will notice a lot of new additions to their daily menus including classically southern staples like shrimp and grits, biscuits, boiled peanuts, blue crabs, and hush puppies. Don’t forget to douse it all in generous amounts of hot sauce before washing it all down with a sweet tea. Peaches are big here too. Even though they’re synonymous with Georgia, South Carolina actually produces more of them and they’re amazing. But if you’re looking for that one true South Carolina dish, then you have to grab a plate of their barbecue. This mustard-based goodness takes the southern classic and makes it something all their own.

Nightlife: South Carolina Shows You A Laid Back Good Time

You won’t find the bright lights and never ending night scene of places like Las Vegas or New York City. This is South Carolina, where life is laid back and everyone has to be up early in the morning for work, church, or brunch. But that doesn’t mean that people here don’t know how to have a good time. If you’re invited to an oyster roast, cancel everything and go. You’ll have one of the best nights of your week and make some new friends while you’re at it. As for a night out on the town, you’ll find your time spent mostly around the many local restaurants, bars, taverns, and pubs where you can kick back and relax with friends while enjoying some of the awesome local craft beer.

Weather: South Carolina Is The East Coast Paradies

The Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the East Coast are usually either blanketed in heat or snow. The Southern coastal states are just marked by stifling heat. But South Carolina falls right in the perfect pocket, giving them one of the best climates along the coast. Summers do get hot and humid, with July highs ranging from the high 80s to the mid-90s and the humidity can sometimes make you feel like you’re swimming on dry land. But the spring and the fall are glorious and the mild temperatures of the winter make those summer months well worth it. January highs hover around the high 50s and low 60s across almost the whole state and have lows that rarely dip below freezing. You might see the occasional snowflake fall from the sky but it’s rarely more than passing flurries.

Commute: Horns Honk Less In South Carolina

All those laid back vibes throughout South Carolina make getting around the state better than a cool breeze on a summer day. Although you do need a car to get around the Palmetto State, you won’t waste your life away in it. The average commute time for the state overall is 23.2 minutes, which is nearly two minutes under the national average.

Cost Of Living: South Carolina’s Price Tag Is Almost Too Good To Be True

Many places around South Carolina provide a high quality of living, which would make most people assume that it is an expensive place to live. But it’s not. In fact, the cost of living index in South Carolina is 92, and that’s 8 points lower than the national cost of living index of 100. Housing is the most affordable part about living here. So you can take those extra dollars and spend some having fun around South Carolina and save the rest for a rainy day.

Memories Are Made At South Carolina Beaches

Although winters aren’t long and cold in South Carolina the way they are farther up north, there’s still no more exciting time in South Carolina than spring. It’s the time when the famous coastline comes back to life and everyone can get ready for their family vacations. The beaches here aren’t just for tourists—everyone across the state enjoys the coastline. Myrtle Beach is the most prominent resort area with over 60 miles of shoreline but there are plenty of other beaches to enjoy including Hilton Head Island, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Isle of Palms, Garden City, and Sullivans Island, among others.

The Differences Of Lowcountry And Upstate

South Carolina isn’t just resort beaches. The state is also differentiated by Lowcountry and Upstate South Carolina. Although the areas do share many similarities and South Carolina traditions, they have distinct things that set them apart. Low Country is marked by marshy lands where you’ll find a strong Gullah influence, much more closely related to a stereotypical Georgia, especially around St. Helena Island. This is the area where you’ll find thicker accents, a lot of antebellum and postbellum homes, and a festival to celebrate everything from the endangered gopher tortoise to catfish, rice, watermelon, and more. Upstate South Carolina is located to the northwest region of the state with the city of Greenville being the most prominent of all of its destinations. 

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Apartments in Beaufort, SC Committed to Quality and Service

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCAshton Pointe offers comfort, beauty and inspired living unmatched in the Beaufort area. Situated in a gorgeous setting, Ashton Pointe offers spacious apartment floor plans with abundant light, an invigorating zero-entry pool with grilling area, 24-hour fitness center, custom tanning salon, beautiful new resident amenity center with internet cafe and an excellent location.

But don’t just take our word for it, here is what some of our residents are saying:

"This place is Awesome!.
I recently moved in and absolutely love this place. The office staff was extremely helpful. They gave me insight on the best places in the area to dine, and shop. They made my transition to the area super easy. My apartment is great, very spacious. I love the pool area, and I have already met some very nice people. I would recommend this place to everyone."

"The apartment complex is excellent and well maintained. The leasing staff are very helpful, friendly and professional. I've lived in several apartments in the past 15 years and Ashton Pointe has the best level of service I've ever experienced at an apartment. Maintenance staff are punctual and never did they make a mistake. Very clean complex. The rent is not cheap but it's worth it."

"Gorgeous grounds, and nicely maintained apartments. The leasing staff all displayed the legendary southern courtesy and hospitality."

"Great community clean and classy Apartment"

"Have lived here for almost 2 years. Great place to live! Apartments are new and clean. The front desk is extremely helpful. Cali and Laura have been fantastic since even before I moved in by helping me whenever I need it. Maintenance crew is top notch. No complaints at all. "

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Spacious 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments in Beaufort, SC!

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCAshton Pointe Apartment Homes offers spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments in Beaufort, SC. Our Beaufort apartments come with a fully equipped kitchen, full size washer and dryer, walk-in closets and screened in porch. We feature a sparkling swimming pool, fitness center, BBQ grills, and Internet Cafe.

  • Fully Equipped Kitchens w/ Built-In Microwaves
  • Washer/Dryer In Every Home
  • Spacious One & Two Bedroom Floorplans
  • Cutting Edge Work-out Facility with Speed Bag
  • Detached Garages with Remote Access
  • Invigorating Zero-Entry Swimming Pool
  • Relaxing Screened Patios. Spacious Walk-In Closets
  • Resident Amenity Center w/ Internet Cafe
  • Outdoor Gathering Areas with Grills
  • Tanning Salon
  • Game Room with Billiards
  • Oval Soaking Tubs (in select homes)
  • Conveniently Located on Robert Smalls Pkwy

These apartments in Beaufort, SC offer comfort, beauty, and inspired living unmatched at any other apartment rental community in the Beaufort area. Situated in a gorgeous setting, Ashton Pointe offers spacious one and two bedroom apartments with abundant light, fully equipped kitchens, full sized washers/dryers included, screened-in porches, generous 9 ft ceilings and spacious walk-in closets. This community features an invigorating zero-entry swimming pool with BBQ grilling area, cutting edge fitness center, tanning salon, beautiful new resident amenity center with Internet cafe and an excellent location (conveniently located on Robert Smalls parkway). Living well is easy at Ashton Pointe.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Not Buy a Home

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCThe Fairy Tale

We are constantly told throughout our youth that we are to follow a certain path. Grow up, go to college, graduate, get a job, get married, buy a house, have kids, live happily ever after. But we all know this isn’t a linear path and life has a funny way of throwing you curve balls when you least expect it.

Buying a home can be a good thing, but it can also be another shackle that holds you back from pursuing your dreams. Here are three reasons why you should hold off on the largest purchase of your life.

Lack of Mobility

You’re in your 20’s. Not only is this a time for excitement, it’s a time for decision-making. Do you stay in your college city? Do you move back home? Do you follow your dream of chasing the endless summer? Buying a house at this point in your life certainly does one thing - it plants your butt firmly in one location and gives you a heck of a lot of responsibility.

You may think, “But I can sell the house at any time if I choose to move.”

Well, yes. But then you have to deal with closing costs, paying a broker, etc. If you move shortly after buying your home you’ll take it on the chin with fees and expenses.

You also have to deal with maintenance, property taxes, insurance, your roof developing a leak and the kid down the street that keeps egging your house. Do yourself a favor. Keep yourself mobile and your options open.

Increased Debt Burden

You will be taking on one of the largest purchases of your life and a mountain of debt.

Debt is a shackle that will hold you back from taking flight and can impair your ability to make decisions. When you have 30 years of debt payments (i.e., a mortgage), you can’t pack up and leave for that trip-of-a-lifetime. There is also your debt-to-income ratio that is important to consider. When this ratio gets too far out of whack, it will get more difficult to obtain loans for things like a car, credit cards, etc.

The Buy Versus Rent Debate

Whether you knew it or not, there has been a long-standing debate on the financial benefits of buying a home versus renting. The recession in 2008 that sent the real estate market swooning was painful for those that owned property. But even over the long term, the benefits of owning property can be argued against.

Just to be clear, owning real estate is not a bad thing. But, the numbers don’t lie. Buying a single-family home is not as great an investment as some would have you believe.

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Ashton Pointe Apartment Homes

100 Ashton Pointe Boulevard, Beaufort, SC 29906

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