In the Lowcountry, a research website called Niche, listed three towns in Beaufort County as the best towns in South Carolina to raise a family.
Bluffton came in at number three, Port Royal at four, and the City of Beaufort was number six. The site uses data like school ratings, crime rates, and affordable housing to come up with the rankings.
Port Royal's town manger was excited the town made the list.
“It highlights how family friendly we are. Obviously we offer a lot of amenities. We have the sands beach in town, we have several parks, we have a nationally historically recognized elementary school on our main street. We were very pleased. It's a validation of all the planning that has gone on in the last couple of decades so we are certainly please to be ranked that highly," Van Willis said.