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Holiday Light Festivals Near Beaufort, SC

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 16, 2017

Ashton Pointe Apartment Homes The twinkling of millions of lights across South Carolina signals the start of the holiday lights festival season. From neighborhood Christmas light displays to large, drive-thru festivals hosted by countless volunteers, winter nights are illuminated across the state from mid-November through New Years. If you live in an apartment in Beaufort, SC you can find holiday lights at any of the three locations below.

Harbour Town Lights
Hilton Head – Sea Pines Resort
November 24 - January 1, 2018

'Tis the Season
Hilton Head – Shelter Cove Towne Centre
November 20 - December 30, 2017

Brendlen's Lowcountry Christmas Light Display
Ridgeland – 1570 Driggers Lane
December 1-31, 2017

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Honorably Discharged Veterans will Soon Shop Tax-Free in Beaufort, SC

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 02, 2017

Ashton Pointe Apartments, Beaufort, SCHey veterans, you can soon shop tax free.

Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service with the same discounts they enjoyed on base while in the military. It’s the latest way in which the organization is trying to keep its customers as the armed forces shrink and airmen and soldiers buy more for delivery.

Adding 13 million potential new customers will give extra ammunition to the group that runs the stores on U.S. Army and Air Force bases worldwide as it fights Amazon and other retailers for veterans’ online shopping dollars.

Since hiring its first civilian CEO five years ago, the Exchange has upgraded the brands at base stores to include items like Disney toys, Michael Kors fashions and other top names. Like private stores, it’s also imposed tighter cost controls, reduced the number of employees and improved people’s experience on the website.

“The intent is to really beat Amazon at their game because we have locations literally on the installations,” said CEO Tom Shull. “We’re leaning toward not just ship-from-store but pick-up-from-store and eventually deliver-from-store.”

The Exchange is adding shipping centers within its stores to allow it to send products directly from those locations more cheaply and quickly. Twenty-six stores now ship orders, and that will expand to 55 by the end of the year.

Within the next three years, Shull said the goal is to deliver something on base within two hours of when it is ordered. That’s possible partly because the Exchanges are already on base, cleared by security.

The Exchange delivers most orders on the second day now. Shull said shipping from stores will make a big difference in regions around bases, which are often in more rural areas.

Expanding online shopping to all honorably discharged veterans is expected to add about $200 million annually within three years to the $8.3 billion in sales the Exchanges generated last year.

Adding those shoppers, what Shull called “the foundation of our growth,” is critical to help offset the 13 percent decline in the number of active-duty Army and Air Force soldiers since 2011 when the Exchange generated $10.3 billion revenue.

“It’s a modest benefit, but it can save you thousands of dollars a year,” said Shull, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy who served in the Army for a decade before starting a retail career at chains including Macy’s.

Former Marine Forrest Cornelius was among the first to sign up at the verification website when it launched in June, and got a chance to start shopping early to test it out. The 51-year-old was impressed by the site and a deal he found on Ray-Ban sunglasses.

“The biggest thing is price. They’re always going to be a little bit cheaper,” said Cornelius, who lives in Dallas.

But competing on price in today’s retail environment is increasingly difficult, said Edward Jones analyst Brian Yarbrough. Just look at how much trouble Walmart has competing with Amazon, he said, because Walmart has the fixed costs associated with its stores.

“To think you’re going to compete on price, you’re going to have a hard time there,” he said.

Under Shull’s leadership, the Exchange stores have traded their industrial feel and reliance on off-brand merchandise for a more modern look featuring well-known labels.

Two-thirds of the main Exchange store at Offutt Air Force Base resembles any department store, with prominent displays of name-brand makeup, Nike fitness gear and Carter’s clothes for kids. The rest is filled with the kind of electronics, appliances, housewares and toys found at Walmart or Sears, with major brands in every section.

The Exchanges don’t pay rent for their military base locations, and the government transports some of their supplies and goods to far-flung locations, but otherwise they operate mostly like an independent retailer. Roughly two-thirds of the employees are family members of soldiers or airmen.

The Exchange, which is part of the Defense Department, reported earnings of $384 million last year. That’s a sharp contrast from five years ago when Shull arrived to projections of $180 million in losses.

Of last year’s profit, $225 million was returned to the defense department to help pay for quality-of-life programs on bases like child development and fitness centers. Besides the main stores, the Exchanges also operate more than 70 movie theaters and bring in franchise restaurants and other vendors for the shopping malls it operates on bases.

Shull feels those are good reasons for the new online shopping privileges to draw veterans to do their shopping there.

“Veterans value the cost savings and what they can do to support the military,” he said.

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Looking for Apartment Homes in Beaufort, SC?

Joseph Coupal - Friday, October 13, 2017

Ashton Pointe Apartment, Beaufort, SCIf you are looking for an apartment in Beaufort, SC bordered by beaches, history, and nightlife look no further than Ashton Pointe Apartments. This apartment community is situated in a gorgeous setting, offers spacious floor plans with abundant light, an invigorating zero-entry pool with grilling area, and offers a beautiful resident amenity center with Internet café; all in an excellent location.

We have various apartment floor plans with luxurious apartment amenities. Our one-bedroom apartments range from 699 to 777 sq ft, and our two-bedroom apartments range from 931 sq ft to a spacious 1136 sq ft plan, with either one bath or two. We encourage you to make an appointment, and see what Ashton Pointe and Beaufort have to offer.

Considered one of America’s Cutest Small Towns and a Great Place to Retire, Beaufort is home to exquisite restaurants, wonderful history, great architecture, dynamic nightlife, cultural entertainment, recreational opportunities, and gorgeous beaches. We boast beautiful weather as well as local events and happenings throughout the year.

Contact us for an appointment to view our apartment homes.

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Apartments in Beaufort, SC Offer Luxury and Location

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 05, 2017

Ashton Pointe Apartment, Beaufort, SCIf you are looking for a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment in Beaufort, SC, stop your search at Ashton Pointe Apartments.

Ashton Pointe offers comfort, beauty, and inspired living unmatched in the Beaufort area. Situated in a gorgeous setting, Ashton Pointe offers spacious floor plans with abundant light, an invigorating zero-entry pool with grilling area, beautiful new resident amenity center with Internet cafe in an excellent location near the Plaza Stadium Theatre, the Beaufort History Museum, Dukes BBQ and more.

You can choose from a number of innovatively designed floor plans in our prestigious community. Our spacious apartments in Beaufort, SC are the perfect choice. Surrounded by delightful landscapes and things to do, you will find an apartment to reflect your lifestyle.

At Ashton Pointe we have apartments designed for your lifestyle. In addition to the community we offer, our location is premier because of its quick access to beautiful downtown Beaufort and major highways.

For more information on making Ashton Pointe your home, contact us.

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Beaufort, SC is One of America's Cutest Small Towns

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Ashton Pointe Apartment, Beaufort, SCEvery year, the best small towns in America draw tourists—and new residents—to their streets in droves. They are, after all, reminders of a simpler way of life, where mom-and-pop shops are the norm, everybody knows your name, and the pace is slower.

Beaufort, SC made the list of nine of the cutest small towns-- a haven to a romantic Southern getaway that feels untouched by time.

Beaufort, South Carolina

If this Lowcountry fishing village looks straight out of a movie set, that’s because it is: Beaufort was the backdrop for such films as Forrest Gump and The Big Chill thanks to its sprawling antebellum mansions, moss-draped oaks, and picturesque downtown streets.

Located on Port Royal Island in South Carolina’s Sea Island chain, the town makes an ideal base for enjoying simple pleasures and all manner of aquatic diversions, including paddle boarding, kayaking, dolphin watching, and crabbing.

For more information on apartments in Beaufort, SC contact Ashton Pointe.

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Renting in Beaufort, SC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Ashton Pointe, Beaufort, SCIf you’re thinking about moving to the Palmetto State, you’re probably wondering about the cost of living in South Carolina.

Rent in South Carolina

The average monthly rent in South Carolina is low compared to the national average. A studio apartment in South Carolina has an average rent of $1,078, $23 above the U.S. average. But, a one-bedroom apartment in South Carolina rents for about $170 below the average for the country as a whole.

What about two bedrooms? The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in South Carolina is $280 below the national average. Three-bedroom apartments are even more of a bargain. In South Carolina, a three-bedroom place rents for $313 under the U.S. average.

There’s more good news for anyone planning to retire in South Carolina. The state does not tax Social Security retirement benefits. Plus, there’s a $15,000 deduction for seniors receiving any other type of retirement income.

Extras

There’s more to life than just the necessities. One popular extra expense in South Carolina is a beach. If you’re a nature-lover, be sure to take advantage of what South Carolina has to offer. Admission to Huntington Beach State Park is only $5. Caesars Head State Park is even more of a bargain, at $2.

Love zoos? You can visit the Greenville Zoo for just $9 or the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, South Carolina for $13.95.

For more information on apartments in Beaufort, SC contact Ashton Pointe.

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What to Consider When Choosing Where to Retire

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ashton Pointe, Beaufort, SCYou may be focused on being near an awesome golf course, but your health and happiness will rely more on these key factors when you retire.

1.Housing

Housing is the biggest factor in most Americans’ budgets, by far. In retirement, especially, if you can eliminate a mortgage payment or rent, you can keep your housing costs from changing while your income is fixed.

Renting a home in retirement is tempting, and for good reason: In many markets, renting still is cheaper than buying a home.

Renting buys retirees the flexibility to move on a whim. It’s a more carefree life, with no expense or labor for home and yard upkeep. Leaky faucet? Just call the landlady. Let her deal with it.

Median rents rose more than 6 percent from 2007 to 2015. Increases may slow and prices may even stagnate, as after the Great Recession. But to be safe, renters should be ready for increases in costs.

2. Entertainment

“Best-of” lists of places to retire typically focus on college towns with an abundance of cultural opportunities, including cheap and free concerts, plays, lectures and visual arts. All great. But what if you care more about browsing flea markets? Or rooting for a major league sports team? First-run movies? Jazz clubs? Whatever is your thing, this is your time, so make sure your new hometown will deliver when it comes to your unique interests.

3. Employers

Employers? Sound crazy? Once, perhaps. But today most of us probably get it: Retirement often isn’t permanent. A survey found that 54 percent of workers age 60 and older planned to work part- or full-time after retirement.

Many Americans, in fact, cycle in and out of retirement. Some retirees grow bored and want stimulation from work. Others learn that their retirement income doesn’t stretch as far as they’d hoped. Or they lost savings or home equity in the recession. You, too, may want to work again after being retired for a while — and you won’t want to move to find it.

In addition to all that, a town with plenty of living wage jobs is a healthy, livable town with a strong economy — the best kind of place to live.

4. Excellent medical care

It’s self-evident, but it’s worth saying: Older people consume more medical care. And they often require care from specialists and facilities specializing in, for example, orthopedic care and geriatric care (and doctors who’ll take your insurance). Find out if your destination has what you need by talking with people and calling providers.

5. Proximity to your family

Being near family when you retire isn’t crucial, and it isn’t for everybody. But even if you don’t mind not seeing family members for extended periods of time, think about the fact that your children or loved ones may one day need to take an active role in your care, perhaps even becoming your caregivers. Great distances make caregiving stressful and often agonizingly difficult for adult children who are also raising families and working.

6. Public transportation

Younger retirees don’t usually give a thought to the availability of transportation. They’re accustomed to hopping into cars and going where they wish, when they wish. But that independence and freedom rarely lasts forever. If you intend to stay in a new community as you age, you may eventually want to use buses, trains, light rail, cabs and ride-sharing companies. Assure yourself, long before you need it, that your new town has plenty of ways to get around.

7. Assisted living, retirement homes and elder co-housing

It’s not a bad idea to pay attention to the availability of long-term care nearby. Nearly 70 percent of people who are 65 and older will eventually develop disabilities and 35 percent will spend time in a nursing home. A little basic research on the front end can help you make sure it’s a good one.

8. Social life

Talk with people you meet to gather a sense of how friendly the community is. If you are looking for a faith community, investigate the congregations that might appeal to you and attend services at several to test the waters. Ask yourself where and how you will make friends. Shop the grocery stores at a couple of different times of day and week to see if people are interacting or simply hurrying in and out. Try to pick up a sense of how warm and open to newcomers the town is. Even those who are not social types may be unhappy in an atmosphere that is cold, exclusive or frenetic.

9. Cafes, restaurants and gathering places

Where do people gather in the community you are considering? Try to look at the place with the eyes of someone who has just moved there: Visit the coffee shops, senior center, parks and movie theaters. If you speak a second language, is there a cultural center where you’ll feel at home?

10. Learning

One of the joys of retirement is having the time to learn simply for the fun of it. Make sure you won’t be stuck in a learning desert — and don’t make assumptions, good or bad, without checking into what’s available. If you have dreamed of attending classes and lectures and picking up new skills or honing old ones, find out what’s available. A quilter, for example, would look for a vibrant quilting or fabric store that’s a hub for workshops, classes and group activities. A busy arts center or arts supply store opens the door to classes in painting, drawing, fiber arts and photography. Look for a brick-and-mortar bookstore, a good sign of a community for people who like to read, think and discuss. Drop into the store and ask what’s going on in town, where book talks and lectures are held and how often. Visit a lumber or hardware store, poke around and ask people about woodworking or boat-building classes in town. A visit to the website of the local community college and other schools will give a sense of the classes, clubs and weekend events offered to community members who are not pursuing a degree.

11. In-home care

If you plan on staying in the community, it’s smart to look at resources you may need down the road. Ask realtors and others you meet about the availability of home health care aides. How many agencies are in town? Are their services highly recommended? What is the prevailing wage? Could you afford to pay it if you need help? Maybe it’s prudent to consider a less-affluent community where you could more easily afford home care.

Do you know where you want to live in retirement? For more information on apartments in Beaufort, SC contact Ashton Pointe.

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Hurricane Preparedness for Beaufort, SC: What You Need to Know

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Ashton Pointe, Beaufort, SCWith the potential threat of Hurricane Irma, many who live in our apartments in Beaufort, SC are asking, "how should I prepare?".

Although the path of Hurricane Irma is uncertain, it doesn't hurt to be ready just in case.

What should I do or get are the number one questions folks are asking in regards to Hurricane Irma.

It is certainly best to start preparing now instead of waiting until the last minute. For starters, you’ll need to make a plan for your family. There is a possibility that you may not all be together if something were to happen, so figure out how you will keep in contact with each other should Hurricane Irma affect our area.

Also, keep up with a list of numbers just in case you need to reach out for emergency help.

When putting together your hurricane survival kit, here are a few necessities you’ll need to keep in mind:

  • Water. One gallon per person per day, for at least three days, for drinking and hygiene.
  • Food. You’ll want to get at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food. Have a can opener for canned food.
  • Radio. Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert, and extra batteries for both emergency chargers and for mobile devices.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Whistle to signal for help.

Emergency officials are keeping a very close eye on Hurricane Irma. If an evacuation order is given, you should heed the warning.

New advisories from the National Hurricane Center are issued several times daily. For the latest advisory, you can always visit our Hurricane Center online download our free WTOC First Alert Weather App on your mobile device.

If the order is given to evacuate, it is important to know where to go and what to do. If a storm is approaching and watches or warnings have been issued, state and local leaders will give an order to evacuate ahead of the storm. It is important to leave right away so you are not stuck in traffic. Often times the South Carolina governor will call for a lane reversal on I-26, which means all lanes will be turned into evacuation lanes heading out of harm’s way.

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Reasons to Move to South Carolina

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Ashton Pointe, Beaufort, SCFrom its rich culture and vibrant heritage to the natural beauty and acres upon acres of green space, South Carolina is one of those states you can’t help but love. It’s the 23rd most populous state—with almost 5 million people calling it home. And we've got eight reasons why you may want to do this, as well.

1. A slower pace of life

You truly have the best of both worlds in South Carolina. The major cities, like Columbia, Charleston, and Greenville, boast a myriad of entertainment, arts, and delicious culinary wonders, but still offer residents the opportunity to take a step back, unplug from the rat race, and enjoy the sweet, slow pace of southern life.

2. Affordability

Your wallet will be happier in South Carolina than most places in the country. The cost of living here is remarkably low—almost 13% lower than the national average. Here and you’ll have enough money to vacation wherever you want—whether that means crossing the ocean or hitting up a dreamy bed and breakfast to explore the rest of this beautiful state.

3. The beach

Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Hilton Head: The list goes on and on. With miles of seashore, luxurious resorts, and plenty of offshore recreation, South Carolina is every beach bum’s dream come true. You can have your pick of beaches: whether you’re looking for a vacation hub crawling with nightlife and amusement parks like Myrtle Beach, or a more remote and pristine getaway like Kiawah Island. Silky white sand awaits—all you have to do is pick your poison.

4. Southern hospitality at its finest

Rumor has it sweet tea was born in South Carolina. And hey, there’s even Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka for the grown-ups. The tea might be sweet, but the people are even sweeter. Conde Nast actually listed Charleston as the third friendliest city in America in its 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards, noting its laidback and sophisticated atmosphere.

5. Natural beauty

With century old oaks and silky white sand, South Carolina is home to an abundance of natural beauty. The water is clear and the sunsets here rival Hawaii. Take a stroll down historic lanes lined with ancient trees (like the famous Angel Oak, estimated to be more than 400 years old) draped with ethereal Spanish moss and you’ll find yourself wondering how you ever lived anywhere else.

6. Warm weather

Farewell, winter coats; hello, short sleeves. The average temperature in South Carolina is about 64 degrees, with annual lows in the 50s. The warm, sunny climate means you get to spend at least seven to eight months enjoying all the weather has to offer.

7. All the green space / parks

Lace up your hiking boots and grab a map—South Carolina is a great state to get in touch with your explorer side and connect with nature. Here you’ll find 47 state parks covering more than 80,000 acres of land. Named one of the top 25 beaches by TripAdvisor, Hunting Island State Park is a perfect destination for swimming or sunbathing—or even fishing in one of the island’s lagoons. If that doesn’t suit your fancy, consider taking a hike to Raven Cliff Falls in Caesars Head State Park, observing the wildlife at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, or canoeing down the waters of Congaree National Park.

8. History galore

The famous city of Charleston—with its antebellum architecture and charming cobblestone streets—isn’t South Carolina’s only nod to history. There are many sights to been seen in downtown Beaufort, which was founded in 1711 and is the second oldest city in South Carolina. The whole state is draped in a mesmerizing history, from the USS Yorktown and Fort Sumter, to the century old Sheldon Church Ruins (above) and Botany Bay Plantation Heritage.

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More People are Moving to Beaufort, SC

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 25, 2017

Ashton Pointe, Beaufort, SCIt’s no secret that there are tons of people moving to Beaufort from places all over. You could probably take a street census and find that the number of transplants is staggering. In fact, moving to Beaufort is so common that it’s even being commercialized with such things as bumper stickers that say “Beaufort Native,” just so folks don’t get confused. There’s also a local saying, “I’m not from Beaufort…but I got here as quick as I could.”

So what’s so great about Beaufort, South Carolina that waves of people are compelled to move here?

Beaufort is a romantic and popular destination for tourists from all over with nearly 3 million visitors each year enjoying historic, as well as golf, sport fishing, and beach vacations. Beaches, the lighthouse, campground and nature features makes Huntington Beach the single most visited State Park in all of South Carolina. History exists at nearly every turn as some 304 acres of the city of Beaufort, in its picturesque downtown district, have been designated a National Historic Landmark.

Who wouldn’t want to live here?

The weather is perfect with very mild winters and hot summers that are perfect for the beach or pool. The scenery is amazing.

Beaufort has everything. There is literally something for everyone here. From museums, to beaches, to parks, water sports, theatre, a thriving art scene, not to mention shopping galore…Beaufort has at least one thing that would compel any given person to move here.

Beaufort is also rich with enthusiasm and positive activity. It may be the “365 days of sunshine per year” or all the general happiness that comes with living in such a special part of the Carolina Lowcountry. The atmosphere created by the people in Beaufort is amazing. The city is littered with health food connoisseurs, outdoor enthusiasts, pet lovers, successful small business owners, and a myriad of creative types. People who move to Beaufort are often instantly enchanted by its rich, nationally important local history.

For more information on apartments in Beaufort, SC contact Ashton Pointe.

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Ashton Pointe Apartment Homes

100 Ashton Pointe Boulevard, Beaufort, SC 29906

Call: 844-820-6515
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