Bluffton Ranked #5 America's Happiest Seaside Town

5. Bluffton, South Carolina

Population: 16,728
Median Home Price: $231,500
Average Temperature: 66° F
Did you know? Palmetto Bluff, a luxury community and resort in Bluffton, has maintained vital conservancy lands and archaeological ruins for 15 years.

An oyster shell’s throw from the beaches and recreation of Hilton Head Island, this gracious town on the May River has a historic downtown dotted with antebellum homes, churches, and a clutch of small restaurants, boutiques, and antiques dealers. In the center of one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets, Bluffton still manages to maintain its Lowcountry charm.