Del Webb’s Sun City Hilton Head is an age-restricted master planned community located in the Okatie area of Beaufort and Jasper counties in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina. Although not a separate incorporated community or census-designated place, there are close to 10,000 permanent residents within three major phases of the community, which is clustered around its golf courses and community centers.
The majority of the residents are married and retired, though some continue to work full-time or part-time or have home-based businesses. Most of the single-family residential homes look out over golf course holes, ponds, or natural areas. Many residents travel in the community with golf carts or bicycles. A bridge connects the Beaufort and Jasper county portions of the community over US 278, thus avoiding the need to enter and exit through multiple gates and cross the heavily-traveled highway.
Sun City Hilton Head is located approximately 12 miles (20 km) west of Hilton Head Island itself and 20 miles north of Savannah, Georgia, with close access to Interstate 95. Sun City is positioned across nearly 10,000 acres between the borders of Beaufort and Jasper counties along the major thoroughfares in the area, U.S. Highway 278 and S.C. Highway 170.