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Fripp’s Lowcountry

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Fripp’s Lowcountry

Fripp Island real estate

John Lee

 

 

Fripp Island encompasses the unique characteristics of low country, barrier islands. Creeks and tidal marshes lie on the backside of the island. Ridges of tall Pines, life Oaks, palmettos and wax myrtle’s grow along the core of the these islands, and a series of dunes protect the main landmass of the island from the ocean. Fripp lies on approximately 30 diagonal that extends from the southwest, usually call South, to the northeast, known as North. The Fripp inlet with Hunting Island less than one third of a mile away from its borders. The North East in. The southwestern tip is adjacent to skull and let with Pritchard’s Island, a stone throw at low tide.

In the early 18th century English settlers moved into what is now Beaufort County. St. Helena Island, a large 45 square mile island between Fripp and the town of Beaufort, cast the primary shadow over Fripp. Although the owners of St. Helena cotton plantations consider Fripp Island too small for habitation or for cultivate crops, they did use it as a hunting outpost. Fripp’s Lowcountry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fripp Island A Small Jewel

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Fripp Island A Small Jewel

Fripp Island real estate

John Lee

 

A small jewel of sure beauty alone the Carolina coast, Fripp I the island claims only 2 mi.² above sea level. For much of his history, it has stood in the shadows of its larger neighbor’s, St. Helena and Hilton Head Island’s. Fripp’s remote location has discouraged commercialization and favored a family-oriented resort. The many children who have traveled to Fripp on vacations have prevented it from becoming solely a retirement community. Lush tropical vegetation powdery white sand of the ever-changing dunes, and expansive beach and the abundance of wildlife have for many years drawn people to this exceptional place. Fripp Island has been shaped by the ebb and the flow of tides, the fortunes and difficulties of developers and fluctuations in the residential community. With a 3 ½ mile beach and narrow landmass interspersed with marsh, the island claims only 2 square miles above sea level.

In a part of South Carolina low country where hundreds of islands form a jigsaw puzzle, divided by rivers, marshes and tidal creeks, Fripp is one of the barrier islands that serves as a buffer between the ocean and those islands closer to the mainland. Unlike islands that have the same bed rock as the mainland, barrier islands are formed from sand dunes and expand towards the ocean. The buildup of river segments flowing to the sea creatures small masses that become barrier islands. These islands like geographical stability and are active formations, experiencing constant sand and migrations as we end and tides transform their shores.

Life on St. Helena

Life on St. HelenaLive on St. Helena changed dramatically on November 7, 1861, call by African Americans living in the area at that time the day on the gun -shoot at Bay Point. On that day, during the battle of Port Royal, which took place near the southwest end of St. Helena, the Union Navy captured the Confederate ports that protected the entrance to the port of Beaufort. Confusion reigned in Beaufort and all St. Helena, as plantation owners hastily made moves to evacuate. Capt. John Fripp, the brother of good Billy, who was the not only one of the richest landowners, but also a union sympathizer, gathered his slave for some parting advice. According to the noted historian Willie Lee Rose, he told them to forget about growing cotton and to grow crops that they could eat, or otherwise they may starve. Over 100 years later, the resort development on Fripp would name the ocean condominiums, Capt. John Fripp villas, a name that undoubtedly associated with the legend of the 18th century privateer two year and not the 19th century planner. Life on St. Helena

Although the slaves on St. Helena Island were not officially freed until January 1, 1863, when Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, the Battle of Port Royal, in effect, liberated them. Within a few years many of them became owners of small plots of land. During the Union occupation of Beaufort in 1863, the US tax commission, sold abandoned lands and houses in much of the Beaufort area for failure of the owners to pay property taxes. The federal government bought some of the land and divided into small farms for the former slaves. Life on St. Helena

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Fishing Stories on Fripp Island

Fishing Stories on Fripp IslandFishing stories compose an almost equal number of passages and Chaplin’s Journal. In the summer, Chaplin fish for sheepshead and in the fall for bass while carefully recorded in his journal the number of his catch. Oysters and clams were easy to rake in the mud flats of the marsh, but Chaplin did not like getting in the mud and assigned that task to his slaves. Even though Chaplin was well acquainted with the waters around St. Helena, he like everyone else before or after him occasionally went aground. He wrote in his journal on September 30, 1845, intending going home early, this morning, but the boat got aground and we could not get her off before the flood tide. Did not get to the plantation until after sunset. Fishing Stories on Fripp Island

Chaplin’s accounts make clear that hunted only barrier islands and fishing in the water surrounded them were some of the most delightful aspects of his life as a St. Helena planner. His brief entry on December 26, 1849, captures the special role that the Hunting Island played for him. Went to Skull Inlet with E. Capers and Frank Gabriel and Dr. Kirk. Caught a good chance of fish. Kill one there, and spent a very pleasant time. St. Helena was Chaplin’s home. It was where he oversaw the planning of a wide variety of crops, raising numerous animals, supervise slaves, maintaining his buildings and boats and cared for his family. Although he had been born of privilege, he squandered much of his wealth in poor business decisions and over indulgence and was often in serious debt and despair. For him, the hunting now is offered a retreat, a place to relax and seek refuge from daily demands. Fishing Stories on Fripp Island

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Fripp Island SC

Fripp Island SC

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Fripp Island SC

 

McTeer devoted a whole chapter in his book to one particularly haunting experience that he had with a friend on Fripp. The two men were camping near the The Narrows and had spent exhausting day fishing in the surf for large red bass. After eating dinner and resting they had a walk along the deserted beach to see what may have washed ashore. As they walked along the high tide mark, they saw the footprints of a barefooted person. Both men were over 6 feet tall and had large feet, but they estimated the tracks they saw were over 18 inches long. They follow the fresh footprints for over a mile until the footprints circle a turtles nest without disturbing the eggs and then disappeared into the woods. Mac tear and his friend knew the few landing places on Fripp and quickly scouted them for signs of a boat. But they found no boat or tracks. The two men decided to break camp and sleep on their boat. McTeer wrote, we were not scared, just cautious. Some years later, McTeer learned that several other folks had encountered the “Bigfoot”. However, no one seemed to have a clue as to who or what could have made the large imprints in the sand.

 

 

Tips for First Time Buyers

Tips for First Time Buyers

 

Purchasing a home is an arduous task, but it’s only as difficult as it has to be. Apartment rentals have increased for various reasons, meaning it’s currently a buyer’s market. This makes negotiating the price of your first home much easier now than in the past, and possibly the future. If you’ve been saving, and you feel you’re ready to own your first home, then now is the time to buy.

There are a few tactics to employ though, in order to avoid biting off more than you can chew, speaking financially of course. You must know what you can afford, the full cost of buying a home, and you must keep your expectations realistic, and most of all, you must prepare.

Things to consider before house hunting…

·         House Size: Bedrooms, Baths, & Square Footage Needed

·         Realistic Monthly Payments

·         Average Fair-Market Value for a Fripp Island Home

·         The Price of Neighboring Homes

·         Taxes in the area

·         Places to shop & Things to do

·         Rural Vs. Suburban

·         School Systems

·         How much Mortgage you 2qualify for

·         Financial lending options

·         Maintenance & Repair

Extra ways to prepare

·         Save for an extra three months, to increase your down payment.

·         Host a moving sale.

·         Dispose of or donate anything you don’t need and that won’t sell.

·         Spend a few extra months preparing your credit, to lower interest.

·         Ask family and friends to help you move, instead of hiring movers.

 

 

 

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Fripp Island South Carolina

Fripp Island South Carolina

Fripp Island FRIPP ISLAND– SOUTH CAROLINA’S UNSPOILED BEACH RESORT Once an ancient hunting ground of the Yemassee Indians, Fripp Island, South Carolina was acquired in Colonial times by a swashbuckling English Sea Captain named Johannes Fripp. Capt. Fripp was a hero in battles against the French and Spanish and was rewarded the island for his heroism. Today Fripp Island is still beautiful and is lush with tropical foliage, indigenous palmettos and pines. Miles of saltwater creeks, canals and the Atlantic Ocean surround this still uncrowded family resort. Located just minutes from Historic Beaufort, Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort is now being discovered by families, golfers, tennis players and anyone who loves the beach and nature. The fact that Fripp Island is one of the most affordable resorts makes it even more attractive. Plus, no other ocean resort is any closer to get to from West Cobb than Fripp Island. frippislandresort.com Its unspoiled beach is perfect for family outings, vollyball, or just relaxing. Some enjoy surf fishing, and others enjoy bo surfing. Early walks on the beach will see shell seekers or maybe ever the turtle patrol locating a new nest where the loggerhead has laid her egg. The beach is complemented with two award-winning championship golf courses, superb tennis facilities, marina and some of the best fishing on the East coast. Visitors enjoy observing the wildlife and are amazed at how tame the deer are as they meander throughout the island and often sneak a cracker out of a golf cart. This small island is almost a nature theme park as dolphins are often seen swimming in the creeks and if you’re a golfer, you might have to take a “drop” because your wayward ball has nestled up against an alligator sunning on the bank of a water hazard. Golf is one of the more popular amenities on Fripp and golfers who play its two award-winning, championship courses during summer vacation often come back in the Fall and Spring with their favorite foursome to take advantage of the off season rates. South Carolina homes for sale. The SC Golf Panel think so highly of the courses they recently voted both courses at Fripp Island in their top 50; the only resort or club to have both with this distinction. The most unheralded activity at Fripp just possibly could be Tennis. Tennis hopefuls from all over the Southeast come to Fripp Island to take lessons from tennis pro, Troy McMullen. His daily drills and stroke of the day provide guests with cost-effective tennis lessons, and many ALTA teams enjoy coming as a group. Camp Fripp, (ages 3-12) is really popular with kids and parents. The day camp provides a great way for the kids to explore the island and learn about nature, make crafts, build sandcastles and enjoy the pool or the beach. South Carolina homes for sale. Accommodations include oceanfront and oceanview homes and villas, as well scenic homes and villas on the marsh, golf course and tennis. Many homes have decks where guests can see magnificent sunsets, each one displaying colors so spectacular all one can do is take a deep breath and realize how truly special this place is. Families often decide to return again and again. For more information 1-866-966-2485 or www.frippislandresort.com. Next Month’s WC VACATION PICKs are two of our favorite unspoiled beach’s, Georgia’s own St. Simon’s, a charming and quaint beach paradise, South Carolina homes for sale. Fripp Island Real Estate

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