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Hilton Head Island is already known as home to magnificent residences in upscale communities. But there is one place, located on the east side of the island, overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean that many consider to be the finest of all plantations.

Greenwood Development Corporation set aside 450 acres in Palmetto Dunes and created Leamington. According to Dunes Real Estate Agent Paul Daniels, the last piece of land and the newest area of Palmetto Dunes was created as something special.

"Leamington without question is the finest oceanfront residential community on Hilton Head Island," says Paul and he would know. Paul has been a Realtor for more than 25 years and is a resident of Leamington.

Leamington Plantation attracts those who enjoy fine living. Golf carts are a source of transportation to and from the plantation's Beach Pavilion, recreation center and Swim Club. Access to the community is gated, and behind those gates are some of the areas most sought after addresses.

For many, Leamington defines good taste and exceptional living. For others, it is a family-oriented community where neighbors often meet on the beach to enjoy oyster and clam bakes. Part of the centerpiece of Leamington is its location on 11 miles of navigational lagoons developers created, consisting of 80% salt water and 20% brackish water. Many residents take advantage of the location, entering the waterway with kayaks stored nearby.

Jacque Johnson, a REALTOR with RE/MAX Island Realty has been a property owner on Hilton Head Island for 24 years. She also lives in Leamington and, like Paul, markets several of the plantation's homes for sale.

There are just over 300 single-family homes within the plantation, ranging in price from $700,000 to several million. Many of the homes and lots skirt the perimeter of the Arthur Hills Golf Course. The course was developed to utilize the remarkable scenery, indigenous wildlife and plants. Course players often contend with the salty, ocean breezes as part of the challenging course.

Short-term rentals are not allowed anywhere in the Leamington community, an attractive covenant that residents prefer. Most homeowners are full-time residents, building ties to the neighborhood and the community around it.

"You know your neighbors," says Jacque. Raised on the Jersey Shore, her move to Leamington was a natural progression. One of the most substantial benefits of the plantation is a private beach.
"It is uncrowded,with white sand and shallow water," adds Jacque who enjoys the fact that she does not have to worry about parking at the beach. "[Leamington] is unspoiled, so inviting and unique here."UPSCALE HOMES
"Upscale" is a word that Leamington easily defines, whether you're searching for a single-family home or a townhome where maintenance is provided for you. The Townhomes at South Shore is a true testament to the luxury that is Leamington. The exteriors resemble contemporary Charlestonian stucco homes. With only 18 built, each townhome is constructed on three levels and includes a private elevator,heated pool, spa, and access to the private beach. These townhomes were honored by the National Association of Home Builders and Professional Builder magazine as the nation's best newly designed attached home with eight or fewer units per acre when built.

Leamington's SouthShore Commons and Somerset Villas are highend villas with exceptional views and direct access to the beach just a few steps away.

"[Somerset Villas] are one of the nicest mid-rise oceanfront villa buildings on the entire east coast," says Paul.

While privacy is the highest priority in Leamington, residents have access to all the amenities of the Palmetto Dunes resort, named #1 Family Resort in the World by Travel & Leisure magazine.

As part of Palmetto Dunes, residents are provided special access to world-renown golf courses designed Robert Trent Jones and George Fazio. Fodor's Golf Digest's Place to Play rated each four stars plus. The resort also offers Tennis with one of the nation's top centers.

The tight, exclusive community of Leamington is the only private beach community on Hilton Head Island. Characterized by incomparable homes, magical scenery, and well-guarded privacy, luxurious living is waiting for those whose tastes require something extraordinary.

For more information:

Contact Paul Daniels of Dunes Marketing Group at (843) 842-0826, by cell at (843) 384-5384 or email, pauldaniels@hargray.com.

Contact Jacque Johnson of RE/MAX at (843) 816-2483, (843) 785-5252 or email, jacque@jacquejohnson.com

Lagoon Photo by Michael Lamarre