Live Well, Stay Well – Discover Celadon, Beaufort’s Healthy-Lifestyle Community

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When you open the door of your beautiful Lowcountry home in Celadon, South Carolina, you open the door to a world of opportunities. Culture, art, fine dining, life long learning, and healthy active living are at your doorstep in this coastal community just five minutes from Beaufort SC. 

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Outdoor Activities for Nature Lovers

64 large islands comprise Beaufort County and include Port Royal Island, Parris Island, Fripp Island, and many smaller ones.  Stately moss draped oak trees, and beautiful waterways are picturesque backdrops for walking and bicycling trips such as the Spanish Moss Trail, a nearly 10-mile greenway located in Northern Beaufort County that has become a “Must-Experience” activity for residents and visitors alike. 

The easy proximity to water invites kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and gives bird watchers the opportunity to see a variety of beautiful birds.

Carolina Wildlife Magazine contributor Bill Hilton Jr. writes of birding in Hunting Island State Park. "Where else can you walk a causeway with a freshwater pond on your right with Great Egrets, Least Bitterns, Common Gallinules, and American Alligators?" And a salt water mudflat and marsh on your left with Long-billed Dowitchers, King Rails, Black Skimmers, and Fiddler Crabs, and a sky full of Brown Pelicans, Ospreys, Rough-winged Swallows, and Painted Buntings?"

Where else, indeed?

Arts and Culture

Beaufort's historic downtown area on the waterfront is a trove of art galleries and antique shops. Art lovers enjoy the Thibault Gallery, Beaufort Pics, Indigo, Ly Bensons, and the Pinckney Simons Galleries during the annual Fall Artwalk, scheduled in 2017 for October 28th from 5 - 7 PM.

Beaufort's "The Point" district is a National Historic Landmark and renowned for an impressive collection of antebellum architecture. Take a stroll, bike ride or carriage ride around the Point and immerse yourself in the history and ambiance of another era. 

Beaufort's arts scene is so vibrant and varied that in 2016 the S.C. Arts Commission named Beaufort's downtown area an official South Carolina Cultural District.

Never Stop Learning

Beaufort's residents enjoy the Osher LifeLong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.  OLLI is a membership-led organization that offers people 50 years of age and older stimulating courses, lectures, and educational travel, along with opportunities to meet others with similar interests. No tests, no stress, just the enjoyment of learning.

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Dining Out

The more than 160 restaurants in Beaufort offer food lovers a cornucopia of culinary delights from classic Lowcountry fine dining to dockside seafood eateries and everything in between. 

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Dining at Home

Beaufort residents love to support farmers and fishermen in their communities. And it's a win-win because the freshest seafood, meat, bread, cheese, honey, barbecue, vegetables, herbs, and fruit are always right here, ready for your table, in every season. Enjoy preparing your favorite meals in your open concept Celadon designed kitchen - perfect for entertaining, or host your family and friends on your home’s big shady front porch.

Health and Happiness

Designed with its residents' health in mind the Celadon Club features a Wellness Center and Spa offering weight training machines, a weight room, members' lounge, locker rooms, personal trainers, customized wellness plans, a Jr. Olympic-sized pool, fitness classes, Pilates, and yoga. The spa includes massages, body wraps, saunas, treatment rooms, and a menu of services.

For your medical health care, Beaufort's Memorial Hospital, a 197-bed, fully accredited, acute care hospital is located just 10 minutes from Celadon. Other options within 10 to 15 minutes include Port Royal Medical Center and Doctors Express Urgent Care.

Living Well

Making wellness an everyday part of your life is easy when your environment is stimulating, pleasant, and supports well-being. Accessible physical pursuits, healthy foods, and opportunities for expanding your knowledge and skills are essential elements of wellness. Active social connections - family, friends, community, and satisfying relationships give a sense of purpose and meaning in life.

Discover Celadon

Are you ready to visit Celadon and everything that awaits you in Beaufort, South Carolina? 

Discovery Visits are offered at the special rate of $299.00. Included in your real estate visit is access to the Celadon Club Wellness Center where you can renew your mind, body, and spirit. 

Come and see what healthy active living is all about. 

Book your Discovery Visit today!

15 Reasons Why You’ll Want to Make Celadon, South Carolina Your Home

There are many reasons folks decide to move to a new home and community. Growing families need more space and good schools, retirees want to downsize and be able to walk everywhere, new employment opportunities arise, or people just want to live in a climate where there is no more snow to clear!

Whatever your reason for finding a new home, you may be reading this because you are curious about living in South Carolina and you love Lowcountry architecture and ambiance. 

You may have also heard the buzz about South Carolina’s happiest town, Beaufort, and that Southern Living magazine voted Beaufort as the South’s Best Small Town, 2017

Beaufort’s accolades also include its designation as “America’s Favorite Town” (Travel & Leisure magazine), and “America’s Coolest Small Town” (Budget Traveler Magazine). The New York Times included Beaufort in their 2016 piece about the 52 best places to visit in the whole world!

Nestled in this perfectly idyllic setting is Beaufort’s #1 Address, Celadon. 

Selected as 2017’s Best of the Best by Ideal Living Magazine, Celadon is one of the best neo traditional communities showcased, receiving special recognition for its outstanding qualities, facilities, and programs.

Here are 15 reasons why you should consider making Celadon your next home:

  1. There is a home design to suit everyone. Celadon offers a diverse mix of single-family homes as well as lock and leave condominiums, or you can create a floor plan of your own in the charming Lowcountry style. You’re sure to find something to suit your family’s needs. 
  2. You can walk everywhere if you like! Celadon is an example of a traditional neighborhood development, which provides easy access to everything. From your daily stroll to the community market, your quick jog to the wellness center, or your evening stroll to the park, Celadon makes being outside fun and easy.  
  3. Convenience at the square. Celadon Square is a quaint commercial area that allows you to meet neighborhood friends at the market for coffee in the morning, catch up on the community happenings at the post office or work a few hours at your office in the Celadon Innovation Center.  The square at Celadon makes life’s necessities a breeze 
  4. You can play outside every day. Celadon has beautiful open spaces. Our thoughtfully planned parks, trails, and ponds make it fun to be outside year round.  
  5. Celadon is designed for all ages. The Celadon Club Wellness Center is the focal point of the community. With a diverse mix of programming, social events and planned activities there is something for everyone in the family.
  6. You’ll stay healthy. The Celadon community revolves around a culture of wellness, and at its heart is the Celadon Club with its multi-million dollar Wellness Center. Our staff of certified trainers and class leaders works together to design a program that is tailor made for you. After your workout, you can enjoy a dip in the center’s junior Olympic size swimming pool or enjoy a rejuvenating Jacuzzi.
  7. Enjoy your neighborhood spa. Luxurious spa treatments are just a stroll away from home. Enjoy a variety of therapeutic massages and custom facial services. Our staff also provides waxing, organic spray tanning, and other services.  
  8. Making friends is easy. You will get to know your neighbors at Celadon’s planned social community events. People walk more at Celadon, and with those inviting Lowcountry front porches everywhere, informal visits and friendly waves from passers by are the norm.
  9. You can go fishing. Three freshwater ponds provide a beautiful setting for fishing or even bird watching ventures, as they create a sanctuary for native wildlife. And for the more seasoned angler, the ocean, marsh, and miles of rivers are just minutes from your front door. 
  10. The best medical care is nearby. Beaufort Memorial Hospital is minutes away. It is the largest hospital between Charleston SC and Savannah GA and in addition to everyday care, it features the renowned Keyserling Cancer Center.
  11. The climate is perfect. On average there are 216 sunny days a year! And no snow!
  12. You will never be bored. In the Lowcountry, proximity to the water means endless opportunities for fishing, crabbing, shrimping, boating, kayaking, and paddle boarding. Great shopping, countless volunteer organizations, and continuing education opportunities at USC Beaufort fill the rest of your time. 
  13. The landscape is breathtaking. Sprawling live-oak trees festooned with fronds of Spanish moss line the streets. Indigenous Camellias, azaleas, gardenias, roses, and crepe myrtle grace many gardens and perfume the air with their sweet fragrance.  The sunsets and sunrises streaming through the Spanish moss and over the salt marshes, paint dramatic pictures that are unique and unforgettable.
  14. Shopping in downtown Beaufort is the best. Farmer’s markets, gift shops, bookstores, handmade chocolates, elegant fashions, and home décor boutiques are just some of the offerings in this extraordinary town. You will never get tired of shopping in Beaufort.
  15. Food. Beaufort is a food lover’s paradise.  From a fine dining date-night to a Lowcountry family BBQ, there is something for everyone. Beaufort’s talented chefs create local dishes fit to be served on white tablecloths or rustic picnic tables. No matter the venue, they choose the freshest ingredients.  South Carolina waters are teeming with snapper and other finned fish, oysters, shrimp, and blue crab. 

Chefs also frequent local farms to select the finest meats, cheeses, fresh vegetables, and fruit available. South Carolina is for food lovers.

If you would like to take a closer look at Celadon and Beaufort, we invite you to plan a Discovery Visit. 

It’s like a mini vacation!

For only $299 you can enjoy two nights and three days in Beaufort at one of three favorite spots: The Rhett House Inn, The Cuthbert House Inn B&B,  or the City Loft Boutique Hotel. Your stay includes a personal tour of Beaufort and Celadon.

Borrow bikes and cycle along the beach or enjoy Beaufort’s restaurants, shopping, galleries, and museums. We will even book a sunset wine cruise for you if you like.

Book your Discovery Visit now. Contact us at 843.379.9095 or use this link to our website

History and Nature Influence Lowcountry Décor

Prized for their architectural designs, fine craftsmanship and attention to detail in each lovely room these new Celadon Lowcountry homes in Beaufort, South Carolina are breathtaking. 

The Lowcountry design features a spacious porch, tall double-hung windows, high ceilings and large light-filled rooms.  

Choose the home design you love.

When you’ve made your choice from the many designs available, a fresh canvas awaits you. 

Already framed with historical influences your beautiful Lowcountry home now invites your personal touch.

How will you decorate? What furnishings and colors will capture the classic feel of yesterday while embracing the modern design elements of today?

Let's take a step back to the late 1800's for some inspiration!

Nature and climate influenced the structural elements of a Lowcountry home so its residents would stay cool and comfortable. Those large rooms and big shady porches were also perfect places for socializing with family, friends, and neighbors. 

One of the sweetest spots to spend an evening was on the porch, sitting in a swing suspended from the ceiling. Holding hands with your sweetheart, rocking a child to sleep, or just having a heart to heart with a friend, the ubiquitous porch swing was a must-have furnishing.

And on a drowsy summer afternoon, the porch swing was a lovely place to snooze.

Other porch furnishings invited relaxation and socializing. A small table and group of wicker chairs were perfect for enjoying a game of cards and a glass of iced tea with friends. Rocking chairs offer a comfortable place to read a book, pass the time or wave to your neighbors as they pass by.

Homeowners painted their porch ceilings Haint Blue - a soft blue-green shade reminiscent of the evening sky to both extend the feeling of daylight and, as the story goes, ward off evil spirits or “haints.”

Inside the home, nature's colors prevailed – sandy browns, sky blues, watery grays, the soft sage greens of live-oak leaves, and the ever changing hues of the nearby ocean all had a cooling and soothing effect.

Natural sisal or woven cotton rugs on hardwood floors in the living room, dining area, and bedrooms continued the feel of natural elements. Sheer cotton or muslin floor to ceiling curtains gave an airy feel to rooms allowing breezes to circulate and light to enter. 

Chairs and couches had slipcovers of white duck or canvas cloth that would be washed and stored at the end of summer. 

In some homes plantation shutters covered the windows, keeping out the sun while allowing air to circulate. Wide palmetto fans hanging from high ceilings, stirred the air. 

Lowcountry homeowners furnished their rooms with robust, large-scale wooden tables, sideboards, armoires, bureaus and four-poster beds. Inviting living rooms held large comfortable armchairs and settees or couches.

How you can create a Lowcountry home environment that echoes the past.

Today, Lowcountry style continues to draw inspiration from its coastal location where nature's palette provides beautiful colors for indoor and outdoor decorating. Soft whites and yellows, watery blues and grays, soft greens, delicate florals, and touches of coral are excellent choices for walls and upholstery.

Natural textures in cotton, silk, canvas, duck, and wool provide comfort and coziness. Wicker, rattan, palmetto, and sisal bring nature indoors and balance beautifully with hardwood floors and solid wooden furniture. 

For a modern, yet classic look, furniture can be a mix of antiques and new pieces. Furniture with a distressed finish looks lovely in Lowcountry décor, lending just the right touch of interest and history.

Beautiful works of art, always a personal choice, can bring your room to life. Accessories like colorful throw pillows, a unique wrought iron chandelier, a basket of seashells, driftwood sculptures, and some pots of dark green frothy ferns will give your rooms those homey touches that you love.

Eclectic, formal or shabby-chic - whatever your decorating preference, your Lowcountry home will be filled with light and the serene beauty of nature. With a nod to the past and your personal touch, you have created the home of your dreams.

Relax now, on that porch swing, with a glass of cold lemonade and a good book.

Welcome home.

Celadon Selected as the 2017 Best Of The Best by Ideal-Living

Ideal-LIVING magazine once again selected Celadon as one of the "Best Neotraditional Communities" to be showcased in their Summer 2017 Best of the Best special issue.

Hundreds of nominations were submitted to ideal-LIVING again this year. A special editorial committee reviewed the qualifications of each nominee and selected winners in more than 40 categories.

“Our goal in creating this ‘Best of the Best‘ feature is to honor those communities which deserve special recognition for their outstanding qualities, facilities, and programs,” said ideal-LIVING’s Editor and Associate Publisher Kelly Godbey. “We hope that this special feature in our Summer 2016 edition will serve our readers by focusing on the places which offer the lifestyle enhancements that are most important to them.” 

According to ideal-LIVING: "The best neo-traditional developments combine 21st-century convenience with small-town ambiance. In addition to tree-lined neighborhoods with wide sidewalks and pet-friendly parks, all of them feature town centers where residents can enjoy shopping, dining, plus a variety of professional services, without ever having to leave the community." 

Celadon is delighted to be once again recognized for our efforts in bringing this vision to life.

We continue to work hard to ensure Celadon residents have access to the best of the Lowcountry lifestyle, so it’s especially rewarding to hear that, once again, our work has paid off through the compliments of our homeowners and accolades such as this. We thank you all.

A Brief History of Beaufort’s Lowcountry Architecture

A Lowcountry style home is simple and practical while maintaining an air of elegance, grace, and history.

Along the coast of South Carolina lies the geographic and cultural region known as the "Lowcountry." The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area is Lowcountry and known for its historic cities and communities, natural environment, cultural heritage, and tourism industry.

Developed in the late 1700s, Lowcountry style architecture is one of the most distinctive elements of the region. Originally designed to accommodate residents of the subtropical climate of South Carolina, the historical features and designs of these stately homes are still loved by southerners and admired by visitors today.

The spacious rooms and porches of these elegant homes also facilitate that famous Southern hospitality - the heartbeat of the Lowcountry. 

What is “Lowcountry style” exactly?

A beautifully designed Lowcountry home is breathtaking with its air of elegance, grace, and history. 

Wide shady verandas that wrap around the house, large double-hung windows with wooden shutters, screened-in porches, and tall front doors with transoms above, are features visible from the outside. 

Porch ceilings and even shutters are often painted with "haint blue", a soft blue-green shade that South Carolina's Gullah people, who are descendants of African slaves, believed would keep away evil spirits. 

Some folks thought that the color repelled insects and others enjoyed the soothing brightness that seemed to extend the light of evenings. Whatever the reason, spirits, bugs, or twilight, the ubiquitous haint blue is everywhere in the south.

Inside the Lowcountry homes, are found spacious rooms with high ceilings, fans, and open-concept layouts to further encourage air circulation.

When it was first designed, the primary function of Lowcountry architecture was to keep the house and its inhabitants cool. 

With the knowledge that hot air rises and cooler air stays close to the floor, homes were built with airflow and ventilation features. 

Let's take a look at how the various features worked: 

  • Transom: This is a transverse horizontal structural beam or bar, or a crosspiece separating a door from a window above it. The window above the transom in a Lowcountry home could be opened to allow ventilation. It would also let in more light.
  • Screened porches: Wide furnished rooms on the outside of the house enclosed with screens instead of glass. Used for sitting during the day or sleeping on warm nights.
  • Verandas: These were often spacious additions to the exterior of a house, giving residents a shady place to relax and socialize while still allowing light into the interior. 
  • Double-hung windows: Tall windows with an opening at the top to allow hot air to escape, and an opening at the bottom to draw the cooler evening air in.
  • Shutters: Historically, shutters were used to keep out inclement weather and protect against gusting coastal winds. 
  • High ceilings: These were 10 - 14 feet high in older homes and had electric or rope-powered (by hand) fans. High ceilings gave warm air a place to go before being ventilated through the upper part of double hung windows.
  • Open concept room design: Large spacious rooms with doors and windows at each end allowed air to flow freely through the house. In addition, the space was perfect for large social gatherings of friends and family.
  • Reflective metal roofing: Many older homes had light-colored or silver-metal roofs made of lead, tin or copper - long lasting and ideal for keeping out tropical rains and reflecting the sun's rays. 
  • Landscaping features: Massive live-oak trees festooned with hanging moss grow throughout the south and provide natural shade to Lowcountry homes.

While all of these features were critical historically, the convenience of air conditioning today, renders the need for natural ventilation obsolete.

But the classic Lowcountry home is beloved, and deeply rooted in tradition. Southerners and visitors continue to love the grace and ambiance of Lowcountry architecture, and, of course, the beautiful live-old oak trees that still grow everywhere.

Lowcountry architecture is featured in Celadon's traditional neighborhood development constructed by preferred builders Henry Vala and TD Commercial. Their commitment to detail and quality craftsmanship assures customer satisfaction with every home sold.

Located on Lady’s Island—one of the picturesque Sea Islands of historic Beaufort—Celadon is a dynamic, wellness-based community on the South Carolina coast.

We invite you to take a look at some of the Lowcountry style homes available for purchase now, as well as the variety of designs we can build for you.

Beaufort South Carolina for Food Lover

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Beaufort South Carolina is warm in every way. The climate is perfect, and our people are welcoming. And we sure know how to cook! Visitors look forward to tasting our popular seafood offerings, real southern barbecue, and divine desserts.

If this is your first trip to Beaufort, let us tempt you with some regional dishes made with local home grown ingredients. You can’t go wrong with any of these delights, but you’re sure to find your favorites in no time.

We’ve even thrown in a recipe so you can cook up a feast at home. It won’t be quite the same unless you live here and can get yourself some fresh caught fish, crab, or shrimp, but hey, you can try.

Beaufort and the surrounding area are dedicated to sustainable locally caught seafood. The Atlantic east coast waters are rich with a variety of shrimp, crawfish, crab, oysters and finned fish of every kind and folks down here have been finding delightful ways of preparing nature’s gifts for over a century.

And the simpler the dish, the more delicious:

No culinary tour would be complete without an introduction to Beaufort Stew. Also called Lowcountry Boil or Frogmore Stew, this meal is a winner and best served piled onto a wad of newspaper - and outside on a picnic table. It’s messy!

As with most traditional recipes, there are variations - gourmet style, country style, mom’s home-cooking style - but any way you make it this stew has some essential, must-have ingredients. Here is the simplest version.

Beaufort Stew

For each person, you'll need:

  • A big pot of water or beer and water, boiling.
  • 1 teaspoon of Old Bay Seasoning. It is a vital ingredient here. There are recipes for making your own, but if you want easy peasy and guaranteed good, grab a can of this. A big can if you’re feeding a crowd.
  • 2-5 oz. of sausage - spicy (more or less) and smoked - kielbasa or Andouille works well. Cut your sausage into chunks about half a thumb-length thick. 
  • 1 and ½ ears of freshly shucked corn. Cut or break the ears into three pieces.
  • 2 whole, unpeeled, small red potatoes. Or more if you love potatoes. Cut up white or yellow skinned potatoes are fine too, but the little red ones boil up quickly, taste great, keep their shape, and look really pretty in the dish. 
  • 12 oz. of shrimp, big ones, freshly caught and raw with the shell on.

How to prepare the stew:

  • Put on a big pot half full of water to boil. You can mix half beer and half water or any combination of beer and water or even just water is fine. 
  • Toss in the Old Bay Seasoning and the sausage. Boil that for about ten minutes and
  • Add the corn and potatoes. Cook another ten minutes.
  • Add the shrimp and let it boil until the shrimp shells turn red. This won’t take long, just a few minutes. Don’t overcook the shrimp.

Strain the liquid off the stew right away, discard it and dump the whole mess of corn, shrimp, potatoes and sausage onto the newspapers in the middle of the table. If you're all formal-like, you can ladle the stew into big bowls, but it's more fun the other way.

Put out lots of condiments: shrimp cocktail sauce, mustard, pickles, heck, even ketchup, and make sure there is a big pan of fresh hot cornbread on the side.

You’ll need bowls for the cobs and shrimp shells and LOTS of napkins.

Cold beer, sweet (iced) tea or cold lemonade goes with this feast. 

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Dessert. There has to be dessert.

We love peaches - and there is nothing quite like a big juicy peach that comes right from the tree.

Contrary to what most people believe, South Carolina produces more peaches than any other Southern state.

If it’s summer peach season in Beaufort, serve up a bowl of fresh picked juicy sweet peaches just as they are.

Or you could make peach cobbler. Your guests will love peach cobbler, so it’s worth the effort. Little ice cream on the side? Whipped cream?

Or pecan pie? Or chocolate silk pie? Or apple pie? We love pie!

More about seafood:

If you’re down this way in April, don’t miss the soft shell crabs. These delicacies are available for a short period when the famous blue-shell crabs are molting. A soft shell crab is all of the crabmeat tastiness, with none of the shell. Fried or steamed, serve soft-shelled crabs on a bun with a side of coleslaw and fries. This is a real local specialty, and not to be missed.

Once the blue crab grows its shell, it is still a tasty crustacean and delicious in a crab boil.

Oysters!

From September through April, Beaufort has oysters! Roasted until they open then shucked and served with lemon, these succulent treats are harvested fresh off the shore. Fall through early spring is also the best time to enjoy clams and other local shellfish.

Finned fish.

There are many varieties of finned fish in the Beaufort area; the local salt waterways are teeming with bass, sea trout, redfish, and snapper. Deep-fried, grilled, baked, breaded, stuffed, or poached in a tasty sauce, freshly caught fish is another Beaufort treat.

Barbecue, barbecue, barbecue!

Barbecue is a swoon-worthy way to cook up a side of pork or some ribs. Long, slow cooking for up to 18 hours over a wood fire gives a smoky, spicy, sweet and salty flavor with fall-apart succulent meat.

If you are a true barbecue aficionado, then you are in the right place! South Carolina invented the art of barbecue, and we practice it in Beaufort in its purest tradition and most diverse styles.

Hard not to feel hungry when you walk the neighborhoods and the aroma of barbecue is in the air.

And by the way, there’s a bunch of different barbecue sauce recipes - everyone has their favorite, and they are all a little different. Mentioning one or two is not going to work here because we are bound to offend someone by leaving out their special sauce.  We can tell you though, that there are four main sauce types: light tomato, heavy tomato, vinegar and pepper, and mustard-based sauce. And that South Carolina is the only state to have all four!

You will have to try them all and find your own barbecue love.

A few other well-loved potables:

Milk

Yes, indeed, milk. Did you know that one of the favorite beverages in the Lowcountry is milk? You’ll see diners ordering up a glass of milk with breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. We love our milk.

Grits

We also love grits. Grits is corn meal cooked soft, and served as-is or fried. A staple of the south, it’s versatile, tasty, cheap and filling! Serve it with eggs and fried pork-back for breakfast and with shrimp or barbecue for lunch or dinner. 

Tomatoes 

Southerners love fresh tomatoes. Tomatoes in a sandwich, in a salad, sliced and fried (green or red), or eaten out of hand - we enjoy those beauties with everything. And we grow our own.

And More:

The south has the best okra, collards, pimento cheese, buttermilk biscuits, fried chicken and the list goes on!  

If your mouth is watering, we’ve got you. And we will set a place for you at the table!

Southern hospitality - we’re like that.

Take a tour:

During your visit to Beaufort, make the rounds of local eateries to experience all the traditional foods of the region. There are many good ones, but we aren’t playing favorites. 

Food Festivals:

Beaufort has food festivals all year long. Visitors can try a little of everything at events like these:

We are looking forward to your visit, and to sharing our beautiful town and delicious cuisine. See you soon!

More recipes!

The Celadon Guide to Retirement Living

Celadon is an award winning retirement community with planning patterns that are based on traditional, pedestrian-oriented 18th and 19th century European and American towns. The community includes homes, parks, educational and civic buildings as well as shopping, parks, a wellness centers, and plazas.

An active-lifestyle community, Celadon is focused on encouraging all aspects of its residents’ health, wellness, and social engagement. 

Located in beautiful South Carolina, Celadon enjoys a temperate year-round climate.

Retire where it’s warm!

You won’t have to shovel snow in Celadon. On average, there are 216 sunny days per year in South Carolina. The July high is around 91 degrees. The January low is 39. There will be about 43 inches of rain a year but no snow.

The fine weather invites outdoor activities. Fishing, swimming, boating, walking, cycling – whatever your pleasure, Celadon has the weather for it.

Enjoy health and wellness and fun!

A beautiful clubhouse, spa, and outdoor swimming pool, and a rich variety of services and interesting classes invite participation in physical activities that include yoga, aqua fit, and other gym-based workouts.

The Celadon Club social events are your chance to hang out and get to know the neighbors over barbecues, bocce tournaments, tennis matches, trivia night or holiday parties. Work in the Internet Café, have coffee by the fireplace in the lounge, or soak in the hot tub by the pool.

Well-groomed trails, beautiful parks, and walkable pathways allow easy access to nature, friends, and neighbors. Residents can drive, cycle, or walk throughout the community.

And we are part of the best small town in the USA!

Celadon is located just minutes from beautiful downtown Beaufort, South Carolina, chosen by Southern Living Magazine as the Best Small Town in the USA for 2017. 

Also known as America’s happiest seaside town, Beaufort offers rich history, fine museums, galleries, upscale restaurants, boutique shopping, and lush, green, waterside parks. Beaufort has churches, playgrounds, state of the art medical facilities and excellent schools.  It is home to the University of South Carolina Beaufort campus which offers lifelong learning opportunities for adults over fifty.

Enjoy a retirement lifestyle of your choosing on your terms.

Retiring to a life in the Celadon community can be as active or as quiet as you want it to be. Neighbors are close by, festivals and events are planned and always available, but opportunities for solitude and quiet contemplation are yours too. Read a book on your wide shady porch, walk your dog, tote your easel and paints to the water’s edge to capture the sunrise, or take a kayak out on one of Beaufort’s many waterways and watch the birds.

Celadon homes are filled with light and space.

Designed for comfort, beauty and ease of use, our elegant Celadon homes are inspired by the gracious Lowcountry architecture.

Prospective residents can choose from one of Celadon’s available homes or plans, or submit a plan of their choosing.

However you make your decision to live in this beautiful Celadon community, we hope this guide has been helpful.

Get started on your retirement dream now by planning a Discovery Visit.

We look forward to welcoming you to Celadon soon!

5 Reasons Why This Award-Winning Community is Perfect for Retirement

Your life is your adventure. Where will it take you next? 

Retirement affords you more time to enjoy every moment, so why not immerse yourself in a place of natural beauty, hospitable culture, good health, and unlimited fun!

Come to Celadon; it’s brimming with the promise of a perfect retirement, and many of our residents can attest!

Celadon is an award-winning community nestled on Lady’s Island in one of the Southeast's most desirable cities, Beaufort, South Carolina. Coastal Living called Beaufort, "America's Happiest Seaside Town”.

Here are 5 reasons Celadon is perfect for your next life adventure:

  1. You will live in gracious comfort and style with a choice of stunning light-filled homes in the traditional southern mode, with wide shady front porches and a “summer cottage” feel that’s like being on vacation all year ‘round.
  2. You’ll want to get outside! There’s easy access to fascinating and educational activities such as exploring walking trails, bird and nature watching in our pocket parks and larger greenspaces, and fishing in the surrounding lush natural sanctuary of ponds and inlets of the area. Celadon has a dedicated dog park where you can hang out with your fur babies, designated boat parking for your vessel (Beaufort is all about life on the water), and a community garden too! Check out our master plan.
  3. You can achieve the optimal health you’ve always dreamed of – the vibrancy and energy to stay flexible and vigorous. Our community revolves around a culture of wellness, and its heart is the Celadon Club and its state-of-the-art Wellness Center. Splash or swim in the Jr. Olympic size pool, and take advantage of professional health and fitness plans, yoga, Pilates, and individualized nutritional coaching. Our amazing Celadon Spa therapists offer to-die-for massage therapy for your post workout aches, in a venue of complete relaxation and pampering. 
  4. You’ll have lots of social time to hang with friends. Not from here? No problem. Celadon offers lots of opportunities to make new pals. Celadon Club buzzes with special events your family and friends can enjoy with you. Celebrate holidays like Christmas and Halloween, enjoy oyster roasts, wine tastings, barbecues, and spring garden parties. And more! There’s always something new happening at the Celadon Club that brings everyone together for fun and friendship.
  5. You’ll be less than three miles from downtown Beaufort, SC a small coastal town loved and lauded by many. Southern Living and Coastal Living frequently mention Beaufort as the standard to which all Southern cities aspire. National Geographic considers Beaufort one of “America’s Top 50 Adventure Towns” and Garden and Gun became so enamored with the small town charm that Beaufort is featured first on their list of “Southern Dream Towns.”

Your future awaits at Celadon

 

At Celadon, you will love waking up refreshed, rejuvenated, and living the life of your dreams. Embrace a community where you can enjoy your children, your grandchildren, your health, and your future all without leaving the neighborhood!

Come for a visit to find out first-hand how perfect your retirement adventure can be. 

Schedule your Discovery Visit now, right here.

Celadon announces the new Celadon Innovation Center

The Celadon community on Lady’s Island is excited to introduce the Celadon Innovation Center – featuring 6 office suites for lease.  Keeping in stride with their low impact development plan, the developers wanted to offer an office for lease option that is more in line with the market trends of today.  “A significant portion of the workforce is now comprised of freelancers, independent contractors and employees who just need a place to open their laptop,” stated JC Taylor, Managing Director of Celadon.  “The growth of independent workers is also outpacing hiring within the overall U.S. labor force and most of these folks don’t require the office buildings with traditional lease rates that are cost prohibitive to their everyday work model,” Taylor continued.

 

The Celadon Innovation center is the perfect location for the small business, start up, retired executive who is still consulting, or the territory sales executive – all who just need a small office and a nice, quiet place to occasionally meet a client.  Today, this segment of the workforce is highly mobile and often times, are working from home where they are forever dodging the comings and goings of their spouses and children.  When they need to meet clients they usually have to meet them in a coffee shop or restaurant that offers WIFI.  

 

Tenants of the Celadon Innovation Center will be provided high-speed WIFI, have access to a conference room for private meetings, and will also enjoy a membership to the outstanding Celadon Club Wellness Center.  The trend of wellness in the workplace has taken off in recent years and Celadon offers the ideal environment for those who wish to work and then work-out just a few steps away from the office.

Call us at 843.379.9095 or email at contact@celadonliving.com to learn more.

Veridian Park Ribbon Cutting a Success!

Local dignitaries, residents and the Celadon team gathered under moss-draped oaks to officially announce that the centerpiece of Celadon's commitment to preserving the natural beauty of our community is now ready to welcome residents. J.C. Taylor, Managing Director, Celadon said during his welcoming remarks "I think public spaces are important. If you look at big cities, like downtown Charleston or downtown Savannah, the great land planners created great outdoor spaces. We find a lot of our customers, it's not about how big their home is. In fact, a lot of people don't want the upkeep, but they want those public spaces where they can still go outside and enjoy nature." Veridian Park offers just that. The picturesque haven is filled with live oaks and a lush, manicured lawn perfect for picnics, nature watching and sky gazing. Celadon's thoughtfully planned park will surely serve as the perfect backdrop for many memorable moments.

Phase 1 is Now 2/3 SOLD OUT!

It’s been a terrific year so far at Celadon where we are now two-thirds sold out of our Phase 1 inventory!  

Our vision for a charming and quiet neighborhood, filled with lovely homes of classic Lowcountry architecture, nestled among parks and gardens, and offering incredible wellness amenities (like Celadon Club) is resonating with people like you who are seeking the perfect home in Beaufort, South Carolina.

In many cases, we’ve sold to people on their very first visit to tour our community! They’ve toured up and down the Southeast coast and found exactly what they wanted here at Celadon.

As a result, gorgeous new homes are going up every day. Although there is no rush or time limit to begin construction, most buyers are choosing to build immediately and moving in as soon as their custom-built home is ready. They can’t wait to start living here. 

With so many new homes being built this summer, we’ve partnered with award-winning architects to add several new designs to our pre-approved collection.  This ensures that a wide selection of exclusive plans continues to be available on demand for new each Celadon owner. Celadon owners always have the choice between selecting from our pre-approved designs or submitting their own unique plan to the Celadon Design Review Board. 

There’s still a great selection of homesites and custom homes --- and even one large condominium left --- in Phase 1, so now is the time to picture yourself in the laid-back Southern lifestyle found at Celadon.  

For more information about our available properties and newly introduced floor plans, or to book a $299 Discovery Visit for 3 days in Beaufort, please email us at Contact@CeladonLiving.com or give us a call at 843.379.9095.

Additional Allison Ramsey Plans Added

Earlier this summer, we announced the addition of ten new home plans to our pre-approved selection, each custom-created by the award-winning Beaufort architects at Allison Ramsey.  With new homes going up every day at Celadon, the demand for more designs has continued to increase steadily. In particular, we have received requests for more options around the 2,000-square-foot size.

We are pleased to be able to meet this demand and ensure that each new resident will continue to have a plethora of pre-approved design options from which to choose.  Once again, we have partnered with Allison Ramsey architects, and now feature five more custom home plans in our collection.  As always, owners are welcome to either choose from one of our pre-approved designs or submit their own unique plan to the Celadon Design Review Board.  Since we retire each plan after it has been chosen, be sure to act quickly if one of these is your ideal home! For more information on these new designs, please check out our full set of home designs, call, email, or drop by our real estate sales office in Celadon Square.

Book Your Discovery Visit Today!

A Celadon Discovery Visit is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the daily life of the Lowcountry, and get to know Beaufort and Celadon as your potential new home. 

 

Where You'll Stay:

For the three days and two nights of your trip, you’ll stay at your choice of three of our favorite spots in town: The Rhett House Inn, The Cuthbert House Inn or City Loft Hotel, your choice for $299. 

 

What You'll Do:

All three of these renowned lodgings are just steps away from everything downtown (or a quick spin, if you choose to borrow one of the beach cruiser bicycles available to you from the Rhett House or the Cuthbert House).  You can stroll to restaurants, boutique shops, and local art galleries, or enjoy a guided tour of the South’s most impressive historic neighborhoods. 

Explore the pristine coastline found at Hunting Island State Park, one of the few maritime forest beaches in the America. Take in incredible sunrises and sunsets, meander walking trails, or check out the historic lighthouse open daily for tours. This beach is a mere 30-minute drive from Celadon, and was recently awarded second place in USA Today’s list of Top East Coast Beaches.

If you’d prefer to get on the water, we can help you book a sunset wine cruise, fishing expedition, or kayak rental for an outdoor adventure! 

 

Get To Know Celadon:

We’ll take you on a thorough and personalized tour of our Lowcountry neighborhood (where you can check out our available homes and homesites), lovely parks and trails, and more.

We’ll take you around our state-of-the-art Celadon Club, which isn’t just an amazing fitness facility, but also a social gathering place where events are regularly held both for and by our homeowners. You’ll meet residents spending time with their families at our junior-Olympic sized pool, tennis and bocce courts, and the Members Lounge.  

 

Make Your Plans Now!

Your Celadon Discovery Visit is just $299 for a three-day stay. Contact us for more information, and assistance planning all aspects of your trip. We can’t wait to show you how much you are going to love living here!

 

DISCOVER CELADON TODAY

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