Hilton Head Businesses
For a full guide to businesses located in and around Hilton Head, please see our South Carolina Business Directory.
Photographers in Hilton Head
If you are looking for a wedding, portrait, commercial, or nature photographer in Hilton Head, please use this guide:
Also, please visit our Hilton Head Island photography sponsor here:
Real Estate in Hilton Head
Hilton Head Island's beautiful beaches and many activities makes it an attractive location for year-round residents. The following guides will put you in touch with the resources you need to help you buy, sell, build, or move.
Vacation Rentals in Hilton Head
Hilton Head's world-famous when it comes to vacations. Our guide will help you find the perfect Hilton Head vacation rental whether you want to have a wedding, a reception, a party, a retreat, or just a place to gather with family and friends. We feature luxury villas plus waterfront and oceanfront homes located on one of Hilton Head's many beautiful beaches. Vacation homes are offered by first-rate local rental companies as well as individual Hilton Head families.
Learn about our Hilton Head Island vacation rental sponsor below:
Wedding Venues in Hilton Head
Hilton Head is one of America's most sought-after wedding destinations. Learn about where you can tie the knot on Hilton Head here:
Also, be sure to check out our Hilton Head Island weddings sponsor:
Other Hilton Head Businesses
Hilton Head's economy is overwhelmingly tourism-driven, and its main economic development organization is its joint chamber and visitors bureau.
Hilton Head has one daily paper, the Island Packet. Other Hilton Head newspapers and magazines can be found here:
Hilton Head lies within the Savannah, Georgia service area, and most of its television and radio stations are located there:
Hilton Head is located in Beaufort County. Although Beaufort is the county seat, Hilton Head has a larger population – the ninth largest in South Carolina, with just under 40,000 residents according to the 2010 census.
The Town of Hilton Head covers most of the island, but not quite all of it. A small portion of Hilton Head Island is still unincorporated.
Hilton Head is located within Beaufort County, one of the fastest growing places in the South. As of the 2010 census, its population was 162,233.
Hilton Head Area Towns, Communities
Other towns and cities near Hilton Head Island, SC include:
Other communities near Hilton Head are Bull Island, Callawassie Island, Daws Island, and Pritchardville.
Hilton Head is served by the Beaufort County School District. The Hilton Head area also offers several private schools.
There are no colleges in Hilton Head itself, but there are three colleges located in Beaufort, which is near Hilton Head.
Hilton Head has a wonderful privately-funded library, the Heritage Library, which focuses on the history of the Hilton Head area. It is joined by several libraries and archives in nearby Beaufort. Find them all here:
There is only one hospital on Hilton Head Island:
If you are looking for a place to worship on Hilton Head Island, this guide will help you:
Hilton Head provides a host of charities and community service organizations for its residents.
This guide will help you locate helpful senior citizen resources in the Town of Hilton Head and all of Beaufort County.
Hilton Head has a surprisingly rich history, ranging from an abundance of antebellum plantations to the remains of a post-war African-American community called Mitchelville. As noted above, Hilton Head was once a flourishing Gullah community. Gullah is a unique culture present only in the sea islands of South Carolina. This community was largely destroyed beginning in 1956 when the James F. Byrnes Bridge opened, connecting then-rural Hilton Head to the mainland and an onslaught of tourists, hotels, and housing developments. (This two-lane swing bridge was replaced by a four-lane bridge in 1892.) Hilton Head is named for Captain William Hilton, who discovered the island in 1663.
Has your genealogical research lead you to Hilton Head? If so, here you will find information on family history, cemeteries, vital records and more.