Located in the heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry, Palmetto Bluff is situated on 20,000 pristine acres, including 32 miles of waterfront. The community’s commitment to conservation is evidenced by its operating practices, which aim to leave the natural environment as untouched as possible—in the neighborhoods as well as in the public spaces.

Palmetto Bluff’s deep reverence for the Lowcountry environment is a big part of why, for more than a decade, CS Thomas Construction has chosen to build almost exclusively in Palmetto Bluff. The Thomas brothers grew up hunting, fishing, and exploring the outdoors the way young boys often do, and in doing so developed a deep love for the great outdoors. 

As a result, it was love at first sight with Palmetto Bluff. Here are three things we believe make Palmetto Bluff a special place.

The Conservancy

Every homesite or home sale fundsThe Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, which is the keeper of the natural resources and historical record of Palmetto Bluff.  The work of the Conservancy includes biological and archaeological studies by PhD-level scientists as well “citizen science” initiatives like the bluebird survey.


It’s rare to find a place with a history as well-preserved as that of Palmetto Bluff. There are artifacts from the property that date as far back as 10,000 B.C. Historical records document the life of the property from pre-colonial times through the Civil War era and well past the Industrial Revolution into modern times. No matter how much you think you know about the place, there’s always something new to learn.

Something for Everyone


One of the things that make Palmetto Bluff so appealing is that its identity isn’t rooted in any single amenity. Sure, there’s excellent golf here, but it’s not a golf community per se. There’s a terrific sporting clays course, but it’s not a shooting community. There are pools and tennis courts and bike trails and restaurants and a whole lot more, so no matter what you like to do there’s something at Palmetto Bluff for you. And you don’t have to worry that you’ll feel like an outsider because your thing isn’t the community’s “main thing.”