Charming homes in the best small towns

Beaufort, South Carolina

Population: 12,361
Address: 1807 Palmetto Drive
Price: $191,900
What you get: Two bedrooms, two baths, 1,919 square feet
Cost per square foot: $100

This home in the Low Country of South Carolina offers plenty of Southern appeal. It's a brick, ranch-style house that sits high on a wooded corner lot. The west-facing home overlooks a marsh and creek — sure to provide dazzling sunset views. Built in 1957, the home still includes its original oak plank floors in much of the living area. The small kitchen isn't a huge selling point, but it does include some exposed brick instead of a standard backsplash. We think you'll enjoy the enclosed heated and cooled side porch. Other amenities include a detached two-car garage, front and back porches, and an outdoor grill area.

Less than an hour's drive from Savannah, Georgia, historic Beaufort is the second-oldest city in South Carolina. Surrounded by waterways that lead straight to the Atlantic Ocean, scenery and history are a big part of Beaufort, founded in 1711. Civil War-era homes are abundant throughout, while its entire downtown has been designated a historic district. Aside from its Smithsonian Magazine accolades, this town also was named the "Happiest Seaside Town in America" for 2013 by Coastal Living.

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Corinne Woodman: Ballenger Realty; 843-812-5424