Beaufort, South Carolina

Welcome to The Village of Distant Island


Welcome to the Village of Distant Island, the finest residential community in beautiful Beaufort, South Carolina, rated one the best places to live in the United States of America.

2014 – Smithsonian Magazine America’s 20 Best Small Towns
2014 Southern Living Small Towns We Love
2013 USA Today America’s Happiest Seaside Town
2013 USA Today The Best Small Towns for Retirement
2012 – American Style Top 25 Small Cities for Art
2010 Garden & Gun Southern Dream Towns
2009 Southern Living Best Small Town
2008 – Field & Stream The Best Fishing Towns in America
2008 – Life Most Romantic City on the East Coast
2008 – Money Top 6 Terrific Towns on the Water
2008 – National Geographic Adventure Top 50 Adventure Towns
2008 – Southern Living Best Southern Small Town
2008 – Travel 50 & Beyond Top 8 Alluring Lax-Tax Towns for Retirement
2007 – National Geographic Adventure Best Places to Live and Play
2007 – New York Times Beaufort is a tough spot to beat
2004 – Fortune Top 5 Dream Retirement Towns
2004 – Soundings Distant Island is an Island Paradise which offers quick access to ICW
2003 – Southern Living Beaufort by the Water
2002 – Sail Distant Island is one of the 12 Great East Coast Gunkholes