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Seabrook Island New Homeowner’s Checklist

Posted 06/19/2020

We are thrilled to be welcoming new homeowners and their families to our Seabrook Island community. This helpful checklist for new homeowners on Seabrook consolidates all the information you’ll need to start making Seabrook home.

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Keep the SIPOA Welcome Packet Handy

The Seabrook Island Property Owners Association (SIPOA) Welcome Packet outlines everything you need to know about being a property owner on the island. The Handbook contains important information including the policies for Club dues, property maintenance, and island access. We’ve pulled some initial steps for you to check off below. Visit the Seabrook Island Property Owner’s Welcome Packet to start completing these steps!

 

To-Dos For Seabrook Island New Homeowners:

___ Create a Property Owner Access to the SIPOA site
___ Sign Up for the SIPOA Monthly Newsletter
___ Request Vehicle Bar Codes
___ Read through our Governing Documents
___ Read ARC Frequently Asked Questions
___ Apply for a Business License if your property will be used for short term rentals
___ Read the 2020 Garbage Collection Schedule for your neighborhood
___ Enroll in e-voting for the SIPOA annual meeting

 

Add These Emergency Contacts to Your Phone

In the event of an emergency or incident, you’ll need to know who to call. The SIPOA contact sheet outlines “Who Does What” to give you a quick rundown of who to call for any concerns you may have. Get the details and information for who to contact during a power or water outage (hint: you’ll want to call Berkeley Electric, or Seabrook Island Utility Commission, respectively). Need a building inspection or have a zoning question? Call Charleston County for inspections on Seabrook and the Town of Seabrook for zoning information. Keep this cheat sheet close by to reference when you’re not sure of who to call for help.

Riding Bicycles at Freshfields Village

Get to Know the Neighborhood on Seabrook Island, SC

Familiarize yourself with the streets and roads that lead to endless adventures on Seabrook Island. You may want to start by going for a stroll around your neighborhood. Once you’ve gone as far as your feet can carry you, grab a bike and cruise down the rest of Seabrook’s local roads, which eventually all lead to our scenic shoreline. Make your way to the Seabrook Island Clubhouse on Seabrook Island Road, where you’ll also find the Beach Club and other amenities.

Don’t forget to orient yourself off the island, too. Take a short, scenic drive from Seabrook Island to neighboring cities throughout the region. With Seabrook’s close proximity to some of the South’s favorite cities, you may find yourself visiting them often!

It’s a short, convenient trip to get to Charleston from Seabrook Island. The drive is anywhere from 35-45 minutes long and is rich with beautiful views of the South Carolina Lowcountry. You’ll drive over Bohicket Road on your way there, lined with historic Southern Oaks, before passing over two more islands to get to downtown Charleston. Savannah, GA is also a good day trip from Seabrook Island. The drive is a little longer, about two hours, but well worth the journey to see this Southern sister city to Charleston.

 

Get Connected to the Seabrook Community

Now that you know what to do before moving in, who to call, and which roads to go down, it’s time to get to know your neighbors! The Seabrook Island Club is a great place to start meeting other Islanders, getting involved in Island clubs and activities. Follow Seabrook Island on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to get to know your neighbors while getting the latest updates from the Island.

 

After you’re done unpacking, join us outside to enjoy your new island lifestyle. Please contact our office with any questions about finding a new property to call home. We’ll see you on the golf course, or at the beach, or both! Welcome to Seabrook Island!