Residential Fabric

Respondents were asked to respond to a question about Hilton Head Island’s residential fabric. The question was: Hilton Head Island is regarded as an ‘exclusive’ and prestigious residential location, with a high percentage of the population living within gated communities. How would you like Hilton Head Island to be in 2040?

Scale: 1= Strongly retain the exclusive and select residential focus; 10= More diverse residential and neighborhood options.

Key things to note:

  • In aggregate, respondents had a spread of views on the issue of residential fabric.
  • The cross section and diversity around age, location and ethnic groups represented in the engagement sessions could explain how some participants wanted to ‘strongly retain the exclusive and select residential focus’ and other participants wanted ‘more diverse residential and neighborhood options’.
  • Selecting filters for those who live in gated communities, and those who live outside gates communities, shows a polarized view on this topic. Those outside the gated communities have a strong preference for ‘More diverse residential and neighborhood options’ with over 70% leaning to this option. The reverse is true for those living within gated communities.

More Information

For more information, and to engage in further discussion regarding the Hilton Head Island – Our Future project, please contact:

Emily Sparks, Project Lead
Town of Hilton Head Island
Phone: 843.341.4683