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SC town is in the running for “happiest seaside town.” Here’s how you can help it win


A South Carolina town is in the running for an opportunity to be ... Bluffton also “maintains its Lowcountry charms in the midst of one of the country’s hottest real estate markets.” If you want Bluffton to take home first place, you have until ...


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File photoChalk artist Lauren Brooks, of Bluffton, puts the finishing touches on her piece, which she called "Mermaid of Bluffton" during the inaugural Chalk the Walk event on Calhoun Street in Bluffton Jay Karr jkarr@islandpacket.com File photoChalk artist Lauren Brooks, of Bluffton, puts the finishing touches on her piece, which she called "Mermaid of Bluffton" during the inaugural Chalk the Walk event on Calhoun Street in Bluffton Jay Karr jkarr@islandpacket.com jQuery(document).ready(function () { mi.leadAssets.init(); }); Entertainment SC town is in the running for “happiest seaside town.” Here’s how you can help it win By Cynthia Roldán croldan@thestate.com LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story $(document).ready(function () { mi.articleShareTools.init({ nextLinkedin: '8291', nextPinterest: '8290' }); mi.socialSharingScroll.init(); }); February 05, 2018 10:07 AM A South Carolina town is in the running for an opportunity to be recognized as “America’s Happiest Seaside Town,” but time is running out to ensure it takes home the title. Coastal Living included the Town of Bluffton as one of 10 finalists up for the moniker, because of its “picturesque little downtown at its heart, a gracious waterfront along the May River and easy access to the beaches...” Bluffton also “maintains its Lowcountry charms in the midst of one of the country’s hottest real estate markets.” If you want Bluffton to take home first place, you have until Tuesday at 5 p.m., to voteYou can vote once per minuteYou’ll have to wait a bit to see who won; the results are not announced until Jun12 No other South Carolina city or town made the listPrevious winners were also not eligibleIn 2017, Hilton Head was ranked 7th happiest seaside town, and Sullivan’s Island was ranked No6 in 2016. jQuery(document).ready(function () { mi.renderNewsletterIframe.init({ container: '#newsletter-signUpWidget', url: 'http://x.email.heraldonline.com/ats/url.aspx?cr=663&wu=195,http://x.email.heraldonline.com/ats/url.aspx?cr=663&wu=204,http://x.email.heraldonline.com/ats/url.aspx?cr=663&wu=212' }); }); Never miss a local story. 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