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About Hilton Head Plantation

Hilton Head Plantation History

The Hilton Head Plantation Property Owners' Association (HHPPOA) is a private property owners' association, and planned gated community, located on the north end of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, in the Town of Hilton Head Island. The Association has been in existence since 1973 as a mutual-benefit, corporation. The master-planned community was developed by The Melrose Company but is a separate entity and not connected with the developer.

Our main revenue source is derived from membership dues, which are mandatory upon ownership of property within the community. Other significant revenue sources include: commercial gate fees, user fees from recreational programs, and advertising income from Plantation Living, the community's newsletter.

Where Hilton Head Plantation Dues Go

The Association encompasses almost 4,000 acres and features parks, pools, lagoons, lakes, marshes, two conservancies, a beach, 12 Har Tru tennis courts, acres of unspoiled open space, plus many other recreational amenities for use by the residents. A "Repair and Replacement Fund" is maintained for long-term replacement of the Association's assets.

In addition to Administration, Community Relations, Maintenance, and Security, an experienced Recreational staff offers a multitude of year-round activities, programs, and special events. Being a recreation-oriented community, the Association operates five days a week, including many holidays. Four privately-owned and operated golf courses are located within the community.

What Hilton Head Plantation POA Does

The HHPPOA is governed by a Board of Directors who are property owners elected by the membership. The staff are paid employees who work "on-site" at the Association Office within various departments which include: Administration, Community Relations, Architectural Review, Communications, Maintenance, Security, and Recreation. The top level employee is the General Manager, followed by the six department managers who have appropriate support staff.

The Association's operation is similar to that of a property management company. While we do not maintain any of the individual homes, we do maintain all of the recreational facilities and commonly-owned landscaped areas. We also enforce the rules and regulations of the community, publish a monthly newsletter called Plantation Living and provide various member services. There are approximately 4,200 homes within the community for an overall population of about 10,000. There are approximately 200 undeveloped home sites.

The Association's services and structure are similar to a small city within a city, thus making Hilton Head Plantation a unique and exciting experience and a great place to live!

Location! Location! Location!

Hilton Head Plantation is located on the northern end of Hilton Head Island in South Carolina and is conveniently located just 30 minutes from I-95. Hilton Head is serviced by Savannah International Airport and Hilton Head Airport.

Hilton Head Island offers all manner of activities including world class golf, tennis, and a full menu of family-oriented recreation. Our beaches are pristine and our sunsets unforgettable!

Wildlife Safety

Please be mindful of our alligator and wildlife population on Hilton Head Plantation. HHP is home to alligators, six venomous snakes, coyotes, spiders, etc. Most alligators have a healthy fear of humans. If you suspect and can identify an alligator demonstrating aggression towards humans, please report it to Security so they can investigate and determine if the alligator is indeed aggressive. 

If it is found to be aggressive, the alligator will be removed and euthanized. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) does not permit aggressive alligators to be relocated. 

Parents, please do not allow your children to fish or venture near a lagoon without proper adult supervision. We have hundreds of alligators within HHP, and they were here long before humans. Please exercise caution and common sense. 


If you feed an alligator, you are sentencing that alligator to death. We do not want alligators to associate humans with a food supply. Please pass this information on to your visitors and guests.


2023 Alligator Brochure

2023 Alligator Size Guide

2023 Alligator Species Information

Do's and Don'ts of Living with Alligators

Alligator Prevention Tips

If you have an alligator or wildlife situation, for example you find one in your open garage, your pool taking a dip, at your front door soliciting your attention, or basking in the sun on your driveway or front law, DON'T PANIC. Call HHP Security at 843-681-2459.

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How to contact HHPPOA

You can contact the Association by mail, telephone, fax or email.

4,000 acres of breathtaking natural beauty.

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