There is a reason while Beaufort gets this award on a yearly basis. We have lived in many areas both in and out of the U.S. Beaufort has been the most rewarding in so many ways. We made friends, lots of them, much faster here, than anywhere. There are many transplants. I find it interesting, that Military families, who have traveled the world, make Beaufort their home, when they can finally place roots. Yes, it gets hot, but that is what screened porches and ice tea are for, just relax. If you garden, you can start in March. You may have to open the doors to cook your turkey dinner to let the heat out. No family here? Your new friends will get together and everyone will pitch in for a special dinner. Don't cook? The downtown area offers a large selection of places to really enjoy a dining experience. Have something light on the water, at one of the outdoor patios or enjoy a complete dinner indoors. The bar food and small plate available around town are great. I need to address the F rating on crime. Our neighborhood of around 80 households, has had 0 major crime. A bike was taken years ago, and later found. None of our friends have had crime in their neighborhoods. Like everywhere, there are a few places where you don't go at night, but most places are very safe. I have never felt unsafe, nor do I know anyone personally that has. Come for a visit, you may want to stay!