Charleston Area and Beaches

Charleston Area and Beaches

Downtown Charleston

The Charleston Peninsula also referred to as downtown Charleston is home to beautiful and unique architecture, centuries old homes, hundreds of years of history. The Holy City as its also known offers much to be desired restaurants, museums, music, theater, venues and historical sites. Charleston is the oldest city in South Carolina where its steeples defines its skyline. Natural scenic beauty and antebellum homes. With over 300 years of history buyers are not just buying a home, they are buying a piece of history!

West Ashley

Home to Charleston’s most popular plantations including Middleton Place, you’ll find plenty of shopping, restaurants, indoor mall, hospital, many amenities and recreational opportunities. West Ashley offers buyers a variety of neighborhoods all within 5 to 15 minutes to downtown Charleston and 15 to 30 minutes to area beaches. West Ashley has great schools, close to 526 and I-26 and airport. West Ashley is in the middle of everything you want! West Ashley has both established neighborhoods and new construction with a varied price range for everyone.

James Island

James Island is just across the river from downtown Charleston. Close to both downtown and Folly Beach. A predominately well established and charming island. Many restaurants, shops, bars, theater, music venues and recreational activities are available. James Island houses are a mix of older homes and new construction. Well suited for young professionals, retirees and growing families. Close to great schools.

Folly Beach or best known as ‘The Edge of America’ is located just 10 minutes South of downtown Charleston and front door to James Island. Folly Beach is funky and fun with lots of local culture. With a laid back style and surfers delight, this beach still has its charm and is a favorite to locals and vacationers alike. With one of the longest piers on the East Coast, you’ll find a great opportunity to fish or take a long stroll and take in the sea air with breathtaking sunsets. Folly offers a variety of restaurants, bars, live music, yearly festivals and some of the best surfing on the East Coast. Homes on Folly vary from old style beach cottage with lots of charm to modern and new construction.

Folly Beach

Mount Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant offers some of the best schools in the area which makes it very popular for families with school age children. Mt. Pleasant is a mix of older homes including The Olde Village area, luxury condos and new developments making the home buyers selection very diverse. Many shops, restaurants, hospitals, venues with everything to offer.

Isle of Palms

Located just outside on the Atlantic from Mt. Pleasant and 20 – 30 minutes from downtown Charleston. A very large stretch of beach graced with gorgeous beach houses. Houses here range from established ranch style neighborhoods, older style beach cottages to luxury beach front properties. Isle of Palms is a fun beach for both locals and vacationers. Restaurants, bars, shopping and many beach activities yearly.

Sullivans Island

Very relaxed beach with a nostalgic feel. Sullivan’s Island has a rich history, great restaurants, bars, festivals and yearly events. Homes here range from historic beach homes to bungalows to luxury beach front properties. The setting in Sullivans is classic draped with oak trees, palm trees, a light house and a personality all of its own.

Kiawah is well known for its amenities including its 7 premier golf couses including the Ocean Course hosting PGA Championships. Recently ranked #1 for Greatest US Tennis Resorts. 10 miles of sandy beaches and more than 30 miles of walking trails. Boutiques, fine dining and activities for the entire family. Coastal Living Magazine ranked Kiawah one of 15 happiest places to live on the coast. Kiawah Island is most unique, beloved landscapes and stunning stately homes. Just 21 miles South of downtown Charleston.

Kiawah Island

Seabrook Island

Seabrook is forty minutes to downtown Charleston. With 2, 200 acres, 3.5 miles of pristine beach, forest, marshes, golf courses, tennis center, equestrian center, marina, kayaking, crabbing and of course the most beautiful sunsets! Well designed community offering a variety of home styles, including townhomes and villas.


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