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The Gateway to the Edge of America

Just over the connector is James Island.  Offering direct avenues to Downtown Charleston and Folly Beach, the Island is uniquely situated to provide easy access to work and leisure activities.  For your day to day necessities there are grocery stores like Harris Teeter, Publix, Bi-Lo, and Super Walmart. When you don’t feel like cooking, popular local restaurants include establishments like Sweetgrass Cafe, Roadside Seafood, and Mondo’s. After dinner, visit the playground or get some exercise on one of the many walking trails at the James Island County Park. The area is also home to one of the best dog parks in town and, during the holidays, features the acclaimed Holiday Festival of Lights.

James Island provides a wide range of options for home buyers. Several popular neighborhoods are known for their traditional 1960’s brick ranch-style houses. A few examples of these classic communities are Lighthouse Point, Fort Johnson Estates and Centerville.  More recent developments on James Island include subdivisions like Ocean Neighbors, Seaside Plantation, and Stiles Point Plantation.  New construction is ongoing with developments like Freeman’s Pointe, The Preserve at Dills Bluff by Pulte, and a Mongo Homes Community coming in 2017. The beauty of James Island real estate is that there is something for everyone, from the first-time home buyer to the family looking to expand.

A popular past time for James Island residents is spending a day at Folly Beach.  Known to locals as ‘Folly’, it is a fashionably traditional, laid-back beach town.  A good number of locals reside there and on the weekends the town is buzzing with activity as many Charlestonians flock to the beach. Whether you go to the washout to surf or fish off the Folly Beach Pier, you’ll find something to meet your recreation and leisure needs. When you exit the beach or pier, check out Folly’s Center Street.  This is considered Folly’s “Main Street” and contains the majority of the town’s eateries and nightlife.  Places like the Lost Dog Cafe, Taco Boy, the Crab Shack, and Rita’s Seaside Grille are popular spots among a variety of dining options.  Folly Beach also provides a diverse offering of homes to purchase—everything from the 1960’s beach shack to million dollar new construction.   Be sure to check out Folly on your next visit to Charleston to see if you want to make the Edge of America your new beach community.

Looking to find out more about James Island or Folly Beach, we’ve got their town websites below: