A Rural Setting just Minutes From the City
Featuring pastoral landscapes traversed by tidal creeks and surrounded by rivers that separate it from the mainland and bordering islands, John’s Island is one the few places in the Lowcountry where you can still find vestiges of rural SC life. Formerly established as a coastal farming community with close proximity to Downtown Charleston, it is home to many farms which supply regional farmer’s markets with fresh flowers and local organic produce. The island also boasts the magical and majestic Angel Oak Tree which in its 400+ years has stood the test of time. A popular spot for natives and visitors alike, the sprawling and ancient live oak is situated in a lovely park complete with picnic tables and a gift shop. Other unique features of John’s Island include horse farms and an equestrian center, abundant wildlife, historic churches and plantations, and beautiful waterfront property. With beautiful natural scenery so close to downtown, the island has seen significant growth in recent years, guided and thoughtfully planned with the help of organizations like the John’s Island Conservancy to ensure preservation of traditional culture and natural landscapes along with environmental AND economic sustainability. New construction includes Maybank Village, Waterloo Estates, and Stonoview on River Road. These developments give the first time home buyer or newcomer to Johns Island a variety of appealing options.
Johns Island has a distinctive vibe with cool places to dine like The Fat Hen, The Southern General, The Tattooed Moose and J.B.’s Smoke Shack, among others. The island’s diverse population is drawn together by the unique bond that exists among “islanders”, offering a sense of community that is exceptionally warm and inclusive. Take time to explore and you too may soon be saying “Johns Island, Rural Forever”.