Charleston SC Beachfront-Oceanfront Communities: Edisto Beach

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

Charleston SC Beachfront-Oceanfront Communities:  Edisto Beach

Charleston beachfront-oceanfront communities are a great place to visit on vacation or to make your permanent home.  I know, live on one.

Let’s begin by defining a Charleston SC beachfront-oceanfront community.  Charleston beachfront-oceanfront communities are both a home to Lowcountry residents and vacationing tourists.  Charleston SC beachfront-oceanfront communities have tourism or vacationing as a primary component of the local culture and economy.   Typically, the economy of a Charleston SC beachfront-oceanfront community is geared almost entirely towards catering to tourists.  The typical Charleston SC beachfront-oceanfront community has a combination of these feature; nice beaches, oceanfront luxury homes shops, luxury boutiques selling locally-themed souvenirs, motels, golf courses, tennis courts, and unique restaurants within their boundaries.   The Charleston SC beachfront-oceanfront series will include seven communities in the greater Charleston SC Real Estate area.  They are Edisto Beach, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Folly Beach, Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palms, and Wild Dunes.  We will look at the location relative to downtown Charleston, a brief history, and a current, but brief market analysis for each Charleston beachfront-oceanfront community. 

Edisto Beach

Named after the Edisto Indian tribe, Edisto Beach is located on the southern tip of Edisto Island about 50 miles south of downtown Charleston.  Edisto Beach is one of the few beaches on the South Carolina coast that has escaped commercialization. As you follow scenic Hwy. 174 from Highway 17 South to Edisto Island, live oaks draped with spanish moss seem to create a tunnel over the road making first time visitors curious to see what awaits them. For many this moss draped road is where they begin to feel at home.

Edisto Beach today is a community small in both geography and population.  Most of homes in the community are the typical Lowcountry beach style homes.  Edisto Beach has many permanent residents and is well known as a favored vacation destination.  The beaches vary from rather flat to mildly sloped and frequently have many sea shells.  There is surfing, fishing, kayaking, and golf and camping at Edisto Beach.    

During the past six months Edisto Beach has had 22 homes sold at an average price of $359,268.   See Charleston SC Real Estate for properties currently on the market in Edisto Beach. 

View Ediston Beach homes currently on the market here.

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