Charleston SC Beachfront-Oceanfront Communities: Seabrook Island

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:  Seabrook Island

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. 

Seabrook Island

Seabrook Island is a barrier Island located southeast of Charleston about 35 minutes from downtown.  Seabrook Island’s original inhabitants were the Stono Indians.  British explorer Robert Stanford discovered Seabrook Island in 1684 and claimed if for the King of England, Charles II.  In 1816 William Seabrook of nearby Edisto Island bought the Island and it has been know as Seabrook Island since that time.  In the early 1900’s Seabrook Island was sold to a sportsman’s group for hunting, fishing, and recreation purposes.  Later the Episcopal Church rented land on Seabrook Island for a summer camp for underprivileged children.  The camp is still in operation and is know as Saint Christopher’s Camp and Conference Center.  In 1951 1,408 acres were given to the church.  In 1970 the Episcopal Church sold 1,100 acres to a private developer who planned and started Seabrook Island as we know it today.

Seabrook Island has 3.5 miles of beach on the Atlantic Ocean and another 1 mile of beach on the North Edisto River.  Seabrook is home to two golf courses, a new member’s clubhouse, a new fitness center, biking trails, an equestrian center, Bohicket Marina, the shops at Bohicket Marina, and fine dining such as Rosebank Farms CaféFreshfields Village, has many fine shops, restaurants, and events is adjacent to Seabrook Island.

During the past six months Seabrook Island has had 39 homes sold at an average price of $599,779.  See Charleston SC Real Estate for properties currently on the market in Seabrook Island.

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