Charleston SC Beachfront-Oceanfront Communities: Kiawah 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: Kiawah 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. 

Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island has ten miles of wide, flat, white sandy beaches.  But, the beach is only the beginning.  Kiawah Island has 10,000 acres which includes nearly 45 miles of waterfront highlands over looking lagoons, marshes, ponds, tidal creeks, and Kiawah River.  The centuries old maritime forest throughout Kiawah Island consists of tall pines, palm trees, magnolia trees, and ancient live oaks.  Although Kiawah Island has the feel of a secluded tropical island it is only 35 minutes from downtown Charleston. 

Kiawah Island has held true to its award winning master plan, which is based on a deep love of and commitment to the Island’s natural beauty and its wildlife.  This plan has allowed an extraordinary resort – residential community to develop which boasts 6 world class golf courses, a five star resort- The Sanctuary, excellent dining, and privately owned homes, cottages, and villas.  All of this is accomplished with minimal impact on the natural environment of Kiawah Island.

During the past six months Kiawah Island has had 18 homes in MLS sold at an average price of $945,056.  See
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