Charleston SC Beachfront-Oceanfront Communities: Folly 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:  Folly 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. 

Folly Beach

The original inhabitants of Folly Beach were the Bohicket Indian tribe.  From the early 1600’s to the through the early 1800’s folly beach was a haven for Pirates and Outlaws.  Because of its remoteness it did not fall under the government of Charleston.  Folly Beach was an active Union site during the civil as the Union bombarded Fort Sumter and tried to capture Charleston. 

Folly Beach got its name from the first English settlers who first saw the Island dense mature tree line from the Atlantic Ocean when entering the Charleston Harbor.  “Folly” in an Old English word meaning a clump of trees or thicket”.

Today Folly Beach is a bustling 6.5 mile long island fronting the Atlantic Ocean and is known as the “Edge of America’.  Folly beach is home to Folly Beach County Park and the Folly Beach Fishing Pier.  There are nearly 6 miles of public beach and Folly Beach is known for the best surfing in the area.  Folly Beach is a well know vacationing destination.  Home styles include large elevated oceanfront homes, elevated single family homes, nice riverfront condos, and multi-family rental units.

Veiw Folly Beach homes currently on the market here.

During the past six months Folly Beach has had 42 homes sold at an average price of $466,106.  See Charleston SC Real Estate for properties currently on the market in Folly Beach.   

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