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Charleston SC Real Estate Blog : Editisto Island, A Great Place to Live
Time after time, visitors come to Edisto Island and wonder what it would be like to actually live in South Carolina's best kept secret.
Not many people get the chance to call Edisto Island or the town of Edisto Beach home. Just less than 3,000 people live on the island. Some are retirees, some are families who run some of the local businesses, and some are descendants of the island's first residents. Some live in beach cottages or simple places tucked away in the maritime forest; others live in gated communities or right off the one road that takes visitors and residents to and from the island. No matter where one lives on Edisto Island, it's never too far from all the island has to offer.
Any coastal town is almost surely to attract people who love the ocean. Whether it's boating, fishing, crabbing, swimming, or merely walking in the surf, Edisto's climate allows for almost year-round fun on the water. There's nothing quite like coming home after a long day at work and going for a walk on the beach or relaxing out on the water. Edisto is an outdoorsy place that features walking trails in the forest, a bike path, driving range, golf course, and several areas for fishing, bird watching, and hunting.
While island life tends to be carried out with a slow and leisurely pace, it's not for those who are into the hustle and bustle of city life. To begin with, there is no hustle and bustle on Edisto. After all, there are no night clubs, no movie theaters, no bowling alleys – there isn't even a stop light anywhere on the island.
There's a grocery store, hardware store, general store, two service stations, handful of gift shops and galleries, restaurants, a video rental/ice cream store, two libraries, several churches, a museum, and a state park.
There is a strong sense of community on Edisto, which can be seen in the number of organizations that exist for those interested in the arts, caring for the environment, and giving back to the community. Like any small town, Edisto locals are close-knit and tend to care for each other. This includes the youngest residents.
While much of the population is beyond school age, there are several children that call Edisto home. These children attend school at what is locally known as "The Beach School," which is the elementary school that is a part of the Colleton County school district or Jane Edwards Elementary School, which is a part of the Charleston County School District. Students in grades eight and up are bussed to school in Walterboro or are driven privately to schools in Charleston.
Sometimes the seclusion offered by Edisto can be somewhat of an inconvenience, although often times it is the seclusion that makes Edisto so appealing. After all, it's just a 45-minute drive from Charleston and a 90-minute drive to Savannah, Georgia. This provides residents and visitors with the benefits of living a simple life by the beach and proximity to all that a city like Charleston has to offer.
To really know what it is like to live on Edisto Island is to actually experience it. Once that happens, you'll know what it's like to live on the best place on Earth.
For a complete vacation guide and information about Edisto Island visit www.edistoisland.com.
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