The iconic city of Charleston attracts visitors and residents looking to enjoy the lifestyle that is so unique to this city. A bustling downtown with carefully preserved landmarks of the past, a collection of galleries showcasing the city’s visual arts. numerous choices of dining, shopping and other recreation makes this city a must-see vacation destination, with many visitors eventually making this city their new home.
Folly Beach is known for its exquisite sandy shores and natural wildlife dotted with an abundance of lifestyle choices. A vibrant arts and entertainment scene, coupled with a variety of locally-owned eateries and bars with live music and never-ending sunsets make Folly Beach the ideal getaway for families and couples looking to take in the laidback vibe. This area is also gifted with several natural sights and is home to several species of loggerhead turtles, dolphins, bald eagles and sea birds.
For those of us looking to get away from the pace of downtown Charleston, Kiawah Island offers an easy escape. Families are especially drawn to this easygoing town known for its homestyle hospitality, sunny and sandy beaches and lush natural settings. For those looking for some adventure, there is plenty of golf, maritime adventures and culinary experiences to choose from.
Located across the historic Cooper River Bridge, Mt Pleasant is home to the best that the Charleston area has to offer. Elegant homes and close-knit communities have long attracted those looking to raise young families as well as retirees wanting to be within easy driving distance of the downtown adventures.Mount Pleasant is also a living reminder of our rich history - it is home to one of the world’s largest naval and maritime museum complexes, Patriot’s Point, which is dominated by the World War II famous aircraft carrier, the Yorktown.
At just 3.3 miles, what Sullivan's Island lacks in sheer size, it more than makes up for in beauty and charm. A must-see for beach lovers, Sullivan’s Island is an eclectic mix of the watersports, the cozy comfort of quaint homes and villas and large selection of local restaurants and arts. The town has long had a special mention in history, literature and embodies the best of the age-old Southern charm.
Isle of Palms.
Nestled amongst the Intracoastal Waterway, Atlantic Ocean, Breach Inlet, and Sullivan's Island, the Isle of Palms offers endless beaches, outdoors recreation such as golf and tennis and plenty of local fare to choose from. Only 12 miles from the iconic downtown area of Charleston, this area also boasts of its own thriving commercial district where you'll find beachfront live music at the Windjammer, bathing-suit clad kids eating ice cream, beach volleyball, and families kicking back to enjoy it all.
A much sought-after residential community, James Island has preserved its small-town appeal amidst the lush settings of the Charleston Harbor and the Stono and Folly Rivers. Local residents affectionately call their home “Jim Isle” and have worked tirelessly to preserve its historical farmlands, naturals creeks anhd marshes while creating newer traditions such as the renowned Holiday Festival of Lights.
Also commonly known as John’s Island, this is the largest and one of many scenic islands in South Carolina. Close-knit communities and gracious homes have been built while preserving centuries-old wetlands, oak trees and the pristine natural settings. Residents and visitors alike are attracted to this quaint town that is also home to venerable Angel Oak, a live oak tree said to be between 500 and 1,500 years old with a foliage extending over 17,000 square feet!
One of the few master-planned towns, Daniel Island is renowned for its distinctive mix of traditional neighborhoods with modern-day amenities such as schools, medical centers, boutiques, restaurants, office buildings, churches, a supermarket and more. The area has an abundance of private golf courses, outdoor recreation such as tennis and soccer but also the more laidback rivers and creeks with miles of walkways.
This historic Southern City, also known as the ‘Flowertown in the Pines’, boasts of a historic downtown, Victorian neighborhoods and lush parks and gardens that are world-famous for the azalea blooms in spring. The eclectic downtown area has grown around carefully preserved historic sites, including one of America’s first resorts dating back to the early 1800s. More recent traditions such as the Flowertown Festival attracts over 20,000 visitors every year.