James Island is a large island bordered by Wappoo Creek, Charleston Harbor, Morris Island, Folly Beach, Stono River, and John's Island. Nicknamed "Jim Isle," it is intertwined with creeks and marshes.
Waterfront homes close to downtown Charleston are a draw for professionals who work on Peninsula of Charleston.This mostly-residential area of oak trees, tidal creeks and waterfront vistas offers a wide variety of neighborhoods and home sites. Exclusive real estate opportunities offer magnificent views of historic Fort Sumter, Charleston harbor, Folly Beach, Sullivan’s Island and the Morris Island Lighthouse.
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Public Boat Ramp on James Island in Riverland Terrace
History Buffs: The Civil War began on James Island on the morning of April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces at Fort Johnson fired on Union-occupied Fort Sumter. Both forts were located on the island's northern shore.During the 19th century, plantations were built on James Island, along with the village of Secessionville, a summer retreat for plantation owners.
James Island County Park is host to the Holiday Festival of Lights. The Holiday Festival of lights attraction begins on Thanksgiving and runs through the New Year celebration. This incredible 643-acre park offers biking, nature trails, a climbing wall, an elaborate playground, pedal boats, kayaking, 16 acres of lagoons, fishing and crabbing dock, and picnic areas. Splash Zone, located inside the park, is a well-rounded water playground offering two 200-foot tube slides, a 500-foot lazy river, a leisure pool, and a Caribbean play structure with interactive elements.
James Island Real Estate
With real estate options both high-end and more moderate, depending upon the proximity to deep water and nearby Folly Beach, many new James Island new home communities have been developed over the past few years, leaving little room for future new development.
Minutes from both Folly Beach and downtown Charleston, James Island is a popular spot to live. Here are some of the neighborhoods .
New Charleston single construction compose this small neighborhood next to the James Island shopping area of Harborview Road.
A newly constructed village of homes built in the Charleston single style.
COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES
The Charleston Country Club has one of the oldest courses in Charleston and membership is limited, but that doesn't prevent buying homes in the area that snuggles up around the course in this quiet desirable neighborhood
COUNTRY CLUB II
Bordering the Country Club of Charleston on the James Island side, this neighborhood offers easy access to James Island Connector as well as some quality homes with ample sized lots.
A new community creating a relaxed neighborhood close to the beach.
THE PARROT BLUFF
Parrot Bluff on James Island is a stunning community.
Proposed new construction of homes and townhomes with panoramic harbor views. Very unique new construction freestanding modular high end townhouse with exceptional marsh views.
THE RIVERLAND TERRACE
Surrounded by the intracoastal waterway ,"Elliott's Cut" also known as "Wappoo Cut", a public landing with nearby play ground, and a public golf course.
Custom built homes with the best views of Clark Sound. Homes here are a boater's dream.
STILES POINT PLANTATION
One of the most beautiful neighborhoods on James Island, Stiles Point Plantation is a sought after neighborhood wth a 5-acre play park with softball field and playground equipment for children.
STONE EDGE PLANTATION
New construction homes on a beautiful secluded private island with breathtaking views of the Stono River.
WHITE POINT ESTATES
Breathtaking panoramic views of Charleston Harbor, Ashley and Cooper River and the scenic new bridge.
This is the Meridian Builders Cottage Series with 19 homes.
VILLAGE OF SECESSIONVILLE
Expansive views where one can watch the dolphins and pelicans from the window of homes perched on tidal water. Large lots with backyard docks are dotted with grand oak and fruit trees. Close to Folly Beach, one can picnic on oysters, blue crabs, shrimp, and fish on Long Island or by the Morris Island Lighthouse.
Village of Secessionville is a very significant historic site, part of historic Fort Lamar Preserve where the Battle of Secessionville was fought in 1862. A nature lover's paradise with gorgeous panoramic views and fantastic views of the sunrise.
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JAMES ISLAND AND WEST ASHLEY CONDOMINIUMS
On James Island, there are also many apartment buildings that have been renovated and turned into condominiums as well as new condo properties. The conversions typically are less soundproof and therefore usually less expensive. The Albemarle and Arboretum are in West Ashley and were built as condos. The Regatta, Retreat, and Mira Vista are on James Island.
These condos are just five minutes across the Ashley River from historic Charleston, James Island offers a feel of the country close to the heart of downtown and features James Island County Park with its climbing towers, paddling courses, skating boulevards, and biking paths, the outdoor adventures abound with a municipal golf course, numerous public boat ramps and the fishing pier and surf of Folly Beach nearby where Oceanfront Villas offers condo lovers views of the ocean at the beach.
James Island condominiums offer all the advantages of the island location with maintenance-free lifestyle. At Wappoo Creek Place, just minutes from downtown Charleston, units have stunning views of sunsets over the intracoastal waterway. With private garage, gated patios, and separate living room, dining room and sunroom.
Wappoo Landing condominiums, built in 2003, feature similar gorgeous marsh views along the intracoastal waterway, as well as tile bathrooms, wood floors up and downstairs, stainless steel appliances, a private garage and a community dock on Wappoo Creek.
Mira Vista condominiums offer crown moldings, ten-foot ceilings, and a swimming pool, this stylish community. Originally apartments converted to condos, the lack of building standards showed the results of environmental stress quickly and in 2012 were negotiating extensive repairs for the complex. Roofs and flashings seem to be the most prevalent problems.