James Island Real Estate & Homes for Sale in South Carolina
Located in South Carolina's "Low Country" just minutes from historic Charleston, James Island is a large triangular sea island that is framed by Wappoo Creek and Charleston Harbor on the north, Morris Island and Folly Beach on the east, and the Stono River and Johns Island on the west. The Island may be best known as the site of the first battle of the Civil War, but was largely unpopulated until the 1960s when it was annexed by the city of Charleston and sold off to developers. Today, James Island is home to some 35,000 residents who enjoy the Island small-town feel and easy access to Charleston and its amenities.
Affectionately nicknamed "Jim Island," it is laced with creeks and sounds and is known for its farming, fishing and shrimping, ancient live oaks, and more recently, Christmas lighting displays. Nearby, Folly Beach offers more of the same with miles of magnificent beaches. (Click here for more information on Folly Beach.)
The real estate market is diverse and affordable. Condominiums and townhouses can be found beginning at around $85,000 and range up to $400,000. Single-family homes start at under $100,000 and run up to $2 million and more for large estate properties on the water.
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