Isle of Palms & Sullivans Island Real Estate
Isle of Palms
Previously known as “Hunting Island” and ‘Long Island” back in the 19th century, the Isle of Palms is a perfectly blended residential and resort community nestled between the Intercoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.
As such, it’s extremely popular not only as a tourist spot but also as a high-end investment area. Residents are mostly upper-class families enjoying the benefits of living on an island while still being in a modern environment. You will see their spectacular waterfront mansions with private beaches and luxurious yachts if you walk down the beaches.
Locals and tourists gather to enjoy sunbathing at one of the most popular beaches in South Carolina while listening to live music from the beach bars, play beach volleyball, go fishing, sailing, or surfing. The island is also home to Wild Dunes Resort, one of the most popular vacation resorts in the state. It’s perfect for family vacations, offering activities for all ages – from award-winning golf courses and tennis courts to scenic beaches and delicious dining experiences.
Fine dining and international cuisine restaurants are all around, but what locals pride themselves in is the coastal cuisine where you can get some of the freshest seafood meals prepared by welcoming hosts. Isle of Palms is the true epitome of island living, and only a few lucky ones get to call it “home.”
Right beside Isle of Palms, at the entrance to Charleston lies Sullivans Island, a small island home to just over 1,800 residents. It bears the name of Captain Florence O’Sullivan, a soldier who was stationed here as a lookout after his ship was one of the first ones to establish English and Irish settlement at Charleston. The island was one of the main entry points for more 150,000 enslaved Africans brought to British North America and the largest slave port at that time.
Sullivans Island has become an established area with exclusive mansions, luxurious yachts, and fine-dining restaurants. Most of the residents are seniors and retirees who came to Sullivans Island to enjoy the laid back island life and all the riches it offers.
The island is also a popular tourist spot. Tourists from across the state come to enjoy the picturesque nature, explore the history, and enjoy a variety of watersports like kayaking, surfing, and the island’s favorite – kiteboarding.
Wherever you go on Sullivan’s Island, history will be your companion. Enjoy the serenity of the beaches where writer Edgar Allan Poe wrote his stories, walk down the streets bearing the names of his poems, or sit down for a peaceful reading session at the island’s library named after him. Although a petite area, Sullivan’s Island has a rich history behind its existence.