A bustling area full of friendly residents and endless things to do, the city of Isle of Palms is an Atlantic barrier island surrounded by a salt marsh, the Intracoastal Waterway, the beach, and the ocean along the southern coast of South Carolina. Just 20 minutes from historic Charleston, SC, Isle of Palms was originally named Hunting Island and then Long Island. Owning Isle of Palms real estate is an incredibly attractive option for those looking to move to the Charleston, SC area.
The Seewee Indians first inhabited Isle of Palms, greeting the first English settlers to the area. In 1899 the island was purchased by J.S. Lawrence who renamed it its current name due to its cooler climate and picturesque surroundings. After the island was purchased by a developer in the mid-1940s, roads were created and low-cost housing was built, attracting World War II veterans returning home.
The Isle of Palms began attracting wealthy residents looking for high quality South Carolina real estate and continues to today. The famous and beautiful 1,600-acre Wild Dunes Beach and Racquet Club was established in 1972.
The seven-mile long, one-mile wide Isle of Palms offers endless recreation opportunities, including bike and hiking paths, sandy beaches, playgrounds, ball fields, tennis, golf and organized sports. The city also has an oceanfront County park in the center of the island.
Isle of Palms is a community that many visit … and come to stay. While the island maintains its small-town feel with a grocery store and two shopping centers, those looking nearby for Mount Pleasant SC real estate are offered even more shopping, as well as a hospital and numerous banks. Across the historic beach inlet is Sullivan’s Island, where local children attend public school. The school system is well-known for its academics.
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