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James Island SC

James Island, Just across the river from Charleston, has a long history of conflict. Early on the morning of April 12, 1861, Confederate troops in Fort Johnson, on the northern tip of the island opened fire on the Union forces in Fort Sumter, sparking the bloodiest war in American history.

In fact, James Island was the primary battleground throughout the war, serving as a buffer between the Union-held barrier islands and the Charleston peninsula. And it was from James Island that Union troops bombarded the residents of Charleston until the conclusion of hostilities.

But there is more to James Island than battles. It is home to McLeod Plantation, which was built in 1854 and still has intact slave cabins, as well as the Seashore Farmer’s Lodge Hall. Dedicated to preserving the heritage of the island, a 53-year-old tradition has been revived—the Island Heritage Festival , which showcases some of the island’s most historic sites. It also honors the Gullah traditions, which came about as African culture blended with that of early European settlers.

James Island remained largely rural until the 1960s but has since grown to be a desirable residential area. It is a family-oriented community, offering a wide variety of housing from comfortable older neighborhoods surrounded by Spanish moss-draped oaks and mounds of azaleas to newer, more upscale developments. Its proximity to Folly Beach and Charleston appeals to retirees and young families. The James Island connector has encouraged a strong surge in residential development since its completion. Many homes are sited along the tidal creeks and marshlands found throughout the island.

Not only is the island located within minutes of downtown Charleston, it is also a short drive from beautiful and eclectic Folly Beach, also known as the “edge of America.” It is also famous for the Festival of Lights held each Christmas at the James Island County Park. People come from all over the Lowcountry to see the spectacular light displays and holiday village.

Throughout the year, the James Island County Park offers residents walking trails, a water park, campgrounds and other recreational activities.

Homes For Sale on James Island

Enjoy sunrise seeing Morris Island Lighthouse from the front porch. At the end the day there are sunset views from the screened porch at the rear. The rest of the day you have the options of using the pool and dock on the Folly River. Just a short walk across the bridge enjoy dining at […]

1477 sq ft 3 beds 3 baths

Welcome to this turnkey 3 bedroom condo in the desirable Mira Vista! Upon entry, you will notice the tall ceilings and wide plank flooring that runs throughout the entire unit. Everything is brand new! Freshly painted and newly installed HVAC unit, hot water heater, washer, dryer, all lighting fixtures, ceiling fans and hardware. The kitchen […]

1416 sq ft 3 beds 2 baths

The St Croix Floor Plan, 3-bedroom 2-bath is the premier unit offered in The Retreat at Riverland on James Island. With this highly sought-after 3nd floor unit, you’ll find an abundance of light and a relaxing southern breeze coming from windows on 2 sides! The unit has views on the quiet side of the building […]

1290 sq ft 3 beds 2 baths

This charming brick ranch has been loved by the same family since 1967. Located in the quiet and established Chesterfield subdivision adjacent to Riverland Terrace and steps to the golf course! This is your opportunity to live minutes from downtown Charleston or Folly Beach. Make this home your own with a beautiful lot large enough […]

1504 sq ft 3 beds 1 bath

Welcome to this beautifully updated ranch home located on James Island. Step inside and discover the perfect open floor plan, allowing for easy flow and a spacious feel throughout. The home boasts an abundance of natural light, thanks to large windows and vaulted ceilings, creating a bright and inviting atmosphere.As you enter the living area, […]

1314 sq ft 3 beds 2 baths

1.03 acres in the town of James Island!! This is the perfect opportunity to build your dream home on a secluded lot at the end of a cul-de-sac. Sitting a whopping 341 ft off of the road, there is no shortage of privacy here! Lot could also be subdivided (buyer’s agent to verify). Centrally located […]

Don’t miss your opportunity to own this exquisite marshfront condo in one of the most conveniently located condo developments in the lowcountry. Enjoy the peaceful and private marsh views from every room! The custom screen door to the outside patio overlooking the marsh can make the whole unit feel like a screened porch! And even […]

1170 sq ft 2 beds 2 baths

This location speaks volumes. On James Island and minutes from everything. 2 miles to the boat landing, 3 miles to James Island County Park, 3 miles to MUSC, the City Marina and Downtown, if a beautiful sand beach is your things then you can get your toes wet on Folly Beach and it is only […]

1296 sq ft 2 beds 1 bath

Location is everything! Prestigious Stiles Point Plantation neighborhood. Open floor plan looking out over expansive marsh views. Short dock on deep tidal creek. Large office with fireplace, balcony and views is perfect for the work at home person. Warm colors and tones with hardwood floors thorough and enhanced trim details in every room. If you […]

3624 sq ft 4 beds 3 baths

598 Saltgrass Pointe is located in the best kept secret location on James Island! In 8 mins you can be in downtown Charleston and in 7 miles, Folly Beach! Just 4 years old, this home has it all. Enter to find a sunny, two-story foyer, a formal dining room and gleaming wood laminate floors. The […]

2730 sq ft 4 beds 3 baths

Resort style living on James Island, located in the desirable gated community of the Regatta! Just minutes from downtown Charleston, MUSC, College of Charleston and Folly Beach, the location can’t be beat! This 1st floor unit offers a spacious floor plan with 9′ ceilings, heavy crown molding and tons of natural light. The kitchen boasts […]

709 sq ft 1 bed 1 bath

SLEEK DESIGN ON LAKE EDMONDS: Behind a handsome, traditional facade is a spectacular total renovation. Chic style in pristine condition, the new design maximizes use of square footage for amazing living space. Seamless integration of interior and garden is attained through the use of floor to ceiling windows, glass doors, wide doorways, and natural light […]

2744 sq ft 4 beds 2 baths

Calling all investors, builders and developers! This is your opportunity to own a slice of coastal heaven. Nearly 8 acres of (marsh front) land and 5.3 acres of high ground located just 2 miles away from Folly beach and less than 8 miles from Downtown Charleston. Do not miss your chance to build your own […]

Rare opportunity in the heart of the James Island, steps away from the entrance of The Country Club of Charleston. Work with one of the top builders in the Charleston area Kohnstruction and build your dream home. Builder has 3 projects in the area available to veiw.

1.03 acres in the town of James Island!! This is the perfect opportunity to build your dream home on a secluded lot at the end of a cul-de-sac. Sitting a whopping 341 ft off of the road, there is no shortage of privacy here! Lot could also be subdivided (buyer’s agent to verify). Centrally located […]

Welcome to your own piece of paradise! This fully remodeled 3/2 home is located in the desirable neighborhood of Riverfront, just 2 miles from Folly Beach. As you step inside, you’ll be greeted by an open floor plan that’s perfect for entertaining guests or relaxing with family. The main living area features wood floors, high […]

1799 sq ft 3 beds 2 baths

This stunning proposed construction house is located in a desirable location on James Island, just 5 minutes from downtown Charleston and 15 minutes from Folly Beach. Enjoy the convenience of being close to the city and the beach, while still having the peace and quiet of a premiere low country neighborhood. The Primary bedroom is […]

2035 sq ft 3 beds 2 baths

A tropical Oasis in the middle of James Island Awaits the new buyer of this Home! The current owners have done a marvelous job creating the best back yard in the area complete with two large decks, salt-water swimming pool and giant storage shed. The lot is big enough to potentially subdivide or add another […]

1900 sq ft 3 beds 2 baths

This home has a lot of potential. Its great for a big family or a In-law situation or live on one side and rent out the other. Just minutes from downtown Charleston and Folly Beach. A perfect energy efficient home with solar panels that lower the electric bill to average of $10.00 a month. New […]

2448 sq ft 4 beds 2 baths

Great potential for your dream home on a large tidal creek lot on James island! Enjoy expansive water and marsh views, beautiful graceful live oak trees and floating dock! Convenient to downtown Charleston, Folly Beach and restaurants! Also included is a 726 sq ft apartment over the garage featuring a huge screened porch which gives […]

2514 sq ft 4 beds 3 baths

Amazing opportunity to own land on James Island MARSH VIEWS FROM ALL ANGLES!!! This serene piece property offers endless opportunities. Whether you are looking to enjoy these views yourself or to make some income as a short-term rental the choice is yours. Yes, you read that right this home will get you 10 min to […]

1116 sq ft 3 beds 1 bath

Looking for your dream home to be just a hop, skip, and a jump from the charming downtown Charleston or Folly Beach? Nestled on a quiet cul de sac, this move-in ready home is brimming with Southern charm and just what you are looking for! Step inside and be greeted by the warm glow of […]

1958 sq ft 3 beds 2 baths

LAKEFRONT!! This brick ranch with NO HOA could be the perfect spot for you. Beaming with natural light and beautiful views of this manmade lake, this 1962 Vintage home could be all yours. Equipped with solar panels (that are paid off),There is a ”shed” in the backyard with a bed and storage for a little […]

1597 sq ft 3 beds 1 bath

Welcome to luxury living at Bennetts Bluff! This stunning home boasts amazing curb appeal with a cheerful blue exterior and beautiful landscaping featuring vibrant flowers and swaying palms. The inviting front porch is the perfect place to relax and welcome your neighbors. As you step inside, you are greeted by a spacious home office with […]

3159 sq ft 4 beds 3 baths

Beautiful Gem in the Heart of James Island NO HOA. Split level home features on the Main Floor remodeled Kitchen with new cabinets, Quartz countertops, Tile backsplash, stainless steel Vent hood, appliances, Tile floor and paint. Smooth ceilings and Crown molding on the Main floor. Hardwood floor in Living/Dining room combo, Hallway and Steps and […]

2016 sq ft 4 beds 2 baths

Charming, MARSH FRONT home overlooking the beautiful Schooner Creek. This James Island beauty offers the most serene and peaceful setting with unobstructed views of the Morris Island Lighthouse. This home features tall beamed ceilings, spacious rooms, wood floors flowing throughout the home, an attached two-car garage, ample storage space, and lots of natural light. Located […]

1746 sq ft 3 beds 2 baths

PRISTINE elevated home just minutes from Folly Beach in the gated community, Sol Legare Preserve. Situated on a quiet .38-acre lot, this home has great curb appeal with newly-landscaped grounds and double-covered front porches. Inside you will be greeted with beautiful hardwood floors, 10′ ceilings, a bright and open floor plan, and upgrades throughout. The […]

2580 sq ft 4 beds 3 baths

***Showings available starting Friday 5/5.***Deep water covered dock and floating playhouse on Clark Sound with uninterrupted views of Morris Island Lighthouse & Folly Beach. Dolphin sightings often & even viewable from house. New kitchen in 2020 and renovation in 2022. Feels like a private paradise, however, ten minutes to downtown Charleston and ten minutes to […]

2036 sq ft 3 beds 2 baths


2903 sq ft 4 beds 3 baths

Nestled within a canopy of grand live oaks, this picturesque .84-acre property overlooks Charleston Harbor in one of the most sought-after iconic waterfront locations in Charleston, offering panoramic views of the Harbor, the historic Charleston Peninsula, The Ravenel Bridge and Fort Sumter.Built in 1968, this ”vintage” home’s design blends Mediterranean and Contemporary architecture and was […]

3107 sq ft 4 beds 3 baths

How do you spell ”great opportunity”?? I believe you spell it 1518 Scott Hill Rd. Whether you are just dipping your toe into the renovation/rehab pool or a seasoned pro, this large home(2596 square feet) on a large lot(.68 acres) in an established neighborhood gives you a wealth of possibilities. Or maybe you are looking […]

2596 sq ft 4 beds 2 baths

Indulge yourself in the tranquility of your Peas Island retreat–an exclusive gated community situated on an eight-acre barrier island less than five minutes from Folly Beach and 15 minutes to downtown Charleston. The only community of its kind this side of Charleston! Your custom-built villa awaits, fully furnished* and turn-key ready with high-end finishes and […]

1737 sq ft 3 beds 3 baths

Stunning like new custom home with breathtaking views of the Morris Island Lighthouse and Lighthouse Creek. This home is the ideal blend of luxury and comfort. As you come up the wrap around porch, you are welcomed by a gas lantern that hangs above an 8′ mahogany & glass door. The open floor plan showcases […]

2978 sq ft 5 beds 4 baths

This 4 years new elevated home from Ashton Woods Homes, recipient of America’s Most Trusted Builder award, is less than 5 minutes to Folly Beach, 10 minutes to downtown Charleston and a convenient walk across the street to Harris Teeter and other amenities. Sable on the Marsh is a charming hidden gem, surrounded by beautiful […]

1664 sq ft 3 beds 3 baths

Enjoy the sunrise over Morris island and the sunset over Kiawah from your 3 bedroom 3 bath Folly Beach condo. This is a rare top floor opportunity at this deep water property. Conveniently located for a quick stroll to the beach or dining at one of Folly’s many unique restaurants though you might not want […]

1477 sq ft 3 beds 3 baths

First floor 3 bedroom 2 bath condominium in Point James. Bathrooms have been updated. Stainless Steel appliances.

1151 sq ft 3 beds 2 baths

New Home Construction with premier finishes! This is a 2-story framed home conveniently located on James Island, with a short drive to the lovely Folly Beach, minutes away from the natural beauty of the James Island County Park, and close to just about every amenity. The lot is large! The lot is just under .5 […]

1620 sq ft 3 beds 2 baths

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION – only 1.5 miles from the new Folly Beach Pier and 15 minutes from the Peninsula! 1586 Oak Island is one of only two homes on the street with its OWN BOAT LANDING! Put your stamp on this Mid-century modern home with gorgeous tidal creek and marsh views, dock house and pool. […]

2942 sq ft 3 beds 2 baths

With one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in all of Charleston, this stunning waterfront estate with dock and boatlift sits on a large oak-filled lot overlooking Charleston Harbor, The Battery and Ravenel Bridge. The luxurious recent renovation is apparent upon entering the double doors into the elegant foyer with spiral staircase. Floor to ceiling […]

7203 sq ft 5 beds 5 baths

Home in well established Patriots Plantation needing some TLC and updating is being SOLD AS IS!

1813 sq ft 3 beds 2 baths

Beautiful 3498 sq ft home three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, nestled between several large oak trees Situated on Simmons Creek , just off of James Island Creek. This hidden jewel of James Island is a must-see property on a true deep water lot with a dock and 14 thousand pound boat lift. Located 10 minutes from […]

3498 sq ft 3 beds 2 baths

This stunning deepwater dream home boasts a short, covered dock with a floater and long views of Ellis Creek. Set on a high bluff and constructed in 2019, more than 5,300 square feet of luxurious living space includes 4 spacious bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, a professional-grade kitchen with exceptional cabinet space, dual fireplaces, handcrafted ”Old […]

5621 sq ft 4 beds 3 baths

Location, views, lifestyle! Rare opportunity to acquire a tidal creek property that is only 3 miles from Folly Beach at an excellent value. The views are some of the best in Charleston: Marsh and river views as far as the eye can see as well as Morris Island and Sullivan’s Island lighthouses! Tucked away in […]

1680 sq ft 3 beds 2 baths

Large lot on tidal creek with new dock. Property provides a great opportunity to build a dream home with water access. Utilities are stubbed to the property the dock is in place come enjoy the essence of the low country.

CLEARED LOT. NEW SURVEY. SEPTIC PERMIT IN HAND. Ready for you to build! Perfect lot located on a cul de sac, with Beautiful Trees in a quiet neighborhood on James Island. Come build your dream home!10 min to downtown Charleston, 10 min to Folly beach! Wont last long!

CLEARED LOT. NEW SURVEY. SEPTIC PERMIT IN HAND. Ready for you to build! Over half acre lot located on a cul de sac, with Beautiful Trees in a quiet neighborhood on James Island. Come build your dream home!10 min to downtown Charleston, 10 min to Folly beach! Wont last long!

Highly desirable building lot on a quiet James Island street. Close to James Island County Park and Bishop Gadsden Community. Hard to find property not in a subdivision but close to all your needs. Sign is on property.

Welcome home to 1045 Leeward Ave! Every inch of this 2,400 sq ft property has been meticulously renovated and features 3 spacious bedrooms, 2.5 baths, two living room areas that can be used for various flex spaces, large dining area, and a walk-through kitchen. When you pull up to your new home you will be […]

2400 sq ft 3 beds 2 baths

Slip B15 at Folly Beach, Mariner’s Cay marina is in a gated community also, and is the most affordable in price and in regime fee of just $629 per quarter. Just outside of the marina are the Mariners Cay condos. Marina has full service facilities including city water, power hook up for both 30 & […]

Rare opportunity to build your dream home on this .79 acre waterfront lot with your own private dock already in place. This lot is absolutely gorgeous! Please see all of the photos that were taken the morning of a full-moon high tide… absolutely stunning! (The three aerial photos were provided by the previous listing agent […]

High and dry buildable .22 acre lot very conveniently located within 5 minutes to James Island County Park, 10 minutes to Downtown and Folly Beach. Looking for a golf course? Charleston Municipal Golf Course is only 3 minutes away!

Fabulous, fully furnished condo located less than one mile from Folly Beach in Palmettos at Folly. This top floor unit has views you have to see to believe! Walking in the door, you can see directly through the unit to the balcony with marsh views. There is a coat closet and washer and dryer near […]

1000 sq ft 2 beds 2 baths

Wonderful FIRST FLOOR three bedroom, two bath condominium at The Peninsula at James Island. The condo has an open floor plan, plenty of storage, including a GARAGE, a fireplace, and a large porch with an amazing view of the marsh, all within a gated community. Tennis courts and a car wash are behind the condo. […]

1394 sq ft 3 beds 2 baths

Modern elevated home with fantastic finishes and great access to James Island County Park, local shopping and not too far from town or the beach. Gorgeous hardwood floors, modern kitchen, wonderful choices and a wall of glass bringing the outside straight in. Property currently being used as executive rental and is being sold furnished.

872 sq ft 2 beds 2 baths

HUGE .61 ACRE PRIVATE LOT WITH MARSH VIEWS in the heart of desirable James Island just 5 minutes to Downtown Charleston and 10 minutes to Folly Beach! While this lot has been mostly cleared, the property line extends beyond the clearing and many shrubs and trees were left untouched, allowing the new owner to adjust […]

Welcome to your new beautiful luxury home that has already been upgraded to boast the best of everything! This 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home features all upgraded appliances, wide plank hardwood floors throughout, rustic beams in living room and primary bedroom, gorgeous white brick gas fireplace, huge master bath with soaking tub and walk in […]

3205 sq ft 5 beds 4 baths

0.52 acre corner Vacant lot on the desirable Folly Road,James Island location with 201 Frontage Feet facing Folly Road across Walmart. Located only 5 Miles from Folly Beach!!Zoned for OR meaning Office or Residential.Perfect Site to develop a bank, an office building, beauty salon, Medical Office, or many other uses with Approval from The Town […]

Zoning will allow for 8 home sites or several commercial uses! Owner will build to suit! The 97 feet of street frontage this would make a great location for a restaurant, industrial complex or office/retail building, New survey and land has been cleared.Great opportunity to own one of the few buildable lots left off Folly […]

Mariners Cay dock 25 ft boat slip. Great place to keep your boat. On the Folly River. Minutes to the back of Seabrook, Kiawah and Morris Island! In a double gated community with walking distance to Folly Beach. Water and Electric hookup

390 sq ft

Two Sizable lots located in the heart of development on James Island, being sold together. Minutes from Folly Beach with direct access & egress to Folly Rd. TMS 334-05-00-001 .75 acresTMS 334-05-00-002 .9 acresTotal 1.65 acres

26 ft boat slip at Mariners Cay. The slip is in a gated community. You are just minutes to Seabrook Island, Kiawah Island. The slip is 26.5 ft. x 13 ft. with a 10% overhang. Water and Electric hookups in place.

Calling all builders and developers! The chance to own over 12 acres of prime marsh front land can be yours. Rosebush Ln is centrally located 3 miles from Folly Beach, 1 mile from Sol Legare Public Boat Landing, and 9 miles from Historic Downtown Charleston. Many new construction homes are being built in the area, […]

Beautiful home on James Island, located right on the waterfront of Lake Francis! Upgrades are now complete at this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, less than 5 minutes from Downtown Charleston and 10-15 minutes from Folly Beach. This single-story all brick home features over 1700 sqft of living space and some great upgrades including all […]

1711 sq ft 3 beds 2 baths

Lakefront/ large pond tidal lot conveniently located close to downtown and shopping, restaurants and grocery store. Cleared and ready to build! Bring your builder or use ours! Full survey in the documents section. AE-11 flood zone. Seller to remove yard debris and cut trees prior to closing. Lot extends beyond back fence to the pond. […]

The COOPER floorplan checks all the boxes with a family friendly layout. The home has 4 BD, 3.5 BA, an open living/kitchen area & separate dining room…PLUS a home office, upstairs loft area, mudroom/laundry, foyer area, spacious front porch and a rear covered porch with beautiful marsh views! Spend your free time enjoying the views […]

2509 sq ft 4 beds 3 baths

DEVELOPERS here is a Zoned DR-3 1.35 Acre tract in the City of Charleston off Riverland. Numerous Development Potential. Some wetlands in rear of property.

Spend your free time enjoying the views over the marshes of Clark Sound in this elevated, new construction build that will be starting soon. The listing price includes a $75,000 design credit to spend in the design showroom on the options of your choosing. Plus, you receive 5 hours with our professional interior designer to […]

2620 sq ft 4 beds 3 baths


2150 sq ft 3 beds 2 baths

These two parcels are being sold together offering over 8 acres combined. Perfect land to get a hold of as residential development continues to boom off of Folly Rd. Rezoning proposal for neighboring properties for multiunit structures are currently under review. This would be a perfect addition to the development on some of the last […]

Build your dream home on this amazing waterfront property, surrounded by beautiful live oaks. This unique property is located on Bowens Island in laid back beach community, Folly Beach, South Carolina. Walk distance to Bowens Island Restaurant and short drive to the beach, minutes from Downtown Charleston. More than a half acre, it features panoramic […]

This property consists of two parcels TMS #424-09-00-109 and TMS 424-09-00-087The residential property consists of several buiidings. A 1715 square foot home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths , partial renovation with Gourmet Kitchen. Two large storage buildings and a 800 foot Mother-in-law suite (apartment) over a three (3) car garage. Rental income from the […]

2515 sq ft 4 beds 3 baths

Are you looking for the perfect location to build your dream home? This level, beautiful lot is not only in a fantastic location but a GREAT neighborhood! When people love where they live it shows- a very family-friendly, social, happy neighborhood, that watches out for each other and looks forward to the next boat parade […]

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