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Johns Island SC

Much of South Carolina and North Carolina have seen a population boom in recent years, with builders putting up housing developments as quickly as possible, then moving on to the next project. Despite its proximity to Charleston, Johns Island, located just across the Stono River, has retained its pastoral charm, a veritable sea of tranquility surrounded by the comparatively hurried pace of the rest of the fast-growing Carolina coast.

The residential communities that have been established on the second largest island on the East Coast have been built to blend in with the natural environment, adding to the beauty of the island’s magnificent marshes, fertile fields and age-old forests.

Johns Island is probably best known for the Angel Oak, a huge and ancient tree that sprouted around 10 centuries before Columbus sailed for the New World. Thought to be at least 1,400 years old, it is among the oldest living things east of the Mississippi River.

Live oaks usually grow out instead of up, but the Angel Oak has done both. In a wooded area along Bohicket Road, it rises 65 feet high and boasts a canopy that provides 17,000 square feet of shade. Some of its massive limbs are so large and heavy that they rest on the ground and, in some cases, drop underground for a few feet.

The Angel Oak has survived hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and the human race, though it was damaged by Hurricane Hugo in 1989.

Numerous artistic events are held at the Angel Oak, especially during Charleston’s Spoleto Festival in May and June.

The Angel Oak is a tribute to the history of the Carolinas, a witness to all that has taken place along the Southeast coast for a millennium-and-a-half or longer. This living link to the past represents part of the reason potential homeowners are drawn to Johns Island, a pastoral paradise now just minutes from downtown Charleston, thanks to the newly-completed Stono River bridges, which tie the island to the 21st century.

Johns Island is the ideal place for people who want to live a rural lifestyle with the modern world just a short drive away.

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Elaine Brabham and Associates, LLC

West Ashley Location

Located in the Outback Plaza
1890 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Suite 217
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: 843.766.6662
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Client Testimonials

  • The Ashley Ave house referenced below is in the Charleston historic district which required special skill and knowledge in marketing. Even with a limited buyer base she sold the house in a respectable time frame and at a fair price, despite the do...
  • Great agent! She's busy, but she'll give you and your home search personal attention. She also listed our home and took care of everything from marketing to negotiation.
  • Megan is an honest, hard-working and reliable agent. I have worked with her over the past six years in the buying and selling of two houses and a lot of land. I'm confident in her knowledge of the market as well as her professionalism in working w...
  • Lisa was fantastic to work with and I highly recommend using her as your real estate agent when purchasing in the greater Charleston area. She addressed our concerns with efficiency and provided excellent customer service. Her market knowledge is ...
  • Erin is awesome! I can’t say enough good things about working with her, and she exceeded all my expectations in selling my condo. I didn’t know her before, but remembered seeing a few flyers from her in the mail. I talked with a few realtors, but ...
  • Dear Ms. Brabham, I am writing in response to your thoughtful letter dated December 12, 2016. I am most pleased to share that the services provided by Hilary Rieck did indeed exceed my expectations. I feel strongly that your confidence in Hilary a...
  • Hilary was awesome to work with for the purchase of our new home. She communicated with us constantly and kept us up to speed during the whole process. We closed in less than a month and she made sure every one was on track and doing their part. S...
  • Erin was easy to work with. She was always willing to answer my questions and always considered my input when we Had to make some decisions. I never got the impression she just wanted to make a quick sale. I felt she worked just as much with me as...
  • Megan has helped me with several real estate transactions in the Charleston, SC area in addition to the one cited below. She was and is very professional and thorough.
  • John has extensive knowledge of Charleston and the Charleston real estate market. He was very responsive and genuinely interested in helping me find the right home. Moving from out of state, I had a lot of questions that he was easily able to answ...