James Island is a city/town located in Charleston SC, and although most people locally know it as James Island it is still technically Charleston. If you go from downtown Charleston over the James Island connector on your way to Folly Beach you will go straight through James Island. Probably the second most desired suburb other than Mt Pleasant, of ones closest to the city, James Island’s proximity to downtown and Folly Beach make it a popular place to live. About 10% on avg cheaper than Mt Pleasant to live James Island has just about anything you could want in a home, the only thing they lack as compared to Mt Pleasant are true country club communities, whereas Mount Pleasant has four. James Island SC has just about all the real estate housing options one could want: waterfront homes, condos, new construction, and townhouses are abundant on James Island for sale. 

Schools: Harbor View elementary, James Island, Murray LaSaine, Stile Point elementary; Camp Road Middle. James Island (Charter) High School, Nativity School K-8 (private), Fort Johnson middle school, The O’Quinne School

Approximately there are 7500 homes on Charleston’s James Island community. 

MLS Listings Data

Total Listings:
314
Average Price:
$488,226
Highest Listing Price:
$5,950,000
Average Days On Market:
93
Average Price/Sqft:
$245

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1926 Maybank Charleston, SC, 29412
A striking architectural treasure on a high bluff overlooking the...

A striking architectural treasure on a high bluff overlooking the Intracoastal waterway, 1926 Maybank rivals great estates on the East Coast in sophistication, quality & elegance. Nestled among ancient oak trees on 2 acres overlooking the pristine Lowcountry waterway, this home has no match on the market today. Thoughtfully designed by Dufford & Young, carefully completed in 2006 by Cook Bonner Construction, & lovingly maintained by the original owners, this property is ready for the most discerning buyer. Open floor plan, gleaming hardwoods, heavy moldings, mosaic tiles, custom cabinetry - details sure to satisfy modern tastes. 7 minutes to Downtown Charleston, this home is perfectly located to enjoy all of Charleston's charms but maintaining privacy & tranquility behind your gates.

$ 5,950,000
View details Beds - 6 Baths - 7 Sqft - 7283
2044 Wappoo Hall Charleston, SC, 29412
This custom home was completed by master builder Tommy Priester in...

This custom home was completed by master builder Tommy Priester in December 2014. It is the one of the only homes available on the market that has deep water dock and located less than 10 minutes drive to downtown Charleston.Built in historic Riverland Terrace, where the streets are lined with picturesque oak trees, this home sits on two parcels of land, giving the owner nearly an acre of high ground. A 4ft tall sea wall protects the property from erosion. There is a 400ft dock, with a 20ft x 26ft covered pier head that provides views up and down the Wappoo Cut so owners can enjoy breathtaking sunsets.

$ 3,850,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 4 Sqft - 4501
2170 Wappoo Hall Charleston, SC, 29412
This magnificent waterfront estate is located on a beautiful and private...

This magnificent waterfront estate is located on a beautiful and private 1.6 acre lot on Elliott Cut in Riverland Terrace, which is only 10 minutes from historic downtown Charleston. A new custom Italianate home was carefully designed and crafted in 2012, and precisely sited on the same foundation as the original 1949 dwelling built by the Jantzen family of Charleston. This home is surrounded by beautiful and mature live oaks, camellias, azaleas and crape myrtles, many of which were original plantings from the late 1940's.

$ 3,495,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 4 Sqft - 5000
672 Ellis Oak Charleston, SC, 29412
Nestled on the banks of Ellis Creek, this stunning waterfront home boasts...

Nestled on the banks of Ellis Creek, this stunning waterfront home boasts impressive architectural details, a light-filled interior, exceptional views and a natural setting, all while being just five minutes from downtown Charleston. The private backyard was designed for entertaining with a saline pool and hot tub, private dock with boat lift and an expansive IPE deck. Moss-draped live oaks, palmettos and a manicured lawn enhance the space and it comes alive at night with enchanting landscape lighting. Upon entering the home, you will be impressed with the level of detail including tall ceilings, custom trim, hardwood floors and walls of windows overlooking the backyard and creek. The living room, anchored by a fireplace and soaring ceilings, transitions into the kitchen which features

$ 2,495,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 5 Sqft - 4668
712 Ellis Oak Charleston, SC, 29412
Perched up on a private point within the gated community of Ellis Oaks...

Perched up on a private point within the gated community of Ellis Oaks comes a rare find w/ spectacular marsh-views on 3 sides of a custom-built home! Welcome to 712 Ellis Oak Dr.! On almost 2 acres, w/ amazing views, the quiet serenity and abounding wildlife, it is hard to believe you are only minutes away from Downtown! This home was built with careful consideration to maximize the expansive views and wildlife that surrounds you by creating a spacious light filled open floor plan that allows for gorgeous views from almost all sides of the home! Sellers have spared no expense in creating a home that is worthy of the magnificence on the outside and features top quality materials and craftsmanship.

$ 1,975,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 4 Sqft - 4507
828 Mary River Charleston, SC, 29412
If location, privacy, and views are the top of your list, this in-town...

If location, privacy, and views are the top of your list, this in-town retreat checks off all of the boxes! Just 5 minutes to downtown Charleston, Ellis Oaks is an exclusive gated community with only 20 homesites and a community dock accessible to deepwater. Don't let the square footage fool you, this home lives practically and comfortably. The features that make this light filled property so desirable are the open concept floor plan, long range marsh views, fabulous outdoor space including pool and built in spa, master suite with cozy fireplace, his and her en-suite baths AND closets, 1,100 square foot (included in total) 2 bedroom guest apartment with kitchenette above 3 car garage, perfect when friends and family come to visit. The main house is about 4,400 square feet and three

$ 1,695,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 4 Sqft - 5518
744 Jim Isle Drive Charleston, SC, 29412
Deep water home on James Island Creek. To Charleston Harbor by water - 5...

Deep water home on James Island Creek. To Charleston Harbor by water - 5 minutes. Close to City - Drive to downtown 10 minutes! Renovated with many upgrades - personal home of General Contractor. Crown Molding, Heart Pine Flooring and woodwork a must see. Extensive large walk in closets in every bedroom, with 2 walk in closets in both upstairs bedrooms. All walk- in attic space that can be easily converted into additional living space. White picket fence surrounds front yard with privacy fencing down side lot lines. Mature landscaping with camelias in all colors and varieties. Back yard overlooks marsh and City of Charleston. Oak draped meandering walkway to the deep water dock on James Island Creek.

$ 1,650,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 3 Sqft - 3930
1516 Fairway Charleston, SC, 29412
Welcome to 1516 Fairway Drive! A Mediterranean-style house where a...

Welcome to 1516 Fairway Drive! A Mediterranean-style house where a circular driveway is met by a marble entryway and stairs with four massive columns flanking double mahogany doors with specialized hardware. As you enter the home, with grand arches throughout, you will see the Formal Living Room that boasts a dramatic stone cast fireplace and mantle with a side sweeping staircase with a handcrafted wrought iron baluster complete with a Juliet balcony. To the left is the Formal Dining with adjoining Sitting Room perfect for a Library or Collections Room.There is a private service entry that opens to a Pantry and Laundry hallway leading to the open concept Kitchen. The handsome Great Room features a magnificent stone fireplace with antique corbels and a 350 year old cypress mantle and

$ 1,465,000
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 3 Sqft - 4200
564 Lynne Charleston, SC, 29412
Stunning custom built home only 2 years old with views of Morris and...

Stunning custom built home only 2 years old with views of Morris and Sullivan's Island lighthouses situated on tidal creek that leads directly to the Charleston Harbor! 564 Lynne Ave. is a dream come true for those that love the water and to entertain! This 3,700sf ''drive under'' Flatfish Island design truly has it all - a private dock installed (with approved permit for a future boat lift), beautiful 15x30 salt water pool with sun ledge, outdoor bar and fire pit. Imagine walking out your back door, jumping in your boat and arriving on Morris Island within 10 minutes or downtown Charleston in 20! When you're home you can fish off your dock, swim in the pool, relax on the screened and covered porches or entertain at the bar - all while enjoying the marsh breezes!

$ 1,350,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 4 Sqft - 3700

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ABOUT JAMES ISLAND, CHARLESTON SC

James Island was once a rural area with a few antebellum plantations, Ft Lamar (now a neighborhood) and the Battle of Secessionville site until the 1940s, when Riverland Terrace opened with small homes in woods along Wappoo Creek. This new very desirable suburban community south of Charleston is the main route to Folly Beach, but boomed when the James Island Connector to and from downtown Charleston opened in the 1990s. Close-knit neighborhoods off Harbor View, Folly, Camp and Fort Johnson roads, Maybank Highway and Riverland Drive mark the island, which includes the town of James Island and portions of the city of Charleston and unincorporated Charleston County. The Country Club of Charleston was one of the first major neighborhoods on James Island, and the golf course will host the U.S. Women’s Open in 2019. James Island County Park and Charleston Municipal Golf Course are also mainstays of the island, which connects by bridge to Charleston, Folly Beach and Johns Island. Sunset Park with its own Charleston Harbor beach sits off Fort Johnson Road, which is also home to the state Department of Natural Resources center. 

 

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