Residential Resort Living - Isle of Palms South Carolina

Isle of Palms Beach           Bambi Magraw

Isle of Palms is a barrier island off the South Carolina coast, just minutes from Mount Pleasant. The island was without permanent inhabitants until the late 19th century when it became recognized by locals of the area as a refuge from the summer heat and tempo of Charleston. The island was purchased in 1899 by J.S. Lawrence, who renamed it the Isle of Palms. In 1906 a 50 room resort hotel was built to offer the first permanent accommodations. By 1912, James Sottile constructed a spacious beach pavilion and an amusement park with Ferris wheel. Many accompanying transportation developments enabled residents of Charleston to catch a ferry to Mt. Pleasant, and from there catch a rail trolley car to Sullivan's Island and the Isle of Palms. Access became even easier in 1929 when the ferry across the Charleston harbor was replaced by the Grace Memorial Bridge. A bridge link to the islands was established in 1946, and at that time most of the Isle of Palms was purchased by developer J.C. Long of The Beach Company.

Town Homes for Sale in isle of palms, SC

New Townhomes in Isle of Palms, South Carolina

Wild Dunes
There very few townhomes in Isle of Palms. Most are located on Wild Dunes Resort. Townhomes start in the high
$500's to the mid $800's.

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Shipwatch Villas on Isle of Palms

Watch yachts sail by from your living room window! Two and three-bedroom flats and three-bedroom townhomes. Units feature amazing oceanfront views and golf-course views. Two and three-bedroom units have a partial wrap-around balcony off the living room and master suite. Three bedroom townhomes feature upstairs and downstairs balconies. Townhomes range from 1,084 square feet for a two bedroom unit to 1,616 square feet for three bedrooms.


Seascape Villas
A five-story oceanfront building offering two and three-bedroom suites, with the fifth floor made up entirely of penthouse suites. Villas feature breathtaking views of the ocean and pool from covered balconies. Many units available for sale are fully furnished. Priced from $800's-$1 million+.


Seagrove Villas
Close to two Tom Fazio designed golf courses, a tennis center, biking and walking paths, a marina and fine. All one, two and three-bedroom villas feature open-air sun decks.


Sea Cabins
A 143-unit condominium community with Atlantic Ocean views. Sea Cabins feature one bedroom units that contain one full bath, full kitchen and private balcony. Units can be purchased completely furnished. Priced from $250,000.

Port O'Call Villas

Oceanfront complex bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Wild Dunes Links Course’s 13th fairway. There are 12 villas on 3 levels; 83 one bedroom units and 25 two bedroom units. Ground floor units have oceanfront access, while the third floor villas come complete with private roof decks. Ranging from 800 to 1100 square feet, homes are priced from $350,000 up to $650,000.

Mariners Walk
Choose from one, two or three bedroom floorplans, with either oceanfront or oceanside views. Complete with either a screened porch and/or main level and upper level sundecks. Wood burning fireplaces are available in select units. From $200's-$800's+.

Beach Club Villas
Beautiful 72 unit community of 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhomes all with fabulous views of the Atlantic Ocean. Villas are 2 levels, and are 1,650 square feet. The first level offers guest suite and a screened porch off the living. Second floors include an additional guestroom and a master with a sundeck. Starting at $929,000.


Ocean Club Villas
102-units feature private gated community entrance with beautiful Atlantic Ocean views. Homes are entirely three and four-bedrooms, with designated parking, elevators and access to the Links Course clubhouse. Four bedroom units offer double master suites with a second level that has an open deck or dormer skylights with an oceanfront balcony. Units feature wood-burning fireplaces and marble baths with dual-head showers. Homes range from 1,900 to 2,800 square feet and are priced from $1,300,000-$2 million.

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In the 1970's the rest of the world discovered the joys of the Isle of Palms, and real estate development blossomed. In 1975, the Sea Pines Co., one of the major developers of now renown Hilton Head Island, established a similar resort enterprise on 900 acres of land at the northeast end of the island. Originally named The Isle of Palms Beach and Racquet Club it was renamed The Wild Dunes Beach and Racquet Club in 1984 and today is simply called Wild Dunes. With nationally recognized golf courses and other resort amenities, Wild Dunes has become a major vacation locale on the South Carolina coast.

In spite of the changes wrought over the last 20 years, with its six miles of white, sandy beaches, the Isle of Palms remains as much a place of beautiful serenity for residents and visitors today, as it was for the Seewee Indians and the colonists who followed. The City of Isle of Palms has been certified for the 2007-2008 Blue Wave Season and as such is flying the Blue Wave Flag. This certification is given to beaches that meet specific criteria related to cleanliness, safety and access to the public. The island also supports the Island Turtle Team, dedicated to preserving the nest sites of sea turtles. You can visit their website here.

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What are some of Isle of Palm's new home developments?

Sawyer's Landing
Remaining homes are composed of three bedrooms with large porches on every floor, gas fireplaces, hardwood floors (Brazilian cherry or equivalent) in all great rooms, gourmet kitchens with granite counter tops and an array of stainless steel appliances. Priced from $565,000+.

The Village at Wild Dunes
Up to 3,086 square feet of expansive floor space, these fabulously large condos offer stunning ocean views! Fully furnished studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums and penthouses. Four bedroom penthouses are available. Priced from $400’s - $2 million+.

What is the average cost of a single family home on Isle of Palms, SC?
Isle of Palms | Single Family Homes $935,502

What types of recreation does Isle of Palms in Charleston, SC offer?
The City of Isle of Palm is developing a new Front Beach area called Aisle of Palms. The beach here is popular with locals, and is most easily accessed through Isle of Palms County Park. The park features parking, dressing areas, outdoor showers, restrooms, boardwalks, picnic area, sand volleyball, children's play area and seasonal rentals of beach umbrellas and chairs. Boating opportunities include kayaks, canoes, sailboats, fishing boats and even luxury harbor cruises. Fishing contests often originate at Isle of Palms Marina. Getting around the island is easy, with most roads having marked bike paths for safety. Bicycle and rollerblade rentals are also available on the island.

Isle of Palms has two world-class golf courses and the Charleston area has many other well-known courses. Both clay and hardcourt surfaces are available to tennis enthusiasts on the island. Of course, the beach is often the center of activity. For enjoying the waves, bodyboards are available for rental. To keep your toes in the sand, a game of beach volleyball is never far away. Picnic and changing areas are available at Isle of Palms County Park. Beachcombing is always a popular activity. A large variety of seashells collect on our beaches from sand dollars to whelks, to olives, to angel wings. It's fun to find shell treasures, but please leave the live shells on the beach or throw them back into the ocean. When walking around the island, watch the sky and water for wildlife. Osprey nests can be spied, pelicans soar and dive for their dinner, dolphins frolic, and giant loggerhead sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. If you're lucky, you might see hundreds of baby turtles making a mad dash for the ocean. Family, Senior and Children's activities are organized through the island's IOP Recreation Department and Wild Dunes resort.

Isle of Palms, South Carolina fact:
As he began development, J.C. Long provided low-cost housing to veterans returning from World War II. The Isle of Palms slowly developed into a residential bedroom community of greater Charleston while still maintaining its charm, natural beauty, and desirability as a summertime getaway destination.


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