Johns Island is located to the west of James Island only 11 miles from downtown Charleston. Live Oak trees with flowing Spanish moss canopy many of the roads meandering throughout the island. Home to Seabrook Island and Kiawah Island, it is separated from the mainland by the tidal Stono River, which forms part of the Intracoastal Waterway.
The island has seen a growth in new construction in recent years. Neighborhoods such as Waterloo Estates, Maybank Village and Sea Island Farms offer a wide range of floor plans at affordable prices. These communities blend in nicely with the pre-owned homes that dot the Island. In June 98 homes sold at a median price of $288,000. This is a 46% increase in volume and 10% in price versus June 2015. Buyers can expect to see Johns Island remain a good place to live and a good investment.
Johns Island is an outdoor paradise: golfing at Kiawah and Seabrook Islands, boating opportunities at St. Johns Yacht Harbor, Bohicket Marina or the three public boat ramps on the island, or simply enjoying family time at Johns Island Park, Angel Oak Park and Beachcomber Park.
The island is home to the Angel Oak, a Southern live oak tree estimated to be 400–500 years old and named for Justus Angel, nineteenth century owner of the land on which it stands. Johns Island has kept its agricultural roots and is known for its farms, producing tomatoes, watermelons, and numerous other agricultural products.
In recent years Johns Island has seen a growth in restaurant owners taking advantage of the increase in population. Some of the favorites dining spots are Fat Hen, Wild Olive, Crave and the much acclaimed downtown eatery Tattooed Moose opening their second location.
The island's proximity to downtown Charleston and its scenic property have made it an attractive locale for people looking to enjoy the rural feel along with the amenities of downtown Charleston. Looking for a home on Johns Island?
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