The Isle of Palms is a seven mile long, one mile wide island community, located 13 miles north of Downtown Charleston and is adjacent to Mount Pleasant and Sullivan’s Island.
A bridge link to Sullivans Island and the Isle of Palms from Mount Pleasant was established in 1946, and at that time the Isle of Palms was developed into a residential community of greater Charleston.
In 1975, the Sea Pines Company., one of the major developers of Hilton Head Island, established what is now known as Wild Dunes. The resort occupies of 1500 acres on the northern end of the island and offers two 18-hole golf courses and 17 tennis courts. There are available homesites which include condominiums, time-share properties and single-family houses.
Housing options vary from condominiums to exclusive homes. Residents range from single professionals, to families with kids, to retirees.
There are many opportunities for recreation on the island. Whether you enjoy swimming, walking along the six miles of beach access, riding bikes, golfing, dining at amazing restaurants, or just enjoying the glorious sunrises and sunsets, you can find it here. There is also a five-acre marina site for the use of boaters.
Isle of Palms homes are priced in the range of $800,000 to millions of dollars. There are beachfront, marsh front, deep water, golf course and interior properties.
Shopping is easily accessed by the two-mile long Isle of Palms Connector which leads directly to Town Center, where you can find grocery stores, sporting goods, clothing and shoes, banks, drug stores and urgent care medical offices. Several restaurants provide everything from pizza to fine dining.
There is a ferry that leads to nearby Dewees Island which leaves from the isle of Palms Marina every hour. There are no cars on Dewees and if you are looking for a nice quiet place to unwind and just soak in the seabreeze and sunshine, then the Isle of Palms is a good place to set down roots and just enjoy life on the coast.