Many buyers in the Charleston SC area look at James Island because they love the beach. With both easy access to Folly Island and Downtown Charleston, these sell well because they are nestled between these two popular areas.

As the name suggests, it is is an island, and for this reason the relatively small town does not offer too many new homes to choose from. While there have been some small areas that have been infilled with new construction, for the most buyers choose from older properties, and enjoy the features that most established neighborhoods offer like large lots and mature plantings.

At one time the area was not quite as convenient and not quite as popular because there was only one bridge leading to the island. The original access was only a drawbridge over the Intracoastal Waterway that weaves its way up and down the East Coast.

In 1996 the James Island connector was built. This 2.7 mile interstate highway cost 128 million to build and helped make James Island more attractive for aspiring homeowners. The direct route from Downtown Charleston opened up the market to buyers needing to be in the city quickly. Medical University students and their families began to look to the area as an investment while attending MUSC.

Again, the majority are older and the ranches that were built in the early to late 1960’s start in the $200,000 price range and can move up from there based on the lot, as James Island waterfront ranch style homes can be as expensive as $800,000 (and sometimes higher) depending on the neighborhood and views.

While the bulk of the development occurred in the late 60’s and early 1970’s, there were of course many homes built well into the 80’s and 90’s and as mentioned above, small pockets of land open up over time and a few new construction homes are built as lots become available to the market.

There are many available for sale in and around the water also. Due to the fact that it is an island and there are several creeks that weave their way in and around the perimeter, this area surprisingly offers more waterfront opportunities than the neighboring (and much larger) West Ashley section of town.

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18 Photos 1254 Apex Lane Charleston, SC 29412

1254 Apex Lane
Charleston, SC 29412
Meridian Place
Residential

MLS# 21010134 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1086 Sqft

Welcome Home to 1254 Apex Lane. Conveniently located in the middle of James Island. Priced to sell and sold AS-IS. The classic two bedroom set up i... 

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$250,000
Provided courtesy of ChuckTown Homes, LLC
1 Photos 2215 Telfair Way Charleston, SC 29412

2215 Telfair Way
Charleston, SC 29412
Mira Vista
Residential

MLS# 21009991 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1120 Sqft

Don't miss this opportunity to live in one of the best James Island condo communities. The peaceful community features a private pool, business cen... 

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$249,900
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate
32 Photos 644 Harbor Creek Place Charleston, SC 29412

644 Harbor Creek Place
Charleston, SC 29412
Harbor Creek
Residential

MLS# 21007770 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2200 Sqft

Welcome to 644 Harbor creek place! A beautiful 2 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom condo nestled on James Island's Ellis creek. This property features panor... 

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$429,900
Reduced -$3,100
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate
11 Photos 1402 Camp Road UNIT 7a Charleston, SC 29412

1402 Camp Road UNIT 7a
Charleston, SC 29412
Point James
Residential

MLS# 21007031 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 959 Sqft

Located between Downtown Charleston and Folly beach, this must see, Fully Furnished 1st floor condo has been a positive cash flow generator for yea... 

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$199,000
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