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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74 Photos 150 Wappoo Creek Drive UNIT #11 Charleston, SC 29412

150 Wappoo Creek Drive UNIT #11
Charleston, SC 29412
The Riverside
Residential

MLS# 21020891 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2118 Sqft

Newly renovated condo on deep water overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway under $1M! The Riverside sits high on a bluff near the Wappoo Cut Bridge ... 

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$900,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
8 Photos 1550 Blaze Lane Charleston, SC 29412

1550 Blaze Lane
Charleston, SC 29412
Meridian Place
Residential

MLS# 21020854 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1086 Sqft

Welcome to Meridian Place on James Island, and this two bedroom end-unit! There is a lot to love about this property including an open floor plan a... 

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$286,000
Provided courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate
29 Photos 1426 Telfair Way Charleston, SC 29412

1426 Telfair Way
Charleston, SC 29412
Mira Vista
Residential

MLS# 21020833 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1416 Sqft

Well maintained and updated 3 bedroom 2 full baths condo in Mira Vista. Resort style living in a gated community with a beautiful pool and fitness ... 

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$299,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
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Open House: Sat Jul 31st, 11:00am - 1:00pm
700 Daniel Ellis Drive UNIT #13304 Charleston, SC 29412

700 Daniel Ellis Drive UNIT #13304
Charleston, SC 29412
The Peninsula Condominiums
Residential

MLS# 21020762 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1170 Sqft

Fabulous third floor, conveniently located minutes to Downtown Charleston, West Ashley, and Folly Beach. This well maintained, condo consists of gr... 

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$204,900
Provided courtesy of ERA Wilder Realty Inc
23 Photos 1755 Central Park Road UNIT #7102 Charleston, SC 29412

1755 Central Park Road UNIT #7102
Charleston, SC 29412
Regatta On James Island
Residential

MLS# 21020737 / Active
1 br, 1 ba, 663 Sqft

Ease of living and fabulous location, close to downtown Charleston and Folly Beach, this is an opportunity you do not want to miss! Located in an ... 

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$180,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
1 Photos 1560 Blaze Lane Charleston, SC 29412

1560 Blaze Lane
Charleston, SC 29412
Meridian Place
Residential

MLS# 21020657 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1087 Sqft

Don't miss this great investment opportunity! End unit townhome with pond views in Meridan Place, close to Folly Beach and all James Island school... 

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$290,000
Provided courtesy of Island House Real Estate
15 Photos 9 Bass Lane UNIT A Charleston, SC 29412

9 Bass Lane UNIT A
Charleston, SC 29412
Rivers Point
Residential

MLS# 21020630 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1200 Sqft

This beautiful home is waiting for you. Open concept, beautiful hardwood flooring and a nice kitchen with Quartz countertops provide the best possi... 

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$349,900
Provided courtesy of Capstone Realty
21 Photos 1755 Central Park Road UNIT #2203 Charleston, SC 29412

1755 Central Park Road UNIT #2203
Charleston, SC 29412
Regatta On James Island
Residential

MLS# 21020538 / Active
1 br, 1 ba, 709 Sqft

Prime location and Carefree Lifestyle awaits you!! One level inside with a fantastic screened porch. All appliances and most furnishings can convey... 

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$169,900
Provided courtesy of Trademark Properties, Inc
17 Photos 21 Rivers Point UNIT 15h Charleston, SC 29412

21 Rivers Point UNIT 15h
Charleston, SC 29412
Rivers Point Row
Residential

MLS# 21019409 / Active
1 br, 1 ba, 750 Sqft

Want to be close to the beaches, downtown, shopping and walking distance to restaurants and on James Island for under $150,000??? Then this is the... 

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$149,900
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
18 Photos 16 Wappoo Creek Place Charleston, SC 29412

16 Wappoo Creek Place
Charleston, SC 29412
Wappoo Creek Place
Residential

MLS# 21018874 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2406 Sqft

The first wow into this property will be the beautiful plant filled courtyard upon entry. Gorgeous home featuring a brand new up to date kitchen w... 

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$799,000
Provided courtesy of Hamrick-Carter Inc
49 Photos 1025 Riverland Woods Pl Place UNIT #1001 Charleston, SC 29412

1025 Riverland Woods Pl Place UNIT #1001
Charleston, SC 29412
The Retreat at Riverland
Residential

MLS# 21017419 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1087 Sqft

This lovely condo in The Retreat has been well maintained. The foyer, living room, and kitchen have hardwood flooring with carpet in the bedrooms.... 

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$319,000
Reduced -$6,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
19 Photos 109 Wappoo Landing Circle Charleston, SC 29412

109 Wappoo Landing Circle
Charleston, SC 29412
Wappoo Landing
Residential

MLS# 21016840 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1936 Sqft

Customized interior, book shelves and custom closets. Fireplace with gas logs. Enjoy marsh views from screened porch and deck off the master bedroo... 

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$633,900
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
50 Photos 136 Wappoo Creek Drive Charleston, SC 29412

136 Wappoo Creek Drive
Charleston, SC 29412
Wappoo Landing
Residential

MLS# 21012423 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1966 Sqft

Lovely home overlooking the marsh of Wappoo Creek. Just minutes to downtown Charleston, shopping & dining, conveniently located n James Island. A c... 

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$649,900
Reduced -$38,900
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
7 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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$255,900
Reduced -$13,100
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate
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