Choices in Charleston Waterfront Property

Posted by Lee and Katherine Keadle on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at 2:44pm.

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Charleston is home to a variety of waterfront properties from ocean view to beachfront, shallow water, deep water, marsh front, and tidal creek. Homes with waterfront views and easy beach access are the most expensive in the area, but they boast a location that can’t be beat.

Waterfront Properties in the City

Charleston is well known for having some of the best boating on the eastern seaboard, and deep water homes are in high demand. The majority of these homes are situated on the one of the city’s three rivers that feed into the harbor: Ashley, Wando, and Cooper. Many of these homes not only offer spectacular views, but also feature private boat lifts and docks.

Just west of the Ashley River is home to some of Charleston’s premiere neighborhoods, including Wappoo Heights, The Crescent, Moreland, and South Windermere. Here you’ll find beautiful oak trees and scenic waterways and marshes. Developed in the 1920s and 1930s, these premiere neighborhoods are just minutes from historic downtown Charleston.

Tidal creek homes are also a popular choice in Charleston, but at low tide, they have little to no water for boating. If you’re looking for affordable waterfront properties, tide creek homes are worth considering for the marsh and privacy.

We understand that with so many different communities, comes many different styles of waterfront homes and many different price ranges. By using our MLS, you can search Folly Beach, Seabrook Island, James Island Real Estate and even Goose Greek Waterfront Real Estate, to name a few. 

Beach Properties

Just outside Charleston, you’ll find plenty of beaches with oceanfront properties. Sullivan’s Island is one of the most popular areas, offering great views and pristine beaches. Other beach towns include:

  • Folly Beach (just below Charleston): also known as “the edge of America,” Folly Beach is lined with stately island homes, cozy restaurants, and a lively nightclub scene.
  • Isle of Palms: located east of Cooper River from downtown Charleston, the Isle of Palms has a reputation for its single family homes and year round residents who live on the island full time. With mild year-round temperatures and seven miles of beaches, homes on Isle of Palms are in high demand.
  • Edisto Beach: located the furthest from Charleston, Edisto offers plantation homes and an abundance of natural wildlife. Edisto beach is charming and historic like Sullivan’s Island but is more affordable. Today, you’ll find stylish neighborhoods and championship golf courses where the nation’s most successful rice, cotton and indigo plantations once stood.
  • Kiawah Island: an exclusive private community with world-famous golfing and a five-star resort. Lined with lagoons, ancient oaks and creeks, Kiawah Island is an address that’s envied all over the world.
  • Seabrook Island: an exclusive private community with championship golf courses, equestrian events, fine dining and a deep water marina.

With such a vast array of Charleston Waterfront Real Estate, you'll be sure to find the perfect home for you and your family. Whether you’re looking for views of the area’s most pristine beaches or a more affordable tide creek home, Charleston has something to offer everyone.

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