James Island Real Estate

Learn about James Island real estate market trends, news, and recommended neighborhoods.

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living on james island

James Island has one of the strongest housing markets in tri-county Charleston because it sees a steady demand from home buyers each year. For people who want to live close to Downtown Charleston and the beach, James Island gives the closest proximity. Last year alone, there were 16,070 showings among its homes for sale, and its median sales price rose 8.2%. As residents and James Island real estate agents, we’ve included below both the pros and cons of living on the island.

Why Home Buyers Want to Live on James Island

Closest Suburb to Downtown Charleston
Located just across the harbor from Downtown, James Island as a whole is the closest you'll find to all the shopping, sites, and restaurants on the peninsula. Its location makes it ideal for

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If you are considering a search of Charleston Real Estate, it's important to ask yourself "What are the best jobs in Charleston?" There are many career paths available in the city. The top industries in terms of pay and top sector rankings include the following:

  1. Management Occupations

The average salary in this field is $99,250. Within this sector, there are several different job titles that a person can hold with their own respective salary. A few of the most popular occupations, include:

  • General and operations managers

  • Advertising and Promotion Managers

  • Marketing Managers

  • Financial Managers

  • Human Resource Managers

  1. Business and Financial Operations

Another very popular

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When on the lookout for Charleston Real Estate, you may be looking for something the appeal of a smaller town. While the peninsula may not have a small town feel, there are several areas in Charleston that are not only charming, but provide you with the small town feel that you normally find in the country. Here's why:

  1. Charleston Has a Low Crime Rate

Walking around any big city will have you grabbing onto your purse and feeling generally unsafe. Charleston is a little different because the city is very safe, with a violent crime ratio of 1000:2.39.

Locals are proud of their city and its history, and there is so much to do beyond going to the beach or one of the many parks in the area.

  1. Charleston is Friendly

Small

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mcleod plantation charleston james island

Because Charleston is full of famous historic sites, we wanted to let you know about a new option that is now available. McLeod Plantation Historic Site opened to the public in April after several long awaited years of research and restoration. This 36 acre plantation is located on James Island and overlooks Wappoo Creek.

When it was established in 1851, it served as a sea island cotton plantation. At this heritage site, visitors can trace the emergence of Gullah Culture in the Lowcountry, tour the McLeod family home and slave cabins, learn about the dynamics of plantation life before and after slavery, and view the 600 year old McLeod Oak.

Its hours of operation are currently Tuesday through Sunday (9 AM to 4 PM), and it is closed on Mondays.

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In January of 2014, 48 homes closed on the MLS for James Island, SC. The median sales price was $254,000, and the average price was $292,922. There were 122 properties under contract or pending during the same time frame (January 1-31, 2014).

real estate market stats james island

These stats reflect some of the James Island real estate trends we’ve seen over the past two years: healthy increases for median sales prices and the number of sold homes, a strong sellers’ market formed in the under $250K price range, and a gap being bridged between the number of homes listed and sold.

James Island Housing Market in 2013

In 2013, there were 738 homes closed on James Island. This is a 29.2% increase from 2012 and a 42.7% increase from 2011. When looking at the sales volume, those homes sold

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james island boating community

James Island is one of the best areas of Charleston for boaters to live because of the many creeks and rivers that surround the island – not to mention the Charleston Harbor which borders the northeast section of the island. So which James Island neighborhoods offer a boat ramp and dock? Riverland Terrace and Seaside Plantation are two of the most popular communities on James Island for boaters. Having a boat ramp in your neighborhood makes taking your boat out on the water much less of a hassle. You generally don’t have to wait in line for others to put their boat in, and more importantly, you don’t have to wait to take your boat out of the water after a long, glorious day in the sun. A boat ramp in your neighborhood may make the difference as to

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home in riverland park

Riverland Park is a new construction community on James Island that is in its early stages of development. It offers a very convenient location to downtown (5 minutes away), Folly Beach (10 minutes), and West Ashley. If you are coming from I-26 East, take exit 221-A and get on Highway 17 South toward Savannah. Veer left following signs for SC-700 Folly Beach. Once you cross the Wappoo Bridge, turn right at the foot of the bridge onto Maybank Highway. Turn left onto Riverland Drive. Riverland Park subdivision will be on your right hand side.

Crescent Homes is proud to give new homeowners not only excellent quality construction, but also convenient access to all of Charleston’s offerings. Homes in Riverland Park begin in the low $300’s and go up to

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ocean neighbors james island sc

Ocean Neighbors is pleased to have Mungo Homes building new homes on 19 lakefront lots. Mungo Homes has been named America’s Best Builder 2012 by Builder magazine for overall achievement and excellence in housing. Mungo is a family owned company who has been building in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia since 1954. All of their homes are HauSmart certified which ensures the home is healthier for the environment and for your family. Currently, Mungo Homes has neighborhoods in Columbia, Summerville, Johns Island, and now James Island.

Ocean Neighbors is a medium sized community off Folly Road on James Island. (As you are headed out to Folly Beach, turn left on Battery Island Road, just before the Piggly Wiggly grocery store.) What sets Ocean

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