While many home buyers choose to live in Mount Pleasant for the endless entertainment options, public parks, nightlife, and proximity to the beaches, some people prefer to simply live near these attractions but want to create a rural lifestyle. For these buyers who want fewer neighbors and more open spaces, Awendaw is a fantastic area to consider.
Located 20 minutes north of Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre, Awendaw is a small town with few planned communities and massive tracts of protected wildlife areas nearby such as the Francis Marion National Forest, Avian Conservation Center, Bonneau Ferry Wildlife Management Area, and Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. Most residents drive 10 to 15 minutes for grocery stores, trips to Walmart, or restaurants located in the northern part of Mt. Pleasant.
The two main planned communities you’ll find are both gated and offer a kind of seclusion that’s surprising considering how close they are to Wando High School, Roper Hospital, and the Oakland Shopping Center. We’ve included info on both neighborhoods below. You can learn more and also search current home listings by clicking on the links.
Sewee Preserve in Awendaw
Sewee Preserve (shown above) offers 500 acres, yet there are only 30 marshfront home sites. Most of these lot sizes are 2 to 3 acres – a size that is extremely difficult to find in Mount Pleasant, even if you have plenty of time to wait for the right property to come onto the market. Residents can enjoy access to the 47 acre, freshwater lake at the cabin with outdoor seating and firepit. There’s also a deep water community dock. Sewee Preserve is the closest community to Mount Pleasant with equestrian facilities, and you’ll find 8 miles of riding trails that offer a great Low Country setting.
Rice Fields at Bulls Bay in Awendaw
This exclusive golf community in Awendaw boasts the nicest estates in the area. Whether you’re looking for a vacant lot to build your custom home or want a move in ready house with mature landscaping and wooded buffers, Rice Fields at Bulls Bay offers a unique setting. All residents are required to be members of the Bulls Bay Golf Club. The course was the last one designed by resident Mike Strantz, and the almost constant breezes coming off the water create a challenging play. The club house, located 75 feet higher than sea level, provides panoramic views of the community, neighboring islands in Awendaw, and the bay.
Let Us Contact You with More Listings
Although these 2 neighborhoods are large, their low density means that few homes come onto the market each year. We’d be happy to contact you as new listings become available, and we can also check for pocket listings that are not listed on the MLS if you can tell us a little more about what you’re looking for. Contact The Keadle Group to learn more about your options!