Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina

Rural Wadmalaw Island Real Estate

wadmalaw island real estate

Forty minutes west of downtown Charleston along Highway 17, Wadmalaw Island is a full step removed from the hustle and noise of many of Charleston's real estate communities. Located in one of the most rural areas of Charleston County, Wadmalaw Island offers uniquely spacious and private living opportunities.

Along with the nearby developed communities of Johns Island and Rural West Ashley, Wadmalaw offers prospective homebuyers a chance to unwind amidst largely unspoiled surroundings. Fronted to the southeast by Seabrook Island, Wadmalaw Island has no formal coastline facing the Atlantic Ocean.

However, crisscrossing the island are countless saltwater and freshwater canals, waterways, and ponds that are perfect for boating, fishing, and hunting. Waterfront lots are priced competitively on Wadmalaw Island, making the dream of owning waterfront property (which would be unattainable on Kiawah or Seabrook Island) a reality.

Shopping on Wadmalaw Island involves travel. This is the same whether it be a quick trip to neighboring Johns Island for groceries, household goods, or dining out. Many residents also take a longer excursion for dinner or entertainment in nearby West Ashley or James Island. The island's bucolic charm extends not only to its residential, but to its commercial development as well.

Real estate on Wadmalaw Island traditionally consists of single family homes situated on large parcels. This emphasis towards space and privacy will be continued in the future, as new home construction will require a minimum lot size of three acres. Wadmalaw Island is an excellent choice for those wanting a large estate for farming, grazing pastures, or hunting. Property prices per acre are generally lower than other areas in Charleston County, and there still remain large tracts of undivided property for sale.

Wadmalaw Island Homes for Sale by Price

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21 Properties Found.
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6158 Bears Bluff Road

$299,900
MLS® #17028673

None
Wadmalaw Island, SC
3 BR, 3 BA, 1911 SQ FT, 1.48 ACRES
Built in 2008
House

Country living with City convenience! This home offers the best of all worlds and properties like this are hard …

5608 Katy Hill Road

$387,500
MLS® #17028482

Wadmalaw Island
Wadmalaw Island, SC
3 BR, 2 BA, 2280 SQ FT, 2.37 ACRES
Built in 2005
House

Beautiful home on 1.17 acres AND Vacant 1.2 acre lot! Have you been tirelessly searching for a property with pri…

6125 Maybank Highway

$395,000
MLS® #17032380

Rockville
Wadmalaw Island, SC
3 BR, 3 BA, 3008 SQ FT, 4.78 ACRES
Built in 1992
House

Nice secluded Large,brick ranch home 3 bedrooms,3 bathrooms built in 1992 and sits on 4.78 acres.Enjoy the beaut…

Photo of Listing #17028989

5311 Peerless Drive

$489,075
MLS® #17028989

Peerless
Wadmalaw Island, SC
5 BR, 3 BA, 2612 SQ FT, 1.11 ACRES
Built in 2007
House

Wow, here is your chance to live in the country with all the modern conveniences - GREAT VALUE!! Gorgeous Lowcou…

5376 Peerless Drive

$499,000
MLS® #18008075

Peerless Point
Wadmalaw Island, SC
5 BR, 3 BA, 2601 SQ FT, 1 ACRE
Built in 2007
House

Don't miss your opportunity to preview this spectacular Allison Ramsey Designed floorplan situated on a private …

1069 Harts Bluff Road

$499,900
MLS® #18001190

Wadmalaw Island
Wadmalaw Island, SC
4 BR, 3 BA, 2680 SQ FT, 1.23 ACRES
Built in 2008
House

On Wadmalaw Sound with expansive water and marsh views with a fifty foot access into Wadmalaw Sound for your kay…

1404 Polly Point Road

$519,000
MLS® #18000564

Polly Point Plantation
Wadmalaw Island, SC
3 BR, 3 BA, 2150 SQ FT, 3.03 ACRES
Built in 2007
House

Beautiful home in paradise. Whether it is your retirement home, your weekend retreat, or your full time home, h…

Photo of Listing #17016388

Lot 7 - 1356 Polly Point Rd

$523,000
MLS® #17016388

Polly Point Plantation
Wadmalaw Island, SC
3 BR, 4 BA, 2883 SQ FT, 3.1 ACRES
Built in 2016
House

Owner/seller is a SC real estate agent. Rare opportunity to acquire cleared waterfront property at this low pric…

4869 Bears Bluff Road

$540,000
MLS® #17023581

None
Wadmalaw Island, SC
3 BR, 3 BA, 2400 SQ FT, 12.74 ACRES
Built in 1982
House

Charming Charleston Horse Farm. Something For Every Member Of The Family! Home-2400 sq ft 3 bed/2.5 bath with go…

More about Wadmalaw, South Carolina

Located 40 minutes south of Charleston, South Carolina, Wadmalaw Island has no beach front because Seabrook Island is on the Atlantic side. Wadmalaw Island is very rural, with little to no commercial or retail business. Residents rely on the shopping and restaurants in Johns Island, which is just 10 minutes north of Wadmalaw on the way to Charleston.

Wadmalaw is a great area to look for large estate sized lots for farms and pasture. There are also very nice waterfront lots and communities on Wadmalaw Island. It's a great place for people looking for the privacy of the country but who still enjoy spending time in the city.

There are several unique features to be found only on Wadmalaw Island. The Charleston Tea Plantation is a functioning farm that grows, markets, and sells the only tea leaves grown in the Lowcountry. It is also home to the annual First Flush Festival, which combines food and entertainment with the first harvest of tea leaves.

Also on Wadmalaw Island is Deep Water Vineyard (formerly Irvin-House Vineyard), a local favorite and the only domestic winery located in Charleston. This forty-eight acre winery grows, harvests, ferments, and bottles its own wines. Its muscadine wines are a popular choice throughout the Lowcountry, and the vineyard is open for tours and seasonal events.

Wadmalaw Pros:

  • One of Charleston's few horse friendly areas
  • Ideal for buyers wanting a country or rural lifestyle

Wadmalaw Cons:

  • Fewer housing options to choose from
  • Further from Charleston and the beaches

Wadmalaw Local Information

Why do I see only houses for sale on Wadmalaw Island?
There are no townhouses or condominiums on Wadmalaw due to acreage requirements.

What is there to do on Wadmalaw Island?
Since Wadmalaw is mostly rural, you'll find lots of outdoor activities. There are a few public boat landings with access to the Intracoastal Waterway. Visitors can tour the Charleston Tea Plantation to learn how tea is made. You can also visit Deep Water Vineyard to tour the vineyards and go to a wine tasting. Wadmalaw Island also has an annual Gullah Festival. For more entertainment options, Wadmalaw residents can go to other areas of Charleston.

How far is Wadmalaw Island from downtown Charleston?
Wadmalaw Island is about a 40 minute drive from downtown Charleston.

What is the closest beach?
Since Wadmalaw Island has no beach, residents often go to Folly Beach, which is about a 35 minute drive.

What types of jobs can I find on Wadmalaw Island?
Most residents of Wadmalaw Island commute to other Charleston areas for work.

The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the Broker ReciprocitySM Program of the Charleston Trident Multiple Listing Service. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Carolina One Real Estate are marked with the Broker ReciprocitySM logo or the Broker ReciprocitySM thumbnail logo (a little black house) and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers.

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