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

Price, Low to High
22 Properties Found.
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6125 Maybank Highway

MLS® #19001554

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

Handy man special. Home is vacant and in need of updating and repairs. There is a separate mother-in-law suite…

Photo of Listing #19002734

7033 Maybank Highway

MLS® #19002734

Wadmalaw Island, SC
2 BR, 2 BA, 1800 SQ FT, 1.42 ACRES
Built in 1959

In the beautiful town of Rockville with the live oak canopied roadway dripping with spanish moss sits this lovel…

6900 Maybank Highway

MLS® #18026732

Wadmalaw Island, SC
2 BR, 2 BA, 1794 SQ FT, 4.2 ACRES
Built in 2005

Nestled in the majestic oaks you will find this adorable coastal cottage. This two bedroom, two bathroom gem is …

Lot 7 - 1356 Polly Point Rd

MLS® #17016388

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

Rare opportunity to acquire at THIS LOW PRICE a beautiful cleared 3ac WATERFRONT lot ,foundation & framing compl…

5386 Peerless Drive

MLS® #19000600

Peerless Point
Wadmalaw Island, SC
4 BR, 3 BA, 2704 SQ FT, 2.3 ACRES
Built in 2007

2.3 Acre Property with 2 detached garages accommodating 5 cars, 2 driveways, an immaculate home with 3 master su…

Photo of Listing #19004803

4865 Maybank Highway

MLS® #19004803

Racket Hall
Wadmalaw Island, SC
3 BR, 3 BA, 2532 SQ FT, 20 ACRES
Built in 1973

Stunning 20 Acre private Estate consisting of four separate tax mapped parcels located just 4 miles (5 minutes) …

2059 Bentz Road

MLS® #17027874

Locust Grove
Wadmalaw Island, SC
5 BR, 3 BA, 2684 SQ FT, 2.2 ACRES
Built in 1976

This is a spectacular retreat/home! This house has been used as a multi-family 2nd home. Children and adults hav…

2660 Cherry Point Road

MLS® #19001274

Cherry Point
Wadmalaw Island, SC
3 BR, 3 BA, 2628 SQ FT, 4.7 ACRES
Built in 2004

Located on gorgeous Wadmalaw Island, you will be close to schools, shopping, and restaurants! This beautiful, se…

1781 Tacky Point Road

MLS® #19002782

Wadmalaw Island, SC
3 BR, 3 BA, 2050 SQ FT, 1.25 ACRES
Built in 2012

Set in a secluded sanctuary of subtropical vegetation, ancient oak trees, and serene wildlife, this elegant wate…

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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