We at Island Connections Realty service
James Island, South Carolina
and the surrounding areas for real estate.
Moving or Visiting,
Buying or Renting,
is one of South Carolina's most urban Sea
Islands and is one of the six distinct areas of the city
proper of Charleston, South Carolina.
The island is separated from peninsular downtown Charleston by
the Ashley River, from the mainland
by Wappoo Creek and the Wappoo Cut, from
Johns Island by the Stono River.
It lies inshore of Morris Island
Beach. Atlantic Ocean defines the east.
is located on an island just off the eastern tip of James Island
and was the site of the first battle of the
Civil War. Bombardment of Fort
Sumter was started from Fort Johnson which was located on the
eastern portion of James Island.
James Island land was largely agricultural
with several plantations making up much of the island. Growth
accelerated after WWII and James Island became a suburban
community to Charleston.
As of the 2000 census, the
United States Census Bureau
reported that 33,781 people lived on the island. Approximately
one-half of the island lies within the city limits of
Charleston, and the remainder of
the island is either unincorporated or lies within the new Town
of James Island.
As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, the
population of James Island is included within the
Charleston-North Charleston Urbanized Area and the larger
Charleston-North Charleston Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The public schools on James Island are part of
the Charleston County School District and include Harborview,
Stiles Point, James Island and Murray-LaSaine Elementary
Schools; James Island and Fort Johnson Middle Schools, and James
Island Charter High School.
James Island is in Charleston County, in the
Charleston metro area. James Island is on Charleston Harbor.
James Island County Park is just minuets from any home on James
Island. In just minutes your private retreat can be found within
the 643-acre James Island County Park’s beautiful campground and
10 vacation cottages.
One of James Island's oldest neighborhoods,
Riverland Terrace, was developed in the 1940s. The Terrace is
located just 10 minutes west of downtown Charleston, South
Carolina along Wappoo Creek and the inland waterway. The
neighborhood boasts a public boat landing , Charleston Municipal
Golf Course, a playground, five restaurants and numerous antique
shops. Leading into the neighborhood is the historic Avenue of
Oaks, consisting of 73 live oak trees believed to be over 100
years old. They once led to Wappoo Hall Plantation on the Stono
River. A Civil War fortification known as Fort Pemberton, built
in 1862, remains today.