This elite Charleston city county has come a long way. From being developed as lost-cost housing for WWII veterans, the Isle of Palms has become one of coastal America’s most coveted addresses. Only 12 miles outside Charleston and perfectly placed between the Intercoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, there is no doubt that this island is blessed with scenic views and an endless list of things to do.
Historically, the local residents used the Isle of Palms as a vacation spot in the 19th century and it was formerly known as “Hunting Island. In 1906 the first hotel was built but it wasn’t til the 1970s where the island transformed. Residential developments, luxurious beachfront homes, high-end resorts, two golf courses, tennis courts and a marina are just some of the many additions. But of course, all these are only secondary to the island’s best feature: it’s beautiful beach.
The Isle of Palms is a balance between residential and resort communities. Residents enjoy the five-star amenities of the resorts and holiday goers appreciate the local atmosphere and natural beauty of the island. Aside from tennis and golf, you can also explore the island by kayaking and paddleboarding through the waterways and marshes. Enjoy a day out at the farmers’ market, socialize at music festivals on the beach or join a volleyball match. The Isle of Palms lifestyle offers so many great experiences and opportunities not to be missed!