Southern charm meets the Atlantic in this historic and charming beachside neighborhood. Turn of the century homes (20th Century, that is) exude the character of days gone by where early Charlestonians fled for fresh air and ocean breeze. Today it offers the same break to the humidity downtown, but is fast becoming a growing neighborhood for primary residences and family living. The restaurants are limited on the island (and the locals like it that way), but they have great food and a good excuse not to cook.
Stay clear of stations 19-22 during the peak summer months as locals and tourists clamor for the best tanning spots, but you’ll still be close to Poe’s Tavern and Home Team BBQ. Explore Fort Moultrie at sunset to take in the history from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War - don’t forget your bug spray in August. Take a long walk on the beach at sunrise or put in your boat on the Intercoastal Waterway boat landing on the southern end (residents only) to get a good feel for the island. The new oceanfront elementary school is a strong draw for young families.