James Island is one of the most popular areas to live in Charleston, SC. While some buyers want newer homes, many buyers seek older homes for the larger lots and the brick exteriors. On James Island, you'll find these two features more in the older homes than the newer homes.
The majority of residential communities in this area are older, established neighborhoods. So, you'll find quite a few to choose from. We've included some of the more popular established communities on James Island below.
Riverland Terrace is a marshfront community that overlooks John's Island. Many buyers like this community because it's within walking distance of the Charleston Municipal Golf Course on James Island. Many of these homes are small and cottage-like, which means low square footage but those great architectural details that you won't find in new construction for the same price! Riverland Terrace has a very wide price range, with current prices going from $190,000 to $2.3 Million.
Harbor Woods has larger homes with a variety of styles. Some of these have been renovated, but many have outdated kitchens and baths. For the most part, though the renovations needed would be cosmetic. Since many home buyers look for homes that need some work, I wanted to make sure to include this neighborhood in the list. Right now prices in Harbor Woods are from about $300,000 to $490,000.
Fort Johnson Estates is a pretty large neighborhood, so you'll almost always come across it your search results. These are mostly brick ranch style houses, so there is not as much variety in the home selection. However, it's a popular established community in this area. Prices right now range from $260,000 to $430,000.
Stiles Point Plantation is more expensive, with current prices from 460,000 to 675,000. These houses are generally quite large - some are 3,000 square feet. Stiles Point is also a little newer, with most of the homes being built in the 1980s and 1990s. Lot sizes in this community are quite large for James Island. You'll find many homes with over half an acre lot size.
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