The community of Johns Island is vast and spread out and is anywhere from a 15-30 minute drive from the hustle and bustle of downtown historic Charleston, SC. John’s Island is an ideal area to find larger lots of land in planned and unplanned communities. Many seeking a rural lifestyle have gravitated to the scenic country feel that much of John’s Island offers.
Johns Island is an excellent choice for both first time home buyers as well as those looking for investment opportunities on a larger scale. The charm of Johns Island lies in its largely unspoiled character and close proximity to the more developed areas of downtown, West Ashley, and James Island. Although dense residential communities are beginning to spring up on John’s Island, there are numerous modestly priced land and home sites available.
The seemingly ageless grand “Angel Oak” tree on Johns Island is a must-see John’s Island attraction and probably its most famous. This unbelievable piece of natural history is a towering Live Oak tree over 65 feet tall offering 17,000 square feet of shade. The 1500 year old Angel Oak is a true southern treasure and is located in Angel Oak Park and is thought to be one of the oldest living things east of the Mississippi River. Each year during Charleston’s annual Spoleto Festival, there are a series of events including “An Evening Under the Angel Oak” featuring dancing, music and other cultural activities. This incredible tree will take your breath away. This area of Charleston SC boasts two brand-new bridges, an executive airport and a four-lane expressway to Kiawah Island. If you are looking for homes for sale in Charleston, SC in an awe-inspiring suburban location, John’s Island South Carolina might be the perfect place for you!
Johns Island is also involved in a hotly contested debate about the possibility of the continuation of the I-526 interstate which would run directly through the island. This new super highway would undoubtedly bring increased growth and development to an area that many have opposed for years. However as sprawl continues in the Charleston area, some argue that this highway will also aide with better traffic flow, new development opportunities for builders and better over-all housing projects for the local residents. It is definitely a hot topic for the area and still in final approval status.
Some of the most recognizable neighborhoods of Johns Island are Summertrees, The Villages in St. Johns Woods, Rushland Plantation, Headquarters Island or Headquarters Plantation as many call it, Gift lantation and Kiawah River Estates to name just a few. Great variety is also available with combination neighborhoods offering both single family homes and townhouses like the community of Whitney Lake. And some of the newest communities are Swygert’s Landing and The Preserve at Fenwick Plantation.
Because of its great diversity of options, Johns Island will definitely be worth a look. If nothing, else just exploring the area will further solidify how beautiful that Charleston SC is and provide greater appreciation for the all the natural beauty that she posses.
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