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Isle of Palms/Wild Dunes

South Carolina


Living on Isle of Palms/Wild Dunes, South Carolina

Isle of Palms is a popular vacation destination in South Carolina, and it's also a wonderful place to call home in the Palmetto State. Stretching about seven miles from Breach Inlet north to the Wild Dunes Resort, this barrier island and town offer countless ways to enjoy living at the beach. If you choose a home on the Isle of Palms, you'll be wowed by sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean, sunsets on the Intracoastal Waterway, and miles of beautiful beaches in between. Just 12 miles from downtown Charleston, Isle of Palms is also a favorite among locals from the peninsula looking to spend a day at the beach. Isle of Palms is South Carolina low country at its absolute finest.

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Things to Do on Isle of Palms/Wild Dunes

The city of Isle of Palms is small, with just under 4,500 residents. It boasts a kid-friendly atmosphere and loads of activities to keep families busy. Take the kids fishing and kayaking, burn off energy at the playgrounds or build sandcastles at Isle of Palms County Park. Golfers can find paradise at Wild Dunes ResortWild Dunes Resort, 1,600 oceanfront acres on the island’s north end encompassing two courses designed by famed golf course architect Tom Fazio. Even if you don’t play, you might want to obtain a golf cart permit from the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, so you can low-speed cruise to the beach on the island's side roads. Isle of Palms has a small business and entertainment district known as Front Beach, offering up local fare on Ocean Boulevard between 10th and 14th avenues. For bigger shopping trips, Isle of Palms residents usually drive to the town's larger neighbor, Mount Pleasant.

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Housing on Isle of Palms/Wild Dunes

When living on a barrier island like the Isle of Palms, you're never far from the beach. You can choose from golf-course adjacent and oceanside properties inside the gated Wild Dunes resort area on the island's north side, or live among the beachy developments and neighborhoods across the island. Both inside and outside the resort area, you can find condos, villas, and single-family retreats. Whether you're looking for a perfect place to retire, a work-from-home paradise, or an investment to enjoy, ask a knowledgeable Long & Foster Agent to guide you in making the best choice.

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Transportation and Travel on Edisto Island

Isle of Palms is about a 20-minute drive from downtown Charleston and is most easily reached by automobile. Taxi and rideshare services operate on the island. With its Beach Reach shuttle, CARTA offers limited service from Mount Pleasant to the beaches of Isle of Palms during the summer season. Isle of Palms is about 20 miles by highway from Charleston International Airport.


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What Locals Love

Don't Miss It

  • For Fourth of July festivities, you can’t beat Independence Day on the Isle of Palms, with a golf cart parade in the morning and fireworks at night. Community volunteers clean up the beaches on July 5.
  • Isle of Pines County Park is the place to be for swimming, beach combing, picnicking, and every type of water sport.
  • Meet local vendors and pick up some fresh produce at the IOP Farmers Market, held every third Thursday, June through October.


Isle Of Palms Real Estate at a Glance

  • 59 Homes Sold*
  • 108 Avg. Days on Market*
  • $1,737,500 Median Price*

*over last 3 months

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