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Kiawah Island

South Carolina


Living on Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Looking for a restful island paradise with a nearly-perfect climate just 25 miles from a booming city? You'll definitely want to consider Kiawah Island, South Carolina, a short drive south of downtown Charleston. Only about 2,000 residents live on Kiawah Island, but they have plenty of leisure and entertainment options. This barrier island on the Atlantic coast was developed primarily as a beach and golfing resort. With 10 miles of pristine, white sandy beaches stretching out from protected dunes and marshlands, it's no wonder U.S. News and World Report named Kiawah Island's shores the #1 Best South Carolina Beaches.

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Things to Do on Kiawah Island

It's all about nature when finding things to do on Kiawah Island. Many homes come with private access to their own stretch of beach. Visitors and residents can also visit Kiawah Beachwalker Park to swim in the blue waters of the Atlantic, walk the boardwalk, or rent an umbrella and chair and have a picnic. After a day at the beach, clean up in the park's outdoor showers and head to Freshfields Village for dining, shopping, and entertainment. The Kiawah Conservancy is a great organization to get to know if you want to play a part in protecting the island's unique environment. It offers a calendar of educational events, junior explorers programs, self-guided tours, and more.

Housing on Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island is a small resort community, so homes tend to fall into the luxury range. The median home price runs much higher than the state average. Options for Kiawah Island living run the gamut from senior living and multi-family condo communities to large, low-country-style estates. East Beach Village is where you’ll find a world-class golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. West Beach is at the entrance to the island, offering quick access to Charleston. Several other resort communities offer luxury lifestyle amenities among the dunes and palmettos. Your Long & Foster Real Estate Agent will be the best expert to guide you in selecting your perfect paradise retreat on Kiawah Island.

Fishing on Kiawah Island

Transportation and Travel on Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island is just 25 miles from downtown Charleston and is easily reached by car. The island is 33 miles from Charleston International Airport. Ride-sharing services, limos, private shuttles, and taxis operate on Kiawah Island. Of course, many residents and visitors reach the island by water. The island also has 30 miles of paved bicycle trails.


Getting There & Around


What Locals Love

Don't Miss It

  • Those who enjoy the arts don't have to drive to Charleston; they can find several venues on the island offering concerts and performances.
  • Freshfields Village hosts a farmers market on Mondays in June, July, and August, where shoppers can find an array of local specialty foods and homegrown products.
  • Kiawah Island is a birder’s heaven. Every January, volunteers count all the birds in their yards and at designated areas to take an avian census.


Kiawah Island Real Estate at a Glance

  • 12 Homes Sold*
  • 84 Avg. Days on Market*
  • $1,522,500 Median Price*

*over last 3 months

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