James Island SC Subdivisions | Neighborhoods on James Island SC Charleston | Real Estate For Sale James Island. Learn about James Island (29412 zip code) living, list of every development, search homes for sale, and property listings on MLS, find interesting helpful information about the town of James Island. On January 8, 1993 Island residents incorporated “the Town” of James Island, which then went through multiple lawsuits to stop the incorporation, and in the end, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled against “The Town of James Island” in June 2011. It ruled that the South Carolina incorporation law used by the Town was constitutional, but that approximately 25% of the Town was not contiguous. Rather than remove that portion of the Town, it ordered the Town closed.
The community of James Island is an older community of Charleston SC, by the standards of Mount Pleasant, and Daniel Island which began their “boom” in the 90’s. Although, Mount Pleasant has a few neighborhoods from the 1800s like The Old Village, and The Hamlin Community area, James Island as a whole has more older homes. So finding new construction on James Island doesn’t come up very often.
The Town of James Island currently includes a population of 11,500. Approximately 6,000 residents remain in unincorporated Charleston County, and 20,000 in the City of Charleston.
About James Island Living
Riverland Terrace one of James Island’s oldest neighborhoods was developed in the 1940s and initially planned to include a large resort like hotel, the Terrace is located 10 minutes west of downtown Charleston, South Carolina along Wappoo Creek and the inland waterway. The homes in Riverland Terrace are mostly smaller homes that would need renovation or have undergone renovation today’s home buyers would prefer. The neighborhood contains its own public boat landing, Charleston Municipal Golf Course (MUNI by the locals), a playground, five restaurants, and antique shops. Leading into the neighborhood is the Avenue of Oaks, consisting of 73 live oak trees believed to be well over 100 years old. They once led to Wappoo Hall Plantation on the Stono River. A Civil War fortification known as Fort Pemberton, built in 1862, remains today. Riverland Terrace has long been one of the hottest real estate markets on the Island. More upscale neighborhoods in the town include Stiles Point, Eastwood, Harborwoods, and Parrot Creek. The only other golf course on James Island other than the Municipal course is the Country Club of Charleston, one of America’s oldest established membership golf country clubs. Homes in the Country Club of Charleston offer prospective buyers large lots, mature oak trees, and mostly large ranch one story houses due to the fact it’s such an older community.
JAMES ISLAND DEVELOPMENTS/SUBDIVISIONS
There are two “main roads” that run through James Island, Folly road and Harbor View Road. Currently, Harbor View road (aptly named because the Charleston harbor is visible from many of the homes) is going through an improvement project. The purpose of the Harbor View Road Improvements project is to improve traffic flow and safety on Harbor View Road and to provide adequate bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The scheduled completion of the project is expected in September 2016.
Situated in a prime location for most because of being just between the city of downtown Charleston and Folly Beach, James Island has remained a favorite area for many looking to buy a house in the Charleston SC area.
James Island offers residents and homeowners alike many things to do and close proximity to all that living in Charleston SC has to offer. There are many dining establishments on James Island, parks, campgrounds, Christmas light show, and even a water park for families to enjoy on the hot summer days. James Island also has multiple public boat ramps for boat owners to use year around since fishing and boating is very popular in the Charleston SC area.