James Island, population 11,789, is a small town rooted in history as the location where the first shot of the Civil War was fired. Fort Sumter is still open to visit today and offers a museum of information and relics sure to be enjoyed by the whole family. James Island communities continue to grow in size and success, expanding a good economy without cramping its physical borders. Median home values land at $237,800 and median household income is $62,301.
Once rural farmland, James Island has grown into a tight-knit community of developments that offer homes for every price range, while maintaining a small town feel residents can boast about. Truly there is nowhere quite like this island. Rich in history and natural beauty James Island offers a quiet yet exciting place to live and an honest hard-working community. Sprawling Oaks and serene waterways add tranquility to the way of life for residents here, just one reason why many people choose the island life over landlocked cities. If you are looking for safe communities with landscapes nestled between a beautiful past and a bright future, James Island will not disappoint.
James Island is home to some of Charleston’s brightest schools, gifting children and adolescents not only with an excellent education, but rooting them in culture and community along the way. Local parishes and schools encourage a way of life committed to excellence and achievement, preparing the next generation for leadership.
James Island job opportunities abound in the Charleston, Mt. Pleasant and Daniel Island areas, just a short 15 minute drive from the island. A continuously growing tech community, a lively art scene and government contracts offer endless opportunities for those moving to the island.
James Island schools can be found by visiting the Charleston County School District.
Things to see & do:
James Island County Park
Melton Peter Dmetre Park
Outdoor Ropes & Obstacle Course