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A Coveted Lifestyle in the Charleston Area 

In addition to the Mt. Pleasant area, Charleston’s East of the Cooper River communities bring a rare view of coastal South Carolina living that weaves itself with history and nature. Here are the intimate areas lying to the east of the Cooper River that offer unmatched residential living. 

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Awendaw is a fishing town located about 30 miles northeast of Charleston. Life in this community is centered around Native American cultural heritage and the local environment.

Named by the Sewee tribe, Awendaw contains a largely intact oyster shell mound, which is part of a shell ring that stretches down to the tip of Florida. The town is also located along the Gullah Geeche Cultural Heritage Corridor.

Every year, residents enjoy Awendaw through a few festivals and events, such as:

  • Blue Crab Festival
  • Bulls Bay Golf Club
  • Annual Oyster Roast
  • Bulls Bay Nature Festival
  • Awendaw Green weekly musical events

Isle of Palms

Isle of Palms is a barrier island that offers breathtaking views of salt marshes, the Intracoastal Waterway, and the beaches surrounding the community. Biking and strolling around the island are popular outdoor activities, and organized sports take place through the City of Isle of Palms.

Residents and visitors alike enjoy popular events like the Lowcountry Blues Bash, Piccolo Spoleto Sand Sculpting Contest, and annual tree lighting. Since the island is known for its picturesque views, resorts like Wild Dunes have joined the local residential life, offering golf courses, tennis courts, and poolside recreation.

Sullivan's Island

Named for a lighthouse keeper in the late 17th century, Sullivan’s Island is a small community adjacent to Mt. Pleasant and Isle of Palms. Its history with Fort Moultrie as Charleston’s coastal defense and its beautiful landscape have led many authors to pen several works featuring Sullivan’s Island.

Two of Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories reference Sullivan’s Island -- which is why the town library and streets are named after the poet and his works -- as well as Dorothea Benton Frank’s Sullivan’s Island and Pat Conroy’s The Boo and Beach Music.


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Unique Local Cuisine

In this beautiful area you will be sure to find a variety of cuisine choices. The local restaurants that are available will enlighten your taste buds and leave you wanting to come back for more. With so many wonderful options at your disposal, you can choose your dining experience to be oceanfront, casual, or on the fancier side. Some of the top rated restaurants include Long Island Cafe, Poe’s Tavern, Coda del Pesce and The Obstinate Daughter.

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Coastal State of Mind

Along the shorelines of Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms you will become immersed in the coastal lifestyle. Both of these gorgeous beaches are kept in pristine condition by the towns, to not only preserve it for tourists but for current and future residents. There is a variety of activities for thrill seekers and beach goers alike. These small towns are sure to have you singing Jimmy Buffett songs and feeling like you are on a permanent vacation.

Real Estate in a City Like No Other

Living in the East of the Cooper River area awards you an unmatched lifestyle. Experience yesterday, today, and tomorrow in these coastal communities and find your ideal home with RARE Charleston. Search through available East of the Cooper River homes for sale and contact us to begin a conversation.

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Wild Dunes Resort features golf courses with dramatic views
$249,500 - $3,895,000
Sq Ft: 449 - 5,485

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