The Best Coastal Towns in South Carolina for Buying a Home

Rich history, Southern hospitality, warm sunshine, and homestyle cooking are a few reasons why you’ve probably fallen in love with Charleston. If your visit to the Lowcountry has you longing for your own piece of paradise, then it may be time to consider buying a home in an S.C. coastal town. But, before your big move, there are a few things you should know. Each community has its perks and appeal. Read on, and we’ll help you decide which area best suits you! Afterward, we invite you to get to know Charleston’s sea islands a bit better. Schedule an island tour with our agents at Pam Harrington Exclusives and we will show you the ins and outs of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island.

3 Beautiful S.C. Coastal Towns for Buying a Home

Downtown Charleston

When someone says, “Charleston,” the first place you likely think of is downtown, The Holy City. Life on this historic peninsula offers an unrivaled experience. The City of Charleston has special requirements for every building and home, a testament of our city’s commitment to preserving history for generations. Residents of downtown enjoy a variety of conveniences and perks, and because this coastal town’s cost of living is higher than other parts of the Lowcountry, you should take advantage of them all! Shop the Historic Charleston City Market, enjoy dining at the town’s beloved soul food restaurants, and browse the galleries of the French Quarter. For those who love the beach, Sullivan’s Island and Folly Beach are only 20 minutes away.

Kiawah Island

If you like the hustle and bustle of downtown Charleston but prefer a quieter place to call home, you may consider Kiawah Island. This private beach community is only 35 minutes from The Holy City, and there are so many more perks included with your Kiawah Island Homeowners Association membership. Take advantage of the complimentary shuttle and you’ll never need to worry about finding a parking spot during your next visit to downtown Charleston. Golf lovers, tennis players, and outdoor enthusiasts will also find solace. Kiawah Island is home to 10 miles of white, sandy beaches, striking championship golf courses, award-winning tennis programs, and outstanding restaurants! For more information on Kiawah Island’s luxury amenities, take a look at our free Kiawah Island Destination Guide.

Seabrook Island

Seabrook Island is Kiawah’s neighboring island. Both communities have a lot in common, including privacy gates, championship golf, tennis facilities, great restaurants, and homeowner perks. And, although both islands share the same luxury and extravagance, Seabrook Island has a slightly more residential feel. A Seabrook Island club membership is required with the purchase of your property! Exclusive resort facilities for residents include an equestrian center, access to The Lake House, and access to the Oyster Catcher Community Center, where you’ll find a beautiful pool, special holiday events, and more. Take a look at our free Seabrook Island Destination Guide to discover more of the island’s greatest amenities!

Find Your Piece of Paradise with Pam Harrington Exclusives

Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, and Charleston are three of the best coastal towns in S.C. for buying a home. If you’ve decided on a location, our team at Pam Harrington Exclusives is here to guide you through the home buying process. Browse our available properties today. Then, schedule a showing with one of our professional and knowledgeable agents. We can’t wait to welcome you to the South Carolina coast!