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James Island

James Island is home to some of the most easy going people in the Charleston area. That may be because it’s the gateway to Folly Beach and still less than a ten minute drive from downtown, or due to its trove of affordable and cozy starter homes for young professionals and new families. Gritty and polished, mass and niche, there is something for everyone on James Island.

Just the facts

  • High school superlative:

    Most likely to skip school

  • Signature cocktail:

    Fireball shots

  • Typical home:

    Ranch with a hot tub

  • Theme song:

    “Pass the Dutchie”

  • Why people move here:

    Affordability, proximity to downtown and Folly, laid back vibe, good schools