Just past the fabulous shopping and dining in Mount Pleasant sits the historic Sullivan’s Island. This beachfront community is steeped in tradition, and has a deep respect for nature. Homes range in price and run from large beach front mansions to smaller deep water homes accessing the Intracoastal Waterway. Sullivans Island boasts a few great restaurants and bars, but has very little in the way of typical beach community development such as hotels and resorts. Many homes are occupied year round by residents, as Sullivans Island is well situated for easy access to Downtown and Mount Pleasant. Sullivans Island is a significant part of South Carolina’s history, as Fort Moultrie (located on 1214 Middle Street) was from 1776-WWII part of the strategic defenses of the Charleston Harbor from invading forces. A most famous battle during the Revolution took place here, when British soldiers, who were invading from both sea and the inland waterways, were pushed back by soldiers at the Fort and Marion’s militia forces. Sullivans Island is also well known as one of the haunts of the dark and elusive character Edgar Allen Poe. He is well known to have lived on Sulllivans Island for part of his life, and several of his short stories, including the Gold Bug, take place here.