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Kiawah Island


Kiawah Island real estate is very sought after because it is located 21 miles south of historic downtown Charleston. Accessed from Bohicket road on Johns Island, the retreat is a popular resort destination for those wishing to escape the bustle of the city. Many full time residents live here as well, which adds to the lowcountry charm of these unique islands. Both Kiawah Island and neighboring Seabrook Island are accessed very easily via the Johns Island Executive Airport which is only 15 minutes away, or the Charleston International Airport (service from Delta, United, US Airways, Southwest, and others) which is a 40 minute drive away.

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Kiawah Island is a privately owned beach and golf resort located on a barrier island 15 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina. The island is lined with 10 miles of pristine beaches and approximately 10,000 acres of natural woodlands. Kiawah Island, SC is truly a paradise not only for beach lovers, but also for golfers, tennis players and nature buffs. Enjoy walking or paddling tours, as well as a canoe ride along the marsh-lined creeks and waterways that surround the island. Play tennis at the two Kiawah Island tennis centers, ranked among the top 50 tennis resorts in the U.S. With a variety of restaurants, shopping at nearby Freshfields Village, and the abundance of outdoor activities, Kiawah Island, SC is the perfect choice for many families!

Wildlife on Kiawah Island, South Carolina is truly a sight to behold. The island is home to innumerable species including many endangered and protected species. Loggerhead sea turtles nest on beaches from May to August each year, and their nesting efforts are monitored on Kiawah beaches by a dedicated group of volunteers. White tailed deer also roam the marshes and maritime forests of the Island, and are often to be seen along Kiawah’s winding roads. Their fellow mammals the Gray Fox, Coyote, Bobcat, and various species of squirrels, mink and rabbits also inhabit the island. Alligators, frogs, and innumerable fish species are easily found as well. Fishermen from all over come to appreciate the large mouth bass, flounder, trout, and even sharks. Most homes on Kiawah Island, SC are well set back from shores and marsh lines, allowing owners of Kiawah Island real estate the perfect opportunity to enjoy the natural setting. Much of Kiawah Island’s real estate also takes full advantage of the climate and views with porches, large windows and sun decks.

Homes on Kiawah Island are notorious for their respect of the environment, often with wooded lots offering privacy and a respite for four legged neighbors. Many homes have been responsibly built, and features such as geo-thermal heat, special cost-saving windows and doors, and various eco-conscious initiatives are found throughout the homes on the island.

Kiawah Island has received numerous honorable rankings:

  • #1 Island to visit in North America–Conde Nast Traveler
  • #1 Ranked U.S. Family Resort–Travel & Leisure Family
  • #1 Ranked U.S. Resort Hotel (The Sanctuary)–Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report
  • #1 Ranked Tennis Resort in the World–Tennis Resorts On-Line.com
  • One of the Top Ten Beaches for Families – The Travel Channel
  • Home of the 2012 PGA Tournament

KIAWAH RESORT WEBSITE ( https://kiawahresort.com/ )
Click here to read more about Kiawah Resort and its fabulous amenities and services!! Weddings, Spa, Tennis, Golf and shopping information are all found here.

2012 PGA CHAMPIONSHIPS ( http://www.pga.com/pgachampionship/2012 )
Held at the world renowned Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, SC, this years PGA Championships are sure to impress.

KIAWAH WILDLIFE ( http://www.kiawahisland.org/wildlife/ )
Read more about the various species that call Kiawah home!