A stunning contrast to more developed areas of Charleston, Johns Island is truly a diamond in the rough. One only needs to drive the lovely scenic roads to discover the charm of its maritime forests and unspoiled natural beauty. The second largest island on the East Coast, second only to Long Island NY. Johns Island was traditionally a planting community for early settlers of Charlestowne. Today it is home to some beautiful deep water estates and a select number of gourmet restaurants. A laid back feel remains the rule on this island, and a number of new home communities have sprung up along the main thoroughfares. One doesn't have to look far to find a turnkey new construction home in the mid $300,000s.