Just past the fabulous shopping and dining in Mount Pleasant rests historic Sullivan's Island. This beachfront community is steeped in tradition, and has a deep respect for nature. Sullivan's Island is home to one of the only oceanfront Elementary Schools in the country, a coveted public option for many families in Mt Pleasant and at the beaches. A high barrier to entry exists on Sullivan's Island, with interior lot values exceeding $1M in some locations. Sullivan's Island has a charming downtown with several restaurants and local spots, and also has strong building regulations and even stricter vacation rental rules. The historic downtown extends several blocks from the center of town and protections are in place for homes on the historic register. Many of these older "cottages" are being renovated or replaced with new construction which is driving up prices along with buyers expectations. New construction properties, or recently renovated homes sell for a premium across the entire footprint of this small barrier island.