Charleston, SC Area Waterfront Homes

The Charleston area is a wonderful place to find a waterfront home. The unique nature of the city makes beaches, rivers, creeks, ponds and marshes available to the Charleston homeowner.


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Charleston Waterfront Homes for Sale by Area:

Charleston Peninsula Waterfront

Charleston, SC WaterfrontDowntown Charleston waterfront offers incredible views of the Charleston Harbor, Wando River, Cooper River, and Ashley River. On any side of the Peninsula, you can view the wildlife, sailboats, shrimp boats, even occasional dolphin. These will be the most expensive waterfront real estate in the city, and are VERY rare due to limited space along the water. Downtown Charleston Waterfront

James Island Waterfront

James Island Waterfront PropertyJames Island offers a large variety of waterfront homes for sale. With so many inlets and creeks meandering through James Island, opportunities to live on water here are plentiful. James Island is still one of the more affordable waterfront locations in town. Be mindful of low-tide depths when looking at property. Sometimes a creek can be completely dry at low tide. Search James Island Waterfront

Daniel Island Waterfront Homes

Daniel Island WaterfrontWaterfront homes for sale on Daniel Island, SC are more expensive due to limited waterfront area on the island. The only waterfront homes available are on the outer portions of the island, but have outstanding access to the Charleston Harbor and Wando River. Waterfront Homes on Daniel Island start over 1 million. Search Daniel Island Waterfront

Johns Island Waterfront

James Island New ConstructionIn a more rural and quiet setting, Johns Island offers deep water and waterfront property at a more affordable price. This is one of (if not THE) last area surrounding Charleston where you can purchase larger land tracts on navigable water. Most homes on Johns Island along the Stono River have quick access to the Atlantic Ocean. Search Johns Island Waterfront

Mount Pleasant Waterfront

Mt. Pleasant, SC WaterfrontMount Pleasant has some of the best waterfront property in all of Charleston. With such a large surface area, next to the Charleston Harbor, and hundreds of creeks- Mt. Pleasant has water around every corner. Prices are higher in Mount Pleasant, but still mostly affordable due to the high number of creeks running through the area. Most of the waterfront homes in Mount Pleasant feed directly into the Wando River. Search Mount Pleasant Waterfront Homes

Folly Beach Waterfront

Folly Beach Waterfront PropertySurprisingly, there are a number of opportunities (other than oceanfront) to find waterfront houses for sale in Folly Beach. There are a few creeks and that feed from the Folly River, giving tidal creek access to the ocean. The Folly River runs along the backside of Folly Beach, also creating ample opportunities to own a waterfront home or condo. Walking distance to the beach and living on waterfront makes this a hot spot! Search Folly Beach Waterfront

West Ashley Waterfront Homes

West Ashley WaterfrontWest Ashley is a less expensive option than Downtown, Mt. Pleasant, Daniel Island, or James Island, when looking to buy waterfront. Waterfront homes available here start in the 400's for tidal creek homes and deep water can still be found for under 1 million. Similar to James Island, West Ashley has a large number of different creeks that meander through the area. Make sure you pay attention to bridges that could be difficult to navigate a boat under, due to low bridge heights! Search West Ashley Waterfront

Summerville Waterfront

Summerville Waterfront Property40 minutes from town, Summerville still offers waterfront options to choose from. While most of the options will be associated with freshwater options, there are still tidal creeks that reach this far away from downtown Charleston. If you are a boater, there are few options to get to bigger water. Search Summerville Waterfront

Charleston Waterfront MLS Listings

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Charleston Waterfront Real Estate

The many different types of water that can be found in the Charleston area make waterfront homes affordable for a wide range of lifestyles. Oceanfront homes are the most valuable and can run well into the millions, while tidal creeks can provide spectacular views and wildlife watching for prices averaging in the $800,000s. In between, there are beachfront, riverfront, marshfront and creekfront properties.

Boat owners will find that there are many deep water homes that their boats can be docked at. These are mostly found on the Ashley and Cooper Rivers and in the marsh inlets of the mainland. The large sea islands: Daniel Island waterfront, James Island waterfront and Johns Island waterfront have river networks that support deep water access. These homes generally run in the millions. Mount Pleasant also has options for deepwater and shallow water homesites.

There are many Charleston and area condo and townhome communities on the water, some of them with their own private slips and storage for watercraft. These offer those who enjoy the water, but do not want to have the maintenance duties that a single-family waterfront home entails.

The water quality of the Charleston area is strictly protected, which affords Charleston waterfront home owners beautiful vistas and wonderful wildlife views just outside their doors. The beauty of the water, the wildlife that can be found within and around it and the sporting opporunities that it affords make Charleston waterfront real estate well worth the price.

What it's Like Living on the Water in Charleston

Living in a waterfront home in Charleston, South Carolina offers a number of benefits and amenities. The city has a rich history and a vibrant waterfront, with beautiful views of the Charleston Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Waterfront homes in Charleston are often located in historic neighborhoods, and offer a mix of historic charm and modern amenities.

One of the main advantages of living in a waterfront home in Charleston is the access to the water. Many waterfront homes in the city have private docks, boat slips, or other amenities that allow residents to enjoy activities such as boating, fishing, and swimming. Waterfront homes in Charleston also often have beautiful views of the water, which can be enjoyed from outdoor decks and patios.

Another benefit of living in a waterfront home in Charleston is the close proximity to the city's attractions and amenities. Many waterfront homes in the city are located near downtown Charleston, which offers a range of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The city is also home to a number of cultural and historical attractions, including museums, galleries, and historic sites.


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