A private island community located just 21 miles south of Charleston in the temperate South Carolina Lowcountry where you can golf, boat, swim, birdwatch, fish, dine, shop, socialize, or simply relax to your heart's content. With luxury real estate properties set among stunning vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, beach, marshlands, maritime forest, river, and fairways, Kiawah Island is in a league of its own. Living on Kiawah is a daily invitation to explore, enjoy, and indulge in all the Island has to offer: a spectacular shoreline, ribboning waterways, ancient oak forestry, acclaimed golf courses, gourmet dining, and first-in-class amenities. On both land and sea, inspiring adventures define the day. And whether you like swimming, biking, dining, hiking, running, sunning, floating, or boating, you’ll fill your calendar quickly here.
The island was primarily used for cattle farming before the Civil War. The Civil War impacted Kiawah Island as it did the entire South Carolina and a lot of damages were recorded. There are no records of what occurred on Kiawah during the war in terms of battles, but it was sieged by the North with Charleston and taken over by Northern troops. They remained stationed there as a precautionary measure. The properties seemed to have obtained damage, but it is unclear how or how extensive. Nature nurtures sublime landscapes where luxury real estate and the best-in-class Kiawah Island Club celebrate the transcendence inherent in every day, Island living. Famed fairways, top-tier tennis, unparalleled amenities, and ten miles of pristine Atlantic shoreline cultivate a lifestyle of sporting and social abundance. Here, a myriad of architectural styles defines the acclaimed aesthetic of each neighborhood. Isn’t it time to call Kiawah home