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Isle of Palms Office

1400 Palm Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
843.886.5600

Real Estate Inquiries:
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Folly Beach Office

31 Center Street
Folly Beach, SC 29439
843.588.3800

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The Real Estate Studio

214 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.722.5618

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Kiawah Seabrook Office

1887 Andell Bluff Boulevard
Johns Island, SC 29455
843.768.9800

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FEATURED LISTING: 762 Bulls Bay Blvd

Explore all 762 Bulls Bay Boulevard has to offer! This impressive 27.3 acre horse farm is just outside of Mount Pleasant, within the Bulls Bay Golf Community.  This home has incredible coastal views within minutes to schools, shopping, and downtown Charleston.

762 Bulls Bay Blvd

Through the gates at exclusive Bulls Bay Golf Club lies the best in golf lifestyle. Drive down the beautiful, tree-lined entry lane amidst giant oak trees, past the majestic Bulls Bay golf course and horse pastures on each side. This Lowcountry horse farm includes a perfectly designed and built barn and stable and a beautiful elevated, resort-like home. You’ll see spectacular panoramic views of the marsh, Intracoastal waterway, Bull Island, Capers Island, Dewees Island, and Price’s Inlet.

762 Bulls Bay Blvd

As you tour the beautiful community, you’ll most assuredly see deer, turkeys, egrets, and blue herons. A few steps out the back door is a generous size swimming pool surrounded by a spacious Ipay wood deck spanning nearly the entire rear of the home. The home is ideal for entertaining with a massive great room flowing from the well-appointed kitchen with classic stainless steel appliances. The floor plan is flexible with many options for entertaining and incredible views.

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The center point of this home is the spacious gourmet kitchen with the highest quality stainless steel appliances . Most importantly, the kitchen workspace opens directly into the great room and dining room. One would never miss a conversation, or the view, while preparing a meal. The spacious owner’s suite is set in the quiet corner of the home with panoramic views while still allowing access to the expansive rear deck and swimming pool. Each of the three guest suites offer space for a large bed and it’s own full luxury bathroom.

For more information on this property or others like it, contact listing agent Mark Mitchell or stop by our Isle of Palms Office.

It’s Beach Season in Charleston – Isle of Palms

It’s beach season and there is no doubt that each one of Charleston’s beaches has it’s own charm. I would say that all are worth a visit, and you can pick one that suites your mood! If you’re looking for surf and are feeling adventurous, Folly is for you. If you’re looking for a great beach to take the kids to, Isle of Palms is where you should be. Want to go kiteboarding? Head on over to Sullivan’s. Each week we will be featuring a different local beach, and this week it’s all about Isle of Palms! Read on to see some rules, guidelines, and what to expect at Charleston’s most family-friendly beach.

Isle of Palms

Out of all the beaches in Charleston, Isle of Palms offers the most family-friendly shores (and is my personal favorite!). Because this beach has a bucket of rules and a ton of tourists, there are a few things you should know before packing up the family and heading out for a day of fun in the sun. Isle of Palms beach doesn’t allow alcohol, glass bottles, bonfires, camping, fireworks, or, of course, littering. So if you’re a college kid looking for a party, this beach probably isn’t for you. Dogs are allowed on the Isle of Palms beach as long as they are kept on a leash at all times (even when they are in the water) except from 5 am to 8 am, making it able to get your morning walk with your pooch in.

Holes that your children may dig while making mystical castles must be filled in when they are done. This keeps baby sea turtles from getting stuck on their way to the water and grandma from falling in and breaking a hip. Isle of Palms safety officers and lifeguards also need to be able to get around on their beach carts without breaking an axel.

The beaches on Isle of Palms are open and windy, making this the perfect place for kitesurfing. There aren’t many surfers here, since the waves are pretty small. You will occasionally see surfers here, although usually beginners. If you do want to take a crack at surfing, make sure you stay 100 feet from swimmers and 200 feet from the pier if you don’t want a hefty fine.

If you’re looking for a beach with a lifeguard, head to the Isle of Palms County Park on 14th Street. You can park here for $5 and you will find restrooms, showers, picnic tables, ice cream, and chair and umbrella rentals (although I recommend you bring your own – it’s rather pricey). Make sure you pop into our dunes properties office right there on the corner and say hi!

There are plenty of things to do on Isle of Palms if laying in the sun and playing in the sand isn’t for you. Aside from kitesurfing, you could make your way to the back side of the Island where you will find the IOP Marina and you can rent wave runners, go parasailing, or go on a fishing charter. If you’re in need of any beach gear, pop in to Isle Surf Co.

For lunch, check out Windjammer, where you can eat, drink, listen to live music, and even sing a little. Banana Cabana has great seasonal food and a beachfront bar, and Coconut Joe’s offers Island-inspired dishes and a rooftop bar. If you’re looking for pizza, ice cream, or some cute shops to browse in, stroll around The Front Beach Area.

Overall, the Isle of Palms beach is a family-friendly, clean, pleasant beach where you don’t need to worry about alcohol, rowdiness, or parties. Get ready for a day full of relaxation or adventure, whatever you choose! If you decide that Isle of Palms beach isn’t for you, check out the blog post we did last week on Folly Beach and make sure you stay tuned, next week we are featuring Sullivan’s Island.

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Charleston City Council Approved 4,500 Residential Development

Last night, City Council members deliberated on the proposal of a 4,500 residential development in the Bees Ferry area of West Ashley. According to William Joy of WCSC, The Long Savannah Project was approved and will cover 3,000 acres, 1,200 of which will be used for homes and 400,000 square feet will be used for retail and office space. Long Savannah Project

The approval of this major residential project is great news for the people who live in West Ashley, myself being one of them. The community is really hoping this area is going to be revamped and this project should show everyone that West Ashley is on track to developing for people that are moving to the area.

Traffic studies done on this project show that the entire area will be gridlocked, along Bees Ferry and Glenn McConnell (didn’t the Bees Ferry construction just end?!), but this should be a small price to pay for the major development.The project was originally approved in 2007, but was foreclosed on. We should expect to see around 500 homes in the next two years and the entire project to be complete in the next 20.

Take a Hike!

It seems every other day Charleston, SC shows up in some travel article’s top something or other list.   This time it’s USA Today’s and their 51 Great Places to Hike feature.  Local treasure Magnolia Plantation is featured as a place to hike in South Carolina.

About Magnolia Plantation USA Today says “Hiking boardwalks through eerie cypress swamps is not your typical walk in the woods. But Magnolia Plantation & Gardens is a journey through South Carolina history in a heavenly setting.”

The Plantation was founded in 1697 and is the oldest public tourist site in the Lowcountry and the oldest public gardens in America, having opened their doors to the public in 1870.  They’ve won several awards for their restoration and  preservation of former slave cabins located on the grounds.

It’s hard to be partial when there is so much beauty, education, history and importance in all of the area’s plantations. But if a family can only visit one, I usually would recommend Magnolia.  From the Audobon Swam Garden , the petting zoo and nature center and a miniature horse ranch (I am a sucker for the  animals), a nature train tour, a boat tour, a house tour- they’ve got it all to the keep the young and old alike equally entertained.

I once spent a good hour stationed in one spot in the swamp garden watching an alligator. Living in the Lowcountry has definitely made me even more aware of the awesomeness of nature than I was before.

The Taste of Charleston

The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association
proudly presents the 28th Annual
” Taste of Charleston”

The Taste of Charleston is a three day celebration beginning Friday, October 10, at the Culinary Institute of Charleston Iron Chef Competition –  (Palmer Campus Downtown). The competition will introduce the Culinary Institute’s new, $10 million Palmer Campus with a competition that pits some of Charleston’s finest, nationally renowned chefs in a head-to-head culinary battle. 6:00-9:00 PM – $10 – for tickets call 843-577-4030.

On Saturday, October 11, Taste of the Arts on Gallery Row – Broad Street – Downtown Charleston Art Galleries – This art walk combines Lowcountry art with the culinary arts. Participating galleries in downtown Charleston will showcase the talents of local artists while offering festival guests a sampling of appetizers and desserts from Charleston’s finest restaurants. 6:00-8:00 PM – $10 – for tickets call 843-853-5002.

On Sunday, October 12, the grounds at beautiful Boone Hall Plantation will be transformed into a sea of culinary delights featuring 40 of Charleston and the Lowcountry’s finest restaurants

In addition to the wonderful culinary delights the “Taste” will feature the famous “Waiters Wine Race” sponsored by Electronic Merchant Systems, beer and wine tasting, our special Children’s Corner (with petting zoo), the “Best of the Taste,” East Coast Party Band (main stage) and Cooking Demonstrations by some of Charleston’s finest chefs including Enzo Steffenelli from Sea Island Grill at Wild Dunes, Craig Diehl from Cypress and others.

Gates open at 10:30 AM. Advance tickets for the “Taste of Charleston” at Boone Hall Plantaton will be available at all Charleston area Applebee’s Restaurants, through the Association Office as well as online. Food tickets will be sold in $1 increments at the event. Souvenir “Taste” t-shirts will also be available for purchase. Rain or shine. No pets or coolers, please.

As in years past, proceeds from the “Taste” will benefit Ronald McDonald House, Hollings Cancer Center and Charleston County Science Materials Resource Center.

The Taste of Charleston is supported by the Town of Mt. Pleasant. To date The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association has donated more than $1,000,000 to local charities.

-Celeste Fortier

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