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New Homes on Johns Island SC

Looking for a new home on Johns Island?  You've come to the right place. Whether you are new to the area or a local Charlestonian, Charleston New Homes Guide can help.  

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Living close to nature is second nature on Johns Island where grand trees, local produce and waterways are top draws


City - Johns Island, SC
County Located in- Charleston
Zip Code - 29455, 29457
Area Code - 843
Square Miles84
Elevation -  10 ft
Population -  20,114 (2010)

Johns Island is known for it’s natural beauty, large live oaks, deeply wooded lots, country charm, closeness to farms with fresh produce, and ease of getting out on the water.

Johns Island is surrounded by salt water with tidal Creeks forming a fringe along its perimeter. Homes with marsh views are highly desirable and many of the Lowcountry’s best marsh views are found on Johns Island.

Characteristics of Johns Island


At 84 square miles, Johns Island with a population of approximately 21,000, is a scenic community with large tracts of rural countryside and farms, agriculture, and new home communities as well as natural and historic sites. Most notable among these is the astounding Angel Oak Tree, a spectacular live oak tree with branches that sweep the ground and which is estimated by some to be 500 years old.

Johns Island is served by two major roads: Maybank Highway (SC 700) from the east and Main Road from the north. Both cross the Intracoastal Waterway / Stono River.

Downtown Charleston is only 11 miles from Johns Island. Depending on traffic, it can be a quick commute for people who want to live near the peninsula of Charleston, but have a country setting. Commuting to West Ashley or James Island is also easy from Johns Island.

Charleston Collegiate School is an independent school with classes in grades 1-12. It is a standout among schools on Johns Island.



What kind of homes will I find on Johns Island?


Homes on Johns Island may be in the City of Charleston or may be in unincorporated Charleston County. New home communities under construction on Johns Island are tucked down picturesque country lanes, overhung with live oak tree branches, Spanish moss and dappled with sunlight. Local, regional and national volume builders are all constructing homes on Johns Island. Home prices begin in the mid $200s.

Design influences for homes on Johns Island come from traditional, coastal Lowcountry home styles. You’ll also find many updated farmhouse style homes and on-trend floorplans with hardwood floors and wide-open main living areas. Cement board siding and salt environment resistant building materials are frequently used in homes on Johns Island to withstand exposure to the estuarine environment. Master-planned Stonoview offers unparalleled views of the marsh and community access to experience it.



Things to see and do on Johns Island


A weekly farmers market where you can buy directly from local farmers and artisans takes place on the island’s center near Main Road and Maybank Highway.

Major groceries and retail centers dot the island at major intersections.

There is lots of great dining on Johns Island. Local favorites like The Fat Hen and Wild Olive are draws for people across the region. The Tattooed Moose is a favorite local pub which recently opened on Johns Island.

Kiawah Island Resort and Seabrook Island Resort are located at the eastern edge of Johns Island. These internationally renowned resorts provide outstanding golf and luxurious amenities. Shopping at Freshfields Village at Kiawah is a must for those who love luxury products and retail settings.

To the west of Johns Island lies Wadmalaw Island. This rural island is home to the Charleston Tea Plantation, the only tea plantation in America. Tea is harvested from tea plants grown here and the plantation is open to visitors for a fee.



Why choose to live in Johns Island?


People who choose to live on Johns Island want to embrace the full Lowcountry experience, enjoying homes near the water with easy commutes to downtown Charleston, West Ashley, and James Island.