Single Family Homes, Houses, Condos, Townhomes, Townhouses, Investment Properties, Land and Real Estate in Kiawah Island, South Carolina
About Kiawah Island
For those interested in living the ultimate in island resort lifestyles, they need look no further than Kiawah Island, South Carolina. One of the most carefully preserved barrier islands in the world, the Town of Kiawah Island is located amidst 10,000 acres of maritime forests and tidal marshes steeped in a colorful array of flora and fauna.
Kiawah Island is a private gated community with access limited to property owners and their guests, and guests of Kiawah Island Resort and the island’s vacation rental agencies. With its inviting average year-round temperature of a pleasant 65°F, the island is a secluded paradise for nature lovers, sports enthusiasts, and active adults. Take a leisurely stroll along Kiawah’s 10-mile stretch of unspoiled beaches to witness the morning sun rise out of the Atlantic Ocean. Or enjoy the colorful array of flora and fauna that embellish the splendid views in every direction, each soothing in its splendor and natural simplicity. However residents spend their days, all agree that life on this barrier island is the closest thing to heaven on earth.
An ideal setting for seven championship golf courses, two world-class tennis centers, the private Kiawah Island Club, and a full-range of other outdoor activities, Kiawah Island consistently grabs the attention of the nation’s elite travel and sports magazines. In 2005, Conde Nast Traveler ranked Kiawah Island as the #2 island in North America, and The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort among the “Top 10 North American Resorts.” Golf Digest recently awarded Kiawah’s Ocean Course with five stars, making it the only five star rating earned by a South Carolina course, and one of only 12 nationally. The magazine also awarded Kiawah’s Cougar Point and Osprey Point courses 4.5 stars, and the island’s Turtle Point course 4 stars.
Kiawah tennis hasn’t gone unnoticed, with Tennis Magazine recently rating it the #1 U.S. Tennis Resorts. Additionally, Family Fun Magazine named Kiawah Island Resort the #2 Family Resort in the Southeast for its outstanding family-friendly programs, naturalist tours, biking trails, pristine beaches and highly acclaimed summer kids program, Kamp Kiawah.
Located just 21 miles south of historic downtown Charleston, Kiawah residents also enjoy the benefits of living so close to one of the Southeast’s most dynamic cities. Charleston’s thriving local economy, plethora of art and cultural offerings, and close proximity to other major cities including Charlotte, N.C., Atlanta, Ga. and Jacksonville, Fla., guarantee that a break from the peace and seclusion of Kiawah Island is never too far away.
With all that Kiawah has to offer, it’s not surprising that the real estate market remains extremely hot. High-end real estate has been a particularly great investment in the Charleston, South Carolina Lowcountry including Kiawah Island over the last decade, with no end in sight. Eligible investors may also take advantage of the U.S. Government’s 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange laws to help save taxes on their real estate investment in and around the Town of Kiawah Island, S.C