Johns Island, South Carolina Real Estate
Johns Island Real Estate Offers Quiet Charleston Living
Johns Island, South Carolina lies due west of the Charleston SC peninsula. Johns Island SC serves as a “gateway” island for its more famous neighbors, Kiawah and Seabrook. Technically an island due to it being surrounded by the Intracoastal Waterway, the Stono River, the Kiawah River and Bohicket Creek, Johns Island is protected from the ocean by the islands surrounding it.
A patchwork of natural waterways separated by farmland, residential property and commercial development and real estate, Johns Island, South Carolina has always served as the agricultural heart of the Charleston SC area.
In fact, much of the produce that distinguishes the unique flavors of Lowcountry Cuisine is grown on Johns Island SC. Spinach, sweet corn, broccoli, collards, okra, melons, pumpkins, cucumbers, strawberries, Brussels sprouts, zucchini, asparagus, blueberries and a variety of different lettuces, all make their way to the stove pots in homes and restaurants across the Charleston SC area. Johns Island, South Carolina is the largest tomato producer in the country, with a wide variety of different types of tomatoes suited to the area. Everything from the tried and true old faithful and heirloom varieties to the hot new designer varieties grow well in the climate of Johns Island. Wadmalaw Sweet Onions, which are also grown on Johns Island, are said to rival Vidalia Onions for their sweetness and distinctive flavor.
In recent years, Johns Island real estate has not gone unnoticed by developers. With its diverse natural scenery and long stretches of ancient oaks, Johns Island real estate offers a quiet, country lifestyle in close proximity to the city of Charleston. John’s Island also boasts a handful of fine restaurants and a number of small shopping areas near the heart of the growing population centers. Bohicket Road, the main highway through Johns Island, South Carolina, has been widened near the entrances of Kiawah and Seabrook, with that area now beginning to attract its fair share of upscale residents and buyers of Johns Island real estate.