James Island is the closest sea island to Charleston and as such is a popular community for the city. Homes here range from cozy condos to plantation style homes with harbor views and private docks. The island is popular with families for all its parks and playgrounds. It is popular with the younger population for its beach proximity and boating areas. James Island is a family-oriented community with neighborhoods ranging from comfortable older homes to new state-of-the-art developments.
Real Estate in Riverland Terrace
James Island’s oldest neighborhood is Riverland Terrace. Built originally in the 1940s, Riverland Terrace was the first planned development built outside the city of Charleston. A historic avenue of 73 oak trees leads into the neighborhood. Once on a lane leading to the Wappoo Plantation on the Stono River, these live oaks are believed to be over 100 years old. The neighborhood has approximately 800 homes and their sizes, ages, and values vary greatly.
Riverland Terrace has a real hometown feel, with an active homeowners’ association that meets three or four times annually and works together to preserve the historic integrity of the community. Medway Park is close by and hosts a seasonal Farmers’ Market while five restaurants, a theater and several antique shops are within walking distance. Charleston Municipal Golf Course is next door and a public boat landing is accessible to residents. The historic American Revolution Fort Pemberton, which also served during the Civil War, is located within the neighborhood and maintained with a beautiful walking trail around it.
Homes for Sale in Riverland Terrace – James Island, SC
Starter homes in the neighborhood begin at $100,000 for around 900 square feet. There is a mixture of both older and newer homes for sale in this fantastic neighborhood, each with its own unique personality and style.
Since the James Island County Park is just down the road from Riverland Terrace, the residents use the county amenities as their own. These include:
- Splash Zone Water park
- Spray Play Fountain
- Climbing Wall
- 18-hole disc golf course
- Bicycle, kayak and pedal boat rentals
- Picnic spots with grills and tables
- Miles of paved trails
- Sand Volleyball Court
- Off Leash Dog Park
- 124 site Campsite and 10 rental cottages
- Saltwater fishing and crabbing
- Horseshoe Pits
To learn more about real estate in Riverland Terrace contact David Wertan with RE/MAX Advanced Realty. David will sit down with you and your family and talk more about your real estate needs in Metro Charleston, and help you find the right home at the right price.