Oceanfront homes, waterfront
property, villas and condominiums on Folly Beach
With a wealth of natural beauty and a
relaxed island lifestyle perched tantalizingly along miles of
pounding surf, there's no wonder Folly Beach is is loved by surfers
and families alike. Only fifteen minutes from
historic Charleston, SC,
the six-mile sliver of barrier island got its name from 17th century
settlers who used an old English term meaning "an area of dense
foliage". Today, Folly Beach is still lined with rows of live oaks
that spread a cooling shade under towering, twisting trunks that
date back hundreds of years. Once a prized fishing and hunting
ground for regional Indian tribes, Folly Beach later became a major
encampment during the Civil War, and was a staging area for major
battles fought at nearby Secessionville and Morris Island.
Bootleggers found haven here during the Depression, and famed
composer George Gershwin lived on the island while crafting Porgy
and Bess. Yet the most enduring Folly Beach legacy has been its
peaceful atmosphere, and the most appropriate description of the
area today is "laid-back."
The easy pace of this
island town is punctuated with soft beach breezes and genuine
Southern hospitality - a place where folks are welcome to come and
enjoy a myriad of pleasures. Folly Beach features two seaside county
parks and a grand public fishing pier with great views and an
abundant sampling of fish from beyond the surf line. The island
interior is blessed with a lush maritime forest, and on the mainland
side there are numerous tidal creeks amid vast expanses of marsh
wetlands, as well as the pristine Folly River, where shrimp, clams
and oysters are harvested.
Surfing and sea kayaking are
major recreations along the windswept beach, and thrilling regional
competitions are held each year in both sports. Anglers, paddlers
and power boaters love the easy access to the ocean and surrounding
estuaries from slips, docks and boat landings throughout the Folly
Beach area, and one of the most entertaining island attractions is
the annual Folly Float Frenzy, in which local residents parade a
hilarious assortment of makeshift craft along the Folly River.
The flavor of Folly extends to a
wide variety of restaurants and cafes, with a number of open-air
venues that fill the cozy downtown village with aromas of spicy tapas, fresh shellfish, and gourmet coffees. Sandals and floral
shirts are all you need to fit in with a relaxed night-life crowd
that enjoys live music or simply soaks in the sea air and stars.
Folly Beach real estate opportunities are affordable and
plentiful around Folly Beach, with a mixture of new and traditional
construction, as well as individual lots on the front beach and
July 2007 saw more than 300 active
listings on the island, with 24 lots ranging from $399,000 to $1.9
million. Condos and townhouses range from $300-$700k, while
single-family homes range from $500-$900k on the interior, to
$2.3-$2.6 million for beach front properties.
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Folly Beach Waterfront
Folly Beach Oceanfront
FOLLY CREEK PLACE
These exceptional townhomes on the mainland side of the island
overlook vast areas of pristine marsh and estuary and are
environmentally-designed to lower energy costs and protect and
enhance views of the surrounding landscape. 3-bedroom, 21/2 bath
units range from 1900-1950 square feet at $679-$719k and feature
stunning marsh and tidal creek views. Luxury appointments include
Brazilian cherry floors, custom bead-board cabinets, 10-foot first
floor ceilings, stainless appliances, granite countertops, Roman tub
and separate shower in master bath, and a private sun deck off the
PRESERVE AT THE CLAM FARM
One of the latest developments on Folly Beach, The Preserve at the Clam Farm is beautifully situated among islands and marshes. This developments is over 50% sold out and will have a total of sixty-two townhomes with three and four bedrooms.
Prices range from 595K to 900K.
This gated villa community features 3-bedroom, 3-bath units with
great ocean views just across the street from the surf in the center
of Folly Beach. Ranging from 1350-1385 square feet, units offer
hardwood pine floors, custom gourmet kitchens, Corian countertops,
crown molding, and ceramic tiles. Active units priced from
$600-$750k include access to a private swimming pool and tennis
These 3-bedroom luxury townhomes are located on a 7-acre private
gated island adjoining Folly Beach. Constructed to blend naturally
with the barrier island landscape, all properties offer river, creek
or marsh views. Units feature granite counters, 9-foot ceilings,
hardwood floors, Haas cabinetry, and Andersen windows. Ranging from
$589,000-$795,000, townhomes include access to a private clubhouse,
fitness center and swimming pool.
Built on a picturesque setting along the Folly River, these
3-bedroom condos feature individual boat slips, dock access, boat
lift, and access to a private pool. With riverfront and marsh views,
units that range from $550-$699k offer crown molding, plantation
blinds, and hardwood floors. Barrier island living only 15 minutes
from historic downtown Charleston.
CHARLESTON OCEANFRONT VILLAS
This gated, 96-unit community is centrally located in the heart of
Folly Beach and features beachfront luxury condos starting at
$800,000. Units varying from 1305-1816 square feet offer private
balconies and reserved covered parking, as well as access to two
private swimming pools and a heated jacuzzi.
This beautifully landscaped, 84-unit luxury villa complex offers
ocean views and island living at an affordable price. 2-bedroom,
2-bath units feature granite countertops, brushed nickel hardware on
maple cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile, and crown
molding. The manicured greenspaces are highlighted by a gazebo and
private swimming pool. 200k-450k range.
PIER POINT VILLAS
Ready for occupancy in September, 2007, these exclusive, 3-bedroom,
3-bath villas are specifically designed to enhance the sea island
experience. Ranging from $550-$650k, units feature 9-foot ceilings
and magnificent ocean views from the living room and master bedroom.
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