If you long to live the lifestyle of a South Carolina beach community set on the Atlantic Ocean, you will be sure to find exactly what you want in the Fort Lamar neighborhood of James Island.
James Island is minutes away from historic Charleston (established in 1670). The island was in the forefront of Charleston’s defense against attacks from the sea by the Spanish, the French, and pirates. The British crossed it to attack the city during the Revolutionary War and it was the site of the Civil War Battle of Secessionville where Confederate troops defeated Union Forces in 1862, and prevented capture of Charleston.
Real Estate for Sale in Fort Lamar
James Island attracts visitors and residents because of the beauty of the surroundings, good restaurants, and a bounty of ocean-centered recreation. James Island is known for great beaches, excellent golf courses, productive fishing grounds, parks, off-leash areas for dogs, hiking, museums, and sites of historic interest. The climate is moderate with winter highs in the 50-60o range and summer highs averaging in the 80s.
The Fort Lamar neighborhood is noted for having wonderful marsh and waterfront views. Most of the houses are separated by portions of the marsh so that residents have extra privacy. Besides the natural beauty of the area, the historic Fort Lamar Preserve and Fort Lamar are within the boundaries of the neighborhood.
Homes For Sale in Fort Lamar – James Island
Homes in the community vary from older 1960s ranch-style homes to the newly constructed elevated styles designed to avoid flood damage. Houses range in size and lots begin at .25 acres. Prices start in the low $100,000s and range up to $2 million.
The commute to Charleston, West Ashley and Mount Pleasant takes a little longer than from some other parts of James Island because Fort Lamar is so close to the beach.
Fort Lamar amenities include:
- Five minutes to Folly Beach
- Many homes with waterfront or marsh views
- Many homes have private docks
- Sites of historic interest
- Close to Piggly-Wiggly shopping
Fort Lamar is served by James Island Elementary (pK-5), James Island Middle School (6-8) and James Island Charter High School (9-12).
Fort Lamar has an HOA. Property taxes for Charleston County are 4% of a property’s fair market value.
You and your family would be hard pressed to find an oceanside community more desirable than Fort Lamar. For additional information about homes for sale in Fort Lamar contact our team of expert realtors at RE/MAX Fullsail today.