If you are looking for a home close to city amenities in a natural setting, James Island is the place for you. It is across the river from Charleston and was settled around the same time. It has fended off attacks by pirates and invading armies from the Spanish, the French, the British, and the Union Army. James Island also became the site of the opening shot of the Civil War when Fort Johnson fired upon Fort Sumter. Less glamorously, James Island is known for its agricultural produce, commercial fishing and shrimping and recreational areas.
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In addition to the beauty of its natural surroundings, residents and visitors enjoy James Island living because it offers numerous activities. The island offers excellent beaches, golf courses, fishing, sailing, museums and historic sites. A great feature is James Island Park, 643 acres of hiking and biking trails, kayaking, pedal boats, fishing, the highest outdoor climbing wall in the state and a children’s water playground. The climate, moderated because the island is on the Atlantic Ocean, has average temperatures of 80o summer highs and winter highs of 50-60o
One of the more settled neighborhoods on James Island is Lighthouse Point. Since it was developed primarily in the 1960s, many of the houses in Lighthouse Point are ranch-style brick homes. There are also newer and larger homes, some of which are on the the water or tidal creeks. There is currently no HOA fees in Lighthouse Point. Home prices range from the mid-$100,000s up to $800,000+. Lot sizes begin at about .26 acres and are available in various sizes. Some vacant land is also available.
Lighthouse Point conveniences include:
- Two miles to Piggly Wiggly Shopping and restaurants.
- Public services from James Island Public Service District
- Charleston, 7.1 miles (15 minute) commute
- James Island Park, 4.2 miles
- Charleston County Park, 4.2 miles
- Town of James Island, 3.3 miles (8 minutes)
- Folly Beach, 8 miles (17 minutes)
- Some homes on creeks, marshland
- Some homes have private docks
Property taxes for Charleston County are 4% of assessed valuation (2014).
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Lighthouse Point public schools and student to teacher ratio are Stiles Point Elementary School (PK-5), 1:19; James Island Middle School (6-8), 1:14; James Island Charter High School (9-12), 1:15. Private schools include James Island Christian (PK-12), 1:10; and O’quinn Early Childhood and Day Care center (PK-K), 1:8.
You will not go wrong if you decide Lighthouse Point is the neighborhood for you. It offers the natural beauty and serenity of rural living, yet is close to Charleston for shopping and work. You can get more information about Lighthouse Point homes for sale by getting in touch with RE/MAX’s Fullsail today. Our team looks forward to meeting with and your family soon.
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