Welcome to Johns Island
A peaceful, fast-growing community with natural beauty
Johns Island is South Carolina's largest island, bordered by the Wadmalaw, Seabrook, Kiawah, Edisto, Folly, and James islands. Steeped in natural beauty and just 12 miles from downtown Charleston, Johns Island offers charming rural and residential neighborhoods, relaxing waterfront living, beautiful acreage estates, and new home communities. Residents also enjoy access to some of the top beaches across the East Coast, including professionally designed golf courses.
From exquisite oceanfront condominiums to spacious golf cottages, townhomes, luxury homes, and private homesites, the Johns Island community features numerous home options. In addition, the neighborhood comprises several dining and shopping destinations, including access to excellent schools in South Carolina.
What to Love
- Natural beauty
- Stunning waterfront views
- Unique and diverse real estate
- Peaceful, agricultural atmosphere
Johns Island offers residents a rural feel with a waterfront lifestyle and a tranquil, agricultural ambiance. The community offers numerous home choices and easy access to various recreation amenities, making it ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Most residents love Johns Island because they want to relax in picturesque surroundings while enjoying an active lifestyle. You will also find several upscale dining areas and boutique shopping spots within the community.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Whether living or visiting Johns Island, you have numerous places to enjoy your favorite food, shop for quality items, and have fun. For exceptional Italian fares in Johns Island, visit Wild Olive Restaurant along Maybank Highway. This rustic-chic eatery offers a simple menu of artisanal Italian dishes and a sizeable wine list. When looking for a great breakfast, premium coffee, uniquely blended and produced with quality in mind, check out Kiss Cafe.
Tattooed Moose is another perfect dining spot to enjoy duck club sandwiches and local craft beer offered in a funky tavern, along with live music and backyard seating. If you’re looking to enjoy freshly prepared seafood & steaks, The Royal Tern is the place for you. The family restaurant offers a wide selection right in the heart of Johns Island.
For a unique shopping experience, discover The Market at Storey Farms along Betsy Kerrison Parkway for free-range eggs, pork, and chicken. You can also shop for fresh local farm fruits and vegetables, home products, and pantry items.
Things to Do
Pristine beaches and golf courses are the main attractions in Johns Island, but the community offers so much more to explore. Charleston Aqua Park is a great place to explore, featuring an inflatable water park and floating ropes course for endless adventures. Another incredible park is Beachwalker Park, with scenic picnic areas, including perennial and seasonal chair umbrella rentals.
Johns Island is also home to many recurring special events and festivals. The annual Harvest Festival is one of the acclaimed events, featuring live music from local bluegrass bands, kid crafts, archery, pumpkin decorating, and more. Toast Under the Oaks is another great event, where residents enjoy various local drinks and live music under the oaks of Johns Island County Park.
Living on Johns Island offers access to high-performing schools that serve residents with school-going children.
- The Montessori School of Johns Island, Prek-7
- Charleston Collegiate School, Prek- 12
- Charles Towne Montessori School, Grades PreK-6
- Porter-Gaud, Grades 1-8
- Ashley Hall, Grades PK, K-12
- Angel Oak Elementary School
- Mount Zion Elementary School
- Haut Gap Middle School
- St Johns High School