Sullivan’s Island

Sullivan’s Island is a small island and town surrounded by the ocean waters, it is considered part of Charleston County, South Carolina. It is part of the Charleston Metropolitan area and an affluent suburb of the city of Charleston. It has a single neighborhood and is the 157th largest community in the state. It is a popular neighborhood/community for executives and urban sophisticates, but is perfect for singles, couples, families and retirees. The community is home to several artists, designers and media workers in relation to its size, more than 90% of other U.S. communities have in relation to their size. The neighborhood has comfortable housing, good schools and plenty of green spaces. It also features low crime rates as streets that are peaceful and quiet. It is a nautical community whose history is tied to the sea the ocean waters that surround it. It has beautiful views, rich maritime history and beach access. Over 80% of adults in the town have four-year degrees or higher, this is more than three times the national education average for U.S. communities. It is somewhat ethnically and racially diverse, common ancestries among residents includes German, Irish, French and Scottish. English is the primary language in the town, though some residents also speak Spanish, German and Yiddish.

The island was settled in the 17th century and the community was named for Captain Florence O’Sullivan. During the Revolutionary War, the island was the site of a Major Battle at Fort Sullivan, which is now known as Fort Moultrie. Today many historic sites in the community are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These sites include the Atlanticville Historic District, Battery Gadsen, Battery Thomson, Fort Moultrie Historic District, U.S. Coast Guard Historic District, Dr. John B Patrick House and others. The community spans 3.4 square miles and is a wealthy community in comparison to both state and federal economic standards. It is a white-collar community, where nearly 95% of the workforce is white-collar. Over 12% of the workforce works from home via telecommuting, freelance work and home-based businesses. In2016, estimated median household income was $122,294 and the estimated per capita income was $84,488. In the same year, the estimated median house or condo value was over $100,000, the mean price on all housing units was 384,845 and the median gross rental price was $2,191.

It is a warm and peaceful community and home to Sullivan’s Island Beach at the mouth of Charleston Harbor. This gorgeous low country beach is quieter than many local beaches, in fact in the off season it is downright serene. This large sandy beach features kayaking, paddle boarding and so much more. Though commutes can be kind of long, many residents rely on local bus service to commute to neighboring communities for opportunities to work, play, shop and learn. Homes for sale come in a variety of styles from quaint through contemporary. There is also rental and lease properties available to suit your needs.

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