Wadmalaw Island - Charleston SC Real Estate

Wadmalaw Island is considered the most unspoiled of Charleston’s islands. While many Lowcountry islands such as Kiawah and Seabrook are “barrier islands” which are directly exposed to the ocean and fronted by sandy beaches, such is not the case with Wadmalaw Island or its close neighbor, John’s Island. Shielded from the Atlantic by their neighbors to the east and south, Wadmalaw and John’s Islands have remained stable through much of recorded history.

Bordered by the Bohicket River to the east and the North Edisto River to the west, Wadmalaw remains intensely rural, with farming the traditional occupation of many of its residents, both past and present. While fishing, crabbing and shrimping serve as pleasurable pastimes in many local communities, it is still a primary means of earning a living for a number of Wadmalaw's residents.

Along the island's southern tip lies Rockville, the charming picturesque hamlet that was featured in scenes from "Queen," a movie by Alex Haley. There are no stores or restaurants to speak of outside of Rockville, and hundreds of acres of the island’s woods and wetlands are protected from development. However, in recent years, some of the waterfront areas have become sparsely populated with magnificent upscale homes, many on estate-sized lots.

Each year, Wadmalaw hosts a Gullah festival of regional import, encompassing exhibits and demonstrations of traditional African-American arts and crafts like basket weaving.

Another point of interest is the Charleston Tea Plantation. The only tea plantation in America, it is home to plants descended from those that have been grown for more than 100 years in the Lowcountry. The plantation’s unusual heritage began in 1799 when a French botanist brought the first tea plants to Charleston, which were also the first in America. Wadmalaw provides the ideal conditions for tea growing – hot humid summers and sandy soils for good drainage. Recently purchased and renovated by Bigelow Tea, the Charleston Tae Plantation is open for tours.

1952  Long Creek Road Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487

1952 Long Creek Road
Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487
Longcreek plantation
Residential

MLS# 16024648 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 1 half bath, 4000 sqft

Designed by renowned ny architect eric j.smith, long creek house is an architectural gem and private retreat located in long creek plantation on wa... 

$2,990,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.
4132  Gnarled Oak Way Johns Island, SC 29455

4132 Gnarled Oak Way
Johns Island, SC 29455
Briars creek
Residential

MLS# 16022850 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 2600 sqft

Best priced home in briars creek!come see the homesite for this beautiful new home to be constructed by southern living builder,jackson constructio... 

$1,190,000
Increase +$100,000
Provided courtesy of BHHS Southern Coast Real Estate
1909  Leadenwah Drive Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487

1909 Leadenwah Drive
Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487
Oak grove
Residential

MLS# 16022314 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 2 half bath, 2160 sqft

Impeccable horse lovers dream property recently reduced by $134,000 to make it a very attractive offering. if horses and green grass is on your min... 

$865,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
1389  Polly Point Road Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487

1389 Polly Point Road
Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487
Polly point plantation
Residential

MLS# 16021466 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 1 half bath, 4773 sqft

This elegant country home is in polly point plantation which is located on the grounds of a historic plantation just 20 minutes from downtown charl... 

$875,000
Provided courtesy of Luxury Simplified Real Estate, INC
1786  Little Smith Rd Road Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487

1786 Little Smith Rd Road
Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487
None
Residential

MLS# 16021310 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2536 sqft

Home is on nice sized lot featuring 2 bedrooms downstairs, including the master bedroom, and 2 bedrooms upstairs with a sizable loft area. home fea... 

$399,900
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
7030  Maybank Highway Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487

7030 Maybank Highway
Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487
Rockland
Residential

MLS# 16020827 / Active
6 br, 5 ba, 1 half bath, 4706 sqft

Lovely plantation style home in the heart of rockville. gourmet kitchen with ss appliances,granite countertops, three sinks. separate wetbar includ... 

$1,000,000
Increase +$50,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
3  Martins Point Road Johns Island, SC 29455

3 Martins Point Road
Johns Island, SC 29455
Martins point
Residential

MLS# 16020483 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 2622 sqft

Amazing low country estate just 20-30 minutes from downtown. with over 8 acres of land on sought after martins point plantation, this stunning sou... 

$994,000
Provided courtesy of Century 21 Expert Advisors
4843  Bears Bluff Road Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487

4843 Bears Bluff Road
Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487
None
Residential

MLS# 16019934 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 4000 sqft

Charleston equestrian property offers proximity, privacy, possibilities. close to downtown, gated, high and dry, this property is well suited for a... 

$1,290,000
Provided courtesy of Luxury Simplified Real Estate, INC
4890  Bears Bluff Road Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487

4890 Bears Bluff Road
Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487
None
Residential

MLS# 16019476 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2476 sqft

Secluded waterfront haven for those that love all that wadmalaw island offers. raised cottage on 1.85 acres nestled into a canopy of mature trees o... 

$990,000
Provided courtesy of Holcombe Fair & Lane

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