A popular bedroom community with quick access to downtown Charleston, James Island has a distinct character: down-to-earth, independent, and family-friendly. Carved by tidal creeks and marshes, James Island offers residents expansive waterway vistas. Many neighborhoods here were developed in the 1980-90s, so established homes tend to be slightly older and shaded by established tree canopies.

However, a lot of homes, apartments, and condos are newly built and/or under construction. James Island County Park with its water parks and annual Festival of Lights, and the Terrace Theater, which features independent films, are favorite community perks.

Median home prices listed are for single family detached homes.


Getting Settled

2021 Population

11,602 (town)

45,000 (island)

Median Home Price


Municipal Government

Town of James Island

Service District

Dominion Energy

Charleston Water System

Internet & Cable


Charleston County Schools

More Info:

Charleston County Government