Exciting Johns Island Events
Several exciting events are coming up in the next few weeks for the residents of Johns Island to enjoy. Those interested in Charleston’s long Military history should check out the 13th Annual Battle of Charleston.
Battle of Charleston is presented by Legare Farms and the 7th SC Infantry and offers a living Military Timeline featuring Pirates, the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War as part of a living history and skirmishes.
The Battle will take place at Legare Farms on April 7th through the 9th.
If you are more of a foodie consider Oysters and Hog for a Good Cause, all ticket proceeds will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Lowcountry. Tickets are $20 per person, which includes all food. It will be held on Sunday, April 9th, 5 pm to 8 pm at The Fat Hen.
Need an event for the family? Consider attending the Fool’s Fest at The Tattooed Moose on Saturday, April 1 from 1 PM to 7 PM.
This family-friendly day of live music, food, and fun will feature Bill Carson, The Lowhills, Black Diamond, along with tons of other bands.
Johns Island-Basic Facts
You may know the merits of John’s Island if you are a long-time resident. But for those who don’t know its advantages we will give a quick overview of all that the largest island in South Carolina and the fourth largest on the East Coast has to offer.
Johns Island is just over the Stono River from James Island, it is also accessible via the Limehouse Bridge from Highway 17 in West Ashley.
Johns Island historically has been an agricultural community with the resort communities of Seabrook Island and Kiawah Island at its southern end.
Today, Johns Island is growing rapidly and transforming into a residential suburb of Charleston. Housing on John’s Island ranges from apartment living to large waterfront estates and the multi-million dollar homes.
Some of the neighborhoods on John’s Island include Gift Plantation, Grimball Gates, Headquarters, Kiawah Island, Kiawah River Estates, Rushland, Seabrook Island, Shoreline Farms, and The Villages in St. Johns Woods
Real Estate Outlook
If you are looking to buy on Johns Island here are some facts to consider. The last available figures from February 2017 showed 13.5% fewer homes on the market for a buyer looking for a Single-Family Home when compared to February 2016.
Meanwhile, the market has simply gone stagnant for a purchaser looking for a Townhome/Condo on John’s Island with no change from the number of homes available February 2016.
All this would lead potential home buyers to think it is a sellers’ market, but that isn’t necessarily the case. The number of days’ properties sat on the market has exploded! For a Single-Family Home, it has gone from 45 to 71 an increase of nearly 58%!
If you think that figure is bad wait till you see the one for a Townhome/Condo, where the number of days a property has had to sit has gone from 20 to 95, ouch! This is an increase of 375%.
These numbers give buyers more negotiating leeway with sellers who are more likely to have had a property sitting on the market for a longer time.
Once you buy here, it’s easy to get caught up in the island’s natural beauty. Even those who haven’t been to the island itself have probably heard of its most famous attraction the Angel Oak.
The tree, a Southern live oak tree, is estimated to be between 400–1500 years old and draws visitors from around the world.
The island has also been a favorite spot for movie productions with several big-budget motion pictures such as “The Notebook” being filmed here.
If you are more a fan of the water, consider trying Captain Jack’s Kiawah Sailing and Dolphin Watching. They offer day, sunset, and dolphin watching tours. These tours take place on a 33′ Center Cockpit Sailboat and last around three hours.
Don’t wait, buy now!
Does this rapidly growing community with a rich history and a bright future sound like just the place for you to set down roots? Talk with us today! We will find you the ideal location for you to make your home on Johns Island. If you already live here and want move into a home or change your location, we can help with that too! Think about it this way, the sooner you speak with us, the sooner you could be enjoying the island’s natural beauty.