A brief history of our communities
Mt. Pleasant - P.O. Box 745 - 100 Ann Edwards Lane - Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 - Telephone: (843) 884-8517
English settlers founded Mt. Pleasant in 1680. Today, the Town of Mt. Pleasant is considered to be the fastest growing municipality in South Carolina. With a current population of approximately 40,000 residents, Mt. Pleasant expects a population close to 70,000 by the year 2015. Neighborhoods range from new developments and planned communities to the Old Village, a National Register district and the original town center. It is an outstanding location, surrounded by beaches the Charleston Harbor, and the salt marshes. Live anywhere in Mt. Pleasant and you will have no more than a 10 to 15 minute drive to the beaches on the Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island. The Mark Clark Expressway (I-526) provides easy access to I-26, which intersects with Interstates 95, 20, 77, 85, and 40. If airport accessibility is important to you, from Mt. Pleasant take I-526 and you should arrive at the Charleston International Airport in about 20 minutes. The East Cooper Airport is a private airport in Mt. Pleasant and accommodates private and corporate aircraft. The town of Mt. Pleasant is a popular tourist destination. There are many fine restaurants, affordable accommodations and historic attractions such as Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, home of the USS Yorktown, Boone Hall Plantation, The Charles Pinckney Historic Site, and the Old Village of Mt. Pleasant.
Sullivan's Island - 1610 Middle Street - Sullivan's Island, SC 29482 - Telephone: (843)883-3198
The Town of Sullivan's Island, a barrier island north of Charleston Harbor, is comprised of approximately 1700 residents living in 950 homes. These are primarily full or part time citizens that enjoy the relaxed lifestyle of the Island. There are very few short-term rentals and no hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, or other transient lodging. The Town, incorporated in 1817 as Moultrieville, did not allow lean-tos or shacks then as now. At that time lots were required to have a minimum of 1⁄2 acre and the same is true today. Sullivan's Island is unique in that the beachfront lands which have accreted over the years, are owned by the Town and held in perpetual easement by the Lowcountry Open Land Trust. The deed restrictions provide public access to the diverse maritime eco-system and serve to protect the natural environment along the coast. This Island has a long military history of protecting the harbor from invaders and there are many wonderful histories which capture those stories. Remnants of the military are abundant in now privately held military housing; even former fortifications are now single family residences. Many of these historic homes have withstood the test of time and ravaging weather.
Isle of Palms - P.O. Box 508 - 1207 Palm Boulevard - Isle of Palms, SC 29451 - Telephone: (843) 886-6428
The Isle of Palms, an Atlantic barrier island,20 minutes from downtown Charleston, is the perfect family beach, blending approximately 4,300 full-time residents with 20,000 to 50,000 annual visitors. The entire island, 7 miles long and 1 mile wide, incorporated as a municipality in 1953. First inhabited by the Seewee Indians, the island was developed by attorney J.C. Long after World War II as an affordable place where service people could buy homes and raise a family. Some of those orginal families and their descendents are still on the island today. Island restaurants are well-known throughout the lowcountry and include Morgan Creek Grill at the marina, the Seabiscuit for breakfast, and the Windajmmer for cocktails. Shopping is popular in the Front Beach commercial district, and those who fall in love will find rental and real estate businesses. The Wild Dunes resort, named the the third best family resort in the nation by Travel+Leisure magazine in September 2012, is located on 1,500 acres at the northern end of the Isle of Palms. It offers residents and visitors two 18-hole golf courses and numerous pools.
Daniel Island - Daniel Island Property Owners Association (POA) - 130 River Landing Drive, Suite 1C - Charleston, SC 29492
Located in the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina, Daniel Island is one of the nation's most successful and highly regarded master-planned communities of the last decade. The 4,000-acre island – once a private hunting retreat – is a recipient of the Urban Land Institute's prestigious “Awards for Excellence” and a national model for smart growth. Home to a wide array of traditional neighborhoods with a diverse selection of homes, townhomes and condominiums, Daniel Island also offers residents access to hundreds of acres of parks, 23 miles of rivers and creeks and more than 12 miles of leisure trails. Professional tennis and soccer facilities and a private country club featuring two nationally-ranked golf courses provide endless recreational opportunities. The island's downtown is a popular address for a growing array of schools, churches, shops, restaurants, medical offices and other conveniences, as well as a destination for area festivals and special events. POA serves as a communications link between residents, island business owners and the master developer. In addition, the POA enforces the rules and regulations put in place by the Covenants and is responsible for overseeing the maintenance of common island property like parks, leisure trails, swimming pools, boat launch ramps, greenspaces and other community amenities.