Johns Island

The Angel Oak on Johns Island

Located a 15 minute drive from downtown Charleston via West Ashley and over the Stono River lies Johns Island. This island is the second largest island on the eastern seaboard next to Long Island, NY. It can be described as the least developed land mass in the Charleston area. The locals of Johns Island are passionate about limiting growth in order to protect this special place to live.

You’ll find the oldest living thing east of the Mississippi; the Angel Oak tree. “Angel” is not a type of oak, but the name of the family who owned the land it majestically rises from. It is said this Live Oak is thought to be over 1400 years old.

Johns Island has it’s fair share of marshland and tidal creeks running through it. This island will also be your route to Wadmalaw Island, Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island.

Quaint, charming neighborhoods dot the island as do estate size homes and waterfront properties.

Charleston Collegiate School is the island’s only private school and provides private education for pre-school through high school grades.

Check out this special place so close to downtown Charleston but yet offers such a simple way of life.

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