If you enjoy having the lapping of waves lull you to sleep at night, you may want to consider life in Folly Beach. Lying between the Atlantic Ocean and Folly River, you’d be one of just roughly 2,800 people residing on this six-mile-long island. However, a bustling tourist crowd visits during the late spring and summer creates a busier, more vibrant community. The moderate temperatures, most of the year, make this an inviting community for young and old alike. Our realtors can assist you with any questions you have about the area and the current Folly Beach homes for sale.
Life at Folly Beach
The name “Folly" derives from an Old English term describing dense foliage. Due to more than 100 days of rain totaling an annual average of 48 inches coupled with those moderate temperatures, the island has a magnificent growing season. There are some 1,000 varieties of plants, shrubs, and trees here. Animal life abounds as well, as the island is an incubator for loggerhead turtle eggs and home to a variety of fish, shell-dwellers, dolphins, and other sea creatures living out in its waters.
Locals like to call Folly Beach, the “Edge of America," because you wake up to the sunrise over the beach, and you can watch the sunset over the river in the evening. There is a slower pace here than on the mainland, allowing time to read a book while lounging in the sand. Residents and visitors alike can take a fishing charter, visit the surf shops, rent a bike, enjoy a day at the spa, and more. The local county park has a pelican rookery and plenty of picnic grounds. And Center Street is full of quaint, little shops and restaurants.
Folly Beach Real Estate
The median age of residents on the island is in their early 40’s, with many full-time residents working within an easy 15-minute drive to Charleston. Retirees love it here, with the island being home to a rather eclectic and artistic community.
Whether you are looking for a full-time residence, a part-time home, or rental property, there are a variety of Folly Beach homes for sale from condos or townhomes, to small cottages or larger residential houses. There is a lot of oceanfront real estate here and it truly is a welcoming community for any age group.
If you are considering property in the Folly Beach area, give one of the agents at Charleston Empire Properties a call or fill out our information form. We are very familiar with the island properties and keep abreast of all listings. With our vast experience and expertise, make Charleston Empire Properties your Folly Beach realtors. We can help you find the property you are looking for.