Kiawah Island always amazes me no matter what time of year I visit. Since 1996, my family has called Kiawah Island home. Located approximately 30 miles from Historic Charleston South Carolina, Kiawah Island has become a favorite location for golfers, tennis players, beach goers, and nature lovers.
Kiawah Island consists of 10 miles of private pristine Atlantic Beach in the Carolina low country, The Sanctuary, a 5 Diamond Resort Hotel, and private and public golf courses designed by Dye, Fazio, Nicklaus and Watson, including The Ocean Course, host of several past PGA events and The 2012 Host of the PGA Championship. The Ocean Course also set the stage for the 2000 Film, The Legend of Bagger Vance, a golf film starring Will Smith and Matt Damon.
Kiawah Island consists of approximately 3000 homes that have been designed with nature in mind. An architectural review board reviews and approves exterior construction maintaining the consistency and quality of the Island, and its inhabitants.
Speaking of inhabitants. Home buyers, renters and vacationers share Kiawah Island with deer, bobcats, gray foxes, raccoons, river otters, and ospreys to name a few. However, the star attractions on Kiawah Island are the alligators that call the numerous ponds and lagoons their home, and to the loggerhead turtles that come to Kiawah's beaches to nest.
Kiawah Island has always been a place for reflection for me since my family began coming years ago. I've never been to a place that offers all that Kiawah Island has to offer and it offers a great change of pace from the fast paced lifestyle of a big city, like Chicago where my family is from.
There's plenty to do and see on Kiawah Island and nothing beats going over to Vincent's Fountain Shop or grabbing some comfort food at Lucy's Red Sky Grill. Or stop by Sidi Limehouse's Rosebank Farms for fresh fruit and vegetables.
Kiawah Island's homes and townhomes are a wonderful place to stay. And owning a home on Kiawah has become more obtainable in the recent downturn of the economy. If you are in the market and would like more information about mortgage options on Kiawah Island, I would be happy to answer any questions you have!