Wadmalaw Island is the home of the United States’ only functioning tea farm, The Charleston Tea Plantation, which has produced the official tea of the White House since 1987. In 1666, European settlers found the rich soil perfect for growing rice and cotton. Today, the island farmers produce tomatoes, vegetables, and fruits.
The island, which is bordered by Bohicket Creek and Johns Island on the northeast, on the south by the North Edisto River and separated from the mainland by Church Creek, has been the home base for the Rockville Regatta for sailboat fans since 1890. It has long been a vacation getaway for wealthy farmers who fish and hunt.
With many pristine, protected areas, the newer homes here have been constructed with the state’s strictest environmental guidelines to allow residents to live in peaceful accord with indigenous wildlife and enjoy stunning views of rivers, creeks, and marshes.
Homes range in price from $50,000 to over $3.5 million and vacant lots sell for $30,000 to $1 million.
This is the ideal place to live if you want to leave the big city behind and get back to nature. There is an amazing array of wildlife and lots of opportunities for bird watching, boating, kayaking, horseback riding, fishing, crabbing, bike riding and much more.
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