Sullivan’s Island is filled with quaint residential neighborhoods and semi-tropical terrain, the perfect everyday retreat for anyone who desires a classic Charleston South Carolina beachfront community as their main residential property or vacation home. Just 10 miles from downtown Charleston, Sullivan’s Island is ideally located between Charleston Harbor and Breach Inlet. If you’ve been looking for a quiet, safe place where the pace of life is slower, you’ve found it.
Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, was named after the 17th-Century lighthouse keeper, Captain Florence O’Sullivan. The area has inspired generations of poets, painters and authors with its picturesque beauty and easy-going style. Sullivan’s Island inspired Edgar Allen Poe to write his short story “The Gold Bug” while he was stationed at Fort Moultrie. Today, the Fort is a National Monument, famous for repelling the British Fleet in 1776. Fort Moultrie is made of palmetto logs; South Carolina is known as the Palmetto State in commemoration of this historic battle. Sullivan’s Island continues to celebrate being the inspiration for Poe’s work by naming several of its streets for the poet, including Raven and Gold Bug drives.
Today, the main road in Sullivan’s Island is filled with restaurants, pubs and pro shops. You can walk inside and find an eclectic mix of locals and visitors. Tourists and residents alike are also drawn to the white-sand beaches that beckon summertime sunbathers, fishermen, crabbers and those looking for a memorable escape from daily life.
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