About James Island
James Island is a 42.1 square mile island separated from the city of Charleston by the Ashley River. Much of the island is part of Charleston proper, while part of it is an incorporated town. In 2007, the population of James Island was 37,363. The island is known primarily for farming, fishing, and shrimping but has become increasingly urban because of the expansion of Charleston. James Island is more residential than touristic, as it has no hotels or motels. Riverland Terrace, the largest residential section of the island, is only a ten minute drive from downtown Charleston. This neighborhood has about 800 homes of varying sizes and prices. It features a golf course, playground, public boat landing, antique shops and five restaurants. The approach to Riverland Terrace is called the Avenue of Oaks, as it is lined with 73 live oak trees believed to be more than 100 years old. Many people camp on James Island because of its proximity to Folly Beach.
The James Island County Park has a public campground, as well as a picnic area with shelters, vacation cabins, hiking trails, boat and bike rentals, a 50 foot tall climbing wall, and a water park. James Island doesn?t pretend to offer excitement for people looking for life in the fast lane, but it is a choice destination for the camping enthusiast and a quiet haven for those who seek an escape from the bustle of the city. And the cost of living is below the national average!
Events in James Island
Halloween (2018) Charleston Filmed! Advance Screenings
at Terrace Theater
TICKETS GO ON SALE October 5th. CHARLESTON FILMED!
Halloween Opening Night at The Terrace Theater!
at Terrace Theater
Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
El Pincho Taco **Grand Opening**
at El Pinchotaco LLC
Welcome to El PinchoTaco LLC! We are a family-run, independent catering company offering the best quality Mexican Cuisine.
Jazz Brunch in Hampton Park
Join the Charleston Parks Conservancy for brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct.
Fall Oyster Roasts
at Bohemian Bull
Oyster season is upon us and whether you are a Charleston, SC local or just visiting the area there are plenty of great oyster roasts coming up in the next few weeks that you can’t miss!
12 Bars of Xmas Bar Crawl - Charleston
at King Street Area Bars Find Tickets
The 2nd Annual 12 Bars of Christmas Crawl is coming to town Saturday December 1st from 12pm-8pm!! Put on your best holiday onesies, Santa suits, ugly sweaters, and elf costumes and get ready to crawl!
December Holidays Bar Crawl
Whether you celebrate Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, or Christmas, join us on December 8nd for Charleston's only local Holiday Bar Crawl!!
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