John’s Island / Kiawah / Seabrook

Insider Guide to John's Island, Kiawah and Seabrook Island
Kiawah Resort

For generations, families have plowed the earth here, fished the waterways and abided by the slow rhythms of a sea island, and today this rural lifestyle continues, albeit with more residents and new neighborhoods. John’s Island is home to the Charleston Executive Airport and the ancient Angel Oak.  At the end of John’s Island are Kiawah and Seabrook Islands, renowned for world- class golf courses, luxury homes, beautiful stretches of uncrowded beach and fine dining and boutiques. Both islands have year-round and seasonal residents and a range of homes, townhomes and condominiums.  Adjacent Wadmalaw Island and Rockville are equally lovely and more remote.

Dining on the Islands

There are many farm to table, high quality restaurants on John’s Island and the nearby communities of Kiawah and Seabrook Island.  Our Insiders have put together a list of our favorite spots around John’s Island including:

Kiawah and Seabrook Island resorts both offer multiple dining options for guests of the resorts.  Charleston is not far so there are many award wining restaurants and our Insider’s favorites are in our Dining Guide.

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Schools

John’s Island is located within the Charleston County School District and is home to Angel Oak Elementary, Haut Gap Middle and John’s Island High School.  The other island communities of Kiawah, Seabrook, Wadmalaw and Rockville are served by different schools.  We have partnered with GreatSchools.org to provide a complete listing of all public and private schools in the area.  The following maps should help you understand the schools serving each of the communities:

  • John’s Island / Kiawah / Seabrook Island area:

  • Wadmalaw Island / Rockville area:


(Insider tip: Check with the State of South Carolina Department of Education’s website for yearly report cards.)

Homes and Builders

Neighborhoods like The Preserve at Fenwick Hall, Grimball Gates and Headquarters Island, as well as freestanding farm or equestrian homes, attract those who savor a quiet, peaceful pace. Adjacent Wadmalaw Island and Rockville are equally lovely and more remote.

At the end of Johns Island are Kiawah and Seabrook Islands, renowned for world- class golf courses, luxury homes, beautiful stretches of uncrowded beach and fine dining and boutiques. Both islands have year-round and seasonal residents and a range of homes, townhomes and condominiums.

2015 Population: Johns Island: 21,421 / Kiawah: 1,749 / Seabrook: 1,844

Median home price: John’s Island: $285,700 Kiawah: $766,200 Seabrook: $443,800

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Services and Utilities

Municipal government:
Johns Island: City of Charleston
Town of Kiawah Island
Town of Seabrook Island

Service District:
S.C. Electric & Gas Co.
Charleston Water System (John’s Island)
Berkeley Electric Cooperative (Johns Island)
Kiawah Island Utility
Seabrook Island Utility Commission

More Info:
Charleston County Government