Sullivan’s Island

Insider Guide to Sullivan's Island SC

Sullivan’s Island is mostly a residential island with a tight-knit community of nearly 2000 people. On weekends and holidays an influx of beach-goers come to enjoy Sullivan’s and nearby Isle of Palms’ wide beaches and gentle waves, but the year-round lifestyle on both islands is relaxed and friendly.  With no hotels and limited rental properties, Sullivan’s offers a small town beach feel with easy proximity to the region’s urban cores.  Sullivan’s Island is home to one of the most unique and modern Light houses in the country and Historic Fort Moultrie.

Dining on the Sullivan’s Island

The Island is close to Charleston but offers some great unique local dining options. Our Insiders recommend you try the following local hot spots:

(Insider tip: If you are visiting or thinking about moving to Sullivan’s Island and want more dining options; be sure to look at our Dining Guide for all the options nearby.)



Sullivan’s Island is located within the Charleston County School District.  We have partnered with to provide a summary of all the schools in the area around Sullivan’s Island.

Homes and Builders

Sullivan’s offers a mix of cozy old cottages and newer larger homes, with plenty of wide porches with pelicans soaring overhead.  The Island community is well established so many newer homes are the result of “tear downs”.  Size, price and location have a big impact on listing prices.

2015 Population: 1,915
Median Home Price: $1,389,700

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Services and Utilities

Municipal Government:
Town of Sullivan’s Island

Service District:
S.C. Electric & Gas Co.
Sullivan’s Island Water and Sewer System

More Info:
Charleston County Government