Located just five minutes from Folly Beach, the neighborhood of Fort Lamar boasts numerous waterfront and marsh-front homes. Homes within the neighborhood range from older 1960’s brick ranches to newer elevated homes featuring private docks. The neighborhood is also home to the gated condo community the Retreat. Residents of Fort Lamar enjoy beautiful views of the marsh, which separates many of the homes and provides residents with privacy and solitude. The Fort Lamar Preserve and Fort Lamar, which is where Confederate soldiers defeated Union troops in 1862, are also located within the neighborhood.