Folly Beach Real Estate

A funky little beach town, Folly Beach is often penned “The Edge of America” because of its six mile stretch of shoreline that seemingly tips a hat to the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. Real estate on Folly Beach consists of oceanfront estates, ocean view condos, Intracoastal townhomes, and inland houses. Generally, oceanfront real estate on Folly Beach ranges in price from $1 million to $3 million, depending on the square footage, upgrades, acreage, and location. Condos with views of the ocean range in price from $260,000 to $400,000. Vacation rental and short-term rentals are available for designated homes and condos; prices on rental units vary depending on the season. Hotels on Folly include the upscale Tides Hotel, Waters Edge Inn, and Regatta Inn. Unlike the beaches of Kiawah Island, Seabrook, and Edisto, Folly Beach is a true seaside town with a rather rambunctious crowd comprised of wealthy homeowners, barefoot natives, tanned surfers, and relaxed tourists. Locals often lament to “keep Folly Folly,” which is a plea for city municipalities and federal agencies to guard against over-development and from visible beach erosion. Read More

Market Snapshot

Total Listings: 60
Average Price: $1,732,686
Highest Price: $4,950,000
Lowest Price: $439,000

 

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220 W Arctic Ave A & B

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$4,950,000

  • 8 Beds
  • 9 Full Baths
  • 3,600 SqFt

This Is The Seaside Sanctuary You've Been Waiting For, ''big Turtle'' And ''turtle Cottage'' -- Two Custom-built Homes Just Steps Away From The Sandy Shores Of Folly Beach. Nestled On The West Sec...

113 E Arctic Avenue B

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$4,900,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 3,159 SqFt

Have You Been Dreaming Of Owning The Ultimate In Lavish, Luxurious, And Elegant Folly Beach Oceanfront Living? Are You The Discerning Buyer Looking For A Deluxe 4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath Condo With Ocea...

1681 E Ashley Avenue A And B

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$4,250,000

  • 8 Beds
  • 7 Full Baths
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 5,828 SqFt

Don't Miss Out On This Exceptional Opportunity - Take Hold Of The Chance To Own Not One, But Two Breathtaking Oceanfront Residences On East Folly Shores! Together, These Homes Present A Total Of 8...

9 Red Sunset Lane

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$3,895,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 3,564 SqFt

Welcome To 9 Red Sunset Lane On Folly Beach Near Charleston, Sc. Nestled On A .56 Acre Riverfront Lot On The Beautiful Folly River, This Fully Custom-built Home Was Recently Completed In August Of...

35 W 9th Street Ext

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$3,400,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 3,700 SqFt

Proposed New Constructionwelcome To Your Dream Coastal Retreat At Iconic Folly Beach! Nestled On The Quiet West End Of Folly And On A Pristine .56 Acre Lot Overlooking The Serene Views Of The Foll...

712 W Ashley Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$3,400,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 1,474 SqFt

Preservation Opportunity At The Edge Of America - Folly Beach, Sc. Welcome To The ''porgy House,'' A Historic Gem On Folly Beach, Sc. Built In 1933, This Summer Cottage Belonged To Dubose And Dor...

268 Little Oak Island Drive

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$3,380,400

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 3,164 SqFt

Looking For The Ultimate In Peaceful Waterfront View Living? There Are Over 1150 Sq Ft Of Wrap-around Covered Porches And 180 Sq Ft Of Open Deck To Provide Views Of The Marshes, Lighthouses, Garde...

204 E Huron Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$3,250,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 3,248 SqFt

Secluded Behind Gates, Ohana House Is The Folly Beach You Haven't Seen. Art-inspired Design Meets Contemporary Architecture At This Sublime Island Retreat, Just Steps From The Sand And Surf Of The...

267 Little Oak Island Drive

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$3,125,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 3,319 SqFt

Nestled Between Folly Beach And James Island, Little Oak Island Is A Gated Community Boasting Tennis Courts, A Pool, And Communal Areas, Offering The Feel Of A Vacationing Year-round. As You Appro...

$2,990,000

  • 9 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 5,233 SqFt

Welcome To 118 E Ashley, Folly Beach Sc, Located In The Heart Of Folly's Downtown Commercial District, With Peeks Of The Ocean! Live In Or Create A Business (or Both) In This Beautifully Renovate...

As a result of a few incidents involving intoxicated beach-goers, Folly now bans booze from its beaches. However, residents and visitors need only walk down the boardwalk to find a refreshing beverage at one of Folly’s famous drinking holes. Restaurants and bars such as Taco Boy, Rita’s Seaside Grill, Lost Dog Cafe, Snapper Jack’s, Folly Beach Crab Shack, Blu Restaurant and Bar, and Planet Follywood offer delicious dishes, cold beer, and creative libations. Once the appetite is whet, residents and visitors can enjoy perusing through the surf shops, jewelry, art, and gift stores located down the main strand. An eccentric town, Folly has a 1960s aurora, Jimmy Buffett vibe, and fresh Bohemian style. To this end, bathing suits are the same as dress suits, unruly hair is a given, shoes are optional, and margaritas always have salt rims.

From a historical standpoint, Folly is famous for its legendary pirate tales, brave bootleggers, and wartime heroes. Dating back to 1696, the island was known as “Coffin Island.” Folklore suggests that the name was given because ships would dump disease-ridden passengers here in an effort to avoid quarantine. During the Civil War, Folly became a favorite spot for Union troops to coerce. Because of its thick, jungle-like forest, the name was changed to “Folly,” an English word meaning “dense foliage.” By 1920, Folly Beach was a popular hangout for locals, and the subsequent construction of the pavilion, pier, boardwalk, and oceanfront hotel all contributed to Folly’s fortune as a place for beach-lovers to permanently call home and business owners to invest in coastal real estate.

Perhaps Folly’s most iconic structure is the Morris Island Lighthouse, a registered historic site that was originally erected in 1767 by the Colony of South Carolina. Through the years, battles, wars, hurricanes, and sand shifts all caused damage to the lighthouse. Since 1800, Congress has continuously appropriated funds to repair and restore the lighthouse to its original radiance. Save the Light, a grassroots organization established in 1999, has worked diligently to keep the structure standing. Remarkably, the lighthouse still has the capability to shine, even though the restoration is not yet complete.

Recreational activities in Folly Beach include fishing off the pier, surfing the waves at Washout, biking through designated trails and lanes, paddleboarding down the Folly River, and, of course, basking in the sun. The town does not have its own recreation department, but organized sports are offered through the City of Charleston and nearby James Island. Folly Beach County Park is located on the west end of the island and is a great place to catch some rays. Lifeguards are on duty according to the season. Children residing on Folly Beach are zoned for James Island Elementary, James Island Middle, and James Island Charter School, all of which are top-rated schools affiliated with Charleston County School District. Nearby by private school options include James Island Christian School, Porter-Gaud School, The Nativity School, Charleston Collegiate School, and the Charleston Day School.

Folly’s carefree, laid back attitude, intrinsically married to its salty spirit, makes it the perfect home for those who desire to embrace its eccentric persona.



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