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: 26
Average Price: $865,385
Highest Price: $2,990,000
Lowest Price: $298,000

 

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1580 E Ashley Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 29439

1580 E Ashley Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$2,990,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 4,570 SqFt

Truly, Words Are Not Adequate To Tell Of This Home. The Views Are Spectacular! Located On The Folly River And Literally Across The Street From Folly Beach, This Gorgeous Beach Home Is The Perfect ...

319 E Arctic Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 29439

319 E Arctic Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$2,000,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 3,050 SqFt

Front Beach At Its Finest!!! Amazing Ocean Front Beach House With An Abundance Of Dunes Between The House And The Beach. When You Enter This Home You Just Look And Say Wow!!!!! Vaulted Ceilings, L...

67 W 9Th Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439

67 W 9th Street

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$1,390,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 2,756 SqFt

Located In The Exclusive Sunset Cay Community, This Wonderful 3 Story Custom Home On The Folly River Has The Best Sunset Views In The Lowcountry. Zoned Marine Commercial, This Home Has The Potenti...

1681 E Ashley A, Folly Beach, SC 29439

1681 E Ashley A

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$1,300,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 3,617 SqFt

Great Home With Views Of Ocean And River . 10 Foot Easement Gives You Direct Beach Access . Great Views Of The Marsh And River From The To[ Deck. Four Bedrooms Four Baths. Large Open Floor Pla...

716 W Cooper Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 29439

716 W Cooper Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$1,225,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 2,921 SqFt

If Privacy Is What You Want, This Home Is For You! Spacious, Well Kept Home On A Quiet Street On The West Side Of Folly Beach! Some Of The Features Include: Elevator, Brazilian Hard Cherrywood Flo...

1681 E Ashley B, Folly Beach, SC 29439

1681 E Ashley B

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$1,200,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 2,211 SqFt

Ocean Front Home. Great Seawall For Protection. Open Floor Plan On First Flood Glass Doors Lead To A Covered Porch. Second Floor Contains Another Sitting Area With 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths. Second ...

1622 E Ashley Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 29439

1622 E Ashley Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$1,200,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 2,084 SqFt

This Beautiful Marsh Front Home Is Across The Street From The Ocean. It Has Five Bedrooms Which Have Spectacular Views Of The Cooper River Bridge, Morris Island Lighthouse And The Folly River. Th...

1731 E E Ashley Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 29439

1731 E E Ashley Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$1,100,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 924 SqFt

Looking For A Piece Of Paradise At The ''edge Of America'', Look No Further! This Quaint 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Oceanfront Cottage Has Been Completely Renovated And Is On A Successful Rental Program. ...

116 W Hudson Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 29439

116 W Hudson Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$945,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 2,889 SqFt

Welcome To Beautiful Folly Beach And This Spacious Home That's Close To It All! Here, You Are Just A Short Walk Or Bike Ride To Shopping, Dining, And The Sandy Beaches Of Folly Beach. Inside You'l...

4 - 122 E Arctic Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 29439

4 - 122 E Arctic Avenue

Folly Beach, Sc 29439

$925,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 2,614 SqFt

The Perfect Place To Escape. Stunning Ocean Views From An Expansive Full Front Porch, Wonderful Open Living Space, Great Location, New Roof, New Hvac, New Hardwood Floors, But Most Importantly Bea...

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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