Isle of Palms, South Carolina is just a short drive from Charleston and will take you to one of the most scenic beaches off the South Carolina coast. Isle of Palms, located just east of the Cooper river, is home to more than 4,000 permanent residents. Early inhabitants of the island were mainly wandering Sullivan's Island residents but by the 1940s, growth steadily increased, due in part to the sale of vacation homes on the island.

Isle of Palms, with its mild climate and recreation opportunities, is an ideal retirement area. The average temperature year round is 65º. The relaxing atmosphere of the beach is contrasted by the numerous recreational activities provided on the island. The Isle of Palms Park and Recreation Department offers aerobics, baseball, basketball, gymnastics, soccer, softball and tennis for residents.

Wild Dunes Resort provides another South Carolina necessit--golf. The resort's two courses, The Links and The Harbor Course, were designed by Tom Fazio. The Links ranks in the top 40 golf courses in the country. The Harbor Course is complete with holes following the Intracoastal Waterway.

Only 20 minutes from historic Charleston, Isle of Palms is close enough to enjoy the numerous activities that go on in the city. The Charleston area is home to museums, theaters, art galleriesand sports teams, in addition to 27 golf courses and over 100 shopping centers. The medical community of Charleston includes 10 hospitals and more than 16,000 employees. Isle of Palms has the convenience of a big city, with the coziness of a small town.

For more information about Isle of Palms visit:

Charleston Chamber of Commerce

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