Sulivan’s Island is a 3 mile long barrier island on the Atlantic north of Charleston and at the mouth of Charleston Harbor. It was home to Fort Moultrie, built in 1776 to guard the port during the Revolutionary War. There is a visitor center on Middle Street that re-tells the story. At the fort site there are cannon and an observation deck offering a view of Fort Sumter, from which the opening salvo of the Civil War was fired. The beach there is open for walking and enjoying the passing ships entering and departing Charleston Harbor.
The northern end of the island offers a parking lot adjacent to Breach Inlet, through which passed the Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley on its way to sink the USS Housatonic. Walk along the beach there and enjoy fishing, sun, salt and sand. You can also see, but not visit, the 1961 lighthouse. Middle Street on Sullivan’s Island is the home to many restaurants, many of which offer outdoor dining.
As you drive along you will see many historic homes, some of which are renovated military buildings. Sullivan’s Island is the favorite beach of many of Charleston’s oldest and most well-to-do families. Many of the homes are beachfront or beachside or on the waterways. It is an area of high demand and the real estate values reflect that.
We look forward to showing you the homes and the ambiance of Sullivan’s Island.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $72,955, and the median income for a family was $96,455. Males had a median income of $58,571 versus $41,029 for females. The per capita income for the town was $49,427. About 1.4% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 0.9% of those age 65 or over.