James Island is a desirable Charleston community with a wonderful location between downtown and Folly Beach. Mostly residential, the area is home to family-friendly subdivisions with excellent amenities, two golf courses, restaurants galore, parks, doctors’ offices, banks, several big-box stores and many other necessities. Most of the real estate in James Island was developed in the 50-year span between the 1940s and 1990s with some small pockets of new construction available. The area offers a nice mix of single-family homes and multi-family communities, and it is popular among beachgoers, boaters, families and college students. In addition to having a large selection of businesses for convenience, the area is host to numerous outdoor festivals throughout the year, making for an enjoyable and lively atmosphere.