Just across the bridge from Charleston’s two closest suburbs (West Ashley and James Island) and just across another bridge from two of the area’s most luxurious resort towns (Seabrook and Kiawah), John’s Island remains rural but has enormous potential for growth. The rich soil is excellent for farming and produces much of the local ingredients used in downtown fine dining menus. Yet, as better avenues of transportation open up, the farmland becomes more valuable as residential land, and numerous homes have been built since the 2000s. A newer home on Johns Island within a wetland or forest setting can be found in the mid-$100,000 range, while larger luxury homes on expansive lots can cost millions of dollars.