Isle of Palms
Isle of Palms is an affluent community of both vacation homeowners and year-round residents, with large beachfront homes, resorts, and local restaurants. The island is connected to Sullivan's Island by the Breach Inlet bridge. And to Mt Pleasant, west of the island, accessible by the Isle of Palms connector bridge.
JC Long brick ranch homes were built on the island offering housing for the soldiers after WW2. In the late 60's, my family went camping at the Sand Dollar which is now The Wild Dunes Resort. Many beautiful residential areas, a hotels, 2 golf courses, clay courts, pools, beach club and biking trials are located within the gates of Wild Dunes. After Hurricane Hugo, the area was rebuilt, primarily ocean front homes that were washed away in the storm were replaced with large beautiful homes.
Today, the island is busy with new builds as well as rehabs. It is approximately 30 minutes to downtown Charleston. The island offers many great dining options, my favorites in order are Coda Del Pesce, Sea Biscuit, Long Island Cafe, Acme, The Refuge.