Palmetto Pointe, Charleston

One of James Island’s closest neighborhoods to Folly Beach, the Palmetto Pointe villas community is situated on a tiny eight-acre, marsh-enclosed islet across from the private Bowens Island. Developed in the late 2000s, the gated community features deepwater docks for residents to use and luxuriously appointed homes that take advantage of the incredible natural views of the area. Other amenities include walking trails, a 10,000 pound boat lift, community swimming pool, fitness center and clubhouse, several secluded park areas right on the marsh with fountains and relaxing sitting areas and fishing and crabbing docks. Residents of Palmetto Pointe can choose from three different floorplans that are between 1,600 and 1,750 sq. ft. Units sell for between $350,000 and $650,000 depending on features, upgrades and sizes.