McClellanville is situated along Highway 17 past Mt. Pleasant and Awendaw. Incorporated in the 1920s, the fishing village dates back to the mid-19th century and retains its historic character even today. Many old-time residents still rely on shrimping and fishing to make their livings. Although Mt. Pleasant is just half an hour away, the close-knit McClellanville community has almost everything residents need within its boundaries. Residents of the area can find housing in the historic district or may choose a more rural part of the town for added privacy. Homes run the gambit from historic 150-year-old residences to more modern houses built between the 1960s and 2000s. Land is also readily available in the area, and many folks chose to custom-build their homes.