History / Trivia:
Johns Island was originally inhabited by nomadic tribes of Native Americans such as the Kiawah, who survived by hunting. By the time Europeans arrived in the area, these tribes were already settled and farming off the land. The Native America tribes in this area included the Stono and the Bohicket.
Johns Island Living:
Johns Island is South Carolina’s largest island and one of Charleston’s most popular barrier islands. In fact, it’s the fourth largest island on the East Coast. The rivers and tidal creeks provide limitless options for boating, paddle boarding and fishing. There is a notorious sandbar in the Stono River near Limehouse Landing that can be the perfect spot to congregate with fellow boaters and catch some sun.
With many new communities having private deep-water access for residents and numerous public boat
ramps and docks boating is a breeze.
While Johns Island has maintained a distinctly rural vibe, it also offers the conveniences of life in town. Food Lion and Bi-Lo are located on Maybank Highway and a Harris Teeter is located amongst a collection of high-end shops at Freshfields Village on nearby Kiawah Island. In addition to extensive shopping and dining, spa services and a hotel.
Johns Island is a nature lovers paradise.