East Cooper Articles

East Cooper consists of Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island, Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palms, Wild Dunes and Awendaw which are on the other side of the Cooper River from Charleston, South Carolina.

Daniel Island

Daniel Island, South Carolina
It took years of thoughtful planning and vision to make the thriving community of Daniel Island a reality. Not long ago, the island, which is within the Charleston city limits but also in Berkeley County, was nothing but acres of farmland and marshes. Now it is a nationally acclaimed town designed to provide its residents with a true feeling of community–a slow-paced, small Southern town in a modern setting....

Daniel Island, SC - A Coastal Community
If you could create the perfect place to live, perhaps you’d choose an island conveniently located near the mainland yet just far enough from the rest of civilization to feel a million miles away. You’d carefully plan a downtown area complete with shops, restaurants, schools, churches and affordable apartments and condominiums. You’d surround this with beautiful, tree-lined neighborhoods with a modern take on Charleston architecture...

Isle of Palms

Isle of Palms, South Carolina
The Isle of Palms, also known locally as simply IOP, has attained the near-perfect combination of preservation and development, creating an ideal beach resort for visitors and full-time residents alike, just a short drive from historic downtown Charleston. Located north of Charleston Harbor, the upscale barrier island exudes a feeling of community that most resort islands simply cannot offer. IOP is known for its cool breezes, mild winters and pleasant summers, the perfect setting for people in search of a year-round, warm-weather home....

Mount Pleasant

Memorial Waterfront Park - East Cooper's Newest Gem
On the bank of the Cooper River at the mouth of Charleston Harbor, you will find the latest jewel in the crown of historic Mount Pleasant, the town’s most recent and grandest contribution to community recreation and civic pride – Memorial Waterfront Park. Conceived as a family-friendly addition to Mount Pleasant’s already extensive...

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, is a vibrant, thriving community that is proud of its past and looking toward a bright future. Located across the Cooper River from historic Charleston, Mount Pleasant has played an important role in South Carolina and U.S. history for more than three centuries. The many Colonial and antebellum homes in Mount Pleasant’s Old Village draw tourists in large numbers, inviting them to wander the narrow, oak-lined streets and take a peek back...

Mount Pleasant Neighborhoods

Brickyard Plantation: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
History Hangs Over The Lowcountry like Spanish moss on heavy oak limbs, so perhaps it is not surprising to learn that Brickyard Plantation in Mount Pleasant has an interesting past. Built on the site of a working brick plantation, it has evolved into a stunning community of neighborhoods. By the time construction began, only a few ruins remained of the old plantation, but, if you look carefully, you can still see traces of the past. An eight-acre lake...

Charleston National, Mount Pleasant, SC
These days, the term "Hybrid" is most closely associated with automobiles powered by both a gasoline engine and an electric motor. To golfers in the Lowcountry, the term can easily be applied to Charleston National, a challenging 18-hole layout by renowned golf course architect Rees Jones. Charleston National combines the quality and amenities of a private club with the accessibility and reasonable greens fees of a public course...

Paradise Island: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Just A Few Minutes North of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, I see a sign to Paradise Island. Intrigued, I investigate as the road winds its way toward the river I know is nearby. Already I feel civilization falling away behind me. And, suddenly, I arrive at Paradise Island. It is surrounded by marsh and undisturbed forest...

RiverTowne Country Club, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Legends are getting to be almost commonplace at RiverTowne Country Club. RiverTowne was designed by perhaps the greatest golf legend of all — Arnold Palmer. Next year, another golf icon, Annika Sorenstam, will host her own tournament at RiverTowne. Produced by Ginn Sports Entertainment and with a purse of $2.6 million, the tourney will...

Sawyer's Landing, Mount Pleasant, SC
The plot of land has been an icon in Mount Pleasant since well before I moved here. Thousands have passed it on the way to the beach, and many have stopped – as I have – to pick up some fresh shrimp on the way home to top off a perfect day in the sun. As the beautiful new homes of Sawyer’s Landing rise at the edge of the marsh, the old Simmons Seafood store will become a distant memory. In its place, 17 new town homes will welcome families and make good on the promise of spectacular views and gentle ocean breezes...

Shem Creek, Mount Pleasant, SC
Shem Creek has always been a working creek. It fed the Sewee Indians and ferried the father of our country safely across the harbor. It powered saw mills and rice mills and served up turtles whose meat won acclaim at fine restaurants in the Northeast. Shem Creek is still a working creek today, although much of the work has changed. It still feeds people, but today they’re mostly guests at the restaurants alongside the docks. Boats still come and go, but today the watercraft is more recreational than commercial...

Sullivan's Island

Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
Sullivan's Island is just minutes from all that historic Charleston and booming Mount Pleasant have to offer, yet it might as well be a thousand miles away. A sophisticated island town, it offers its residents and visitors no flashing neon signs, no shopping malls, no golf courses and not even a stoplight, just a small downtown district that features primarily upscale restaurants and watering holes. And that’s the way the islanders...

Wild Dunes

Wild Dunes, South Carolina
Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, Wild Dunes has become South Carolina's premier oceanfront resort. But it wasn't long ago that the 1600 acre tract of land enjoyed today by residents and guests alike was home to Indians who roamed the island to hunt and fish, and pirates who, legend has it, buried vast treasures here under ancient oak trees. Wild Dunes has quite a colorful history. The famed 18th hole of the Wild Dunes Links golf course...

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