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Find Paradise in Folly Beach, SC

When the early settlers entered Charleston harbor they passed Folly Island’s tree lined northern coast. They named this island paradise Folly, which from the Old English meant clump of trees or thicket. They also encountered the Bohicket tribe of Native Americans who lived there in the1600s. The island was also at times called Coffin Land or Coffin Island on some historical maps because it was a drop off point for sick or infirmed passengers who were not allowed to enter the City of Charleston.

George Gershwin, the famous composer, was staying on Folly Beach in 1934 when he wrote the now famous folk opera “Porgy and Bess.” Gershwin based his colorful story on the character “Porgy” created by native Charlestonian, DuBose Heyward. “Porgy and Bess” has gone on to be one of the world’s best loved operas and continues to play to grateful audiences around the globe.

Twenty years ago, Hugo the “hurricane of the century” in September of 1989 did a great deal of damage to the island and practically devastated the beaches. Homes were rebuilt according to the newer building codes, the beaches were renourished and today Folly Beach is home to surfers, sun worshippers and tourists galore. You’ll find quaint restaurants serving gourmet quality food, souvenir shops, a fabulous fishing pier and the historic Morris Island Lighthouse. Folly Beach is a “must see- must visit” place just a short drive from the historic City of Charleston, SC.

Folly Beach Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 20 homes for sale in Folly Beach, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
100% Other.

100% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 20
Average Home Size 0 ft² / 0 m²
Price Range ($134,900 - $5,500,000)

Weather in Folly Beach

The average high temperatures in Folly Beach range from 58 in January to 88 in July

Average home income in Folly Beach

The average household income of a Folly Beach resident is $85,446 with an average home value of $491,290

Population of Folly Beach

Folly Beach has 5,760 residents.

Home ownership in Folly Beach

The average level of home ownership in Folly Beach is 58%.

Education breakdown of Folly Beach

Education levels of residents of Folly Beach include: highschool 15%, associate 8%, bachelor 35%, graduate 21%.

Households in Folly Beach

Folly Beach has 2,789 homes, built on average 35 years ago.

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You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 20 homes for sale in Folly Beach. These homes are comprised of Other. The average list price of these property results is 1,127,285. Prices are listed as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Folly Beach please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 20 homes for sale in Folly Beach, SC are represented by 1 member brokerages serving the Folly Beach area. Member brokerages representing the 20 homes include Carolina One Real Estate.