Located ten minutes north of Mount Pleasant and surrounded by approximately 350,000 acres of the Francis Marion National Forest, Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge, and Santee Coastal Reserve, Awendaw is the epitome of natural, coastal beauty. Named after the Seewee Indian Tribe, Awendaw continues to preserve its rural roots while balancing the emergence of new residential developments along the Intracoastal Waterway and Highway 17 North. Real Estate in Awendaw is comprised of waterfront estates, golf course homes and cottages, and single family residences. Many of the waterfront homes in Awendaw boast panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean, while others border deep water tidal creeks, unstirred marshlands, or the wide Wando River. Communities with waterfront properties include Paradise Island, Bulls Bay Overlook, Wappetaw Landing, Romain Retreat, and Pepper Plantation. An ideal location for equestrian enthusiasts, Pepper Plantation has its own stables, pastures, and hoofing trails. With its Lowcountry-style porch and scenic backdrop, the Pavilion at Pepper Plantation is a popular venue for weddings and special events. Read More
Other equestrian facilities include Rein or Shine, Stealing the Show, and several other backyard riding rings and boarding barns. Golf aficionados find privacy and tranquility at Bulls Bay Golf Club, an exclusive golf club majestically situated on the apex of the Lowcountry. The clubhouse and fairways boast sweeping views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Bulls Bay Island, while the interior lots and homes present peaceful views of natural preserve areas. In fact, residents frequently see wild turkeys, deer, and other wildlife casually sharing space within this exquisite gated community. Bulls Bay is comprised of two individual neighborhoods: Rice Fields at Bulls Bay and Bulls Bay Overlook.
Residents of Awendaw appreciate and honor the town’s commitment to guarding against overgrowth and overdevelopment. In fact, what makes Awendaw so attractive to homebuyers is its quiet coastal terrain and loyal sense of community. For recreation, residents enjoy biking through the Francis Marion National Forest, collecting crabs from set traps in the Intracoastal Waterway, fishing in the salt water tidal creeks, boating or paddleboarding through the marshes, and hiking to the Oyster Shell Mound, an ancient site created by the Seewee Indians and now listed on the National Register of Historical Sites. On Wednesday evenings, locals flock to the Awendaw Green Barn Jam, a hip outdoor party at the Seewee Outpost that features live bluegrass music, BBQ and other food items, and handmade crafts, jewelry, and artwork. With just a $5 cover for adults, attendees are welcome to bring their own beverages and food too. Annual events in Awendaw include the popular Blue Crab Festival, the SeeWee Association’s Oyster Roast, and the Bulls Bay Nature Festival. Area attractions include the Seewee Coastal Retreat Center, a 50-acre lodging and camping facility that has its own boat dock, swimming pool, and conference facilities; the Buck Hall Recreation Area, a shoreline campground situated adjacent to the Francis Marion Forest; the Seewee Environmental and Education Center, an interactive facility managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and the Avian Conservation Center for Birds of Prey, a rescue, research, and medical rehab for wild birds.
As part of the Gullah / Geeche Cultural Heritage Corridor and the East Coast Greenway, the town of Awendaw continues to find new ways to intrinsically showcase its beauty and history to visitors. Not surprisingly, these visitors often become permanent residents. Moreover, the explosive growth of North Mt. Pleasant has directly impacted Awendaw. Previously, children in Awendaw attended low-performing schools; however, with recent redistricting, children now attend Mt. Pleasant’s Charles Pinckney Elementary School, Cario Middle School, and Wando High School, all of which are A-rated schools with numerous accolades in both academics and athletics. Awendaw is the perfect choice for homebuyers who desire the tranquil countryside, unobtrusive waterways, and close proximity to a bustling city.
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