Located in Charleston County, James Island is a beautiful marshy town which was once prominent farmland. James Island is bordered to the west by the Stono River and the Charleston Harbor to the northeast and has a population of about 11,500 residents. Home to the Lowcountry Cajun Festival, the island welcomes residents and visitors to participate in all the festivities and fun.
Always striving to keep its “natural beauty” and “small-knit community” feel, James Island makes sure there is strong dedication towards growing and developing the town. The island was founded in 1992 and ever since then it has been progressing further in its cooperation with the closely neighboring towns. Like its neighbors, James Island is home to two of the most scenic parks including Dock Street Park and Pinckney Park. Dock Street Park offers residents a beautiful place to relax whether it’s on their fishing dock, benches or picnic and eating areas. Pinckney Park has a total of seven acres and delivers some of the best views in town. James Island also takes part in the Youth Sports Program which is run by the City of Charleston. At the reduced rate of the City of Charleston residents, youth sports are provided to the islands community members.