Folly Beach

WELCOME TO FOLLY BEACH

The Edge of America with a Relaxed Beach Vibe

 

Folly Beach, South Carolina, offers an escape to a beach lover's paradise, providing a laid-back vibe mixed with the beauty of nature. Nestled a short distance from Charleston, this barrier island is known for its sandy shores, iconic pier, and the rhythmic sounds of the Atlantic Ocean waves.

 

Folly Beach, fondly referred to as the "Edge of America," is a destination where sun, surf, and fun merge seamlessly. The atmosphere is that of a classic beach town, with colorful establishments, casual eateries, and a tight-knit community that treasures the island's pristine environment and wildlife.

 

WHAT WE LOVE:

  • Sandy beaches and ocean views
  • Surfing and water sports
  • Casual and laid-back beach-town atmosphere
  • Unique local shops and eateries
  • Close-knit community vibe

 

LOCAL LIFESTYLE:

Life on Folly Beach is all about embracing the ocean and the relaxed pace of island life. Locals and visitors alike relish the chance to surf, paddleboard, and beachcomb. Evenings often feature live music at local spots where both residents and tourists gather to enjoy the sunset and celebrate the day.

 

Water sports and beach activities are central to the Folly Beach experience. The consistent waves make it a favorite spot for surfers, while others may opt for paddle boarding, kayaking, or simply relaxing on the sand.

 

DINING, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SHOPPING:

Folly Beach offers a delightful assortment of beach-themed restaurants, cafes, and bars, many of which prioritize local seafood and Southern flavors. From seafood shacks to upscale dining, there's something for every palate.

 

Shoppers can explore quirky boutiques and surf shops, providing a mix of beachwear, souvenirs, and handcrafted local goods. As for entertainment, it's often nature-based or centered around the beach, with occasional events or live music performances adding to the town's vibrancy. 

 

THINGS TO DO:

At Folly Beach, the ocean and nature reign supreme. Popular spots include the Folly Beach Fishing Pier, a favorite for anglers and those looking for a panoramic view of the Atlantic. The Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve provides a unique view of the Morris Island Lighthouse and is a popular spot for photography.

 

For a change of pace, visitors can explore the local parks, take eco-tours to learn about the island's unique environment, or participate in a sea turtle conservation program.

 

SCHOOLS:

- Harbor View Elementary (PK-5)
- Camp Road Middle School (6th-8th)
- James Island Charter High School (9-12)

 

Folly Beach real estate is a ticket to a tranquil and picturesque beach life. The blend of natural beauty, community spirit, and the ocean's allure makes it a sought-after destination for those wanting to experience authentic coastal living. Whether you're seeking a beachfront cottage or a modern condo overlooking the waves, Folly Beach awaits.

 

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Overview for Folly Beach, SC

41,033 people live in Folly Beach, where the median age is 39.8 and the average individual income is $50,879. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

41,033

Total Population

39.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$50,879

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Folly Beach, SC

Folly Beach has 16,397 households, with an average household size of 2.49. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Folly Beach do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 41,033 people call Folly Beach home. The population density is 1,046.75 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

41,033

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

39.8

Median Age

48.41 / 51.59%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
16,397

Total Households

2.49

Average Household Size

$50,879

Average individual Income

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Schools in Folly Beach, SC

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The following schools are within or nearby Folly Beach. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Harbor View Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Charleston Advancement Academy High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Murray-LaSaine Montessori
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Stiles Point Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
James Island Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
James Island Charter High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
O'Quinn Schools Of Porter Gaud
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available

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