Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wadmalaw Island - Escape the Hustle and Bustle

Wadmalaw Island Real Estate

Wadmalaw Island SC has a rich history that began with Captain Robert Sandford and the crew of the Berkeley Bay carrying out the ritual of turf and twig to claim the land for England in 1666. Four years later, the first colonists arrived and began the island's rich agricultural history. Wadmalaw Island's tomatoes are known throughout the United States for their rich flavor, and the tea produced here is so fine that the White House serves it to the President and visiting dignitaries and guests!  
It has a rich history in sailing, beginning with the first sailing regatta there in 1890 inviting the weathy to the island to display their sailing skills and relax. 
What about the tea, you ask? Well, the island's history in this universally beloved beverage began when the Lipton Tea Company began an experimental tea plantation there in 1960. In 1987 Lipton sold the plantation to Mack Fleming and Bill Hall who formed The Charleston Tea Plantation, using a converted cotton picker and tobacco harvester to harvest the tea leaves. It is now the last working tea farm in the United States and tours are offered so that visitors can experience this unique agricultural site for themselves and partake of its marvelous crop. 

If tea isn't your cup of tea, do not despair!  Wine tasting is offered at Irvin House Vineyards, and Firefly Distillery also offers tours of its facility that produces a sweet tea vodka called Firefly.  Family farms with a pick and pay system offer wonderful seasonal fruits and vegetables in season.  
Real estate prices range from $30,000 for a vacant lot to more than $3.5 million for finished homes. The beautiful landscape dotted with rivers, creeks, and marshland is being preserved thanks to strict environmental guidelines for new homes that ensure development and nature can co-exist peacefully.

Wildlife and bird watching opportunities abound, and the fishing pursuits are seemingly endless.  Couple that with opportunities for water sports and equestrian activities, and you have an island paradise with endless outdoor pursuits. A close proximity to Charleston enables conveniences of a big city while living or vacationing away from the limelight.
Come join us for a tour of  Wadmalaw Island homes! Your cup may run over from the endless possibilities here!  

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