Island Living: A Guide to Kiawah Island’s Communities

Island Living: A Guide to Kiawah Island’s Communities

July 24, 2020

Categories: Lifestyle, Real Estate

Island Living in the Premier Communities of Cassique and Ocean Park

Located across Kiawah Island are two communities, Ocean Park and Cassique, that epitomize true Island living. Both coveted communities introduce their individual take on elevated Island living, while showcasing the renowned status Kiawah Island is recognized for. 

Anchored on either side of Kiawah Island, these communities are highly popular for various reasons. Ocean Park is located on the furthest edge of the Island with access to isolated wilderness areas that are unspoiled and abundant with wildlife. In Ocean Park you can choose deeper homesites, home to some of the oldest trees in the area. On the other hand, Cassique, while also very in tune with nature, is highly desired for its ample recreational opportunities and amenities. Located just on the other side of the Kiawah River, Cassique is in closest proximity to the town’s center and to nearby Charleston. 

Depending on your preferences, you may choose to purchase or build a custom home in either of these superb neighborhoods. Learn more about Ocean Park and Cassique below. 

Ocean Park Community

Here in Ocean Park, you can heighten your connection to the natural world and savor the exhilaration that occurs with Island living. The Ocean Park community feels like a faraway getaway into a different world. Ancient oak trees, untouched landscape, and waterfront views from almost every direction make this community ideal for those seeking to live as close to nature as possible. Ocean Park is aptly described as “an Island within Kiawah Island” by Trent McChesney, one of our Sales Executives and experts on everything Kiawah Island. 

Features and Amenities

Built amid ribbons of parkland, this sprawling community provides an upscale yet natural feel. You also have access to the many streams, inlets, and ponds dotted across this side of the Island. These sources of water provide wildlife viewing opportunities, along with excellent crabbing and fishing. 

Moreover, Ocean Park residents live within walking distance of one of the best golf courses on the East Coast — The Ocean Course. As one of several courses on Kiawah, The Ocean Course is no stranger to professional-level play. For the second time in history, this world-renowned course will host the upcoming PGA Championship in 2021

Next door to The Ocean Course is Marsh House, the community’s Member-only gathering place. This elegant community and Kiawah Island Club amenity features an infinity pool and the most incredible marsh and ocean views. You may use Marsh House to your benefit if you are looking to gather, relax, or simply take in the sights of your Island home.

Luxury Homes

The homes in Ocean Park are built to reflect the rugged nature that surrounds you. Within the Ocean Park community are the Marsh Walk and The Cottages at Marsh Walk neighborhoods. Marsh Walk features light-filled homes with a modern Lowcountry flair, while The Cottages offer Island living on a smaller scale.

And newest to the Island, Front Nine Lane will dazzle you with its fine architecture set amongst beautiful views. Front Nine Lane homes feature vertical living — a modernized approach to sustainable living. The unique style optimizes space with four levels of distinct living areas. Starting at 3,864 square feet, Front Nine Lane is capable of serving as a full-time residence or seasonal home. Each home will include a garden courtyard level and three upper tier floors with various indoor and outdoor rooms. Several porches and a rooftop terrace provide 360 degree views of Kiawah’s picturesque landscape and The Ocean Course in your front yard.

Inside of these homes, beautifully designed outdoor areas maximize views and relaxation or entertainment opportunities. Homes within these neighborhoods are just mere steps from Marsh House and all of its enviable amenities, another perk of living here. A streamlined building process allows for your home to be completed in a shorter amount of time than a fully custom home so you can enjoy Island living sooner. 

Cassique Community

As an all-inclusive community with a focus on healthy lifestyle, Cassique is an outdoor and sporting oasis. Every Cassique home purchase qualifies for a Club Membership, a rarity on Kiawah. What’s more, the recreational amenities are second to none with state-of-the-art sporting and wellness facilities offering endless activities for Members. The Cassique community is located near the entrance of the Island and allows for quick access to Kiawah, Freshfields Village, and nearby Charleston. 

Features and Amenities

Within the neighborhood is the Island’s only Scottish links-style golf course, another perk reserved for Club-Members only. Designed by Tom Watson, this course ventures through marsh and maritime forest to provide a challenging game. Located just behind the range is the Golf Learning Center which includes three bays for swing analysis, club fitting, and a science and motion putt lab for putt training. Following the course and golf center is the Cassique clubhouse, said to be the “centerpiece” of the community. Members enjoy gathering after a round of golf and dining on seafood dishes at Voysey’s, the community’s signature restaurant. 

Residents of Cassique can enjoy direct access to the Kiawah River from the Cassique Boathouse and Kayak Dock , a comfort station that is outfitted with kayaks and stand-up paddle boards. The Sports Pavilion is also located here, and is a beautifully-designed recreation center with an abundance of fitness programs, group classes, private classes, tennis courts, lap lanes, and more. 

Luxury Homes

Within Cassique, homebuyers may choose from several incredible neighborhoods including, Eagle Island, Little Eagle Island, The Estuary, Cassique Garden Cottages, and Cassique Clubhouse Village. Each neighborhood provides varying architectural features, floorplans, and vistas. The commonality between the neighborhoods is the distinct English Arts and Crafts Style that is in tune with the community’s Scottish-inspired golf course. 

This architecture style revolves around simplicity and charm. Among the design details you will notice textures and elements reminiscent of 19th century England. Cassique Homes are crafted with natural design elements such as exposed beams, stone covered chimneys, and cedar shingles — creating a seamless blend between Island living and European sophistication. 

Island Living, Designed Just for You

Living on Kiawah is more than just a way of life. It’s the memorable feeling of living in harmony among a wild landscape. It’s the closeness of a tight-knit community with a shared love for your Island, and it’s a place you can call home. Allow yourself to get caught up in the uniqueness and rarity of this magnificent Island.

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