6 Kiawah Island Neighborhoods with River Views
Discover Luxury Living Along the Kiawah River
Connecting the Stono River and the Intracoastal Waterway, the Kiawah River is a celebration of the natural beauty of the Lowcountry. With its vast waterways bordering lush marsh, the River is home to a variety of native wildlife. Here, you will often find dolphins strand-feeding along the banks and species of birds perched upon the docks. With so much natural beauty surrounding the River, it’s no surprise people wish to settle down along its picturesque banks.
If you’re interested in living beside the Kiawah River, continue reading to discover the top Kiawah Island neighborhoods with awe-inspiring river views.
1. Inlet Cove
Situated in the West Beach community, Inlet Cove is a unique enclave home to charming single-family cottages among the scenic land and waterscapes of the Kiawah River. Here, you can often find residents lounging by the River and taking in the magnificent views. In addition to the tranquil setting, residents of this neighborhood also enjoy access to an Olympic size community pool with a bathhouse as well as a screened cookout cabana perfect for entertaining. Inlet Cove is also home to a deepwater dock on the Kiawah River for easy access to fishing, kayaking, and exploring the surrounding waters.
Residents of the Inlet Cove enclave also enjoy convenient access to all the West Beach community has to offer. Located closest to the main gate, this community boasts close proximity to downtown Charleston and Freshfields Village. Other nearby amenities include the newly renovated Cougar Point Golf Course and the luxurious Sandcastle community center.
Also located within the West Beach neighborhood, RiverView is a collection of newly built homes and townhomes stretching across eleven acres of riverfront landscape. This highly walkable neighborhood is lined with beautiful live oak trees that provide areas of shade on sunny days. Residents of RiverView enjoy a private pool and pavilion overlooking the river that is reserved for their exclusive use. A private dock is also available for easy access to the water.
The charming homes in the RiverView neighborhood embody classic Southern architecture with large porches, exterior staircases, and white columns. Inside, the open and airy floor plans with expansive windows allow for plenty of natural light to illuminate the gourmet kitchen, hardwood flooring, and other high-quality finishes. Indoor-outdoor living is prioritized with spacious porches that overlook the majestic banks of the Kiawah River. Four home plans designed by Live Oak Design Studio are available to choose from.
3. Rhett’s Bluff
Located behind the second gate in the Vanderhorst community, the Rhett’s Bluff neighborhood is flanked by the Kiawah River and Bass Pond. Perfect for adventurous residents who love exploring the Island’s vast waterways, this enclave provides the opportunity for endless adventure. Here, you can often find residents kayaking along the marsh and gathering at the neighborhood pavilion. Residents also enjoy convenient deepwater access to the Kiawah River, perfect for thrilling fishing trips and soothing sunset cruises. Not to mention, there is nothing more peaceful than waking up to serene views of the shimmering Kiawah River.
In addition to its proximity to the Kiawah River, residents of Rhett’s Bluff also enjoy convenient access to some of the Island’s top amenities. The neighborhood is conveniently located nearby The Kiawah Island Club’s seaside Beach Club as well as the Marsh House in Ocean Park. Plus, avid golfers will appreciate the neighborhood’s proximity to the legendary Ocean Course as well as the Member-exclusive River Course.
4. The Settlement
Also located within the Vanderhorst community, The Settlement is a pristine enclave hallmarked by hedge-lined streets and the ribboning Kiawah River. A neighborhood in harmony with nature, residents enjoy looking out at the glistening water and golden marshes. While the location of this enclave provides unparalleled privacy, it also boasts a central location to many Island amenities. Residents enjoy being just steps away from Tom Fazio’s River Course and Clubhouse.
5. Plantation Woods North
Located along the Kiawah River and just a short stroll or bike ride to the beach via the Allee of Oaks, Plantation Woods North showcases all the Island has to offer. Perfect for those looking for a wide range of views, this enclave is surrounded by picturesque marshes, creeks, and waterways. Here, residents enjoy being fully immersed in the natural beauty of Kiawah Island.
6. The Pointe
Set upon five coastal acres between Cassique and the Island’s main gate, The Pointe is a private enclave gracing the shore of the Kiawah River. The fourteen new homes that comprise The Pointe feature contemporary designs by the award-winning architects at Thomas & Denzinger. Floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious indoor-outdoor areas maximize the glorious views of the river and tidal creeks. Residents also enjoy access to an exclusive neighborhood dock and kayak launch to effortlessly set out for exciting adventures on the Kiawah River.
Experience Life on the Kiawah River
Living along the Kiawah River is pure serenity. From listening to the peaceful sounds of the water flowing toward the ocean to watching the sunrise above the water each and every morning, residents are surrounded by natural beauty. Plus, with the opportunity to join the exclusive Kiawah Island Club, homeowners enjoy luxury living at its finest.
To learn more about what life is like along the Kiawah River, we invite you to visit the Island to explore the area further. Click the button below to get in touch with our team. We’d be delighted to show you all the Island has to offer.