Oyster Point, an amazingly well-designed community in Mount Pleasant, offers a beautiful view of Hamlin Sound, Grey Bay, and the intercoastal waterway. Located just off Rifle Range Road, this beautiful community is among the most desirable in the Charleston area. Oyster Point is about the quality of life, connecting with neighbors, and communing with nature.
The 600-acre development includes outstanding green space, walking trails, kayak storage and put in points. It has well preserved grand oaks, four tennis courts, a bocce court, water features, a bridge, and even a private community island. Without a doubt, it is unlikely you will find a similar community, in this price range, in the area.
Minutes from Town Center shopping in the heart of Mt Pleasant and just four short miles to the Isle of Palms' beach, Oyster Pointe is among one of the best locations in the Charleston area for recreation, shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Since it’s opening, the demand for this neighborhood has been very strong. Home options include single family homes from the 500s to homes over $1 million, townhomes in the 400s and “paired homes”, a unique for the region. Many of the homes offer drive-under parking. All have that sought-after “Lowcountry feel”, with piazzas and porches that welcome neighbors and friends.
When fully completed, Oyster Point will have 593 homes. The builder is D.R. Horton and its' sister high-end builder Emerald Homes.
The amenity center is a large, state of the art center with meetings rooms, a fitness center, and even a kitchen fit for sizable events. Other amenities include a covered outdoor pavilion with a fireplace, a large zero-entry pool, and a great playground area. One of the many incorporated features to help reduce insurance costs for residence is a 3025 foot “Trip Wall” system, built by Cape Romain Contractors for $2.34 million.
As with so many neighborhoods in and around the Greater Charleston Area, the Oyster Point grounds have real, tangible history.
Standing on this site, was Fort Palmetto, the easternmost structure of General Robert E. Lee’s Christ Church Parish line of defense, designed and built in 1861 to hold back Union naval support by creating a strong command over Dewees Creek and the Copahee Sound. Artifacts from this site are displayed in the amenity center.
“The importance of Fort Palmetto may be measured by the fact that the position mounted one 9-inch gun and two rifled 32-pounders at the time of capture, while the remainder of the line was unarmed. Although a simple open battery, Fort Palmetto has unusually high relief with a parapet approximately 15 feet in height and a magazine approximately 25 feet above the surrounding terrain. These elevations provided better visibility over Hamlin Sound in addition to presenting a more formidable appearance… The earthwork fortification measured 160 feet long and 80 feet deep with a parapet 15 feet tall and included a powder magazine 25 feet tall. It was armed with one 9-inch Dahlgren gun and two 32-pound rifled and banded guns. A company of the 20th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry served as the garrison for much of the war.” (Moultrie News).
Even with all that Oyster Point has to offer, perhaps the most popular feature for a morning sunrise walk is the 960-foot community dock, positioned facing east overlooking some of the most pristine saltwater marshes in the entire country, filled with abundant wildlife always willing to entertain the observer.
Common sites are egrets, heron, bald eagles, and osprey. Of course, the sound is known as an important marine estuary, teaming with many varieties of fish, shellfish, and sea mammals including dolphin and an occasional manatee.
The Oyster Point may be your perfect match. Call me for more details or if you would like for me to take you on a tour of this one of a kind neighborhood. You will be glad that you did.