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The ebb and flow of river life.

Kiawah River will be home to a new story for the Charleston sea islands. Stewardship of the land and water is what guides us. Through decades and seasons of caring for these 2,000 acres situated just across the river from Kiawah Island, we know the joys of spending sunny days and starry nights here, among the herons and osprey.

To establish a new waterfront village just 20 miles from Charleston—a place to celebrate traditional Lowcountry pastimes and to create a healthy future on this beloved, rejuvenating landscape—we’ve gathered the finest land planners, architects, engineers, and builders. And we’re partnering with farmers, artists, wellness experts, fishing guides, historians, naturalists, chefs, gardeners, and other creative collaborators.

This land and water inspire us all. We hope you’ll join us.


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Adding Design and Life

The creative partners who are designing the buildings, parks, and farmland have gotten to know the property deeply through a series of visits under the oak trees and along this salty, beautiful river. All feel a special attachment to the Charleston sea islands. Each creative partner adds to a shared vision for the future of Kiawah River.

Inspired by
a Saltwater Riverside.

Carolina Wren

Legacies for Charleston.

Founded in 1945 by J.C. Long, The Beach Company has led landmark and community-defining projects ever since. That includes the development of Isle of Palms as a residential beachfront community, as well as nearby, Kiawah Island.

Each project is evaluated by its potential to improve both the quality of life of residents and the long-term economic vitality of the region. The Beach Company is honored to be at the helm of Kiawah River at the start of this new sea island village.

“This impressive tract will be developed as a green conservation community, employing state-of-the-art principles of sustainability.”

Kevin O’Neill, VP of Development
Begun in 1945 to create a lasting vision for the Isle of Palms, The Beach Company still works from its hometown, with offices on King Street in downtown Charleston.


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