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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
Isle of Palms is a suburb of Charleston with a population of 4,345. Isle of Palms is in Charleston County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Isle of Palms offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Isle of Palms there are a lot of bars and restaurants. Many retirees live in Isle of Palms and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Isle of Palms are highly rated.
About Isle of Palms...
Population
4,345

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$814,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,976
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    45.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    250.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,387.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    182
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    22%
  • 65+ years
    31%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    13%

Working in Isle of Palms

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$112,287
National
$55,322
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Isle of Palms Reviews

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Great community! Family focused; lovely beaches; peaceful and not crowded; extremely well run city; lots of unique housing to choose from; committed city council, DPW, low property taxes, limited rules and govt, great police dept.
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The Isle of Palms is a beautiful beach front location with a tight knit community of residents. I love the openness and trusting nature of each resident. The beauty of the island is clearly contagious to all of its inhabitants who are the most beautiful people on the inside and out who would do anything to help one another. I have worked the election polls for the past three elections conducted for city hall, the primary, and general elections. Although political opinions differ, the people all enter the polls and have nothing but amazing and inspiring attitudes towards one another. I love diversity and if I could see anything change on my beautiful island it would be to expand the demographic. I think the most successful communities are those of different backgrounds, upbringings, religions, and races. This would make by beautiful home just a little bit more perfect for me.
The people on IOP are very friendly and the beaches are beautiful but one thing many people don’t check out is the intercostal waterway it is also a pretty site and is worth seeing the best restaurant in my opinion is Luke and Ollie’s and I also recommend going to the opposite end of the beach if you want to just go to the beach and don’t care about shopping. Also make sure you check in on Bubba (the parrot) at Island Time Beach Shop downtown. Current resident Finn