Edisto Island is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 2,005 people and just one neighborhood, Edisto Island is the 154th largest community in South Carolina.
Real Estate Prices
Edisto Island home prices are not only among the most expensive in South Carolina, but Edisto Island real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Edisto Island is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Edisto Island is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Edisto Island who work in sales jobs (18.00%), food service (10.55%) and management occupations (6.61%).
Of important note, Edisto Island is also a town of artists. Edisto Island has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Edisto Island’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Edisto Island has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Edisto Island a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the nice things about Edisto Island is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Being a small town, Edisto Island does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.