Sullivan's 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 1,896 people and just one neighborhood, Sullivan's Island is the 157th largest community in South Carolina.
Real Estate Prices
Sullivan's Island home prices are not only among the most expensive in South Carolina, but Sullivan's Island real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Sullivan's Island is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.87% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sullivan's Island is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sullivan's Island who work in management occupations (22.17%), office and administrative support (14.71%) and healthcare (12.05%).
A relatively large number of people in Sullivan's Island telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.49% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Sullivan's Island is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Sullivan's Island is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Sullivan's Island really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Sullivan's Island perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Sullivan's Island is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.