Seabrook Island is located directly South of Kiawah Island and has a little bit of a more traditional beach community feel than Kiawah. Both Island's are very nice and worth looking into if looking to buy a luxury beach home or condo in the Charleston Metropolitan area.
East of the Cooper River and West of the Ashley River
Probably the most popular place in the Metro area is Mount Pleasant which is East of the Cooper River. James Island, Johns Island and West Ashley are located West of the Ashley River.
If you are looking for a beach house your choices are Sullivans Island and Isle of Palms which are East of the Cooper River and also Folly Beach, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island and Edisto Beach which are located West of the Ashley River.
Peninsula Charleston - Located between the Cooper River & Ashley River
If you are looking for a property rich in history or to live in a downtown area than Historic Charleston is the place to look with South of Broad being the most sought after area here. Downtown is located between the Cooper River and the Ashley River.