Fripp Facts

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Image of the sunrise from the south end of the beach  on Fripp Island
Sunrise from the South End of the Beach at Fripp Island 

 Fripp Island South Carolina Real Estate and General Information

The Island
A series of Islands and bridges along route 21, heading east from Beaufort, SC, bring you to Fripp Island. Fripp is a private, guard-gated 3,000 acre community surrounded by pristine marshlands, offering a relaxed atmosphere away from the noise, traffic and pressures of a busy world. Since 1963, the year modern development began, the lush natural sub-tropical beauty and carefully planned amenities have drawn permanent residents, vacationers, second homeowners and even movie makers! (Scenes from "Forest Gump", Disney's "Jungle Book" and "The Prince of Tides" were filmed on Fripp.) 

Fripp Living
Whatever you enjoy, you will find Fripp Island a great place to live, vacation, or just get away from it all for a week-end. Come and experience the home-town atmosphere! We have soft sea breezes, moonlit beaches, 2 award-winning golf courses, a deep-water full service marina, a tennis center, biking, swimming, fishing and so much more that includes a very active community center where most of the clubs on the Island meet  and where there is a non-denominational service every Wednesday evening. And the best part is that you get to enjoy all this in the comfort of our sub-tropical climate.
We (Rita & Chuck Riley) have called Fripp Island "home" since mid 1998, enjoying the modern facilities in a unique setting which makes the Island one of the best kept secrets on the South Carolina coast. Come, visit with us, and discover the quality of life and relaxed atmosphere that our Island has to offer.
But don't take our word for it. Read what a 14 year old girl wrote for her local newspaper after a visit to Fripp Island.
Real Estate
Fripp Island real estate offers something for almost everyone, from elegant ocean front homes to very modest efficiency units (Sunsuites). The locations are also varied, from marsh front to golf course to lush sub-tropical interior home-sites with palmettos and moss-draped live oaks. And if the available existing homes are not exactly to your liking, we still have a reasonable number of undeveloped home sites to choose from, on which to build your own dream home.
We have pre-prepared several popular property searches for you and posted the links below. Each time you click on a link, a new search is run, so you are guaranteed the latest listing information available from the Beaufort County South Carolina Multiple Listing Service every time you return to this page!

Link to search of all Fripp Island Homes for Sale
Link to search of all Fripp Island Condos for sale
Link to search of all Fripp Island home sites for sale
If you find property that is of interest to you, please contact us as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. Please remember that Fripp Island is a private gated community with gate guards on duty 24/7/365. Only residents and invited guests are admitted to the Island. You must call us ahead of time in order for us to arrange access to the Island for you. For people new to our Island, we offer information and a very informative tour of the neighborhoods, amenities and various facilities available on the Island.
Both buyers and sellers enjoy researching what prices properties are selling for, when they sold, the time on market, etc. We now provide information on  2010 Fripp real estate sales and 2015 Fripp real estate sales .
Image of beach at Fripp Island looking south from the Beach Club
 Fripp Island Beach Scene
The Resort
 Fripp Island differs from many gated communities in that the amenities and facilities on the Island are owned by a privately held corporation. In order to gain access to those amenities and facilities, property owners must first join the club and pay their dues accordingly. (further information supplied upon request). Amenities include restaurants, swimming pool complexes, the Beach Club, golf, tennis, etc., but does not include the beach! Also, membership is not mandatory. They also operate a rental and maintainence operation to assist property owners who desire to rent their property if they are not utilizing it. That entity is known as the Fripp Island Resort and more information can be obtained through the following links:

Loggerhead Turtle drawing by Kerry FriesenOther useful tidbits of information

about Fripp Island that you might enjoy are to be found below!



Purchasing a property is just the first step, then you need to maintain it! We provide you with a good-faith estimate of Fripp Island Property Ownership Costs and Annual Fripp Club Dues which include $20,000 initiation & a monthly club fee (Social or Full Membership).


We mentioned that Fripp Island has a warm and friendly home-town aspect to it. The Fripp Island Community Center and All Faiths Chapel is central to this welcoming atmosphere. This is where a good many of the social clubs on the Island meet and where there is a non-denominational service every Wednesday evening. Learn more about the clubs, meeting times, community dinners and other functions scheduled at the center on the Community Center website.

The Fripp Island
Property Owners' Association Website. (  is where you will find all the latest regarding the governance of various aspects our Island. 

If you would like to learn more about the real estate and personal property tax system in Beaufort County, South Carolina, go to the Beaufort County Tax Assessors Website.

Should you have any questions about life on Fripp Island that we have not covered, please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for visiting today. If this is your first visit, take your time and look around. We have plenty of information and resources available to you. If you are a return visitor, thank you. I would love to hear from you and tell you how we can serve all your real estate needs.

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