Kiawah makes Barron's '10 Best Places for Second Homes'

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The market for luxury real estate is on the upswing and Barron's has taken a moment to size up the market for upscale second homes.

They've selected the 10 best places in America for second homes and Kiawah Island has taken the #2 spot on the list.

Here's what the article had to say about Kiawah's real estate market:

Languid elegance defines South Carolina's coast, and Kiawah, just off Charleston, may be its ideal expression. The island has one developer, Kiawah Development Partners, and an architectural review board that protects the 4,500 or so properties from the excesses often seen when wealth meets water. It has 10 miles of hard-sand beaches and abundant wildlife: bobcats, gray foxes, loggerhead turtles and more. Its Ocean Course has long been favorite of golfers; it hosted the 2007 Senior PGA Championship. Want to tee up some culture? Charleston is just 45 minutes away.

Go take a look at the list in its entirety right here.

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