Cheap Land in South Carolina near Lake Moultrie
Near the banks of enormous Lake Moultrie — just 8 minutes from the boat ramp, in fact — awaits a great spot for any sportsman or outdoor enthusiast. Getting back in touch with nature right here doesn’t mean letting go of modern-day conveniences though, because you’re just over an hour from Charleston (America’s #1 Small City), about 25 minutes from Walmart, and a 1-minute walk across the street to Dollar General. The capital city of Columbia, home to the South Carolina Gamecocks, is about an hour-and-45 minutes in the other direction from Charleston, so you’re almost smack-dab in the middle of all the natural and man-made excitement this beautiful state has to offer.
- Priced about 35% below market
- Just Minutes from Lake Moultrie
- Boat Ramp just 8 Minutes Away
- Power & Water Available
- Direct Frontage on Paved Road
PROPERTY: This 1.98 acre vacant, wooded, rectangular parcel features a seclusion-friendly 200+ feet of depth off the road and about 512 feet of direct frontage on paved US Hwy 52, which is lined with power and water lines. Run down Colonel Manham Drive, just across the street, for just 8 minutes to get access via boat ramp to Lake Moultrie, one of South Carolina’s truly great lakes (#3 in size). The land is generally flat and buildable and you have tremendous freedom for your home build here because, with Agricultural zoning, the restrictions are extremely light. Neighbors include residential homes on each side of you, and a Dollar General just a quick walk across the highway.
Cheap Land In South Carolina near Lake Moultrie
Saint Stephen is a small lake village but it still provides basic necessities like the aforementioned Dollar General, a Post Office, IGA grocery store, Dollar Tree, and several churches and small restaurants.
Moncks Corner, the county seat for Berkeley County, is only about 25 minutes away and offers a more varied assortment of stores and services, including a Walmart. If you’re hungry, check out the Live Oak Smokehouse for the best kept secret in South Carolina BBQ. Fast food and casual restaurants abound here as well, like Zaxby’s Chicken, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Chick-fil-A, Applebee’s, McDonald’s, Waffle House, KFC, Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, and the Chill N Grill Cafe. If you’d rather buy your food from the grocery store and cook it yourself though, then the Piggly Wiggly‘s got your back, which is probably the South’s most iconic grocery store chain. When it’s time to build your home on this 2-acre site, you can load up on tools at Harbor Freight. Moncks Corner has been a crossroads for commerce since the colonial days of South Carolina. Transportation up the Cooper River and roads to interior communities made it thrive by connecting the Lowcountry to the backcountry of the colony. These connections placed Moncks Corner in the crosshairs of battles throughout the Revolutionary War. Local patriots led by Francis Marion – the Swamp Fox of the Revolution – would fight British forces throughout the war, ultimately leading to Patriot victory at Yorktown. Today, it’s a place with an unrivaled relationship to the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking, and horseback riding abound in the forests, lakes, and streams that color this area. It is this stunning setting – the true Lowcountry feel – that defines Moncks Corner.
Saint Stephen sits at the foot of two of the state’s largest lakes — Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie. At 110,000 acres, Lake Marion is South Carolina’s largest lake and often referred to as the state’s “inland sea.” The state fishing record for largemouth bass (16.2 lbs) was set here, so get your fishing pole ready! Other species include striped bass, white perch, white bass, crappie, shellcrackers, and bream. If you wanna jump out of your boat and go swimming though, keep an eye out for the alligators. Lake Moultrie is huge but barely over half the size of its sister (a testament to the sheer enormity of Marion). To dip your toes — or your boat — in here, you just need to drive 8 minutes down the street to the Amos Lee Gourdine Boat Ramp. Naturally, the lakes here are dotted by beaches and campgrounds too, including Camp Moultrie, White Point Beach, Sandy Beach, Angel’s Landing, Blacks Camp, Johnston Landing, S&S Campgrounds, Mac’s Camp, Rocks Pond Marina, Taylors Landing, and Indian Bluff Recreation Park. When you’re ready to enjoy nature’s splendor in a drier venue, the Francis Marion National Forest is only 40 minutes away, and features 10 great trails designed for hiking, biking, and running.
Charleston, South Carolina’s largest city, lies only about 70 mins away on the Atlantic coast. Whether you’re a history buff, adventurist, nightclub partier, foodie, or art lover, you’ll find everything you want in one of the true crown jewel cities of the South. It’s been racking up accolades for decades now — considered the #1 city in America in 2021 by Travel & Leisure, one of the 15 best places to retire in the South (by Southern Living), and one of the 22 best couples retreats (by Cosmopolitan). Some of its more popular outdoor opportunities include Charleston Outdoor Adventures, Fort Sumter Tours (where the American Civil War was ignited), and the Palmetto Carriage Works, the oldest carriage company in the city. This city is so steeped in antebellum character, it’s impossible to not fall in love with it.
About an hour-and-45 minutes in the other direction from your property is Columbia, the capital city and heart of this great state. With several distinct shopping districts and a recently revitalized downtown, tons of new shops, restaurants and other thriving businesses mix in amidst old favorites like The Nickelodeon and the South Carolina State Museum. The best part? Columbia grants you front row access to all of this with affordable prices, manageable traffic, lots of parking and walkable districts, too. It’s university roots run deep too, as the hometown for the South Carolina Gamecocks, a perennial college football stalwart and a top-ranked academic institution.
Call or text Scott directly at 314.639.9777 if you have any questions or would like to discuss an offer. There’s lots more info – including viewing instructions – below, so make sure to keep reading!
- SIZE: 1.98 acres
- POSTAL LOCATION (or PLUS CODE ADDRESS): C2Q8+CCJ Swamp Fox, South Carolina 29479
- LEGAL DESCRIPTION: At Swamp Fox
- PLAT MAP/SURVEY: available here
- TITLE: clear – no back taxes, no liens
- MINERAL RIGHTS: transferred with property
- GPS COORDINATES (center of lot): 33.438583, -79.983987
- DIMENSIONS (approximate): irregular square, roughly 511 feet (west line/road frontage) x 190 ft (north line) x 315 ft (east line) x 245 ft (south line)
- APN: 0160003041
- FLOODPLAIN: none
- ELEVATION: 124 feet
- TERRAIN: mostly flat
- ACCESS: about 512 feet of direct frontage on paved U.S. Hwy 52
- WASTEWATER MGMT: none (septic tank would be necessary)
- WATER: available, Berkeley County Water & Sanitation (843) 761-8817
- POWER: available, Santee Electric Co-op (843) 355-6187
- TAXES: $260.37 in 2020
- RESTRICTIONS/ZONING: Flex-1 Agricultural (see document here)
- mobile homes allowed
- minimum setbacks: 35′ from road, 15′ from side, and 30′ from rear property lines
- HOA: none
- NEAREST CITIES: Saint Stephen < Moncks Corner < Charleston
- NEAREST AIRPORTS: Berkeley County Airport (27 minutes), Charleston International Airport (1 hour)
- COUNTY GOVERNMENT:
After opening this map, you may see even more information about the area by clicking on Map Legend, then MapRight Layers.
You can go view the property at your convenience – owner does not need to accompany. Please call/text us to let us know you’re heading out, so we can ensure we have our phone on us in case you need help or have any questions. We’d appreciate a couple hours notice if possible. In case you lose cell phone service, it may be helpful to print off as many helpful documents as you can before you head out there.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Click HERE to open the destination in Google Maps, and simply enter your starting point to get step-by-step directions.
- From this link, you can press “Directions” (on the left), enter your starting point, and Google Maps will provide you with step-by-step directions.
- You can also click “Send to Phone” if you’re viewing this on your computer
- And “Save” to download the directions so they’ll still work if you lose cell service.
If for some reason you’re having trouble with that link, you can navigate to GPS Coordinates 33.438583, -79.983987.
WALKING THE PROPERTY LINES w/YOUR PHONE: We highly recommend downloading Google Earth to your phone if you don’t already have it. Then . . .
- Download the property boundary file (called a KML file) here. You may be prompted to click “download” one more time, so do that . . . OR you may be prompted to immediately open the file with Google Earth and, in that case, do that and ignore the remaining steps. Otherwise . . .
- Open Google Earth
- Go to the main menu (the three horizonatal lines at the top left of the screen), then Projects > Open > Import KML file > select the KML file you just downloaded (it should show up on that screen).
Now you should be able to see the property lines on the map, and the green dot represents where you’re currently standing. This is a very important tool to learn BEFORE you head out there. Please call us if you have any questions about it.
Call or text Scott directly at 314.639.9777 if you’d like to discuss an offer.
FOR SALE BY OWNER: We are investors, and are selling this lot For-Sale-By-Owner. You do not need to submit your offer through a real estate agent, and in our experience we close transactions more quickly and easily by having our dedicated transaction coordinator work directly with the Title Company and Buyers. We will also both save money on commission/fees by cutting out agents as the middle men. However, if you feel strongly about working with a Realtor, then you’re welcome to have them contact us on your behalf.
OWNER FINANCING: We do not offer owner-financing but you could get a loan through a bank or another lender and we’d be happy to coordinate with them.
OUTSIDE FINANCING: We think that the best deal for land loans in the area is offered by Farmers & Merchants Bank of South Carolina in Moncks Corner. They don’t require a minimum credit score (though 600+ is recommended) and their typical deal is structured with a 20% down payment, 1% loan origination fee, and current interest rate of 3.25%. Contact Zachary Sabback, (843) 719-5506, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHY ARE YOU SELLING IT SO CHEAP? We are often asked why our properties are priced below market value, and the answer is really simple: we choose to sell to you at wholesale prices. We are investors who purchase properties at a large volume and discounted rates, and we strongly believe in passing this discount on to our buyers.
DISCLAIMER: We attempt to provide detailed, accurate and up-to-date information in our listings, in order to help our buyers to the best of our ability. However, it ultimately remains the buyer’s responsibility to perform their own due diligence and double check any details that are of significant importance to you including acreage, utilities, build-ability, and approved/allowable use-age for the property. We are happy to help however we can.