Riverland Terrace

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Riverland Terrace is a historic neighborhood in Charleston, South Carolina. It was first developed starting in 1925.[1] It is one of James Island, South Carolina's oldest neighborhoods. The Terrace is located 10 minutes west of downtown Charleston along Wappoo Creek and the inland waterway. The neighborhood boasts a public boat landing, Charleston Municipal Golf Course, a playground, five restaurants and numerous antique shops.

Leading into the neighborhood is the historic Avenue of Oaks, consisting of 73 live oak trees believed to be over 100 years old. The avenue of oaks had been begun about 1910, and the developers completed the installation of the oaks during the landscaping of the neighborhood starting in 1925.[2] In 2017, neighborhood residents had issues with the local electrical company cutting down trees unnecessarily.[3]

The Terrace consists of approximately 800 homes. Fort Pemberton, a Civil War fortification built in 1862, remains today.



  1. ^ "Development of Riverland Terrace Area". Charleston, South Carolina: Evening Post. October 24, 1925. p. 1.
  2. ^ "Riverland Terrace Is Developing". Charleston, South Carolina: News and Courier. November 12, 1925. p. 10.
  3. ^ pfindlay@postandcourier.com, Prentiss Findlay. "Riverland Terrace residents worried about loss of grand oak canopy because of SCE&G power line improvements". Post and Courier. Retrieved 2019-06-14.

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Coordinates: 32°45′43″N 79°59′25″W / 32.76194°N 79.99028°W / 32.76194; -79.99028