The island was originally populated by the Sewee Native Americans. In the late 18th Century, it began to be used by locals as a vacation spot. It was originally named "Hunting Island," until it was purchased in 1899. In 1906, its first hotel was built, and it grew in reputation as a boutique vacation resort.
Today, Isle of Palms is known for its wealthy community, expensive cost of living, luxurious resorts and beach mansions, sunsets, piers, beaches, and island beauty.
People Born on Isle of Palms
Isle of Palms in People's Lives
Liam Neeson: I traveled here in 1987 to film scenes of the movie Satisfaction.