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Charleston Neighborhoods: Keeping Fit around Kiawah River

There are many benefits of physical activity. But it can be tough at times to motivate yourself to keep fit. For people living in the Charleston area, reluctance can be reduced by the appeal of being outdoors, especially in and around Kiawah River. This article rounds up several ways you can enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

Sure, you’re going to have a lovely home in the Charleston area. If you’re lucky enough to work from home, you will spend most of your time in the house. But you can’t sit around and admire the quality, craftsmanship and convenient modern layout all day. It’s great to get out and about and exercise.

Being active helps you:

  • Relieve stress
  • Manage weight
  • Reduce risk of disease
  • Improve mental acuity
  • Enhance your ability to do everyday tasks
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Get better sleep

It can also help you justify eating that Low Country Boil and other cooking that makes Charleston such a culinary hub. Although don’t expect to see that benefit on the CDC’s list.

Being Active around Kiawah River

When you live around Kiawah River, you own a home close to natural walking trails, green spaces, and miles of beautiful beaches. The landscape around Kiawah River includes saltwater flats for fishing and tidal creeks. You can enjoy a walk along 15 miles of leisure trails looking to view dolphins, sea turtles, and crabs.

Kayaking, paddle boarding, and canoeing are also favorite activities along the Kiawah River waterways. Or maybe you’re an early bird. If so, it’s not too difficult to find a spot for some sunrise yoga amidst the serenity of the marsh.

Bicycling is also a wonderful wellness activity to enjoy the winding paths around Johns Islands’ serene landscape. Connect with family and friends while cycling surrounded by the large live oak trees and wildlife on the marsh. Or you might take the West Ashley Greenway from Johns Island to just outside of Charleston. This hiking and biking trail is 7.8 miles (one way).

If part of your resting and relaxing routine involves retail therapy, you might walk or bike to Freshfields Village. You can even add dancing to your wellbeing variety by participating in a Shag Night on the Dock at this town-center mix of shopping, dining, and business.

Kiawah Beachwalker Park on the west end of Kiawah Island is a nearby public beach offering both an ocean and river view. The park offers 10 miles of sandy shore. Or you can get a respite in the shade walking on the boardwalk through the live oaks, pines, palmettos and yucca plants.


Healthy Living in other Charleston Neighborhoods

Of course the Kiawah River area isn’t the only place the people of Charleston can get out and enjoy fresh air and exercise.

The Nexton community, in Summerville outside of Charleston, boasts 46 parks across four neighborhoods. In two of those you can find a Saussy Burbank home to call your own. Azalea Park in the heart of Summerville is a scenic park with several trails and gorgeous floral blooms in the spring and early summer.

Wannaker County Park, near Goose Creek, offers almost 15 miles of trails for mountain biking, trail running, and hiking. Or try a round of disc golf on the County’s 9-hole course.

In Charleston, on the Medical University of South Carolina campus, you can even do circuit exercises outdoors. The MUSC Fitness Park combines fitness trails and individual exercise stations spaced out along the walking or jogging paths.

If you’re a runner, you’ll want to try The Battery loop taking in the older architecture in the heart of downtown. Also, you can plan on participating in the annual Bridge Run. You don’t have to compete, though. Mount Pleasant’s Waterfront Park provides every day paved access to walk, run, bike, or roller-blade from one end of the bridge to the other. It’s a 5-mile round trip.

Saussy Burbank offers homeowners a rare opportunity to live within a sea island village along the coveted Kiawah River. Find out more about our Johns Island offerings today. We also have homes available in Nexton, a nationally acclaimed community in Summerville that has emerged as one of the region’s favorite places to live, work, and get fit.

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