Cainhoy Pointe lies at the center of the fastest-growing area of Charleston and convenient to major employers and popular Daniel Island. Currently in development right next door, Cainhoy Plantation will rival the size of Daniel Island, providing endless shopping, unique restaurants and job opportunities within walking distance from Cainhoy Pointe and soon to be home to 45,000 residents. Brand-new Philip Simmons Elementary, Middle and High schools offer exceptional, high-tech education for students just two miles down the road. Come see what the hot new thing is in Charleston apartment living.






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Cainhoy is a weird word, right? Undoubtedly yes, and the origins of the word are disputed about if it was two words or one, whether or not it came from the Native American “Kenha” or a ferry man named Cain, but the Cainhoy Peninsula has history as old as anywhere in the Charleston Settlement. The Cainhoy Peninsula was settled by the Wando tribe of Native Americans for centuries before becoming an important river port connecting Charleston to Berkeley County.

There are actually two Cainhoy villages. The “new” village, the existing village of today, was developed during the 1800s as a summer resort for area planters and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 10,000-acre Cainhoy Plantation, purchased in 1930, was owned by Harry Frank Guggenheim and grew over the years to include Daniel Island until his death in 1971, at which point it was turned over to the Guggenheim Foundation. The Guggenheim Foundation sold the land to the Daniel Island Company in 1997 who is planning its development today. The vast rolling topography and proximity to the beautiful conserved land of Francis Marion National Forest gives an attractive amenity in perpetuity.



According to Susannah Smith Miles, the unofficial East Cooper historian who wrote in the Moultrie News, “The Jack Primus community has been there for as long as anyone can remember. But who was Jack Primus? Most people assumed he was probably one of the freed slaves who came into property ownership in the late 1860s after the Civil War. It turns out that John Primus (also spelled Primots in one land survey) was a free black man who purchased 100 acres on the Cainhoy Peninsula in 1712. Read that again, 1712. That was 40 years after Charles Town was settled. 153 years prior to emancipation. In the early 1700s, Primus was a free man of color AND an owner of valuable property.” We think that’s pretty darn cool.

Cainhoy Pointe Apartments - Cainhoy Plantation Redevelopment Mt. Pleasant, 526 and Charleston SC



9,000+ acres

Development led by The Daniel Island Company

45,000 population at completion (4x current population of Daniel Island)

Cainhoy Plantation Town Center will be adjacent to Cainhoy Pointe

Philip Simmons Elementary and Middle opened in 2016; High School opened August 2017

Single-family neighborhoods and apartments are currently under construction


February 12, 2018
Publix anchored shopping center expected to open in Cainhoy Plantation

Publix to open 1Q 2019 in Cainhoy Plantation

Point Hope Commons will be a new 80,000 SF Publix anchored shopping center expected to open Q1 of 2019 up Clements Ferry from Cainhoy Pointe at […]
November 22, 2017

New retail center planned for key Berkeley County intersection

November 22, 2017 Warren L. Wise, The Post and Courier With the proposed development of thousands of new homes nearby, a key intersection in Berkeley County […]
September 20, 2017

Publix signs lease for new Clements Ferry store in Berkeley County

September 20, 2017 Warren L. Wise, The Post and Courier One of the nation’s top-ranked grocery chains is adding to its presence in the Charleston region. […]
September 9, 2017

Iron Horses’ Football Team Practices Hard, Plays Hard

September 6, 2017 Philip M. Bowman, The Daniel Island News    Labor Day 2017 just might as well have been a labor of love for the […]
August 16, 2017

A ‘Historic Day’ For The New Philip Simmons High School

August 16, 2017 Elizabeth Bush, The Daniel Island News    One by one, the seats in the massive, gleaming new Philip Simmons High School auditorium began […]
May 10, 2017

New Publix-anchored shopping center coming to Cainhoy area of Charleston

May 10, 2017 Warren L. Wise, The Post and Courier A rapidly developing section of lower Berkeley County will soon see a new 80,000-square-foot, grocery-anchored shopping […]