I’On Village in Mount Pleasant is often referred to as a mixed-use New Urbanist Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND), and is one of the first full-time communities of this kind in the United States.
I’On was named after Jacob Bond I’On, the first mayor of Sullivan’s Island back in 1823. When first proposed, the I’On community was a real controversy. Initial plans consisted of having a more urban and diverse village of over 1,200 units, which included multi-family homes.
Today, the neighborhood is a full community with 756 home sites and plenty of local businesses such as I’On Inn, Grind & Squeeze Coffee/ Juice Bar, Square Onion deli, O’Brion’s Pub, Grace Salon and Sweet Olive gift shop.
I’On real estate is in high demand due to the walking and jogging paths, the Amphitheater, I’On Square, the Creek Club and other opportunities for active people who love the outdoors. The I’On Club features plenty of room for different families to meet each other and play games, be healthy and have fun together. Additionally, the Club delivers free Wi-Fi and locker rooms with showers, ensuring members with busy lifestyles will find refuge at the Club at any time of day.
Speaking of taking refuge, the Rookery, which is one of the natural features at I’On, is a wildlife refuge that consists of 6 miles of walking trails, 2.5 miles of marsh front paths, a deep water access boat ramp, 3 crab docks, a boathouse, two lakes and 12 pocket parks. It’s the perfect spot for residents and guests to take a break from the bustle of life.