An Island To Explore
While some of the amenities of life on Kiawah are obvious, there are some that you may not even know about. Together, the facilities and other infrastructure owned by KICA are worth an astonishing thirty million dollars, according to a recent audit. Included in KICA’s assets are 48 linear miles of streets, including curbs, gutters and subsurface drainage. KICA manages 987 acres, including 300 landscaped acres and parks, of common residential and parkway land. The association owns 18 miles of biking and hiking trails, parking areas, access paths to the beaches, most of the boardwalks and the Sandcastle Community Center.
KICA controls 117 lakes, totaling over 336 acres, with a shoreline of nearly 47 miles. Their upkeep requires planting, aquatic weed and algae control, and the maintenance of many miles of underground pipes used to lower the level of the lakes whenever storms threaten the island. Our many lakes provide unlimited access to fishing, crabbing and shrimping. We ask that you do not venture into the water, which may be inhabited by alligators. Alligators should never be fed or harassed. Crab pots are not permitted in the lakes.
When you think about Kiawah, you probably think about both the active and reflective aspects of life here...about children and grandchildren...about wildlife and still life...about ocean sky and land. But more than likely, you don't spend time thinking about the island's operational logistics.
A Vital Community Association
The community association handles both the logistics and mechanics of maintaining this beautiful island for all of our enjoyment, and conserves values by keeping the island's common property second to none.
And that's what the community association is all about; bonding natural beauty to common area and matching maintenance needs with environmental integrity to preserve a unique quality of life for ourselves and future generations.