Kiawah (and little sister Seabrook) is a bastion of wealth on the East Coast, nearly on par with the Hamptons on Long Island. Now that they’ve paved some of the world’s finest tomato soil to put up the high-end Piggly Wiggly, Newton “Farms,” and the Freshfield Village shopping center, Kiawah vacationers never have to venture off their idyllic enclave into the harsher (and poorer) world of Johns Island. And with all the tax dollars they’re dropping, it’s probably time we build them a driveway from Maybank right to Kiawah (the proposed Cross Island Expressway), ending any uncomfortable intermingling that still occurs when they’re forced to drive down River Road to eat at Peninsula Grill. Are narrow, tree-lined (and dangerous!) Bohicket and River roads really the entrance we want to display to the golfing world elite when the PGA tour comes to Kiawah in 2012?

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