Downtown Charleston

Things To Consider

  • It’s more urban than rural
  • It has great energy – and crowds and congestion
  • It’s not for bargain hunters

You’ll Love

  • An easy walk or bike ride to dining, shopping, and cultural pursuits
  • An eclectic mix of architecture – from antebellum mansions to modern dwellings
  • Diverse neighborhoods – from tranquil to thriving

West Ashley

You’ll Love

  • Diverse housing options – from bungalows and midcentury to new construction
  • Easy access to local waterways and beaches for fishing, boating, and swimming
  • Casual, familiar energy and mom-and-pop shops and restaurants
  • Minutes from downtown Charleston

Things To Consider

  • Think small-town vibe as opposed to downtown energy
  • High-end shopping is a car trip away
  • It’s a popular area and the traffic proves it

Charleston's Westside

You’ll Love

  • Downtown amenities with quintessential neighborhood feel
  • Renovations of early to mid-20th century architecture
  • Nearby parks & recreational facilities
  • Beautiful water & march views of the Ashley River
  • Hip new restaurants and breweries

Things To Consider

  • Less new construction than other areas
  • Lots tend to be smaller
  • Getting to the beach requires a vehicle
  • With four universities in the area, students abound

Mount Pleasant

You’ll Love

  • Easy access to local waterways and beaches
  • Top schools, restaurants, and shopping
  • Diverse living options – from condominiums to single family homes

Things To Consider

  • Beach vibe vs. city vibe
  • Shopping/dining require a vehicle
  • Some of the Best Schools - so few bargain properties to be had

The Islands

You’ll Love

  • Eclectic architecture – from oceanfront cottages to modern masterpieces
  • Instant access to beaches and local waterways for boating, fishing, and surfing
  • Nearby golf, tennis, parks, restaurants, and shopping
  • Brand new public elementary school

Things To Consider

  • Most Nightlife and cultural events require a vehicle
  • Your commute - if you commute
  • Proximity to the beach has a big pricetag

Johns Island

You’ll Love

  • Great for First Time Buyers, those seeking creekside homes and farms where you can live/boat/fish forever, or step up to Seabrook Island and world-renowned Kiawah for true beachfront living.
  • A more relaxed lifestyle than other parts of Charleston with the feel of living in the Lowcountry, but only a short drive to Downtown Charleston, West Ashley, and the beach.
  • Established restaurants Wild Olive and the Fat Hen have led the way for newcomers, like The Sunset Bistro and Southern General who are packing them in.

Things To Consider

  • Living in the Lowcountry means putting up with abnormal high tides which can cause traffic issues and low level flooding a couple of times each year - but the government is working on it!
  • Its growing popularity is adding to the traffic worries and the final leg of I-526 to Johns Island is still in question.
  • More a Lowcountry Vibe than Historic Charleston — take a drive down an unexplored road for a real feel for the diverse area.

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