Each Charleston area neighborhood and community in the Lowcountry is unique in itself for various reasons and there are many new and established residential developments and neighborhoods in all price ranges. It is impossible for me to list the hundreds of neighborhoods and sub-divisions so I will review my favorites and some of the more popular. If the development makes my list it is decent and of fair value. I try not to present or promote anything unless it offers fair value to the consumer. As a consumer advocate and dedicated buyer agent I advise all my clients on their best interest concerning purchases.
PARK WEST: Located in Mt Pleasant in what we call the East Cooper area. Park West is one of my favorites. This 1,700-acre, Lowcountry retreat calls you to make your home where your heart is. Lying only minutes from the ocean, bounded by five-and-a-half miles of riverfront, deep-water tidal creeks and other grand amenities, Park West looks like a sophisticated resort. But it's much more than that, it's a place you and your family can call home. Over a dozen unique neighborhoods populate the Park West community. New homes and resale's ranging in price from $220,000 to over $2,000,000 and waterfront, marsh view and wooded home sites from $75,000 to over $800,000.
Each Park West neighborhood has its own special character, architectural style and price range. Several approved builders are available to work with you to choose the perfect lot and house plan. Or, you can elect to see an existing resale or spec home and move in immediately. You'll be charmed by Park West's friendly neighborhoods, traditional Lowcountry styles and scrupulous attention to details. Exacting standards strictly controls development. Nothing has been left to chance, from an on-staff environmentalist who helps preserve and protect nature, to the architects, landscapers and designers dedicated to keeping Park West a community of incomparable beauty. Check out these active listings and call me (843-224-3883) for additional info or to view any of interest: Park West (Under $300k) or Park West (Over $300k)
BROKER COMMENTS: Park West is designed for the family. It offers solid value, great lifestyle and the 5.5 miles of waterfront and marsh front property makes it a truly a beautiful place to live. It has miles of trails and sidewalks, on premise schools, a planned town square and an abundance of recreational choices. Easy access to historic downtown Charleston via our new 8 lane bridge. Submit the request form below for a sample of active listings in Park West.
IVY HALL: Homes in this well established subdivision range between 1200 and 2100 square feet. They are located on smaller lots and built by Don Galloway Builders. The subdivision is located about 30 minutes from downtown Charleston. There are no amenities but a public swimming pool and tennis courts are available nearby. These homes are priced right for first time buyers, retirees or those looking to downsize. E-mail me for additional information.
DUNE WEST: This is a magnificent tract of Lowcountry land, and a refreshing site to residents returning home at the end of the day. It is a place of majestic oaks, vast strands of pine, and lush groves of palms and palmettos ... with its views of the tranquil Wando River, and creeks that wind lazily through the area, while shorebirds search the shallows for their dinner ... it is the unique springtime smells of jasmine and honeysuckle, and autumn sounds of leaves crackling underfoot.
Located just outside Charleston near the town of Mount Pleasant. For those searching for a place to call home, Dunes West offers a combination of lifestyle, security, amenities, and natural beauty. Dunes West is a place where neighbors know each other by name, and share common interests ... an old-fashioned neighborhood that just feels good to come home to. For many residents, the best part of life in Dunes West is the simple pleasures it offers, it is a place of long strolls in the cool of the morning or an exhilarating round of golf to a bridge party with neighbors or a cookout with family while enjoying the marsh views or the vast open spaces. Whatever your idea of life, you'll find it at Dunes West. It is the perfect place to call home, for you and for your family for a lifetime.
BROKER COMMENTS: Dunes West is an older more established gated community that rates way up there and still growing with new construction underway. Dunes West with neighboring Park West are both top shelf. Dunes West is a gated community so you must have a guest pass or view with a real estate agent.
CROWFIELD PLANTATION: Located in the Goose Creek area north of Charleston SC. Scenic Crowfield sprawls on 2,850 acres of beautiful hardwoods and pines. Each residential neighborhood enjoys the greenways, ponds, parks and the 23+ miles of hiking-biking trails. Residents enjoy access to nice parks, tennis courts, neighborhood pools, picnic areas and a 70-acre lake offers the residents a variety of life style benefits. The Plantation has a full school system and is the home of Crowfield Golf and Country Club, an award winning 18-hole golf course that borders the lake area and includes a view of the old plantation ruins. Owned by the City of Goose Creek it boasts a full service clubhouse, pro-shop, tennis courts and a separate pool with special rates available for residents. Click on neighborhoods of Crowfield for a tour:
Goose Creek a community of 30,000 is just minutes from the major shopping area of Northwood Mall and medical centers and is less than 30 minutes from the beaches and historic Charleston. The plantation has over 26 sub-section neighborhoods each having uniqueness with prices ranging from $125,000 to over $700,000. Crowfield is now in its last phase of the 26-year planned unit development. Some new construction remains in The Hamlets at $250,000 plus.
BROKER COMMENT: What a wonderful place to live! Crowfield has been a solid investment area for my buyers for years. My family has really enjoyed the lifestyle, schools and convenience. Seeing the families walking the trails and enjoying the parks, the golf, soccer, tennis, fishing and softball games on a daily basis just reaffirms my belief that Crowfield is a must see for any relocating family. Email me or call me for a hot list on Crowfield.
Carnes A planned new development located at Carnes Cross Roads (Hwy. 176 and 17A) in the City of Goose Creek. Carnes is a 2300 acre planned lifestyle community to be developed by the Daniel Island Company. According to Matt Sloan, the chief operating officer it will have about 5000 upscale homes with a 300-400 acre commercial area for shops, restaurants, offices and open space for parks trails and lakes. Plans also include a school. Sloan stated that this development will stand out by our increased investment with parks and lifestyles. It will be a walk-able, intimate place to live with great architecture. The 15 year plan will start with commercial sales as the economy improves. Broker Opinion: I'm excited about this one. I have viewed a Carnes Crossroads presentation and believe this is the best possible use for this key piece of real estate. My stated "wagon wheel" theory of 27+ years ago projected this major hot spot. I'm just pleased that it is the Daniel Island Company doing the development.
HUNT CLUB: The 510-acre planned development located in West Ashley includes 265 acres of natural preserve, including several ponds, wetlands and fields of palmettos. The Hunt Club name is derived from the property's previous use as a private hunting area. A total of 457 single-family homes are planned. The custom homes offered by the five participating builders are geared towards families seeking their second or third home. All homes must be built on a crawl space and have a non-vinyl exterior and must be a minimum of 1700 square feet.
BROKER COMMENT: What impressed me with the Hunt Club is they planned it well and left so much in natural greenways and trees. The homes with their distinct Lowcountry architectural features with large porches and high ceilings set nestled among the trees makes one feel at home instantly. If you want West Ashley you will be hard pressed to find better.
BRICKYARD: Located in Mt. Pleasant SC this subdivision features a number of differently priced neighborhoods ranging from $175,000 - $600,000 plus. In the lower price range you can expect around 1700 square feet. Both new and resale homes are available. Many of the home sites are located around a number of small ponds. The pre-owned homes date from 1994. Amenities include a clubhouse, tennis courts, swimming pool and community boat launch.
BROKER COMMENT: Brick Yard is an established area of solid value. Call or E-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
MOLASSES CREEK: One of the nicest subdivisions in Mt. Pleasant, this neighborhood is located just over the bridge from Charleston. All of the homes are custom built and range in size from about 2100 - 4500 square feet. When homes do come on the market they are priced between $240,000 - $600,000. The rolling hills and lots in this small subdivision are heavily treed. There are no amenities but swimming and tennis are available nearby.
BROKER COMMENT: Another sharp area and a good place to live
HAMLIN PLANTATION: This 1350-acre tract is located off of Rifle Range Rd. in Mt. Pleasant has started taking reservations on 47 lots many with views of Hamlin Sound. Prices start in the $60's. Hamlin is a venture by The Sintra Corp.and John Wieland Homes. The development will consist of about 900 single-family homes with some high-end multifamily residences priced between the $150s and 1 million. If you like updated information forwarded to you as it becomes available just let me know.
BELLE HALL PLANTATION: This convenient subdivision offers a range of volume and custom built homes priced between $145,000 - $600,000+. Some homes are marsh front or have marsh front views. Located near I-526 it is set back from major roads. It is next to the highly rated Belle Hall Elementary School. Neighborhood amenities include clubhouse, tennis, pool and volleyball court. E-mail or call me for a hot list.
I'ON: Located in the very heart of Mt. Pleasant. Borrowing from traditional architectural styles of the Lowcountry, the regions best builders offer homes featuring modern and traditional floor plans with today's conveniences. BROKER COMMENT: Families appreciate the quiet charm, quality construction and panoramic views across the lakes, creeks and marshes of I'on. Lots run from $69,500 up and homes from $287,000 to $2 million.
THE OLD VILLAGE OF MT. PLEASANT: The Old Village dates to the Revolution and boasts of historic homes overlooking the Charleston Harbor. It is conveniently located just over the bridge from Charleston and a short distance to the beaches. With strict architectural controls in place the Old Village has maintained its charm and historic makeup over the years. Prices start about $300,000.
BROKER COMMENT: Real historic charm. You have to be fast to buy the more attractive properties. Contact me for further information on the Old Village.
SEASIDE FARM: Convenient to the beaches and downtown Charleston SC this brand new subdivision consists of homes built by tract builders as well as custom builders. Homes are and will be priced in the $150,000 - $300,000+ range. Seaside farm offers a family style restaurant, supermarket, retail shops and other planned commercial entities. E-mail me for plans and prices.
STONO FERRY: The Plantation at Stono Ferry borders the Stono River just 20 miles south of Charleston SC. Many of the home sites are located along the ICW and river or located near lovely marshlands. There are also lovely pasture lots around the beautiful polo field, Equestrian Center and amenity area in the center of the development. Many of these lots overlook grazing horses or lovely Log Bridge Creek. A few of the lots have tidal creek water access. The lots range from $35,000 to $100,000 for creek access and up to $250,000 for waterfront and there is still a nice variety for sale. There are also 135 smaller home sites situated around the beautiful "Links at Stono Ferry" golf course. This is an exceptional "public" championship golf course. There are still some wonderful golf lots available ranging from $35,000 to over $200,000 overlooking the Inter-coastal Waterway. There are currently resales and new construction available in the Plantation with many in the construction stage. The homes range from just under $200,000 to over $1,000,000 and the newest entry is the Ironwood 3 bedroom three bath Townhomes starting at $199,000.
BROKER COMMENT: Hey, what's not to like if you want to be out of the city a little ways. Golf, horses and beauty wrapped up in a gated community that is affordable.
HEADQUARTERS ISLAND: Headquarters Island is completely private and surrounded by marsh and water. It has a country feel, but is only 15 minutes from downtown Charleston. Located off Maybank Highway near the Stono River bridge, the community has two parts: a condominium section and a gated detached-home section. The condos called Stono Watch, range from 1,500 1,700 square feet each having three bedrooms and three full baths. All units have marsh or pond views. The detached home section is called Headquarters Planation and consists of custom- built homes on large lots. All homes are elevated and most have drive-under garages. Homes for sale at this time range between 2,077 and 2,800 square feet.
DANIEL ISLAND: This one of a kind location lies between the Wando and Cooper Rivers. The island is five miles long and 3 miles wide and has 20 miles of water frontage. It is centrally located just a short distance from Charleston, East Cooper and West Ashley. Between 4000 and 7000 homes were originally planned for the island each built by one of a small group of "preferred" builders. Currently there are six planned island neighborhoods underway with a median sales price of $515,000 with some at $1,000,000 plus. Existing homes and construction range in size of 1140 to 4750 SF. There is something for everyone starting with smaller condo units. Neighborhoods include; Center Park, Cochran Park, Codner's Ferry Park, Etiwan Park, and Barfield Park. Daniel Island is the location of the Family Circle Cup tennis center and Blackbaud soccer stadium.
BROKER COMMENT: The Island is a stand-alone community that has unique remoteness just minutes to everything. It offers upper level lifestyle but yet has a basic entry level.
COOSAW CREEK: Coosaw Creek Country Club is a private 645-acre gated residential community featuring fairway view home sites and gracious southern traditional homes. Outstanding amenities including Arthur Hills golf, tennis courts and a pool and recreation area along with an exceptional new clubhouse. Great location in Summerville and is simply the place to be and perhaps the best kept secret in the area.
BROKER COMMENT: It is a bit of paradise, set in the heart of the Lowcountry. Created for the delight of those who love golf and want a "private setting." The Clubhouse is superb and offers a resort class pool facility bathhouse and grill cabana. The members enjoy superb dining events in the Clubhouse and they have a member's only lounge on the weekends. Home sites from $29,900 and homes starting from the high $200,000's
McLaura Bluff located across from Shadowmoss in West Ashley on Highway 61. Consists of 44 homes ranging in size 1850-2500 SF with nice open plans. The fiber cement sided homes were based priced originally from around 310,000. Nicely located near I-526 and the St. Francis hospital.
WESCOTT PLANTATION: One of the newest developments in the Summerville area Wescott has several neighborhoods underway with some of the areas top tract builders competing for your business. The new 27-hole golf course and clubhouse is attractive and Wescott is worth checking out if you want in this area. Prices start at around $170,000 and there are some excellent floor plans available. Dorchester II schools with the new Ft. Dorchester elementary on the plantation. Wescott has a 3.5-acre amenities center that offers a multi sport field and junior Olympic size pool. New sections include "The Farm" and "The Peninsula" both with homes starting in the 160,000 range. Call me for early pre-construction pricing. Click on the link tour of active listings. Call me at 843-224-3883 if you see something you like: Wescott Plantation.
ASHBOROUGH EAST: Located in Summerville Ashborough East is a established Westvaco planned development and has maintained the reputation of quality with style. The development has been maintained well with its strong covenants and restrictions combined with neighborhood pride. Summerville is known for its schools and small town atmosphere.
BROKER COMMENT: Hard to beat Ashborough East when it comes to a solid established development with brick traditional homes on large lots.
PLANTERS POINTE: Homes in this relatively new subdivision range from $140,000 to $280,000 and run between 1500 and 2800 square feet. Tract builders have built many of the homes but there is also number of homes going up by semi-custom builders. New and resale homes are available and the buyer gets a lot of home for the money. Amenities include clubhouse, tennis courts, swimming pool, biking and walking trails and play area. The subdivision is located just past Dunes West and about 35 minutes to downtown Charleston.
THE BRISTOL: Two and three bedroom luxury condominiums starting at $475,000 located along the banks of the beautiful Ashley River with plans for a 150-slip marina. This is true waterfront living.
BROKER COMMENT: I could really easily enjoy one of these super condos if I had the price tag. This is unrivaled luxury, amenities and location with incomparable views. It is top notch in my books.
STONY LANDING: Located near Moncks Corner in Berkeley County, Stony Landing is an upscale community know as "The Jewel of the Cooper River." A new all-custom home development with outstanding amenities including a clubhouse with fitness center, junior olympic swimming pool, tennis courts, tot lot and a barbecue and oyster pit area. All this located in a beautiful area on the Cooper River minutes from Lake Moultrie.
PIMLICO PLANTATION: An established community including older and newer homes, some homesites still available. Located off Cypress Garden Road mid-way between Goose Creek and Moncks Corner in Berkeley County. The development features a community dock and boat ramp on the Cooper River, several parks and two lakes within the community. Lots start at about 30K with a minimum build of 1,500 square feet or more. Homes prices generally range from about $150,000 to $300,00. Four-plus decades of home construction have produced a wide variety of styles, from tiny ranches to contemporary near-mansions. Lots range from a third to a half of an acre.
WOODLAND LAKES: This established neighborhood is situated between Old Moncks Corner Rd. and Highway 52 in Goose Creek. The development is located in Berkeley County. There are a total of 60 new home sites being developed, with lake and park lots available. Floor plans for the new construction include ranch styles as well as the traditional 2-story home. An active homeowners' association maintains the common areas.
LONGFORD PLACE: Located off Highway 176 just north of Goose Creek. Schools are some of the best in Berkeley County. Longford Place provides a wonderful opportunity for first-time buyers. Choose from a wide array of flexible floorplans featuring 1423 to 2312 square feet of bright, open living space, three or four bedrooms and many more features. Click the link for a visual tour of Longford Place.
TALL PINES: This wonderful location is far enough from the busy city to be quiet and peaceful while close enough to I-26 to be convenient to everything! Tall Pines features lovely older homes as well as new construction. This Berkeley County community offers new, moderately priced homes. The Homeowners Association maintains a pool, clubhouse and play area for the residents.
ASHTON AT DEVON FOREST: The Ashton at Devon Forest is located within 5 minutes of Goose Creek's town center, 10 minutes from I-26 and 30 minutes from downtown Charleston. Ashton is a new home community within an established neighborhood featuring winding streets, well kept yards and moderately priced homes. Berkeley County schools are within the community. A wide selection of home plans are available from 1360-1900 square feet in the price range of $110k-$145k.
NORTHWOODS POINTE: Located just off Highway 78, and close to Charleston Southern University, Northwoods Mall and Trident Regional Medical Center, Northwoods Pointe is in an old-fashioned community nestled within all of life's conveniences. Northwoods Pointe features a quality home for an affordable price. Homes starting in the low $100's. Homes range from 1,121 to 1,947 square feet and feature award winning three and four-bedroom floor plans.
ST. IVES: Affordable living in Goose Creek. Convenient to shopping and Trident Hospital. Elementary school across the street from development. Homes from the $100's.
TANNER PLANTATION: Located in Hanahan off North Rhett Road. The community is strategically situated with easy access to I-526. Hanahan schools have a great reputation! Large golf sites available. Tanner Commons features Patio Homes from the 90's. Single family homes are offered at $119,900 to upper 170's with average 1294 - 2100 square feet.
COBBLESTONE RIDGE: New construction in Sangree, a Summerville-Ladson established neighborhood located off 17A. Cobblestone Ridge has one entrance, limiting potential for drive-thru traffic. Sidewalks are planned for the Berkeley County school children. Base price includes a host of features such as wood burning fireplaces, jetted bathtub and built-in-microwave. Base price range $119,250 -$154,900.
LAKE PALMETTO: Townhomes located off Montague Avenue across the street from the North Charleston Convention Center. The back deck of each unit extends over the 25 acre lake a distance of 3 to 10 feet. The overhanging deck doubles as a dock, giving homeowners the ability to tie a canoe or kayak to it or even fish from it. Two-bedroom units start at $134,900 while three-bedroom units start at $149,900. The units range from 1,230 to 1,500 square feet, not including decks off the first and second floors and a large attic. All units have two full baths and a half bath.
OAK BLUFF: Condominiums located off Highway 52 on Greenridge Road near Wannamaker County Park, Northwoods Mall, several golf courses and numerous restaurants. The units range in size from 993 to 1,323 square feet and contain at least two bedrooms and 1.5 baths. The one-story plan has two bedrooms and two baths and has a base price of $102,990. The largest plan comes with three-bedrooms and 2.5 baths, with a base price of $108,490. The buildings have a vinyl exterior with brick trim. Each unit is a different color, and rooflines vary depending on the floor plan.
SUMMER TRACE: A convenient location off Trolley Road in the heart of Summerville. The development is tucked into an area with much of its natural habitat in tact. Many of the lots front natural wetlands as well as a three and one-half acre pond. Summer Trace is served by Dorchester County District II Schools, some of the best schools in the Charleston, Goose Creek and Summerville area. A homeowners' association maintains common areas. Floor plans range from 1,462 to 2,481 square feet. Prices start at $158k up.
BRIDGES OF SUMMERVILLE: Located just off Midland Parkway in the Oakbrook area of Summerville. Bridges of Summerville offers a safe, peaceful environment with family recreation center including swimming pool, sundecks, playground, pavilion and entertaining area. Churches, shopping, restaurants and the Summerville Medical Center are all nearby. Summerville schools, the best in the area are minutes away. Flexible floorplans with today's most requested features and options, including bonus rooms, sunrooms, large kitchens, luxurious owners suites and more. Choice of 35 different home plans, with 1,235 to 3,213 square feet. Homes from the $150s to mid $300s. Click on the link to view active listings. I can show you any home that you like: Bridges of Summerville.
SUNBURST LAKES: A secluded community of 212 Old Charleston style homes surrounded by lakes and woodlands close to excellent schools and shopping. Located on 78 acres just outside Summerville. The natural surroundings and privacy are only minutes from downtown Summerville. Choose from multiple floor plans to accommodate the needs of young families or retirees. The homes have a paved driveway, professional landscaping and a private courtyard. All homes are built with either a one and a half or a two garage, and there are several interior option packages available which include fireplaces, luxury baths and screened porches. Homes starting at $104,900 - $139,900 with floor plans at 1,270 to 2,223 square feet.
SCOTT'S MILL: Located on Highway 78 near the intersection of Richardson Avenue, Scott's Mill is only minutes to Summerville's quaint shopping area, churches, and restaurants. Homes emphasis affordability without sacrificing quality. Homes start in the low $100's.
LEGEND OAKS PLANTATION: A growing new home community in the heart of Summerville, provides the very best in country club style living with designs to fit everyone's budget. Conveniently located near some of the area's schools, amenities include pool, golf, and tennis. Several reputable builders are featured in Legend Oaks with prices starting at 150K, and The Pointe section has homes starting at 170K.
ST. PHILLIPS PLACE: Charleston style homes in a sidewalk community just off Trolley Road in Summerville. Open and airy floor plans have many custom features. Located in the Summerville school area near Trident Medical, shopping, entertainment, golf and easy access to I-26.
MARSH HALL: Prime location in the Summerville area nestled behind the trees just of Dorchester Road. Convenient access to shopping and major roadways. Schools are the awarding winning Dorchester II district. Three and four bedrooms with bonus rooms and double car garages available. Prices are from the $150's.
SUMMER GLEN: Affordable new homes in a convenient location in the heart of Summerville. Spacious, open floorplans with impressive master suites. Great extras included, such as custom oak cabinets, hardwood foyers, and patios. Most plans are 3 bedroom, with at least 2 full baths, and a 2 car garage. Homes from $115,900 with 1400-1600 square feet.
THE ARBOR: An affordable condominium community located in Summerville. Lots of amenities in a mostly-maintenance free home. Each unit includes a fireplace with mantle, private brick patio and use of a community swimming pool. Floorplans feature one or two bedrooms, one and one-half baths or two and one-half baths. Square footage is 1200 to 1300 square feet and prices are $79,900 up.
SCHIEVELING PLANTATION: West Ashley's newest community with traditional Charleston style homes offering such options as wrap around porches and tin roofs. Lots and homes are offered including marsh lots boasting expansive views of the Ashley River. Amenities include a spacious club house, junior olympic size swimming pool, and open park areas. Prices are $269K up with square footage starting at 1850.
GRAND OAKS PLANTATION: Located in one of the most sought-after areas in the Lowcountry just off Bee's Ferry Road in the Ashley River Historic District. It's convenient to everything that makes the Charleston area so popular. Famous Gardens, Plantations and downtown Charleston is onaly a short distance away. Shopping malls, restaurants, and the interstate are only a short drive. Beautiful homesites and distinctive architectural designs that offer spaciousness and openness. Homes range in size from 1,166 to 2,397 square feet and in base price from $135,900 up. The Hamilton Grove section has homes in the 170's.
SHADOWMOSS: One of Charleston's finest established neighborhoods with new construction. An easily accessible golf community on historic Highway 61, West of the Ashley. Tucked away back near the golf course are homes seated on large roomy lots with some surrounded by woods and others on the golf course or reflecting ponds. Homes feature floorplans with 1,803 to 2,727 square feet with prices starting at $220k.
INDIGO ON THE ASHLEY: Conveniently located in the area of Dorchester Road and Ashley Phosphate Road. Only 15 minutes to downtown Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville, shopping and more. Buyer have a choice of eight floorplans from 1,800 to 2,700 square feet. Price range is $190k to $250k. Indigo on the Ashley features 44 lots, each about one-third of an acre or more. The layout includes three cul-de-sacs and a six-acre green space. There is no through-traffic. Dorchester II school district. Also offered are 24 wooded lots with homes starting in the high $160's.
LIVE OAK VILLAGE & SHEPARD PLACE: Two new communities off Central Avenue within walking distance of downtown Summerville. Live Oak Village features upscale homes starting at $495,000 with homes ranging in size from 3,500 to 5,500 square feet. Homes in both communities feature Lowcountry-style architecture, with large front porches and lots of windows. Shepard Place features cottage-style homes ranging in size from 1,800 to about 3,000 square feet.
VILLAS OF WEST ASHLEY: Ranch style condominiums surrounded by a full range of amenities. Features 2 and 3 bedroom with 1578 to 1710 square feet. Starting at $164,900
RADCLIFFE PLACE: A developing condominium community off Bees ferry Road that offers two-bedroom units starting at $110,000 and three-bedroom units starting at $143,500.
VILLAGES IN ST. JOHNS'S WOODS: Located about 15 minutes from downtown Charleston, Goose Creek and Summerville off Maybank Highway. Features lowcountry-inspired home designs with an old country look. Much of the woods and moss draped oaks are being saved in the landscape. One and two-story plans are offered, ranging in size from about 1,400 to 2,600 square feet. Prices start from $190,000 to $290,000. Will feature a six-acre park, with swimming pool and deck area, pinic and playground areas, a multi-purpose playing field and a community pavillion.
PAW PAW PLACE: Located off Maybank Highway on James Island five miles from downtown Charleston. Paw Paw Place consists of 10 home sites surrounded by woods built in bungalow-style with no two homes looking exactly alike. They feature one and a half floors, with a back-stair walkup to the second level not visible from the entrance. The upstairs area can come finished or unfinished, varing the overall size of the house from 1,600 to 2,400 square feet. Base prices range from $279,000 to $289,000. Lot size averages about one-quarter of an acre.
RIVERLAND WOODS: Condominium community located on James Island, just 4 miles from Folly Beach and 5 miles from downtown Charleston. Units feature balconies, patios, sunrooms and much more. Amenities include a swimming pool, kid's corner, picnic area, volleyball court, executive center, tennis, and a fitness center. Priced at $119,900 to $139,900 with 1050-1440 square feet.
JAMESTOWN VILLAGE: A developing community off Dills Bluff Road on James Island. Old-style houses with large porches and detached garages. Sidewalks on both sides of the street. Homes range in size from 1,200 to 1,900 square feet in the price range of $148,000 to $170,000.
AFFIRMATION OAKS: Located on James Island near the Piggly Wiggly on Harbor View Road. There are 14 planned homes along a one-way circle drive facing a central pond/park area. All home designs include front porches with a variety of floor plans. No two houses will look exactly alike. Houses range in size from 1,750 to 2,550 square feet and in price from $255,000 to $347,000.
EASTWOOD TOWNHOMES: This central Mt. Pleasant location has 33 two-and three-bedroom townhomes. Starting at 1,100 square feet and two full baths. Prices range from $139,900 to $144,900.
BRAEMORE: Located in an older, established area of Mt. Pleasant within 5 miles of the Cooper River bridges. The main entrance is off Muirhead Road between Molasses Creek and I'on sub-divisions. Divided into 31 heavily wooded lots, each ranging in size between 1/4-acre to 1/2-acre. Lot prices range from $105k to $150k. Homes must be at least 2,000 to 2,500 square feet with prices ranging from $400k to $600k.
PALMETTO ISLE AT RIVERTOWNE COUNTRY CLUB: New home community with riverside setting in Mt. Pleasant. Natural beauty overlooking the waters of Horlbeck Creek and the Wando River. Golf course community with a swim club, tennis pavillion, clubhouse, walking and more. Base plan prices from $190k to $228k featuring 1,718 to 2,534 square feet homes.
GRASSY CREEK: Located near I-526 and Long Point Road, Grassy Creek homesites are large, and offer buyers a choice of marshfront, creekfront, and wooded interior lots. Buyers may use their own builder, or one of the approved builders at Grassy Creek. Community dock & gazebo. Marshfront homesites from $71,500. Interior homesites from $49,500
OLDE PARK: Located in Mt. Pleasant the designers planned Olde Park to be a community of immpressive new custom designed homes that remind people of a firmly rooted neighborhood. The community has 114 lots and developers have released the last group for sale. Current home sales are $600,000 and up. Olde Park homeowners can share ammenities with the neighboring I'On Club which includes pool, tennis courts and country club and boat ramp. The entrance and extensive landscaping effort has helped establish the Lowcountry look and one has the feel of entering a "lived in" area that has been here for years. Minimum size home is 2500 SF and 85 properties have been sold with 25 homes currently built. Estimated property taxes on a $600,000 SF home in Mt. Pleasant would run around $4,285.
BROOKWOOD: Located in Summerville off of Summerset Lane, has the "American Dream Series" homes in the $120's
HUNTERS BEND: Located in Ladson on Discovery Roadd, off of Royle Road . This new community has homes with 3-4 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths from the $120s.
HOLLOW OAKS: Located in North Charleston on Otranto Rd. a short distance from exit 208 on I-26. These homes start in the 120's.
OAK HILL PLANTATION: Located in Moncks Corner. This is a quiet neighborhood on Hwy. 52, just 6 min. from downtown Moncks Corner, and 10 miles down Hwy. 52 from Goose Creek. Moncks Corner is home to the famous "Cypress Gardens". There are also Lake Moultrie, Santee Canal Park, and an 18 hole golf course for your convienience. Homes start in the 120's.
LONGLEAF: Located in Goose Creek on Liberty Hall Road, this brand new community is just opening up January of 2005. The "American Series" homes start in the 120's.
BRIARWOOD: Located in Goose Creek on Foster Creek Road, just past Goose Creek Primary School. Homes start in the 120's.
TANNER PLANTATION: Located in Hanahan, on Foster Creek Rd. This new developement is centrally located between; North Charleston, Goose Creek and Hanahan. Homes start in the upper 170's.
COKER'S CROSSING: New 200-home development by Brentwood Homes. Located in a rural setting yet close to Mall shopping and main road access. Three to five-bedroom (including the bonus room over the garage) homes off Montague Plantation Road in Goose Creek, with a pond, and sidewalks on both sides of the street. They will be mostly 1-story ranches with few 2-story homes available. Typical features include: a 2-car garage; cultured marble vanity tops in bathrooms; formal dining room; range and pot-scrubber dishwasher and recessed lighting in the kitchen; and a slate fireplace and mantel. Homes range from: 1,359-2,304 square feet; and $143,5000-195,500.
BROKER COMMENTS: This development will sell out fast. The location, product, home size and price range will assure success.
HIGH MEADOW FARMS: This rural community has a Summerville Cottage theme on large meadow lots of a half-acre or more, with a view of grazing horses on an adjacent horse farm. Being situated just a few miles from Summerville makes this community convenient to: local gardens & plantations, Ashley River, restaurants, Pinewood Preparatory School, supermarkets, and Pine Forest Country Club Golf course. Homes range in size from 2,000 to 3,000 square feet, and in price from $300,000 to $390,000.
EGRET’S WALK & PALM COVE: These town home neighborhoods are in Harborside, at Dunes West village in Mt. Pleasant, just 15 miles from downtown Charleston. Local attractions include: Dunes West Athletic Club, Palmetto Island County Park, Boone Hall Plantation, Pinckney National Historic Site, and Francis Marion National Forest. Adjoining woods and marsh provide a variety of wildlife viewing. Egret’s Walk and Palm Cove both come with two-car garages, screened porches, manicured lawns, nine-foot ceilings, and top floor eaves. Palm Cove is a step above Egret’s Walk, and comes standard with hardwood floors, jetted tubs, and Corian countertops. The homes range in size from 2,175-2,395 square feet. Egret’s Walk homes are in the low $200,00; and Palm Cove homes are $230,000 and up.
MORELAND: A quiet neighborhood of live oaks and fine old homes, most of which were built in the late 40’s and early 50’s. Located in West Ashley, just 4 miles from Charleston these large, one and two-story homes on ¼ to ½ acre lots, are mostly brick veneer. Many of them have hardwood floors, screened porches or sunrooms, and ceiling fans. Some have a lovely view of the marsh, Ashley River, and the Charleston skyline. Homes range in size from 1,500-3,000 square feet, and in price from $150k to nearly $650k.
ROMAIN RETREAT: For rural living at its finest this is a must see. From moderate size homes to 3 story mansions, you’re sure to find something to tickle your fancy. It’s only 15 minutes from Isle of Palms and East Cooper Airport, just north of Awendaw in CharlestonCounty. With views of the Intercoastal Waterway, a fresh water pond, and woods you’re sure to see plenty of wildlife. All but a few of the lots are 2 ½ acres or more. One of the major attractions is the enlarged boat landings on the ICW. Homes range in size from 1,600-5,000 square feet, and in price from $300,000 to $2.5 million.
DANIEL ISLAND PARK: This secluded neighborhood is part of the Daniel Island community. Residents become automatic social members of the neighborhood club, which has a competition-size pool, fitness area, and tennis courts. Many homes adjoin ponds, tidal creek, marsh, park, or the golf course designed by the famous architect, Tom Fazio. Local attractions include: Family Circle Cup tennis center, Blackbaud Stadium soccer, and the Cooper and Wando rivers. Homes range in size from 2,800 to 4,000 square feet. The prices range from $600,000 to $2 million+.
HIGHWOODS PLANTATION: This community offers the quiet of the country while remaining 5 minutes from Summerville with all its shopping and eateries. It was designed as a “first home” community with kids and young adults in mind. Sidewalks on one side of the street provide a place to bike, run or walk. A wooden walking bridge connects the homes to the large park, and a playground provides swings, a jungle gym, covered picnic tables, and grills. Typical features include fireplaces and two car garages. Homes range in prices from $129,900 to $162,400 and in size from 1,400-1920 square feet.
CAROLINA ISLE AT RIVERTOWNE COUNTRY CLUB: This Mt. Pleasant community overlooks Horlbeck Creek, marsh, woodlands, and a golf course designed by Arnold Palmer, who occasionally plays there. Amenities include a junior Olympic-size pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, and a tot lot with playground equipment. Homes commonly feature open floor plans, cathedral-style 9-foot or higher ceilings, garden tubs and glass showers in the master bedrooms, 2-car garages. Available upgrades include sunrooms or screened porches. Homes vary in size from 2,000-3200 square feet, and in price from $253,900-331,900.
RENAISSANCE ON CHARLESTON HARBOR: A twin tower condominium focusing on security, elegance, and uniqueness on Patriot’s Point. Amenities include a swimming pool, ballroom, underground parking, clubroom, exercise room, and a locked storage bin. Condos come standard with: gas log fireplaces, jetted tubs and marble floors in the master bathrooms, Thermador ranges, Sub-Zero refrigerators, Bosch dishwashers, and granite countertops in the kitchen. Most condos have direct access from high-speed elevators. Condo sizes range from 2,044-4,166 square feet. Prices vary from $500,000-4 million.
COOSAW COMMONS: This community just outside the entrance of Coosaw Creek features one-story villas, which share a common wall, and two-story townhouses. Typical features include; large closets, recessed lighting, and garage door opener with remote. Sizes range from 1,231-1,600 square feet for town homes, with prices from $117,490-141,490. Villas are 1,407-1,706 square feet, and $147,490-169,490.
GROVE PARK: This condominium complex is in the Grand Oaks Plantation sub-division in West Ashley. Located close to Glenn McConnell Parkway, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, and a Super Wal-Mart, with area attractions like the Citadel Mall, Shadowmoss Golf Course, historic sites and gardens, and Charleston Park. There is also a nature and walking trail surrounding the property. Some of the typical features of the condos are: Structured wiring for Internet and cable hookups, living rooms that open onto porches, 9-foot smooth ceilings, and kitchen appliances. Condos are 1,320 square feet and range in price from $120,000-127,600.
NORTHWOOD ESTATES: A well-established sub-division in North Charleston that surrounds 3 small lakes and adjoins the city park. The bordering city park has a well-shaded playground, junior Olympic size pool, basketball courts, a baseball field, picnic area, and recreation center. With spacious lots of an average of 1/3 acre and mature trees, this is a great choice for views and families with children. Northwood’s Mall and I-26 are only minutes away. Typical features of these homes include: garages and carports, front porches and rear decks, and brick veneer in the older section. Lots range in size from ¼ to ½ acre, and homes from 1,500-2,500 square feet, with prices from $100,000-175,000.
LONGBOROUGH: Located just north of the Citadel, on the Charleston peninsula, these 2 and 3 story American bungalow and Charleston, Goose Creek and Summerville single homes have a great view of the marsh and Ashley River. Some of the popular features include: front porches, detached garages large enough for efficiency apartments overhead, 10 foot downstairs ceilings and 9 foot upper story ceilings, marble fireplaces, detailed woodwork, and shingle or metal roofs. Homes average 1,600-3,400 square feet and $380,000-685,000.
WESTCOTT GLEN: Located in the Dorchester County part of Summerville, these 1 and 2-story homes either front or are within walking distance of the municipal Golf Club at Westcott Plantation. All the homes have hardwood floors in the foyer, Italian slate mantels on the fireplaces, microwave ovens and smooth-top stoves in the kitchen, and rear patios. Other typical features are: garden tubs and separate showers, 2-car garages, large bonus rooms, crown molding in foyer, living and dining rooms, and double-bowl vanities that are 36 instead of 33 inches high. Homes range from 1,607-3,012 square feet, and $170,000-240,000. Click the link for a visual tour of Wescott Glen and Wescott Plantation.
THE OAKS: Imagine yourself on an 18th century plantation formerly owned by a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Arthur Middleton. Imagine driving down the lane surrounded on both sides by live oaks hung with Spanish moss, to the Georgian-style mansion converted to a clubhouse. This is The Oaks, off Redbank Road in Goose Creek, a community filled with mature live oaks, azaleas, camellias, a wildlife-rich lake, and a golf course. Typical features include: brick exteriors, large lots, hardwood floors, and patios. Homes vary from 1,073-3,503 square feet, and $60,000-260,000.
SUMMER RIDGE: This Summerville community is adjacent to Summer Trace and consists of 1 and 2-story homes, which come standard with microwaves and smooth-top ranges. Some typical features are: brick exteriors, 5-cycle dishwasher and garbage disposal, and insulated thermal windows. Homes are 1,446-2,474 square feet, and $149,500-209,000.
VISTAS AT WESCOTT: Located in Wescott Plantation, off Dorchester Road in Summerville; these 1 & 2-story homes come standard with 9-foot ceilings on the first floor, stainless steel appliances, 42-inch kitchen cabinets, cultured marble countertops, screened porches, and upstairs “hobby rooms” in the 1-story models. Many of them have “vistas” of the golf course or woodlands. Other typical features are: concrete slab foundation, hardwood floors in the foyer, structured wiring for 6 phones and cable outlets, and fiberglass shingles. Homes are 1,397-2,138 square feet, and $153,900-194,900.
CARRIAGE PARK: This picturesque neighborhood is located in Bridges of Summerville off of Creek Bend Drive. Stucco sided Charleston-style single homes with cool verandas and 9-foot ceilings line the sidewalks and pedestrian alleys. Garages are detached and located out of sight in the back of the home. Home range in: size from 1,340-2,416 square feet; and in price from $125,900-163,400.
SHELLPOINT: The subdivision is located off Rifle Range Road in. Mt. Pleasant. This community of woods, and a 27-acre pond, has sidewalks throughout it. The homes are of Lowcountry and Charleston-single home design. They vary from: 1,800-2,900 square feet; and $329,000-475,000.
THE GROVES: This neighborhood, established in the late ‘50s, is full of charming old oaks, large half-acre lots, and one-story brick ranch-style homes with hardwood floors. It is located between Frontage Road and Coleman Boulevard in Mt. Pleasant. Homes range from: 1,290-3,000 square feet; $200,000-500,000.
ASHLEY RIVER COMMONS: This community of 2 and 3-story town homes is just a mile from the entrance to Charleston Air Force Base, and a couple minutes from; I-526, I-26, the coliseum, and the airport. The community has: fountain-fed ponds, a boat dock and ramp on the Ashley River, tennis courts and a large swimming pool. Standard features include: stove & dishwasher, high smooth ceilings, decks, patios, full attic storage, and a fire prevention sprinkler system. Three-story homes have: garages and first-floor bonus rooms; decks on the second and third floors that look out on woods, ponds or marsh; and a master bedroom on the third floor that opens onto the third floor deck. Homes vary from: 1,291-1,963 square feet; and $119,900-162,900.
PLUM CREEK: A community of 1 and 2-story Colonial and Lowcountry style homes built on a mild grade. It is located off of Old Orangeburg Road in Summerville. Front porches and rear patios come standard, with other typical features being; stainless steel kitchen appliances, crown molding, brushed nickel handles on doors, and corrugated hurricane panels. Homes range from: 1,600-2,815 square feet; and $157,990-233,990.
CLEAR VIEW: Most of the homes in this James Island community were built in the ‘50s & ‘60s. They are predominately brick 1 & 2-story homes with oaks, palmettos, and pampas grass. Most of the homes have views of the Battery across the Charleston Harbor, Lake Edmunds, or the marsh. Some of the homes are inside, and some outside; of the Charleston city limits. Typical features of these homes include; porches, wooded lots, gas heat, and 3 bedrooms and up. Homes vary from: 1,200-5,000 square feet; and $200,000-900,000.
JOPPA WAY: Appropriately named after the seaport town Jonah took ship from, this community of modular homes is located off Jonah Street. The neighborhood is surrounded by woods, and has a quaint pond. Typical features include: smooth ceilings; carpet in bedroom, living room, and hall; refrigerator, range, and dishwasher; sod and shrubs in the front yard; and crown molding. Homes range in: size from 1,056-1540 square feet, and price from $121,151-133,935.
LIBERTY HALL PLANTATION: This new subdivision consists of several sub-sections is located off Liberty Hall Road in Goose Creek. Nice entrance way with greenways. Very convenient to the Naval Weapons Station and I-26 & 526. Liberty Hall Plantation has a nice swimming pool, a park, and a fire and police station. The new construction offerings include cul-de-sacs; marsh and pond sites. Current incentives include “hometown hero” discounts for police, firefighters, active duty military, emergency medical personnel, and teachers. Here take a look at all active listings in all sections: Liberty Hall Plantation.
HIDDEN RIVER: This new neighborhood on the Ashley River at The Park at Rivers Edge, is a gated community of single-family and townhomes. Located conveniently near Robert Bosh Co., these homes come standard with such features as: concrete patios, shutters on the front windows, full-size mirrors, sliding glass doors, and ceiling fans in the great rooms. They also have sodded & landscaped yards, low maintenance vinyl siding, separate shower and tub in master bedrooms, and disposal in kitchens. A great advantage for those wanting to avoid stairs; is that these homes are one-story. Homes range in size from 1,127-1,684; and in price from $114,900-164,900.
THE VILLAGE ON CENTRAL: Appropriately named since it is located off Central Avenue on Summerville, this is a subdivision of 1-story, 2-bedroom, maintenance free, duplexes. Three-bedroom duplexes are planned for the future. Typical features include: Range, dishwasher, and disposal; security system; fully sodded yards; and a gas furnace. Sizes vary from 1,120-1,196 square feet, and prices from $99,900-111,900.
BATTERY HAIG ON THE STONO: This neighborhood of custom built homes on the Stono River in West Ashley has a 600-foot-long community dock with 2 concrete floating docks attached, a boat landing, and permits for 17 private docks from waterfront lots. Typical features consist of: marsh, creek, or riverside frontage; non-vinyl siding; and hardwood floors. Homes are 2,500-4,000 square feet; and $400,000-1 million.
HIDDEN COVE: This new condominium neighborhood is just down the road from the Tail Race Canal in Moncks Corner, Where you can put your boat in at the Hidden Cove Marina for $3. The community has a swimming pool and tennis court, and will have the convenience of a Super Wal-Mart, currently being built right across the road. These 2-bedroom units come standard with such features as: gas fireplace, utility space /study, two baths, ceiling fans, electric heat and air, and 42” instead of 30” cabinets. Units start at 1,131sq.ft; the starting price is about $110,000.
LOWNDES POINTE:A new community on the banks of the Ashley River, on the peninsular. This neighborhood is about 5 min. to downtown Charleston. Of the 31 Charleston single homes planed for this community we are told that 5 will face straight on, 13 will face upriver, and the same number downriver. All of the marsh and river lots will have custom-built homes. Even though it is on the peninsular, it is still private from the streets of downtown. Amenities of this neighborhood will be a community dock linking 12 “Jet” docks, gas lantern street lights, sidewalks, and lawn sprinklers. Features will be multiple porches, marsh and water views, 2-2½ stories, fiber cement siding, 10 ft ceilings downstairs, heavy moldings, and 2-car garages. Homes will range in size from 1,800-4,000 square feet and will be priced from $750,000-1+ million.
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