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Charleston County

Charleston County public schools serve most residents who live in downtown Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, James Island, John's Island, West Ashley, and North Charleston. The schools in Mt. Pleasant are rated the best in Charleston County. Charleston County School District is made up of eight constituent districts to serve the greater Charleston area. Altogether, these districts have more than 48,000 students that range from pre-kindergarten to the twelfth grade.

For additional information use the following link:

http://www.ccsdschools.com/Our_Schools/

Berkeley County

Most residents living in Daniel Island, Goose Creek, Hanahan, Ladson (which is part of Summerville), and Moncks Corner are zoned for Berkeley County public schools. The Daniel Island schools are the best schools in the Berkeley County school district.

For additional information use the following link:

http://www.berkeley.k12.sc.us/

Dorchester County

Dorchester County public schools serve most residents of Summerville and some residents of North Charleston. There are two Dorchester County school districts, Dorchester 2 and Dorchester 4. The Dorchester 2 School District is consistently ranked one of the best public school districts in the Charleston area.

For additional information use the following links:

http://www.dorchester2.k12.sc.us/

http://www.dorchester4.k12.sc.us/home.aspx

MONCKS CORNER

Moncks Corner is the county seat of Berkeley County, South Carolina with a population just over 6,000. The Town of Moncks Corner, named for landowner Thomas Monck, dates back to 1728. It began as a trading post with a few taverns and stores. During colonial times Moncks Corner was a major settlement for the French Protestant Huguenots, who came to South Carolina to escape persecution in Europe. Many Berkeley and adjacent county surnames today evidence this French influence. The Northeastern Railroad laid its tracks in 1856 and the train depot became the center of a new Town of Moncks Corner. Today Moncks Corner is a thriving community located adjacent to Lake Moultrie and along the Cooper River with several new subdivisions within its city limits.

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Local Subdivisions

Pimlico Spring Grove Plantation Berkeley Country Club Conifer Hall
Moss Grove Fox Bank Plantation Cypress Ridge Blackstone
Oakley Point Fairlawn Barony    

Points Of Interest

Lake Moultrie Cypress Gardens Mepkin Abbey Old Santee Canal State Park

GOOSE CREEK

The city of Goose Creek located in the southern end of Berkeley County, South Carolina was established in 1961 has a population of just over 30,000.  Its history dates back many centuries. In early colonial times the term "Goose Creek men" was used for a group of colonists, mostly settled a few miles west of Charleston near a stream called Goose Creek. The Goose Creek men became leaders of the early Indian trade, and by the 1690s many held important offices in the colonial government.  The City has achieved a balance between growth, the environment and the preservation of small town character. Residents live, work and raise their families surrounded by the rich historic and natural treasures of the low country.  Goose Creek real estate is ideal for people who want to live near Charleston but want to avoid the high housing prices associated with living in Charleston County. Residents of Goose Creek are about a 30 minute drive from downtown Charleston and about 45 minutes from Folly Beach. Travel to fishing and hunting opportunities in Berkeley County are, likewise, only thirty minutes away.  Because it is further inland, house prices in Goose Creek are much more affordable than most areas around Charleston.

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Local Subdivisions

Boulder Bluff Liberty Hall Plantation Sedgefield Forest Lawn
Devon Forest Cokers Crossing Foxborough Briarwood
St. James Estates Crowfield Plantation Willowbrook Braemoor

HANAHAN

Hanahan, incorporated in 1972, is located on the very south end of Berkeley Count with a population just of 14,000. Hanahan is bordered on the west and south by the city of North Charleston. To the east is the old Naval Weapons Station. A very small portion of the Navy base is actually in Hanahan’s city limits. Among other uses of the former submarine base, the Naval Consolidated Brig is there, as is the Navy’s Nuclear Power School. To the north is an unincorporated portion of Berkeley County. Most areas of Hanahan are located within a 10-15 minute drive of the major shopping areas, including The Northwoods Mall (in North Charleston), in what is known locally as the “North Area.” Also within a short drive are Interstate 26 and Interstate 526, as well as U.S. Highway 52. The public schools in Hanahan are considered to be some of the best in the Tri-County Area (consisting of Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties).

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Local Subdivisions

Yeman's Park Charleston Farms Otranto Belvedere Estates
Beverly Hills Eagle Landing Eagle Point Tanner Plantation
The Reserve      

SUMMERVILLE

Summerville is a town in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties with a population of nearly 50,000. Summerville has enjoyed the reputation as a relaxed, friendly community since pre-Civil War times, when Charlestonians would escape summer mosquitoes and coastal humidity with retreats to this pleasant landscape. Summerville’s physical attraction included the healthful effect of dry air infused with derivatives of turpentine from surrounding pines that earned it an international reputation for cure of lung and throat disorders. But a major part of the town's attraction has been and is now visual, as the rich sandy loam soil of the Summerville area is ideal for gardening, and annually blooms boom. Dogwood, camellia and magnolia grace Summerville throughout the year, but the signature spring flower of the town is the azalea indica, a hybrid plant introduced to America by local plantation owner George Grimke Drayton in 1840. The hearty evergreen blooms in stunning abundance of whites, pinks and reds from every garden, park and green space in Summerville, which has hosted the popular Flowertown Festival each April since 1972. More than 100,000 people flock to this celebration of folk arts, crafts, and music, where nature's colorful show is the major draw.

You will find a great selection of homes for sale in Summerville with sales prices that are much less than other areas around Charleston! Located about 40 minutes west of the Charleston Peninsula, Summerville is ideal for people who want to live near Charleston but don't want the high home prices that come with living in Charleston. Buyers will spend approximately 30% less for a home in Summerville than they would for the same home in Mt. Pleasant, James Island, Johns Island, or West Ashley.

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Local Subdivisions

Lakes Of Summerville Buckshire Wescott Plantation Kings Grant
Bridges Of Summerville Quail Harbor Legend Oaks Plantation Briarwood
Ashboro White Gables Sangaree Flowertown
Knightsville Pine Forest Country Club Summerville Greenhurst

Points Of Interest

Summerville Azalea Park Flower town Azalea Festival    Drayton Hall Magnolia Plantation and Gardens 
Middleton Place  Target's Super Wal-Mart Historic Downtown Shops
Golfing       

WEST OF THE ASHLEY

West Ashley refers to the area west of the Charleston peninsula, bordered by the Ashley River and Intracoastal Waterway. A large selection of moderately priced homes in desirable neighborhoods is available as well as executive homes on lots that front on the Ashley River, tidal marshes, and creeks. New construction of marsh homes is ongoing. West Ashley is the oldest suburb in Charleston and the closest to town. There are many neighborhoods with golf, tennis, and swimming. Boating on the Ashley River is popular, and homes on deep water lots are in high demand. History comes alive at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, located on Route 171 on the very spot where the English colonists in 1670 established the first permanent European settlement in the Carolinas. Among the park's unique features is the Animal Forest, a zoo that's home to species the settlers would have encountered. There's also the Adventure, a life-size reproduction of a 17th-century trading vessel. In addition to learning about maritime trade, visitors can tour the actual landing site and explore how Charles Towne established itself as a permanent community and eventually became one of the wealthiest colonies in America. Interpretive panels along the self-guided walking trails help visitors gain insight into the relevance of this historic site. Located along Ashley Road are three historic plantation houses--Drayton Hall, Magnolia Plantation and Middleton Place. Drayton Hall, the construction of which was completed in four years by European and African-American craftsmen, is the South's oldest surviving example of Georgian-Palladian architecture. Still without running water, electric lighting or central heating, the house remains much the same today as it was when completed in 1742.

Local Subdivisions

Inside of I-526
Maryville Forest Ardmore Sherwood Forest Old Town Acres
East Oak Forest West Oak Forest Air Harbor Byrnes Down
Parkwood Estates Northbridge Terrace Sandhurst Wespanee Plantation
Capri Isle South Windermere Windermere Avondale
The Crescent      
Outside of I-526
Grand Oaks Plantation Shadowmoss Plantation Village Green Hunt Club
Carolina Bay Longbranch Drayton on the Ashley Hickory Hill Plantation
Poplar Grove Pierpoint Sylvan Shores Croghan Landing
Shieveling Plantation MacLaura Hall    

Points Of Interest

Citadel Mall Super Wal-Mart Numerous Shopping Centers Charles Towne Landing
Middleton Place Middleton Place Magnolia Plantation Drayton Hall
Golfing Saint Francis Hospital    

HISTORIC CHARLESTON PENINSULA

Charleston is located just south of the mid-point of South Carolina's coast line, at the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers. Charleston's name is derived from Charles Towne, named after King Charles II of England. It is the largest city and county seat of Charleston County. The city was founded as Charlestown or Charles Towne in 1670, and moved to its present location (Oyster Point) from a location on the west bank of the Ashley River in 1680; it adopted its present name in 1783. In 1690, Charleston was the fifth largest city in North America, and remained among the ten largest cities in the United States through the 1840 census. Charleston is known as The Holy City due to the prominence of churches on the low-rise cityscape, particularly the numerous steeples which dot the city's skyline. The population was estimated to be 118,492 in 2007, making it the second most populous city in South Carolina closely behind the state capital Columbia. Downtown offers a wide selection of homes for sale, from massive single family homes to large condos. Pricing is often viewed as being on a sliding scale from the Battery, where the beautiful, carefully restored colonial homes often begin in the million dollar range, to the modest Charleston Singles and town homes in the northwest portion of the peninsula near the Crosstown, where prices are much lower. Above the Crosstown has older homes that are being renovated.

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Local Subdivisions

South of Broad Harleston Village French Quarter Mazyck-Wraggsborough
Radclifborough Cannoborough Elliotborough Hampton Park
Wagener Terrace Hampton Park Terrace North Central Westside
Midtown Ansonborough Eastside  

Points Of Interest

Cooper River Bridge Run The Battery  Charleston Ghost Tours Meeting Street Bed and Breakfast 
Beautiful Churches South Carolina Aquarium Downtown Shopping  Spoleto Festival
Great Restaurants Medical University of South Carolina College of Charleston Roper Hospital
The Citadel  Fort Sumter    

NORTH CHARLESTON

North Charleston is a suburban city with population of just over 91,000. This ranks as 3rd in city limit populations within the state, after Columbia and Charleston, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Incorporated in June 1972, North Charleston had a population of 21,000 and an area of seven square miles. Since that time, the city has quadrupled its population and now encompasses more than 76.6 square miles. North Charleston offers a wealth of real estate opportunities and possibilities to a purchaser that is willing to look a little deeper. Not only are large development communities springing up to meet the demands of the market, but older neighborhoods are beginning to see an influx of buyers and renovation at an unprecedented rate. Houses in these revitalized neighborhoods can show a quality of construction often not found in today's newer homes, all in a colorful and vibrant atmosphere.

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Local Subdivisions

Park Circle Brentwood Evanston Estates Archdale
Covington Hills Whitehall South Colony North Dorchester Terrace

Points Of Interest

Hunnley Submarine Northwood Mall  Super Wal-Mart Trident Technical College 
Trident Medical Center Tanger Outlet Mall Charleston International Airport Charleston Air Force Base
Historic Downtown      

MOUNT PLEASANT

Mount Pleasant is the fifth largest municipality in South Carolina, and for several years it was one of the state's fastest growing areas, literally doubling in population size between 1990 and 2000. As of 2007, the town had an estimated population of 64,707. Sitting just across beautiful Charleston Harbor and connected to the historic city by the new 8 lane Arthur Ravenel Bridge, the charming town of Mount Pleasant is a sought-after residential real estate address. Beyond the old village, Mt. Pleasant extends through well planned neighborhoods to the edge of the Francis Marion National Forest. High waterfront bluffs adorned with antebellum homes and towering oaks offer a town-within-a-town character in Mount Pleasant’s Old Village District. A variety of desirable properties range from waterfront homes, lots and townhomes along winding, pristine creeks such as Shem Creek, Hobcaw Creek , and Beresford Creek, the scenic Wando and Cooper rivers, and the expansive marshes along a fifteen-mile stretch the intracostal waterway. For the golfer, there are numerous courses.

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Local Subdivisions

Out To Highway 41
Belle Hall Brickyard Plantation Creekside Park Grassy Creek
Ion Village Hamlin Plantation Molasses Creek Oakhaven
Olde Park Snee Farms The Groves Old Village
Beyond Highway 41
Charleston National Darrell Creek Dunes West Park West
Laurel Hill Plantation Rivertowne Planters Pointe  

Points Of Interest

Patriot Point Boone Hall Plantation Super Wal-Mart Charles Pinckney National Site
Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina Golfing  The Village Playhouse  Fine Restaurants

ISLE OF PALMS

The island remained without permanent inhabitants until the late 19th century when the island became recognized by locals of the area as a refuge from the summer heat and tempo of Charleston. The island was purchased in 1899 by J.S. Lawrence, who renamed it the Isle of Palms. Isle of Palms is located just 20 minutes north of downtown Charleston, on the Atlantic Ocean side of Mt. Pleasant. In the 1970's the rest of the world discovered the joys of the Isle of Palms and real estate development blossomed. In 1975, the Sea Pines Co., one of the major developers of Hilton Head Island, established a similar resort enterprise on 900 acres of land at the northeast end of the island. Originally named The Isle of Palms Beach and Racquet Club it was renamed The Wild Dunes Beach and Racquet Club in 1984 and today is simply called Wild Dunes. With nationally recognized golf courses and other resort amenities, Wild Dunes has become a major vacation locale on the South Carolina coast. In spite of the changes wrought over the last 20 years, with its six miles of white, sandy beaches, the Isle of Palms remains a place of beautiful serenity for residents and visitors today.

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JAMES ISLAND

James Island is situated to the south of Wappoo Creek and Charleston Harbor, north of Morris Island, Folly Beach to the east, and the Stono River along with John's Island to the West. While the town has been incorporated, the town limits do not incorporate the entire island of James Island. There are approximately 20,000 residents in the town and approximately 18,000 in Charleston's city limits.  It is largely a residential community located only minutes from downtown Charleston and Folly Beach.

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Local Subdivisions

Lighthouse Point Woodland Shores Centerville Clearview
Lawton Bluff Ocean Neighbors Riverland Terrace Harbor Woods
Bayview Farms Parrot Creek Stiles Point Country Club Estates
Seaside Plantation Harbor View Marlborough Woodward Pointe

Points Of Interest

James Island County Park The Festival of Lights Wal-Mart Downtown Charleston
Charleston Municipal Golf Course Folly Beach    

FOLLY BEACH

Folly Beach has always been a part of coastal South Carolina’s history and charm. Nestled between the Folly River and the Atlantic Ocean, just fifteen minutes from downtown Charleston, the barrier island of Folly Beach truly offers you the best of both worlds. Locals refer to our little corner of the world as the "Edge of America".  When you wake up in the morning you'll enjoy the sunrise on the beach and finish your day watching a spectacular sunset on the Folly River. On the eastern tip of the Island you'll find an outstanding view of the Morris Island Lighthouse from one of our three county parks. The Fishing Pier, which extends more than 1,045 feet into the Atlantic Ocean, hosts fishing tournaments . . . and if you want to fish, you can rent everything you need at the shop on the Pier. Folly Beach has some of the best surfing on the east coast and holds several surfing events yearly.

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Points Of Interest

Folly Beach Fishing Pier The Holiday Inn Folly Beach County Park Morris Island Lighthouse

JOHNS ISLAND

Johns Island is one of many sea islands along the coast of South Carolina and home to the Angel Oak, a 1400 year old Southern Live Oak Tree. It is located to the west of James Island and to the east of Wadmalaw Island and inshore of Seabrook Island and Kiawah Island. It is separated from the mainland by the tidal Stono River, which forms part of the Intracoastal Waterway. The island is the second largest island on the east coast. Johns Island was originally occupied by Native American tribes, including the Kiawah, before the English settlers reached Charleston. The island later was crossed over by the British in their siege of Charleston, and was the site of several skirmishes in the Civil War. Roughly one-third of the island is within the city limits of Charleston. The population of John's Island is growing because of its proximity to Charleston. Despite substantial and vocal opposition to development, it is rapidly changing from a rural farming community to a suburban bedroom community with a population of 13,000.

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Local Subdivisions

Winnsboro Lakes Rushland Landing Brownswood Farms St. Johns Crossing
Summertrees The Bend at River Road Barberry Woods Grimball Gates
Gift Plantation The Villages in St. Johns Woods Kiawah River Estates Headquarters Island

Points Of Interest

The Angel Oak Johns Island County Park Charleston Tea Farm  

SEABROOK ISLAND

Seabrook is a private island resort Edged by 3 miles of wide beaches and pristine dunes along the South Carolina coast with a population just over 1,300. Club members and their guests enjoy two championship golf courses, a tennis center, horseback riding, a fitness center and many other amenities. Yet, despite its peaceful seclusion, Seabrook Island is conveniently located less than 30 minutes from all the charms of Charleston, the south's most romantic city.

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Points Of Interest

Bohicket Marina The Freshfields Village Beachwalker County Park Equestrian Center
Golfing  The Sanctuary Hotel    

KIAWAH ISLAND

Kiawah (Key-a-wah) Island perpetuates the name of the Kiawah Indian tribe who used the Island for hunting and fishing during the 1600s. In 1675, the Kiawah Indians ceded the Island to the English Lords' Proprietor, Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftsbury. Kiawah Island is approximately 10 miles long and 1 mile wide and the beach is over 300 feet wide at low tide. There approximately 1,300 full time residents. Today Kiawah Island is a private resort and residential community that combines exclusive style with relaxed island living. Picture a place where tradition, tranquility, and respect for nature create an exceptional lifestyle for individuals seeking luxury real estate for a primary residence or vacation home. Located just 30 minutes south of historic Charleston, this sun-washed barrier island offers both sophistication and simplicity. Here you can dine in five-star luxury or spread a simple picnic on the beach. There are 20 miles of bike paths. Wildlife abounds on the island. There are five golf courses on the island the Ocean Course, Osprey Course, Turtle Course, and Ocean Course are public golf courses and the River Course is a private course.

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Points Of Interest

5 Championship Golf Courses The Sanctuary Hotel Beachwalker Park The Freshfields Village
Night Heron Park Excellent Dining    

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Hanahan, South Carolina

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 This parcel is approximately 0.9 acres as taken form the county tax record. The lot is zoned commercial. It is located at the intersection of North Rhett Avenue and Maverick Drive, which is the entrance to Spring Valley Mobile Home Park. The a portion of...

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