Giving the word “community” a whole new meaning, Daniel Island is a treasure to behold. Imagine opening your front door and the entire island being your playground. Endless acres of trails to explore, draping oak trees to stroll under, children’s parks to visit, and shorelines and boardwalks to relax upon. Sunrise and sunset are equally as breathtaking here on this little piece of paradise. Where everyone knows you by name and pulls out a chair for you at their dinner table. “DI” embodies the saying. “it takes a village.”
This master-planned community positioned just outside of the bustling city serves as respite to those seeking a slower pace life. Popular with families, young professionals, and retirees alike, Daniel Island offers the conveniences of neighborhood schools, medical offices, shopping, music concerts, and dining. Serving as a home to numerous companies including Blackbaud, and BenefitFocus, many residents even work on Daniel Island.
It also serves as home of the Volvo Car Stadium, host of the Volvo Car Open. When it’s not serving as host to professional tennis starts and local tennis enthusiasts, the stadium opens its doors to several headlining musical artists each year.
With its abundance of entertainment, parks, dining, shopping, and views, Mount Pleasant, or “Mt. P.” as the locals call it, offers coastal living at its finest. An eclectic blend of both older and new construction homes, many people seek Mount Pleasant for its proximity to beaches, award winning schools, and access to waterways.
Coastal living in Mt. Pleasant offers a lifestyle like no other. It’s not uncommon for residents to hop on a paddleboard and play with the dolphins at sunrise before breakfast, take a boat to their favorite restaurant along Shem Creek for dinner, or enjoy a scenic sunset stroll atop the Ravenel Bridge. Or maybe all three.
Attracting retirees, families, young professionals, and everyone in between, Mt. Pleasant’s lush green land, endless waves, and shimmery shores answer the call of the view-seeking outdoor enthusiasts.
Hip, affordable, and dog-friendly, Park Circle is embracing its reputation as a trendy new community. With ease to bike or walk to just about everything the circle has to offer, people are starting to take notice of the reputation, too.
While the Park Circle area itself isn’t new, its recent revitalization over the past few years offers a fresh feel. Hopping on a bike or walking to one of the coffee shops, breweries, or local restaurants is pretty much a given for residents here. While the main strip of East Montague offers all the above and then some, you can easily escape to a park or quiet water views.
Set on the banks of the beautiful Cooper River, Riverfront Park is also just a short bike ride away. The endless acres offer Park Circle residents a place to relax, grab an outdoor yoga class, or even an outdoor music festival. Adjacent to the historic homes once occupied by Naval officers who were stationed on the Charleston Naval Base, it also makes for a fun place to lose track of time and wander.
While there is plenty of fun in lifestyle here, Park Circle is also home to the #1 nationally ranked high school, Academic Magnet High School (as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, 2019).
Recognized as a nurturing community, Summerville is known for its mix of rich history and southern charm. Once a location for Charlestonians to seek respite from summer heat, Summerville has grown to a sprawling community. You’ll find no shortage of art, cuisine, activities, and shopping, especially in the downtown area of Main Street. Park, stroll, and enjoy historic charm with our expected modern-day conveniences.
Summerville now serves as the headquarters of several commercial brands, including Bosch and MeadWestvaco. The near neighboring city of Ladson houses both Volvo and Mercedes-Benz making Summerville a very sought-after residential area; offering access to great schools, ease to the interstate and the availability of new, pre-owned, and even historic homes.
Home of the annual Flowertown Festival and inventors of sweet tea, Summerville is definitely an area to consider. Lowcountry lifestyle living with affordable home options along with close proximity to all that Charleston has to offer.
Offering a small-town feel close to the city and Folly Beach, James Island is a beautiful area rich in history. You’ll find no shortage of water, marsh views and access to the Charleston Harbor. Well established neighborhoods, lush views, entertainment, dining, and sought-after schools make James Island a great area for people in all stages of life. If a view is what your chasing, this area is definitely one to consider.
Goose Creek offers a smaller town feel with all the near conveniences of the big city. It’s located just minutes from the international tourist destination of Charleston, and the pristine beaches and coastal life that Charleston provides. It is situated perfectly between the state’s Boeing plant to its south, Volvo’s automotive plant to its north, and the Naval Weapons Station within its city limits. All of which have turned the region into a hotbed of industrial growth.
Residents of Moncks Corner enjoy a high quality of life full of hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking. Located about 30-40 minutes outside of Charleston, many people choose Moncks Corner as their home due to its country like amenities and affordable home prices.