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A Community You Can Call Your Own

Feeling good about the community you live in can be just as important as selecting the right home. As a local expert, I will help you find a neighborhood that best suits your needs.

From local restaurants and activities to school information and market trends, explore the communities I serve.

Awendaw

The Town of Awendaw, established in 1992 and home to 1,200 residents, sits nestled along the eastern edge of the Francis Marion National Forest and the western edge of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. This unique setting offers abundant outdoor experiences for its residents and visitors.

Awendaw is home to several education-oriented entities.

  • The Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center
  • Center for Birds of Prey/Avian Conservation
  • Bull Island Ferry

Also, several events celebrating the environment.

  • The Town’s Annual Blue Crab Festival
  • Sewee Association’s Annual Oyster Roast
  • Annual Bulls Bay Nature Festival
  • Awendaw Green, a weekly outdoor music event at Sewee Outpost

Awendaw Properties

  • Listing Price: $963,987
  • Active Listings: 60
  • Price/Sq Ft.: $333
  • Foreclosures / REO: 0

Downtown Charleston Area

Website: https://www.charleston-sc.gov/

Charleston, the official seat of the county that bears its name, is the oldest and second most populated city in South Carolina. Many of its proud 135,000 residents like to explain that it is located- ‘where the Cooper and Ashley Rivers come together to form the Atlantic Ocean.’

Charleston is recognized throughout the world for its charm that directly results from preserved history, natural beauty, friendly and welcoming people, awe-inspiring restaurants, and more.

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When many speak of Charleston, they are referencing its Downtown, otherwise known as The Peninsula. However, it officially includes areas that are outlined on their own throughout the website.

  • West Ashley
  • James Island
  • Johns Island
  • Daniel Island
  • Cainhoy Peninsula

One of the true jewels of the Low Country, Charleston’s Downtown, is easily accessed from Mt. Pleasant via the Ravenel Bridge, from North Charleston and beyond via Interstate 26, and from West of the Ashley by Rte. 17. The Peninsula is literally just feet above sea level. The results are breath-taking buildings that appear to rise from the sea.

Downtown Charleston Area Properties

  • Listing Price: $840,397
  • Active Listings: 1465
  • Price/Sq Ft.: $393
  • Foreclosures/REO: 0

Folly Beach

Website: https://www.follybeach.com/

Folly Beach is a city on Folly Island, in South Carolina, just south of Charleston. It’s home to Folly Beach Pier, stretching more than 1,000 feet into the ocean. Center street is lined with surf and souvenir shops. Folly Beach County Park has picnic areas and a pelican rookery. Beautiful beaches and wildlife-rich habitats, Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve, has views of Morris Island Lighthouse, completed in 1876. On New Year’s eve, they drop a giant flip flop similar to the ball dropping in New York City.

Folly beach is a quaint, somewhat hippieish (if that's a word) town. People enjoy playing volleyball on the beach. You can find some great restaurants around.

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Folly Beach Properties

  • Listing Price: $660,055
  • Active Listings: 67
  • Price/Sq Ft.: $429
  • Foreclosures /REO: 1.4925%

Goose Creek

Website: https://www.cityofgoosecreek.com/

Goose Creek, the municipality that business week called the best place to raise a family in South Carolina, is located minutes from the international tourist destination of Charleston and the pristine beaches of coastal South Carolina.

It is situated perfectly between the state's Boeing plant to its south and Volvo's automotive plant to its north, both of which have turned the region into a hotbed of industrial growth.

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Goose Creek Properties

  • Listing Price: $260,109
  • Active Listings: 92
  • Price/Sq Ft.: $144
  • Foreclosures /REO: 0
Hanahan

Hanahan

Website: https://cityofhanahan.com/

In 1903, Mr. Ross Hanahan was chairman and a chemist with the Commissioners of Public Works in the City of Charleston, South Carolina. The first construction at the now present waterworks was a pumping station completed in 1903. The pumping station was named the Saxon Pumping Station. The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad built a station at Highland Park, which was named the Saxon Stop in 1719. The Saxon Pumping Station and the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Station at Highland Park were re-named Hanahan Pumping Station and Hanahan Stop after Mr. Ross Hanahan. This was because there was a Saxon, North Carolina, on the Atlantic Coast Line.

Freight destined for the Commissioners of Public Works was disbursed in Saxon, North Carolina. Freight arriving via Seaboard Railroad located on the north side of Hanahan's city had to be trucked via Remount Road, west on Highway 52, and Hanahan's right into the waterworks area. This happened because there was no bridge across Turkey Creek on Murray Drive.

A Glimpse of Its History

  • In 1928, the Commissioners of Public Works petitioned the Berkeley County Delegation to have a bridge constructed across Turkey Creek.
  • In 194, the House of Representatives passed an Act naming the area the Highland Park Water and Sewer Authority.
  • In 1948, the House of Representatives passed another act renaming the area from Highland Park Fire and Water District to the Hanahan Public Service Commission.
  • Hanahan’s incorporation on September 21st, 1973, allowed it to become a more self-sufficient city and continue the heritage that started it as a public service district, a peaceful community.
  • The citizens of Hanahan adopted the Council form of Government under the Home Rule Statute, Act No. 238 of 1975. The certificate of incorporation was issued by the Secretary of State on April 8th, 1976.

Hanahan Properties

  • Listing Price: $376,442
  • Active Listings: 64
  • Price/Sq Ft.: $173
  • Foreclosures/REO: 0

Isle of Palms

Website: https://www.iop.net/home

Isle of Palms is a city in South Carolina, on the slender barrier island of the same name. It’s known for its beaches backed by condos and eateries. Sea turtles nest in the area.

The oceanfront Isle of Palms County Park includes a beach, picnic areas, and a playground. Neighboring Sullivan’s Island is home to Fort Moultrie, the site of important battles during the American Revolution and the Civil War.

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Isle of Palms Properties

  • Listing Price: $1,624,184
  • Active Listings: 95
  • Price/Sq Ft.: $681
  • Foreclosures/REO: 0
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James Island

Website: http://www.jamesislandsc.us/

James Island is a town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. It is located in the central and southern parts of James Island.

James Island Properties

  • Listing Price: $1,218,084
  • Active Listings: 704
  • Price/Sq Ft.: $454
  • Foreclosures/REO: 0

Johns Island

Website: https://charleston.com/areas/johns-island

Johns Island also spelled John's Island, is an island in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. This is the largest island in the state of South Carolina. Johns Island is bordered by the Wadmalaw, Seabrook, Kiawah, Edisto, Folly, and James islands; the Stono and Kiawah rivers separate Johns Island from its border islands.

It is the fourth-largest island on the US east coast, surpassed only by Long Island, Mount Desert Island, and Martha's Vineyard. Johns Island is 84 square miles (220 km2) in area, with a population of 21,500 people. Johns Island was named after Saint John Parish in Barbados by the first English colonial settlers on the island, who had come from there.

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Johns Island Properties

  • Listing Price: $1,218,084
  • Active Listings: 704
  • Price/Sq Ft.: $454
  • Foreclosures /REO: 0

Mt. Pleasant

Website: https://www.tompsc.com/

Mount Pleasant is a large suburban town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. It is the fourth largest municipality and largest town in South Carolina. For several years, it was one of the state's fastest-growing areas, doubling in population between 1990 and 2000. Great planned communities like Park West, Dunes West, classic subdivisions like Old Village are near to this site. Mount Pleasant is a little on the pricey side for housing but a great place to live and work.

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Mt. Pleasant Properties

  • Listing Price: $830,266
  • Active Listings: 448
  • Price/Sq Ft.: $322
  • Foreclosures /REO: 0
North Charleston

North Charleston

Website: https://www.northcharleston.org/

North Charleston is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, with incorporated areas in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties.

On June 12, 1972, the city of North Charleston was incorporated and was rated as the ninth-largest city in South Carolina. Great subdivisions like Park Circle, Mixon, and more.

North Charleston Properties

  • Listing Price: $840,109
  • Active Listings: 1468
  • Price/Sq Ft.: $392
  • Foreclosures/REO: 0

Sullivan's Island

Sullivan’s Island is a two and a half-mile long barrier island near the Charleston Harbor entrance. It is home to a little over 2,000 residents in half as many households. Residents enjoy the small-town charm and relaxed lifestyle that the Island has retained since first being settled in the 17th Century. We are well known for our pristine beaches, award-winning restaurants, and close-knit community.

Sullivan's Island was settled in the late 17th Century by Captain Florence O'Sullivan while stationed as a lookout.

It has a strong military background, having been the site of a major Revolutionary War battle, The Battle of Sullivan's Island, and the first shots of the American Civil War. On September 23, 1989, Hurricane Hugo made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane. The eye passed over Sullivan's Island, causing devastation across the entire island. The Ben Sawyer Bridge broke free of its locks and turn the bridge upward on its side. The image was seen internationally following Hugo's wrath and reminds us how lucky we are to be a part of this beautiful island.

Sullivan's Island Properties

  • Listing Price: $1,214,935
  • Active Listings: 705
  • Price/Sq Ft.: $453
  • Foreclosures/REO: 0

Summerville

Website: https://www.summervillesc.gov/

Summerville is a town in the U.S. state of South Carolina situated mostly in Dorchester County with small portions in Berkeley and Charleston counties.

It is part of the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Summerville Properties

  • Listing Price: $368,688
  • Active Listings: 630
  • Price/Sq Ft.: $153
  • Foreclosures /REO: 0
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West Ashley

Website: https://charleston.com/areas/west-ashley

West Ashley or, as it is more formally known, West of the Ashley is actually not its own city, but rather a vibrant district of Charleston located on ‘the other side’ of the Ashley River. In fact, its residents account for almost half of the city’s 120,000+ residents. West Ashley is flanked by the scenic waterfront vistas and marshes of the Ashley and Stono Rivers and colored by its famed ancient moss-draped oak trees.

Its initial neighborhoods were developed in the 1950s, with its largest growth occurring throughout the 1970s and 80s. Its commercial and residential popularity exploded with the building of Interstate 526 in the early 1980s and the Glenn McConnell Parkway in the 1990s. Today, it boasts inviting neighborhoods and funky retailers and restaurants and big-box retailers and its own ‘auto mile.’ West Ashley is also home to great natural beauty and a large slice of history. Middleton Place, Ashley Hall, and Magnolia Plantation are situated there, as is Charles Towne Landing.

West Ashley Properties

  • Listing Price: $840,109
  • Active Listings: 1466
  • Price/Sq Ft.: $392
  • Foreclosures/REO: 0
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