Real Estate, Retirement and Relocation ... Allow us here at Charleston's Finest City Guide to help you find your perfect place to live in beautiful Charleston. By taking advantage of the Charleston Real Estate MLS Guide, you will be able to view the latest real estate listings for Charleston and her surrounding areas. You can even receive updated information on homes you have selected in the areas you have chosen. Choices are limitless when it comes to the type of real estate you can choose from here in the low country. Choose a city apartment condo, Charleston single on the peninsula, an island home in a beach community, a spacious home in one of many family-friendly neighborhood communities outside of downtown, or even an antebellum style mansion! Allow us to help you find the perfect place to call home here in Charleston.
Historic Charleston Peninsula ... The Charleston peninsula is a true treasure of South Carolina, and America, for that matter. The peninsula lies between the Ashley and Cooper Rivers where they meet the Wando River to create stunning Charleston Harbor. The peninsula is overflowing with history, culture, arts, entertainment, shopping, and exquisite dining. Historic homes, condominiums and other real estate properties on the historic Charleston peninsula are highly desirable and sought after as they provide the unique and luxurious opportunity of living in this one of a kind, upscale community. Or perhaps you're considering an investment in Charleston real property to build your portfolio through apartments and/or retail income. Visit Charleston downtown properties.
North Charleston... North Charleston offers a wide range of affordable to upscale properties in many residential communities. As North Charleston is currently the third largest city in South Carolina and boasts the state's highest revenue from industry and retail sales. A sizable section of town just north of Charleston and as far north as Summerville, this 76.6 square mile area combines a range of both affordable and upscale residential communities as well as a growing industrial and commercial base that puts residents squarely inside the business base providing ample employment opportunities North Charleston offers both public and high quality private schools to provide for the education of the growing community. North Charleston also boasts the Convention Center and Coliseum for the performing arts as well as the Tanger Outlet Mall and the nearby Charleston International Airport. The Air Force and Naval Bases, Commissary and Naval Health Clinic are also located in North Charleston adding to the success of the local economy. The excellent Trident Medical Hospital is located in North Charleston while other high caliber medical facilities are in neighboring and nearby communities. A rounded area of industrial, commercial and residential attractions just minutes from downtown. See what North Charleston may have in store for you. Real Estate in North Charleston .
Mount Pleasant... Even this town's name reflects its charm and beauty...Mount Pleasant. It is the most sought after community for those relocating to the Charleston area. Winner of the South Carolina Housing Achievement and the Palmetto Housing Achievement Awards, Mount Pleasant has opened doors for new housing options for working families, young professionals, and senior citizens to be able to enjoy all the wonders that this thriving and serene waterfront community has to offer. Filled with some of the area's most prestigious schools, restaurants, shopping, medical facilities, it's no wonder that Mount Pleasant is one of the first places people look to when considering calling South Carolina home. Historic communities, gated developments, and beach properties put Mount Pleasant on the map as one the most alluring places to live in the Lowcountry. Find Mt. Pleasant properties.
Isle of Palms... Known to the locals as IOP, this long stretch of gorgeous beachfront is located just north of the Mount Pleasant residential area. Isle of Palms is home to a beautiful county park that is well known for producing some extraordinary seashells for those beach-walkers seeking a piece of the ocean to take home. This small island offers several impressive and expansive beach houses for sale or rent as well as intimate beach cottage rentals scattered throughout the residential neighborhoods. The culmination invokes a small town community atmosphere. Isle of Palms is a popular summer destination spot for many who make return trips year after year. The upscale Wild Dunes Resort lies on the eastern tip of the island and boasts free Friday night concerts, world-class dining, spa amenities, golfing, and a selection of pools. Wild Dunes or Isle of Palms residential properties.
Sullivan's Island... The small town of Sullivan's Island lies on a barrier island just north of the Charleston Harbor. Rich in military history, the island long protected the harbor from attack. Several of the old military buildings remain, many having been turned into single family residences. With a relaxed and quiet atmosphere, this town's population hovers right around 2000 people. There are no motels, bed and breakfasts, hotels, or inns to interrupt the small-town community that you will find on Sullivan's. Also, very few of the island's rental properties offer short-term rentals, so the atmosphere is consistent year-round. Although Sullivan's Island remains unindustrialized, it is full of quaint shops and trendy eateries, such as Poe's Tavern, named after Edgar Allan Poe who was stationed in the Army on the island at Fort Moultrie. Properties on beachfront neighborhood Sullivan's Island.
Daniel Island... Although Daniel Island is home to Blackbaud Stadium and the Family Circle Cup Stadium, do not be deceived into thinking that the residential side of the island is anything but a friendly, upscale, island-paced town. Daniel Island is rich in marshlands, rivers, and creeks, and although new and modern residential developments have been built, they work with the island's natural beauties and features rather than overtaking them. Surrounded by Lowcountry wildlife and nature, as well as upscale homes and neighborhoods with modern amenities, coming home to Daniel Island may feel more like arriving in paradise. There are wonderful places to live with walking distance to restaurants, shops and parks. Properties on Daniel Island..
John's Island... John's Island is separated from the mainland by the Stono River, but its close proximity to Charleston has made it one of the more desirable places to take up residence. John's Island is home to the historic Angel Oak. The Angel Oak is a Southern live oak tree that is estimated to be well over 1500 years old. Keeping with this historic presence, you will find that much of the farming landscape on John's Island has been well preserved, making the island an ideal place to come home to when seeking peaceful serenity. This quiet island riverfront community is the perfect locale for clamming, crabbing, fishing, and boating all while being located just a few minutes from the amenities of the city. John's Island real estate..
James Island... James Island, home to popular Folly Beach, maintains its history with well-preserved live oak trees and Fort Pemberton, an important part of the Civil War era, still standing on the island today. James Island boasts the popular 643 acre James Island County Park, a municipal golf course, and public boat landing. It is an independently governed town and as such is separate from the tax rules of Charleston. Although alive with amenities, this sleepy island hosts only a handful of restaurants and a few antique shops while still offering the convenience of downtown being only a few minutes away. Properties available on James Island..
Folly Beach... A long strip of beach on the open ocean side of James Island, Folly Beach is well known as a top spot for seekers of sun and fun. This Portion of James Island offers opportunities for hot investment properties. A beach community destination spot with one hotel, a couple of inns and many beachfront rental properties makes real estate ownership in this area a smart venture. An extremely popular summertime attraction site for family vacationers, Folly Beach provides the perfect opportunity for you to own beach property and have the benefit of income to defray the costs, while at the same time, affording you the second home on the beach you've always wanted for those getaway weekends or off-season retreats. Or, should you choose, there are many year round residents who find the high summer activity exhilarating while meeting new friends from all around the country and are equally as happy with the privacy and serenity of seaside living during the cooler time of year. So whatever you decide, Folly Beach is a great beach for the entire family year round. Investment and residential properties..
Kiawah Island... Host of the PGA Championship in August 2012, Kiawah Island is a gorgeous, gated resort community. The community offers award winning golf courses, two tennis centers and a broad selection of restaurant and dining experiences, from casual to gourmet. Once a logging town island, Kiawah has been developed over the last 30 years to create a lovely, gated resort community offering award winning golf courses, two tennis centers and a wide ranging choice of restaurant dining experiences: casual to fine dining. Kiawah offers gorgeous upscale and modern residential properties alongside the undisturbed beauty of the island's natural habitat. Home to beautiful vegetation and wildlife, as well as bike trails or waterways perfect for a lazy kayak excursion, Kiawah Island is the perfect place to call home. Though the amenities are outstanding, the island itself is the most attractive draw to this area. A nature center at Night Heron Park affords you to take your own tour on miles of bike trails or to kayak the waterways to enjoy the indigenous wildlife and vegetation. And the beaches on Kiawah draw many to the resort community with its full and part time resident population. If it's quiet, and exclusive serenity you seek in unity with nature, then Kiawah Island is for you. Kiawah Island Resort Community real estate..
Seabrook Island... The sister to Kiawah Island, Seabrook is a 22,000-acre private, gated beachfront resort community offering an array of luxurious homes ranging its size from cottage to full sized, multi level and multi bedroom houses with sweeping ocean and tidal views. The island community enjoys and benefits from two 18-hole golf courses and a private beach club with full amenities. One of the many beautiful homes at Seabrook Island. Also available to residents are facilities for kayaking, a fully equipped racquet club with multiple clay courts and equestrian center. There are no hotels; condo complexes or high rises on Seabrook in order to preserve the pleasant atmosphere of individual, well-maintained homes built among the tidal creeks and salt marshes. Only 30 minutes south of Charleston, one can truly have the best of both worlds: a private and quiet living environment close to nature and her beauty while having access to all the culture and nightlife and amenities the city has to offer. But one need not travel to the city for a good meal or shopping. There are some high quality restaurants and boutiques to be enjoyed right on the island that are commensurate with the relaxed lifestyle of Seabrook. A poolside bar and grill or outdoor dining at The Pelican Club as examples. And Seabrook village has all that is needed in the way of gourmet shops, upscale clothing, antiques, etc. to make anyone feel right at home. Exclusive residential experience on Seabrook Island.
West Ashley... Located at the crossroads of the Charleston area sits the growing community of West Ashley. The oldest and most established suburb of Charleston. Just north of Johns and James Islands, and west of Charleston, West Ashley is a bustling peninsula that is the crossroads of the Charleston area. Connecting to the western islands and lower Charleston with Savannah Hwy. 17, and to North Charleston with 526, its so wonder that West Ashley is home to an eclectic array of businesses, schools, retail plazas and malls as well as every imaginable restaurant. The oldest and most well established suburb of Charleston, the most attractive feature of the West Ashley area is perhaps the wide selection of residential opportunities offering family neighborhoods and full amenities within close proximity the downtown Charleston at more attractive prices. The good life is very much available in this waterfront community: there are many neighborhoods with tennis, golf and swimming facilities. Boating on the river is also a popular draw: so much so that deep-water homes with private docks are in demand. From stand-alone homes to executive condo suites on the water, West Ashley has all the amenities and shopping conveniences combined with the feel of island living just a few miles across the bridge to Charleston. Homes, real estate and neighborhoods in West Ashley..
Hanahan... The tiny town of Hanahan located north and east of North Charleston this tiny town offers affordable housing in both single dwellings and apartment living. Unblemished by much commercial industry, Hanahan remains a sleepy little town (only about 10 square miles) that is run by small town City Council and Mayoral type government. Not quite the country and not exactly the city, Hanahan is located near enough to North Charleston to provide ample opportunity for employment yet maintain its small town ambiance. Shop Hanahan real estate..
Goose Creek... Goose Creek, located near the Cooper River, provides opportunities for leisure boating and water sports. Goose Creek offers all the amenities of the suburban community, yet maintains that small town and neighborly feel. Located just over 20 miles from Charleston, Goose Creek offers a great selection of single-family homes, condo or apartment living at various price points. For more information on Goose Creek properties, click here.
Moncks Corner... Moncks Corner, home to Cypress Gardens, a 170 acre preserve and gardens containing a Swamparium, an Aviary, and a SButterfly House, is an area of natural beauty. Although the Monastery for the Trappist Monks, Mepkin Abbey, can be found here in Moncks Corner, it is actually not named for it. Moncks Corner was named after landowner Thomas Monck from the 1700s and is the perfect place for an abundance of outdoor activities such as horseback riding, water sports, hiking, boating, and excellent freshwater fishing. As for the monastery, it is open for the public to view its botanical gardens and to purchase some of the wonderful honey that is produced from the monastery hives. Moncks Corner is truly the best of both worlds as you can live in the deep country and still be only 45 minutes away from beautiful downtown Charleston. For more information on available land and homes in Moncks Corner, click here.
Summerville... Summerville is a bustling and quickly growing suburb located about twenty minutes north of Charleston proper. Sumerville offers great schools, a slower pace, and is a family oriented residential area of metro Charleston. You can get more for your money when purchasing a home in Summerville. Love this community. For more MLS information about Summerville, click here.