Areas of Charleston

The Charleston Lowcountry extends north, west and east from the historic peninsula and offers a myriad of wonderful choices for a Charleston home. From downtown's cobblestone streets to our marshes, rivers and wide white beaches…Charleston has it all, and the choice is yours. Please select an area or neighborhood below to read more about a location of interest to you.

Historic Downtown Charleston

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South of Broad

South of Broad

The South of Broad neighborhood … beautiful, historic, charming … there's nothing like it in the world. South of Broad represents the southern most point of the Charleston peninsula with Broad Street as its northern boundary and White Point Gardens to the south. Those who live South of Broad (or S.O.B.'s as the tour guides call them), are proud to live in this lovely and most coveted part of historic Charleston.

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French Quarter

French Quarter

The French Quarter, a charming and historic part of town, boasts some of the City's best restaurants as well as notable art galleries and high end shopping. Cobblestone streets and centuries-old churches add to the appeal of this quaint section of Charleston. Historic homes and a nice selection of upscale condominiums are available for purchase or lease in the French Quarter neighborhood.

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Harleston Village

Harleston Village

Harleston Village is home to the College of Charleston, Colonial Lake and a number of lovely parks and playgrounds. The neighborhood is primarily residential and offers a wide variety of housing options. Historic and newer homes, apartment living and condominiums are all appealing choices in this picturesque and convenient area of town.

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College of Charleston

College of Charleston

The College of Charleston, founded in 1770, is a nationally recognized public, liberal arts and sciences institution. The College, which covers an area of several blocks in the Harleston Village neighborhood, serves 10,000 undergraduates and 1500 graduate students. As dormitory housing is somewhat limited, many students reside in houses and condominiums in neighborhoods close to the College.

Ansonborough

Ansonborough

Ansonborough was once a suburb of downtown Charleston and is now a vibrant and very desirable residential neighborhood. In 1957 the Historic Charleston Foundation established the country's first revolving fund to encourage the rehabilitation of Ansonborough. It is because of this initiative that so many valuable homes were saved and restored. This neighborhood is home to stately houses, upscale condominium buildings and quaint carriage houses.

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Mazyck Wraggborough

Mazyck Wraggborough

This neighborhood, named for the gentleman who once owned this part of the City, boasts grand antebellum houses as well as Charleston's Visitors Center and the Charleston Museum. Stately churches, tree lined streets and public garden parks add to the character of Mazyck Wraggborough.

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Radcliffeborough

Radcliffeborough

Close to King Street's shopping and convenient to the College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina, Radcliffeborough has seen recent renovations and a surge of attractive urban living alternatives. A number of newer restaurants and businesses continue to attract more and more residents to this popular and affordable neighborhood.

Greater Charleston

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Historic Downtown Charleston

Historic Downtown Charleston

At three hundred years old, downtown Charleston has the feel of a small and vibrant European port city. With our cobblestone streets, landscaped city parks, sidewalks along the beautiful waterfront, Charleston's charm will capture you like no other place you have visited in the past. A gorgeous South of Broad address can be purchased here just as a small pied-a-terre or condominium may be chosen as home. Every property is special because downtown Charleston is so wonderfully unique. You own a piece of history when you buy a downtown Charleston home.

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Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant

Beautiful Mount Pleasant, once a fishing and agricultural community, has been discovered and developed in a way that provides residents with the best that a town can offer. In Mt. Pleasant, located just east of the Cooper River from Downtown Charleston, you can choose a home to fit any lifestyle. From the historic "Old Village" to luxury living in a variety of golf and tennis communities, Mt. Pleasant offers a wide range of prices and neighborhoods. Some of the best boating, fishing and shopping in all of the Charleston area is available in Mt. Pleasant, a wonderful choice for a Charleston home.

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Isle of Palms

Isle of Palms

You can search the world over and you won't find beaches more beautiful than the ones at the Isle of Palms. With the island's expanses of ivory white sand and picturesque sand dunes topped with sea oats, it is no wonder that people flock here to vacation year round, enjoying not only the beaches but golf, tennis and water activities of all kinds. And, for those who are lucky enough to call the Isle of Palms, their Charleston home, it has a real small-community feel, with a Mayor and local service organizations and just plain pride of ownership. This is a wonderful place to live part-time or year-round.

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West Ashley and James Island

West Ashley and James Island

The neighborhoods of West Ashley (West of the Ashley River) and James Island are just a hop, skip and a jump from downtown Charleston, but you will find lower prices and a variety of amenities, making these communities very popular for many who work or go to school downtown. Schools, parks, churches, good dining and shopping and a relaxed lifestyle are some of the qualities that draw folks to West Ashley and James Island. These communities aren't tourist meccas; you are more likely to find dogs and children than tourists here. If you choose to make your Charleston home in West Ashley or James Island, you will find these are just great places to live.

Daniel Island

Daniel Island

Daniel Island is Charleston's first large scale "Planned Community." Construction on Daniel Island began in 1997 and this venture has proven to be quite a success. Built on a beautiful sea island of 4000 acres, Daniel Island has everything that one could want in terms of neighborhoods, amenities and lifestyles. Home to the Family Circle Tennis Classic, residents can enjoy world class tennis and other entertainment at this venue right around the corner. Daniel Islanders love their schools, restaurants, beautiful marsh and river views. Visit and you will see why hundreds of newcomers every year choose to make Daniel Island their Charleston home.

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North Charleston

North Charleston

North Charleston is the fastest growing city in South Carolina, and its proud residents will tell you that they live in Charleston's best community for any number of reasons. With the majority of Charleston's businesses and manufacturing enterprises, jobs are plentiful and commerce is busy in North Charleston. The city is home to the Charleston International Airport, boasts easy accessibility to Interstate 26, a burgeoning arts community, popular restaurants and reasonable home prices. Those who choose to make North Charleston home, will enjoy a community full of schools, parks and abundant shopping of all kinds.

Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island

Future site of the 2012 PGA Championship Tournament and home to five premier golf courses, Kiawah Island is perhaps Charleston's most exclusive address. It is here that folks purchase Charleston resort homes to enjoy as little as a week a year. The island is that special and that beautiful. Exquisitely planned and constructed as a golf and tennis resort in the 1970's, Kiawah has remained true to its commitment to top quality. From its beaches, the clubs, the bicycle paths and nature trails, everything is world class, beautifully maintained and memorable in every way . For those who want a piece of the island without the commitment and expense of a large home, there are a number of well designed condominium buildings situated near tennis, golf and beautiful beaches. Kiawah Island is enjoyed by owners and visitors year round.

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Seabrook Island

Seabrook Island

Seabrook Island, neighbor to Kiawah Island, is extra special in its own way. Residents will tell you that theirs is the island with the most natural beauty and the most sense of community. Indeed there are abundant numbers of happy, full time residents living on Seabrook and enjoying the gorgeous beaches, marsh views, water activities and the equestrian center. Additionally, Seabrook has just completed a major club project involving the construction of a new fitness center, two swimming pools, two restaurants and a conference center. These fabulous amenities add to the charm of one of Charleston's most lovely islands. Visitors also love Seabrook Island, and many return to rent Charleston island homes and condominiums year after year.

Folly Beach

Folly Beach

If you are looking for a convenient Charleston beach home, this is the closest beach to downtown. Young and old flock to the relaxed and fun community of Folly Beach when the weather turns warm. With beautiful beaches, abundant restaurants and fabulous people watching, Folly Beach is the place to be if you like action as part of your beach lifestyle. Surfing is popular here and has been for decades. Real estate options range from old cottage style beach bungalows to swanky condominiums and high end beachfront homes. Folly also has a nice public beach area where people can park, shower and enjoy the sand and surf without owning property at the beach. George Gershwin may have been referring to Folly in his locally inspired opera Porgy and Bess. "Where the livin' is easy" is indeed Folly Beach.

Sullivan's Island

Sullivan's Island

Those who are fortunate enough to make Sullivan's Island their Charleston home will tell you it's the world's best kept secret. Sullivan's Islanders are fiercely proud of their community where lifestyle is everything and commercial establishments are few. Many folks come from families who have lived on the island for generations. They may go to school, attend church and socialize on Sullivan's, only leaving their island paradise when absolutely essential. Among Sullivan's Island traditions is the Polar Bear Swim, where hundreds plunge into the chilly Atlantic Ocean each New Years Day to raise dollars for charity. The locals invite you to share the beauty of their beaches and the warmth of their hospitality, but don't try to make any big changes…They just want to keep things the way they are!

John's Island and Wadmalaw Island

John's Island and Wadmalaw Island

Horseback riders, garden enthusiasts, sport fishermen and those who simply love land might choose John's Island or Wadmalaw Island for a Charleston home. These islands, historically rural farmland, are slowly being populated by nature lovers and people seeking the serenity found in these wide open spaces, a short drive from downtown Charleston. Stately plantations, riverfront homes and equestrian estates comprise the high end real estate, while attractive planned subdivisions offer value in this lovely rural setting.

Still close enough to Charleston for dinner and the theatre but wonderfully distant from the hustle and bustle, you may find the magic you are seeking in a primary or a secondary home on beautiful John's Island or Wadmalaw Island.

Downtown Charleston Map
Downtown Charleston Map