The rural area south of Charleston found south along highway 17 features a cluster of communities called Hollywood, Ravenel and Meggett. This area is very rural in nature and the homes are very similar to the properties found on Johns Island and Wadmalaw.
If you are a homeowner and consider selling, when researching the values, many times it is good to look for comparable properties in the neighboring Johns Island and Wadmalaw Island since they are so very similar in country styles and settings.
Geographically, this is a large area with the main commercial properties located along Highway 162 and Highway 17 South. The country atmosphere features affordable options that can start in the low $100,000s and can move up in price as the homes become larger and the lots become more desirable.
If you are looking for townhouses and condominiums in this area, you will not find many, as the rural nature of the area does not lend itself well to these types of developments.
Many have shallow and deep wells for water sources and will need to build a septic system when building. While this is not the case for all properties, many of the more rural locations do not have piped in water and sewer. For this reason it is important to obtain perk tests here necessary when purchasing property to build Hollywood and Ravenel homes. It is also a good idea to find out if the area features high speed internet and even trash pickup.
While it is easy to find affordable housing in this area, the area also has access to some of the best waterfront options available and deep water can be expensive, yet seem discounted compared to other areas that have the same size waterfront homes on the market.
Stono Ferry is a very unique neighborhood for the area. It is very much a traditional neighborhood is house style, with brick traditionals and raised low country homes. The center of the neighborhood is a steeple track, where the yearly horse races known as the Charleston Cup brings a group of people together together to watch the race and to celebrate the sport. Stono Ferry offers the only townhouses style homes and the neighborhood also offers some of the best waterfront opportunities along the Intracoastal Waterway.