Homes in Charleston SC
There are a variety of homes in Charleston SC that suit a variety of purposes. Charleston is comprised of three counties; Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston. These three counties are very different.
Charleston county covers the coastline and though there are many affordable homes near the beaches, the majority of the more expensive homes in Charleston SC are found in this county.
Since Charleston is divided geographically by the rivers and marshes that make up the harbor, it is easy to develop a laser focus on where to search for homes in Charleston SC one you get an opportunity to see each and get a feel for what they are like.
As mentioned, the majority of the more exclusive homes in Charleston SC are found in Charleston county.
The areas in Charleston County include:
- The Isle of Palms
- Sullivan’s Island
- Folly Beach
- Mt. Pleasant
- Downtown Charleston
- James Island
- West Ashley
- Hollywood, Ravenel and Meggett
- Johns Island
- Wadmalaw Island
The area grew from the center of the city in the downtown historic district. The majority of the historic homes in Charleston SC are found on the peninsula. Dating from the late 18th century, this quaint 3x5 mile peninsula has the largest majority of preserved and protected historic residences in the country. This makes the properties in the historic district very sought after and also very valuable.
There are affordable homes that are a bit farther from the coast in both Dorchester and Berkeley county. Areas like Summerville and Goose Creek are about a 20 minute drive from the airport located in North Charleston. To find a home within a budget of less than $300,000 is quite easy in these areas (and you can buy quite a bot fo home for that price), as the farther away from town you are, the more affordable homes in Charleston SC become.
The properties located on the water are also a very attractive market niche. Having the ability to jump in your boat and fish or shrimp in the areas rivers and waterways make homes in Charleston SC much more valuable, as there is only a limited amount of waterfront property in the area.
Keep in mind, homes in Charleston SC are not all expensive. There is a good balance between being close to the coast and even the historic peninsula where one can obtain a very reasonably priced property without having to drive too far to get there. Make sure to browse the different areas on the website and to even take a few of Nat’s video tours of the area to get a feel for what each area has to offer.
Happy house hunting!