Local Charleston Area Neighborhoods

Charleston

Harbor Lights, Charleston
Lighthouses have always been the guiding light for ships entering Carolina harbors, and, although they still serve that purpose, their ranks are being joined by a new kind of harbor light - magnificent waterside condominiums. Charleston's skyline is still restrained, but here and there on the harbor are tall buildings which are themselves landmarks.

The Arboretum, Charleston, SC
Among the Lowcountry's majestic oak trees, just west of the Ashley River, life uncomplicated begins at The Arboretum. The 246 luxury condos overlook a lagoon, a water garden and lush vegetation. Prices begin in the $140s and cap near the $220s, while homeowner association fees are between $133 and $224 per month. The one- to two-bedroom...

Daniel Island

Beresford Hall, Daniel Island, SC
Lots range from deep-water sites with piers to interior lots overlooking ancient fields (one of which predates the colonial era) lined with ancient moss-draped live oaks. In addition to lot size, Ernie points out that required natural curtains and clearing guidelines for each lot enhance both privacy and the rural attitude of Beresford Hall, plus there are numerous permanent green spaces...

Nelliefield Plantation, Daniel Island, SC
When you first drive into Nelliefield Plantation, you'll be delighted by the look of this community. The houses are colorful, ranging from muted greens and blues to splashes of coral and rust. Built with HardiePlank siding, many of the homes are accented with brick, giving them a more high-end look. Architectural shingles add to the good looks and curb appeal. The homes are beautifully landscaped...

Folly Beach

The Preserve At Clam Farm, Folly Beach, SC
The bridge to Folly Beach is just a marsh view away from The Preserve at the Clam Farm. Close enough to know that you can be on the beach catching the waves in just minutes. And close enough to decide you'd rather stay on the spacious porch and wait for the sea breeze to come to you. When you live in a place as spectacular as The Preserve at...

Hollywood

The Plantation At Stono Ferry, Hollywood, SC
The Plantation At Stono Ferry is located in Hollywood, S.C. just 20 miles south of historic downtown Charleston. Situated on a gorgeous oak-studded bluff known as Point Pleasant, the community borders the Intracoastal Waterway along the Stono River. The first owner of record of the plantation property was James Beamer in 1682. A ship's carpenter from Barbados, he was lost at sea in 1687...

Isle of Palms

Wild Dunes, Isle of Palms, SC
Wild Dunes has quite a colorful history. The famed 18th hole of the Wild Dunes Links golf course played a big role in the Revolutionary War when Lord Cornwallis' command of 2000 landed there with the plan to cross Breach Inlet to Sullivan's Island to attack Fort Moultrie from the rear. The English were met and held at bay by a force composed of 600 North and South Carolina regulars...

James Island

Freeman's Point, James Island
Ashton Woods, an award-winning national private homebuilder, has opened its newest model home in Freeman’s Point, a waterfront community of 120 homes on James Island. The home, referred to as the Summerside model, has been designed to reflect a distinctly Lowcountry lifestyle paired with the inspiring designs for which Ashton Woods is known.

Moncks Corner

Sweetwater at Old Rice Retreat, Moncks Corner, SC
The Sweetwater section of Old Rice Retreat features nine separate floor plans, ranging from 1,841 to 3,087 square feet and priced from the low $200s to the low $300s. Configurations start at three bedrooms with two full baths and cap at five bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths. Virtually every home site backs up to water or wetlands and almost none abut other home sites...

Mount Pleasant

Brickyard Plantation, Mount Pleasant, SC
History Hangs Over The Lowcountry like Spanish moss on heavy oak limbs, so perhaps it is not surprising to learn that Brickyard Plantation in Mount Pleasant has an interesting past. Built on the site of a working brick plantation, it has evolved into a stunning community of neighborhoods. The entrance to Brickyard Plantation is impressive and an indication that this is a well-designed, well...

Carolina Park, Mount Pleasant, SC
Carolina Park in Mount Pleasant boasts many alluring elements, and, as a result, nearly 100 homes in the master-planned community have either sold or been placed under contract since November 2012. What else can be expected of a neighborhood with seven renowned local and regional builders, fantastic amenities and an unparalleled location? Carolina Park offers something for everyone, with...

Dunes West, Mount Pleasant, SC
Dunes West personifies Lowcountry living at its finest. From its perfectly manicured entrances to its unsurpassed neighborhoods, the security and serenity of coastal Carolina's most scenic and enticing community welcomes residents home to its spectacular ponds, creeks, marshes and rivers. Situated along the pristine shores of the Wando River in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Dunes West is considered the Charleston area's premier gated residential community...

Hibben (in Belle Hall), Mount Pleasant, SC
It is one of the most charming neighborhoods in Mount Pleasant. Tucked away inside Belle Hall Plantation, Hibben is a delightful blend of houses built in the Charleston style set along sidewalks that invite you to go for a relaxing stroll or a long, invigorating run. Picket fences are a common sight, and there are bits of green space sprinkled throughout, including a playground...

Park West, Mount Pleasant, SC
Today, with Mount Pleasant spreading inexorably to the north and Highway 17 carrying more traffic than ever, their dream has become reality. Nearly 6,000 people now call Park West home, and its population eventually will approach 10,000. Park West currently consists of 28 distinct, thriving neighborhoods, and construction...

Paradise Island, Mount Pleasant, SC
Just A Few Minutes North of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, I see a sign to Paradise Island. Intrigued, I investigate as the road winds its way toward the river I know is nearby. Already I feel civilization falling away behind me. And, suddenly, I arrive at Paradise Island. It is surrounded by marsh and undisturbed forest. The deep water of the Wando River beckons as raptors...

Sawyer`s Landing, Mount Pleasant, SC
As the beautiful new homes of Sawyer's Landing rise at the edge of the marsh, the old Simmons Seafood store will become a distant memory. In its place, 17 new town homes will welcome families and make good on the promise of spectacular views and gentle ocean breezes. There could not be a better location – just three minutes to sleepy Sullivan's Island and 15 minutes to downtown Charleston. Within sight...

North Charleston

Summers Bend, North Charleston, SC
This neighborhood, situated on 27 lush waterfront acres, was created for those who treasure the Lowcountry lifestyle. The community was inspired by a simple design element: the summer kitchen is an Adirondack-influenced, open-air pavilion featuring deep colors and rich textures. This outdoor recreation area features a wood-burning fireplace and state-of-the-art gas grills overlooking the idyllic children's pond...

The Reserve at Colony North, North Charleston, SC
Dan Ryan Builders is not in the business of building custom homes, choosing instead to provide a quality product at a price that is well within the reach of a wide range of potential buyers. But the company, which dipped into the Charleston market in 2007 and is already selling and building in four neighborhoods...

Summerville

Branch Creek, Summerville, SC
If your aim is to develop a Lowcountry community that captures the essence of historic Charleston, you should find a local builder with years of valuable experience along the Carolina coast. That's exactly the case in Branch Creek, a classic development now rising from wooded lots near Highway 78 in Summerville. Meridian Builders, which has put its imprint on more than...

Daniel's Orchard, Summerville, SC
As the end of the 18th century approached, wealthy Lowcountry plantation owners were among the first to be lured to the pine forests of what is now Summerville, temporarily moving inland to escape the oppressive heat and humidity and ubiquitous and dangerous mosquitoes that plagued residents of coastal South Carolina from May to September...

The Ponds, Summerville, SC
Imagine living in a place where you have everything you ever wanted: a beautiful home; a safe and friendly community where kids play outdoors and neighbors know each other; and access to a wide array of amenities, all a 10-minute drive from downtown Summerville and 30 minutes from historic Charleston. You don’t have to imagine it: You can find it all at The Ponds, a master-planned community by Kolter Homes located in Summerville. The Ponds combines the convenience of a newly-built home with the charm of old-fashioned values amid the moss-draped...