Information about Charleston, South Carolina and the areas that encompass it.

Where Are the Best Areas to Live in Mount Pleasant?

Mount Pleasant AreasMount Pleasant, South Carolina.  Such a great place to live!  It borders historic downtown Charleston, while also bordering Isle of Palms and Sullivans Island beaches.  As one of the first locations settled outside of downtown, this location has one of (if not THE) largest draws of any community in Charleston.  I've personally seen Mount Pleasant grow tremendously over the decades, and while 'change is inevitable, growth is optional', I've loved the growth that Mount Pleasant has experienced.  The last census says that Mount Pleasant's population is right around 92,000.  Which is the 4th largest city in the state of South Carolina.

But with such a large surface area and population, how does one…

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As we begin the long run-up to the holiday season and look forward to family gatherings ahead, Charleston is still as lovely and welcoming as ever. In between holiday shopping and gift wrapping, you may want to take in a few of the local highlights planned for November.

  • The Fall Tours Continue! Homes, History & Architecture, October 7 - November 6 2021. Tours of selected beautiful private homes and gardens in downtown Charleston, plus walking tours and other events. Ticket purchase required.
  • James Island County Park hosts the Annual Holiday Festival of Lights, starting Friday, November 12th through December 31st.  Marshmallow Roasting, Festival Train Rides, the Enchanted Walking Trail, Old-Fashioned Carousel, Santa’s Sweet Shoppe and…

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Follow the yellow brick road to Charleston!

So if you are not from Charleston, South Carolina and are making a move to this wonderful city- how do you navigate the subtle but sometimes drastic differences between the areas surrounding Charleston? Because each and every area within Charleston has its own vibe. Its own personality, and subculture.

Most people moving to Charleston have an idea of what they’re looking for.  Whether they’ve created this idea/potential reality over the span of a number of years, or whether they’ve gone back to their roots and would like to live in something similar to their childhood home- we all have our own ideas of a perfect place to live.

But how are you expected to move to a city where you don’t know anyone, and don’t know the difference between living in…

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2019 Taste of James IslandIt's that time to come out to the 2019 Taste of James Island!  Come out and support James Island Outreach, and the town that you live in. Mingle with all your neighbors while enjoying some of the best weather that Charleston has to offer on April 27th at the First Baptist School Athletic Field.

They've got great FOOD, music by Calhoun's Calling & Wildflower Station, door prizes, KIDS activities, and a raffle!

James Island Outreach's goal is to serve the citizens of James Island and Folly Beach with emergency food, medicine, and utility assistance.

 Take a look at what they've accomplished in 2018:

- Served on average 180 clients per month representing 385 total family members monthly
- Provided ~120,000 pounds of food assistance (10,000lbs per…

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I am asking for your help!  I am participating in the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb because breathing shouldn’t be an uphill climb.

I invite you to join me and participate in the Fight for Air Climb on July 25, 2015 at the North Charleston Coliseum! My team will be one of hundreds competing to make up and down the many stairs of the North Charleston Coliseum. It won’t be easy, but if you are up to the challenge, breathe in, step up and get ready to experience the climb of your life. If you can’t climb with me, please make a tax-deductible donation to my Fight for Air Climb team by visiting my Personal Page. (PLEASE DONATE HERE, and click on the 'Donate to Mike!' link).

American Lung Assoc Stair Climb

  • Lung disease is the third leading cause of death in the…

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Mount Pleasant Towne Centre near neighborhoodsSo if you had to choose the best Mount Pleasant neighborhood to live in, where would you choose?  First of all, I already know that we’d all like to be as close to downtown Charleston as possible, and either live on the water, or have water or marsh views, correct?  Or how about finding that perfect charming house in The Old Village at a reasonable price or even a steal?  I’ve been living here for over 30 years and I can tell you that the secret is out about Mount Pleasant, and there are no “steals” for Mount Pleasant neighborhoods close to town.  Good deals, yes- but steals are hard to come by.

If you’re not from the area, say from out of town- it might be somewhat frustrating with all of the choices.  Especially if you are relocating to Charleston and…

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Husk in Downtown Charleston is a great place to dine Charleston Restaurant Week continues this week through September the 15th! If you haven't taken advantage of this in the past and you enjoy going out to eat as much as we do, then you really should consider the great restaurant deals surrounding the Charleston, SC area.

They've separated the current deals into 3 categories: 3 for $20, 3 for $30, and 3 for $40. This includes a mixture of soups, salads, appetizers, entrees, and desserts.

Visit the Charleston Restaurant Association for more details on the participating restaurants and what's available! 

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Mariners Cay ViewsI was showing more condos for sale at Folly Beach again and I keep "re-discovering" the attraction that Mariners Cay has at the beach.  What a great place to live, or to purchase as an investment property.  Here are a few reasons why, from a Realtor's perspective.

#1: Location.  Yes, you guessed it.  'They' always say the three most important things to consider when purchasing real estate is location, location, location.  Well for Mariners Cay, this condo community sits right along the Folly River.  It has gorgeous views from the family rooms and screened-in porches of the bottle nosed dolphin that play here, of the sailboats going by, the beautiful wildlife, birds, and sunrise/sunsets. Not to mention, with this location so close to the beach- it's an…

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Hanks Seafood RestaurantSouthern Living has once again given our beautiful city of Charleston great recognition. Charleston was recently named The South's Tastiest Town. World-class restaurants such as FIG, Husk, McCrady's, Blossoms, Magnolias, SNOB (Slightly North of Broad), Cypress, Grill 225, High Cotton, and Hominy Grill to name a few of the most recognizable restaurants.

Being in real estate and showing houses here for those looking to relocate to Charleston, I'm always asked, "So where are the best restaurants to visit while we're here?" The first question out of my mouth is always the same- "What kind of food would you like to eat?" You see, as any local knows in Charleston, you could spend the next 3 years visiting a new restaurant every day if you decided to eat at a…

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