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We cover a lot of ground! We have many towns, Charleston, Daniel Island, Sullivans Island, Isle of Palms, Kiawah, Mount Pleasant, West Ashley, Summerville and more! Click or touch an area on the map above to view more details about each of the different Charleston TriCounty areas.

Charleston Peninsula

Once you’ve experienced what downtown Charleston has to offer, you’ll understand why it keeps topping lists for the nation’s best city. Charleston’s expansive beaches are a natural draw for visitors, but the charm of downtown’s stores and boutiques, nationally acclaimed restaurants and cobblestone streets are what keep them coming back. Modern day Charlestonians appreciate the city’s sophistication, along with its small town feel. Charleston has long been distinguished as a hospitable city, known for its mannerly residents and well-preserved architecture. The peninsula’s cultural traditions and events are diverse, as downtown is the home to some of the city’s most popular festivals, such as the BB&T Wine + Food Festival, Spoleto USA and Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. Nothing compares to the sights, sounds and flavors found in the Holy City, where old world charm mixes with modern day convenience, and history lives.

125,500

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Charleston County

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Daniel Island

Known as Charleston’s Island Town, things on Daniel Island move at a different pace. Though it isn’t far from downtown Charleston, this tight-knit community feels like another place altogether. With its beautiful coastal views and quiet neighborhoods, Daniel Island is community-based in every way, and offers a large variety of homes, townhomes and condominiums. Its walkable downtown boasts easy access to schools, shops and restaurants, coupled with acres of recreation space, giving residents the ability to partake in a truly unique way of life. The island is home to two professional sporting facilities, the Family Circle Tennis Center and Blackbaud Soccer Stadium, which host sporting events, tournaments, and eight concerts throughout the year. The island’s numerous activities and events offer something for everyone, and give neighbors an opportunity to interact in this friendly island town.

10,886

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Berkeley County

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Folly Beach

A popular place for surfers and sunbathers, Folly Beach offers a laid-back lifestyle for its residents. Folly is a small seaside community where you can find homes of all types, from quaint cottages to luxe houses. Locals looking to live at the beach benefit while being just a short commute away from the heart of Charleston will love Folly Beach. But, there is still plenty to do on Folly Beach itself. Center Street is full of locally owned shops and restaurants, and the beach town hosts festivals year-round. An eclectic crowd calls “the edge of America” home and its population increases as renters flock to the beach during the summer months. If you’re a beach bum at heart, Folly could be the perfect place for you.

2,739

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Charleston County

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Goose Creek

Neighbor to North Charleston, Goose Creek is a large suburban town that has become a favorite spot for families to settle over the years. Located at the southern end of Berkeley County, residents enjoy the sense of community associated with the area’s longstanding history. The Goose Creek region is known for having a large military presence, as the Naval Nuclear Power School, the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command and SPAWAR are close by, making Goose Creek convenient for military families to live.

40,370

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Berkeley County

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Hanahan

Bordered by Goose Creek and North Charleston, Hanahan’s centrality is a primary reason why people choose to live in this city. Hanahan gives residents a small town feeling, while allowing them a short ride to downtown Charleston, the charming shops and restaurants in Park Circle, and the area beaches. Locals take advantage of area lakes and rivers, making Hanahan an ideal place for an outdoor enthusiast.

19,865

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Berkeley County

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Isle of Palms

One of South Carolina’s many barrier islands, Isle of Palms is a popular beach destination for locals and tourists alike. Known for its stunning views of the Lowcountry’s waterways, the Isle of Palms prides itself on being a family beach community. The island was first developed residentially in the early 1950s for World War II Veterans, but now boasts a diverse array of residents that call the island home. Adjacent to Mount Pleasant, the community is convenient to shopping, businesses and restaurants. Home to Isle of Palms County Park, the Cooper River Marina and Wild Dunes Resort, there is no doubt that the island’s charm lies in its proximity to beautiful beaches, its tight-knit community, and its breathtaking sunrises.

4,319

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Charleston County

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James Island

Residents of James Island enjoy a community along the Intercoastal Waterway, just minutes from downtown Charleston. Housing options are expansive and offer a mix of established and new neighborhoods. Locally-owned shops and restaurants populate the area, making entertainment and shopping simple. And for those that love to retreat to the outdoors, James Island County Park offers campgrounds, bike and boat rentals, a dog park, and hosts the annual “Festival of Lights” at Christmas. For a great location and a diverse community, look no further than James Island.

37,514

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Charleston County

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Johns Island

Johns Island is a community that is experiencing a rapid population growth. It is separated from mainland Charleston by the Stono River and is known for its plantation history and the historic Angel Oak tree. The island is quickly becoming sought after by residents looking for a quieter lifestyle. This neighborhood continues to take shape with friendly, local restaurants and shops, and is home to a large range of wildlife, as well as abundant farm land. With many houses offering beautiful views of the river, it is easy to see why this neighbor to James Island is on the upswing.

21,421

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Charleston County

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Kiawah Island

Located on a developed barrier island about an hour south of Charleston, Kiawah Island is a private residential resort community. This quiet island boasts a beautiful maritime forest, ten miles of pristine beach and five championship golf courses, including The Ocean Course, recent host to the 2012 PGA Championship. Famous for its world-class accommodations for travelers, Kiawah Island also has a thriving local community. Residents can easily enjoy the serenity of the Lowcountry through its natural seaside delights. Welcoming visitors to the island is Freshfields Village, which is home to a variety of restaurants, retail shops, and events throughout the year. The town mixes relaxation and fun, as it is the perfect setting for all kinds of outdoor activities including golf, tennis, fishing, boating, biking and kayaking.

1,725

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Charleston County

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Mount Pleasant

East of the Charleston Peninsula, and just over the Ravenel Bridge, Mount Pleasant is home to a nice mix of established neighborhoods, as well as new developments. The Old Village was once a retreat for Charleston plantation owners, and still possesses that old gentility with historic homes and mossy oaks. Newer neighborhoods allow residents to enjoy the same Southern charm and proximity to downtown Charleston. Mount Pleasant is just minutes away from Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island, making a trip to the beach a quick one. Local boutiques and restaurants have made Mount Pleasant a shopping and dining destination in its own right. From a local farmer’s market to annual events such as the Lowcountry Oyster Festival at Boone Hall Plantation and Christmas Light Parade and Tree Lighting, Mount Pleasant’s community calendar is full of activities throughout the year for adults and kids alike, making this town a perfect place to flourish.

77,796

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Charleston County

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North Charleston

Once thought of as the industrial part of the Charleston area, North Charleston is experiencing a cultural rebirth. Thriving communities like Park Circle offer historic, small-town charm with an eclectic mix of residents. Families, retirees, students and professionals all enjoy calling North Charleston home. East Montague Street is full of small businesses and restaurants. The city is also convenient to shopping malls and the North Charleston Coliseum, home of the South Carolina Stingrays hockey team and a wealth of concerts and shows throughout the year.

106,749

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Charleston County

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Seabrook Island

Located about an hour south of Charleston, this barrier island town has created a quiet solitude from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. With a lush maritime forest and some of the widest beaches in South Carolina, Seabrook Island is a gated community where neighbors can relax and enjoy the peace associated with an unspoiled island paradise. Residents and guests benefit from a multitude of activities, including two championship golf courses, a tennis center, horseback riding and a deep-water marina. The community has a variety of events available year-round, and offers the opportunity to live in a private, oceanfront environment. Seabrook Island is the perfect hideaway to call home.

1,819

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Charleston County

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Sullivans Island

The most residential of all of the Lowcountry islands, Sullivan’s Island is the perfect beachside town for year-round residents. The town has few short-term rentals and boasts no motels, hotels or bed and breakfasts. Located north of the Charleston Harbor, inhabitants of this relaxed island enjoy the company of friends at local watering holes, like the infamous Poe’s Tavern, and sunset bike rides on the beach. Like many areas of Charleston, Sullivan’s Island is steeped in history. Fort Moultrie sits on the island’s southern end, reminding residents that the past has shaped the world in which they live today. Sullivan Island’s welcoming beaches, charming seaside neighborhoods and laid-back dining establishments create the treasure that makes this family friendly island so unique and cherished.

1,896

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Charleston County

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Summerville

Nicknamed “The Flowertown in the Pines,” Summerville provides the convenience of a large suburb with the feeling of a small town. First founded as a retreat for Charleston residents during the warm summer months, Summerville has continued its growth over the past few decades, and is still developing. Historic downtown Summerville is home to a town square that could be right out of Mayberry, and houses from the Victorian Era. Newer neighborhoods offer families a place to put down roots in this small town with big charm. Since 1941, Summerville hosts the annual Flowertown Festival every spring in Azalea Park, drawing thousands of visitors to the largest arts and crafts festival in South Carolina.

46,974

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Dorchester II & Berkeley

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Wando/Cainhoy

The Cainhoy/Wando area is located to the north of Mount Pleasant and is bordered by the Cooper and Wando Rivers. This area features many deepwater access lots and homes and is adjacent to Daniel Island and I-526. Restaurants, shopping and other amenities are nearby in Mt. Pleasant, Daniel Island and North Charleston and can be easily accessed via I-526.

5,000

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Berkeley County

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West Ashley

Nestled between the marshes of the Ashley and Stono Rivers, West Ashley is an established community that offers a wide array of homes, restaurants, and shopping. From the quaint 1950s era brick homes of the Avondale and Byrnes Down neighborhoods to larger estates and marsh front properties, West Ashley’s quiet streets and wooded lots are the feeling of country living with the convenience of being just minutes from downtown Charleston. Venture down Highway 61 and experience some of the Lowcountry’s most beautifully preserved historic landmarks, including Magnolia Plantations and Gardens, Middleton Place and Drayton Hall. For outdoor enthusiasts, the West Ashley Greenway is an 8.25 mile hiking and bike trail that offers views of creeks, ponds, wetlands and wildlife in the area.

75,144

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Charleston County

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Old Village

Old Village residents enjoy salty breezes and a relaxed neighborhood atmosphere in one of Mount Pleasant’s oldest waterfront neighborhoods. Dating back to the post-Civil Ware era, The Old Village served as summer residence for Charleston’s wealthy residents. The Old Village exudes the historical charm that has dazzled so many residents over the past couple hundred of years. The Old Village is walking distance to some of Mount Pleasant’s well known attractions like the weekly farmers’ market, cafes, restaurants, and the famed Shem Creek where you can dine at restaurants like Tavern and Table or Water’s Edge. Take a stroll with your dog down to Pitt Street Bridge and you’ll see breathtaking views of Sullivan’s Island their famed lighthouse.

3,898

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Charleston County

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Park West

Park West is a family oriented neighborhood and is conveniently located on the north side of Mount Pleasant. Inside Park West you’ll find numerous amenities to suit everyone’s needs such as; recreational outlets, shops, office space, grocery stores, and schools. Inside of Park West’s gates you’ll find three schools – Laurel Hill Primary, Charles Pinckney Elementary and Thomas C. Cario Middle School. Wando High School, which is among the largest high schools in the state, is nearby. At the Park West Swim and Tennis Club you can enjoy activities like tennis, volleyball, swimming, and you can bike the 4.5 miles  that surround the gorgeous Toomer Creek. The natural beauty of Park West has preserved the pristine 550 acres of saltwater marsh and freshwater wetlands where many animals find their homes.

6,000

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Charleston County

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