The City of Charleston recently released what they call “Area Character Appraisals” for three additional neighborhoods which are considered to have a distinct historic importance in the Charleston region – Cannonborough/Elliotborough on the Charleston Peninsula, and Windermere and Byrnes Downs just over the bridge in West Ashley – both well situated to be walkable and tightly knit (so of course some of my favorite neighborhoods!)
The documents are a bit lengthy but you can learn some neat things about each neighborhood – and if you are a local, you’ll have some great cocktail party conversation starters. 😉 For example, did you know that Cannonborough was named for Daniel Cannon, a carpenter and mechanic who owned several lumber mills in the area?
Each area character appraisal includes information about the following:
- Neighborhood Background
- Urban Form
- Preservation and Integrity
So here they are! Clicking the links will open a large PDF. Or you can go directly to the City of Charleston page.
And here’s a little video tour I did of Byrnes Downs and the surrounding area.