Posts by Kristin B. Walker

Honored to be featured in “Locals We Love” section of CharlestonScene

Kristin Walker is profiled in "Locals We Love" of the new Charleston Scene

How Charleston Became a Fine-Dining Destination

Our local newspaper, the Post & Courier, wrote an excellent article today on how Charleston became a fine-dining destination.  It includes not only a lengthy illuminating article, but also a neat timeline that begins back in the 1930s.  For example, did you know that Henrys (where I happened to meet my husband) was opened in 1932 on North Market St? ...

Update: Charleston Peninsula Auctions & Bank-Owned Homes

Update: Charleston Peninsula Auctions & Bank-Owned Homes

Update 2/25: – 30 Montagu St is under contract.  This one took a bit longer than the others – about 9 weeks, which is still faster than your average sale. SOLD 4/09 for $900,000 As you all know, I follow the homes that go to auction and come back as bank-owned.  I like to make THE BET – to predict...

Kayaking in the Middle of Downtown Charleston – it’s a sweet life!

Kayaking in the Middle of Downtown Charleston – it’s a sweet life!

I have been having fun posting things about the Charleston lifestyle lately, so here’s another in the series.  Yesterday, the weather was a balmy 65 degrees with blue skies and sunshine, and along with the rest of the town, I decided it was time to get outdoors and enjoy this beautiful city of mine.  So I went kayaking.  Right in...

Snow, Glorious Snow!

As most of you know, Charleston was lucky enough to get a few inches of snow on Friday, February 12. We haven’t seen snow in years, much less snow that sticks and is good for snowball fights and snowmen!  Check out these great pics one of my colleagues, Dustin Ryan, took Friday night.  That’s me, strolling down King St and...

Historic King Street in 1915

Historic King Street in 1915

A friend of mine unearthed this great photo yesterday and I had to post it.  Check out the trolley lines and the lights across the street.  It’s amazing how much it looks the same, yet completely different.  I do love it without cars and the sidewalks seem wider.  Thanks to the site Shorpy for having this photo – they get...

Condo Buildings on the Charleston Peninsula – where, what and how much.

It can take a long time to understand where all of Charleston’s condo buildings are, what they look like and what their price ranges are so I pulled together a map to help you navigate.  You’ll find luxury penthouse condos with water views at $4,000,000 and loft-style condos starting at $175,000.  Just click the blue pins to see prices and...

A Lowcountry Oyster Roast – Get shuckin’!

A Lowcountry Oyster Roast – Get shuckin’!

For those of you who might be from other places and don’t know about a Lowcountry oyster roast, they are a marvelous winter tradition.  Actually, you can have an oyster roast with our local abundant supply in any month that has an “R” in it but for some reason they taste better when there’s a bit of a chill in...

The Best Family Friendly Neighborhood in Downtown Charleston is…Harleston Village

The Best Family Friendly Neighborhood in Downtown Charleston is…Harleston Village

Disclaimer: I do live in Harleston Village and love every bit of it – but that’s not why I think (even KNOW) Harleston Village is the most family-friendly neighborhood in Downtown Charleston.  While each of the neighborhoods has its own distinct beauty and character (for descriptions check out my previous post), Harleston Village wins hands down because of its proximity...

Odes to the Lowcountry from Charleston Magazine

Odes to the Lowcountry from Charleston Magazine

First of all, this magazine of our surrounds, Charleston Magazine, is something to be proud of and look forward to.  Every issue succeeds in opening my eyes and my heart anew to this town.  The photography, writing and topics never fail to set my soul a-flutter. Secondly, this January 2010 issue has to be my favorite of all time.  It...

What is the real deal on Median Home Prices in Charleston, SC??

According to the numbers at a macro level, Charleston’s median home price is generally sited to be somewhere between $180,000 and $250,000. However, as those of us who live here know, the median home price can vary significantly, neighborhood to neighborhood and block to block. The reality is that the median home prices for the various areas, range from $92,000-$1,762,500....

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