Popular Posts

Where can you buy a property you can use for a short-term rental in Downtown Charleston?

VIP UPDATE – AUGUST 13, 2015 All, in recent weeks I have discovered additional information and restrictions on short-term rentals, so I thought it very important to share here. Go ahead and read the original post below, then skip back up here. If you’ve already read the post below, you know a SHORT TERM RENTAL OVERLAY district was created in...

Charleston is the Best Place for Starting Over

Normally I don’t post links to ‘best of’ lists, because everyone else in town does and honestly, how many times do you need to see the same story?? But this one in particular caught my eye. Among all the accolades Charleston receives, and all the Top 10 Best lists we land on – most friendly, best city in the world, best...

All About Living in Flood Zones in Downtown Charleston

All About Living in Flood Zones in Downtown Charleston

With hurricane season upon us, I thought this would be the opportune time to talk about living in flood zones in Downtown Charleston. Being in a flood zone is a fact of life for us here, because, uh…we are a peninsula completely surrounded by water. But there are nuances to it you should know about – 1. FEMA flood zones,...

What color can I paint my home in Historic Charleston?

What color can I paint my home in Historic Charleston?

Here's the answer to the commonly asked question "What color can I paint my home in Historic Charleston?"

All about Downtown Charleston’s Neighborhoods – a map, descriptions and more.

I created this Charleston neighborhood map years ago at the start of my ongoing project to eventually profile every single neighborhood on the Charleston Peninsula, including photos, videos, recreation, school, shops, restaurants and services. But since many of you ask ‘Which Charleston neighborhood is best for me?”, I thought I’d go ahead and give you a head start.  You might...

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...

Charleston is not Disneyworld

Resorts, hotels, golf courses, dining and entertainment, shopping galore and recreation for all!!! This is the call of two places that share much in common.  Both are major tourist attractions, both see 100s of thousands of visitors a year, both are beautiful and cheerful and set your eyes agog with the veritable rainbow of colors lining their streets. But Disneyworld...

So what exactly is the Charleston Single House?

So what exactly is the Charleston Single House?

The Charleston Single House is an architectural style associated with Charleston, SC and refers to homes built one room wide with double covered piazzas (Charlestonese for porch). The homes can be many rooms long and multiple stories high.  Some are 10 feet wide, some are 25 feet wide, but they always sit with the narrow part of the house facing...

So What’s in a Name? (Charleston Idiosyncrasies – Part 1)

Everything if you are a Charlestonian. Pinckney, Tradd, Calhoun, Gibbes, Anson, Ravenel, Legare (pronounced Luh-gree), Manigault, Aiken, Huger (pronounced Hugh-gee), Middleton…. These are names you hear over and over in your Charleston goings and comings.  Perhaps you drove down a street of that name, or wandered past a soaring mansion with a plaque bearing that name, or met someone at...