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Spring Sales Stats from the Sweetest of Southern Cities – Charleston

Spring has sprung, it’s sunny and seventy-six, the skies are cerulean, and glee is in the air (as well as lots of pollen). It just makes me feel a bit giddy so please¬†forgive my Fun-with-Alliteration. ūüôā ¬†But let’s get serious about the spring real estate market in Downtown Charleston. ¬†Have we been hampered by the Polar Vortex? By the sometimes...

The Elliotborough Explosion – A look inside one of Downtown Charleston’s hottest up-and-coming neighborhooods.

The Elliotborough Explosion – A look inside one of Downtown Charleston’s hottest up-and-coming neighborhooods.

Hold on to your hats dear readers… The Elliotborough neighborhood in Downtown Charleston is on the rise – and it is rapid. While I have been writing about this neighborhood and its developments for years, nothing compares with what is about to come. Take a look at this map I made for a little more insight. The blue shapes are...

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’s Food Insanity – Part Two

Just a little over a year ago, I wrote a post called Charleston’s Food Insanity (and Mine). I rhapsodized with taste buds in a confused frenzy about what to try first. ¬†So many new options! Too many new places! But, my fellow fine food connoisseurs, I’ll tell you – what seemed like frenetic additions to the Charleston culinary scene then,...

There’s a Whole Lotta Building Going On in Downtown Charleston

Soaring residential real estate market aside, it is commercial and development activity that can give you true insight into a local economy’s present and near future. ¬†And make no mistake – Charleston is on a MAJOR upswing. ¬†Always the ones with the inside scoop, the Preservation Society posted a few new photos regarding this matter on their Facebook page today...

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...

Inspired Infill – Building Dreams at 264-268 Ashley Ave

Down a long dirt driveway in an unlikely part of town, hidden amongst ramshackle Charleston homes in various states of deterioration, lies a project of such inspiration and passion, the energy of it is palpable. Dramatic I know, but true it is. This is a post about local design consultants and visionary developers – about people who push the bounds...

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Appraising the Character of Cannonborough/Elliotborough, Windermere and Byrnes Downs

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...

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Master Preservationist Program-Day Seven. Asphalt & Infill. Just how smart are we?

How many suburban strip malls and parking expanses do you see abandoned and lifeless on a daily basis? ¬†Tons. ¬†How many ex-urban neighborhoods are now struggling to stay afloat? ¬†Many. ¬†We are all fatter, we drive more, and we know our neighbors less. ¬†Yada yada yada – I know you’ve heard it all. ¬†But it’s time to admit that the...

It’s a Miracle in Midtown

It’s a Miracle in Midtown

Update 6/16/2011 – All but two of the properties in Midtown have sold and one is still under contract.¬† 26-A Cannon is available, and 212 Coming St just came back on the market.¬† I LOVE this one.¬† It’s over 2000 sq ft with terraces and a roof deck. 1009099 – Details: 212 COMING ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $499,000   The¬†Midtown...

The Spring & Cannon Streets Corridor is Rising

For several years now, the Spring and Cannon Streets corridor has been evolving and changing, welcoming modern buildings, historic renovations and most importantly, a proliferation of shops and restaurants.  Every urban neighborhood needs mixed-use to thrive and Spring and Cannon are great examples of how areas can change.  This great article from the City Paper highlights some of the more...