Living in Charleston

2015 to 2016 Changes

More stats than you can shake a stick at – Charleston 2016 Market Review

I’m not kidding. Try shaking a stick at all these stats I’m about to throw your way.  As you know, I mostly like to write about the areas I love and with which I am intimately acquainted – namely, the Charleston Peninsula, parts of Mount Pleasant, and the Islands too. But every now and then it’s good for me to...

How much will you pay in Property Taxes in Charleston?

This is one of the most commonly asked questions by those of you who are thinking about moving to the Charleston Metro Area, or those of you who are moving from a rental in Charleston to your very first home!  Not only are you seeing all kinds of numbers that don’t make sense online, but also you are hearing things...

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The Journal Says Charleston is Luring the Young and the Restless

When I popped open my favorite section of the Wall Street Journal this morning – The Mansion section (of course!), this headline caught my eye – “Charleston Lures the Young and the Restless.” My first thought was that the story was going to be about Millennials moving here, but I was dead wrong. It’s all about the GenXers and young...

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No Joke. Charleston Sea Level Up Almost 2 ft in 100 years

Today was one of the highest tides we’ve seen in six years topping out at just over 8 feet (our normal high is just under 6 feet). Roads all over the metro area were submerged and shut down, making traveling for two hours on either side of the high tide like playing a game of Frogger. Yeah – you can...

My Wish for You in 2015

Way down at the raw and beautiful western end of Folly Beach, stands a lone tree, a ‘boneyard’ tree that’s been battered by the winds and tides of time. I find it extraordinarily beautiful – in the way its arms touch the earth and reach for the sky in total connection with its place in the world. In that it...

New on the Market: A Waterway Dream – 42 Intracoastal Court

As I snuggle into the couch by the roaring fire on my porch, cold chardonnay cradled in my hand, I look out over the water and muse over the last boats heading home to turn in for the night. Where did they go today? What grand adventure did they have? Carousing around the Harbor? Tying up at Morris Island? Meandering...

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,...

The “Little Free Library” is Why I Love Living in Harleston Village

This post will be short and sweet, but I am so absolutely delighted by this I had to share it. Plus it’s Valentine’s Day, which is all about love, and I LOVE this. On Logan Street between Broad and Queen in Harleston Village, just a few doors down from the Queen Street Grocery, this imaginative and generous man put this out in...

Charleston Shines in 2012 so What’s on Tap for 2013?

As we enter our first full week of 2013, I thought I’d take a look back at Charleston in 2012. Really, it was quite a banner year for us for a myriad of reasons! Our economy boomed, the real estate market turned around, we received accolades galore and 2013 looks even brighter.  So take a look at my lists and...

Greg Rand recommends Charleston on FOX “Where to Invest Now” – I say “What???”

It’s not that often that Charleston is singled out as a perfect place for a real estate investment thus I thank Mr. Rand for his segment on our gorgeous city.  We know it, we feel it, so it’s nice to have outside acknowledgement. Mr. Rand outlines all the attractive factors: High Job Growth 7.1% Unemployment Good Quality of Living The...

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