Home to the Joseph P. Riley Baseball Stadium (known to locals as “The Joe” with fireworks every Friday night in-season), The Citadel, Brittlebank Park, the Police Station and a variety of homes, the Westside has much diversity across the Peninsula. Homes here range from $400,000-$1,000,000, though the condos overlooking the Ashley River near Brittlebank Park – The Bristol – can run up to $1,000,000. On the western side, a new 4 million square foot multi-use development called WestEdge is complete, anchored by a new Publix grocery store, while on the eastern side of this neighborhood from Rutledge Avenue to King Street, the area just north of King Street has become very popular with young professionals buying homes from the 1920s and 30s and fixing them up, given this part of the neighborhood is walking distance to the hot restaurants and shops of Upper King Street, as well as places like Leon’s Oyster Shop .[/col2]

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Oysters here are done in multiple styles – my favorite are the char-grilled ones! But their fried chicken and fish should be noted too, and it’s one of the few places with a fireplace for the chilly winter nights. On King at I Street.


One of the local vegan and vegetarian go-tos, Dell’z has countless fresh options, including their popular rice bowls and wraps. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner served along with some delightful smoothies. At Rutledge and Nunan.


OK, I’ll admit, this place is aspirational for me, but it gets awesome reviews, and is something unknown even to locals! You can climb stuff right in the middle of Downtown! They also have yoga and bouldering classes too. At King and I Streets.


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