Charleston is one of the most picturesque cities in the United States. Known for its Southern charm, it is home to antebellum mansions, cobblestone streets, and numerous waterfront sites and attractions, some that date back centuries.
Charleston is a popular tourist destination, for sure, and an even better place to live. It’s an ideal place to raise a family given its excellent schools and low crime rate. Even though the population is 135,000, it has a laid-back, slow pace of life that is one of its best attributes.
There are some terrific neighborhoods where you can set down roots, including Mount Pleasant, Downtown Charleston, Isle of Palms, Daniel Island, Folly Beach, and Summerville.
How to find these homes
If you are interested in Mount Pleasant homes for sale or perhaps Isle of Palms houses for sale, your first step is to research these areas and then hire a knowledgeable real estate agent. Check references and recommendations to find an agent who has extensive experience in helping clients buy and sell luxury real estate. These transactions can be more complicated than with lower-priced homes, and a seasoned real estate pro knows how to get the best deal for his or her clients.
Once you’ve hired an agent and lined up your financing, it’s time to go house hunting. Here’s a peek at some of the exclusive properties currently or recently on the market, by neighborhood.
You can find Mount Pleasant homes for sale in this upscale suburb just across the Ravenel Bridge from central Charleston. Mount Pleasant includes the Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island beaches.
1954 Sandy Point Lane
It doesn’t get much better than this 7,199-square-foot home located on a private island on the Wando River. This amazing custom home features six bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and two half-baths. The home offers fantastic space for entertaining in the two-story living room and formal dining room. Outside, it’s a sportsman’s paradise with a large private dock, a pierhead, and a boat lift.
1259 S. Barksdale Road
Another Mount Pleasant home for sale is this five-bedroom, five-bath home that offers the finest in luxury and Charleston outdoor living. Set on 1.7 acres on Hobcaw Creek, there are water views from nearly every room of this 4,534-square-foot custom property. The major selling point is nearly 600 feet of waterfront property and a private boat ramp. There are also separate guest quarters.
1870 Peaceful Way
Another unbelievable waterfront property is this estate on Boone Hall Creek. It has five bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths with a total living space of 4,790 square feet. The home is surrounded by a substantial lawn with trees, and there’s a large porch for relaxing while soaking in the water views. The new owner will be able to enjoy 180 feet of deep-water frontage, a private dock, and a boat lift.
Isle of Palms
Isle of Palms houses for sale can be found on this narrow barrier island of the same name. Its main attractions are a wonderful beach, plenty of open spaces, and a golf course.
3908 Palm Blvd.
This custom home overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is the epitome of Charleston beachfront living. Built in 2006 with a classic look, it has 6,896 square feet of living space, nine bedrooms, and 10 1/2 bathrooms. There is a swimming pool, spa, and direct access to the beach.
3800 Palm Blvd.
This is another awesome beachfront home right on the Atlantic Ocean. This modern home features five bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths in 3,787 square feet of living space located on a lot that’s nearly an acre. It has an open floor plan that is a welcoming place for parties. There is access to a full recreation center with a workout room, tennis courts, and more. Residents are able to purchase an annual marina pass for just $100 and launch their boat on the Intracoastal Waterway at any time.
122 Charleston Blvd.
Isle of Palms houses for sale also include this sensational new construction, which blends new and old looks together in a dazzling property. The three-story home with 3,846 square feet of living space has an old-school Southern charm, with screened-in porches on the second and third floors in addition to modern touches. Situated on the second row to the beach, it offers five bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms. You can take in ocean views, with the best view from the rooftop deck.
There is a heated saltwater pool and spa, as well as a covered patio area. Beach access is right across the street, and there are outdoor showers.
Daniel Island homes for sale can be found in this unique neighborhood, which is a 4,000-acre island located between the Wando and Cooper rivers.
212 King George St.
This home oozes style, sophistication, and luxury, thanks to an extensive renovation. The eye-popping double front porches typify the low country lifestyle and welcome guests to the four-bedroom, 4 1/2-bath property that features 4,339 square feet of living space. The attention to detail is superb, and there are many modern amenities.
The private backyard has a bricked dining area, a custom fire pit, and gorgeous landscaping. There is plenty of space for a pool, and the sellers already have plans for a 24-foot pool with a spa. The home is surrounded by brick pillars with black aluminum fencing and an electronic driveway gate.
The property comes with Daniel Island Club social membership privileges with the opportunity to upgrade to a sports membership or an invitational golf membership.
These are just a sampling of some stunning properties. Your agent will help you find many more. When you’re ready to look at Mount Pleasant homes for sale, contact Charleston Estates by McConnell Real Estate Partners for expert client services.