Charleston has much to offer to residents and visitors alike. The historic downtown area boasts award-winning restaurants and hundreds of shops, while the beautiful beaches of Folly, Isle of Palms, and Sullivans Island are just a quick drive away. Residents are notoriously amiable, earning Conde Nast Traveler’s award for friendliest city in the U.S. The same magazine also ranked the area as the top city in the United States the last three years.
With these accolades, it’s no wonder that Charleston has gotten nationwide attention. Several magazines have spotlighted area real estate recently. Coastal Living Magazine had a featured home on Daniel Island, which was open through October 20. The plantation-style home linked antebellum architecture with modern amenities for a fresh twist on a classic floor plan. The Coastal Living team chose Daniel Island because of its desirable central location and the traditional neighborhood feel of the area. Daniel Island, which is home to around 4,000 residents, offers all the convenience of a larger city, like shopping, dining, and award-winning schools, will retaining the feel of a small town.
In its October 2013 issue, Better Homes and Gardens featured a refurbished cottage in Mount Pleasant’s Old Village. Owned by the Flohr family, who relocated to the Old Village from Greeneville, Tennessee, the cottage was highlighted by the magazine for its open and flowing floor plan, as well as the home’s location in the desirable Old Village area. Mount Pleasant’s historic area is just one of dozens of sought-after areas east of the Cooper. Those looking to make their homes in the Mount Pleasant area will find a variety of properties convenient both to the beach, shopping, dining, and downtown.
HGTV chose Kiawah Island as the location for its 2013 Dream Home. Nestled among palm trees, live oaks, and lush greenery, this four bedroom house embodied the best of luxury living in the Charleston area. Kiawah Island was chosen because of its proximity to downtown Charleston, the serenity of the planned community, and the plethora of activities nearby (including multiple golf courses, Freshfields Village shopping center, swimming pools, and tennis courts). With protected green spaces and miles of private beach, Kiawah Island is a top choice for those who want to experience island living on a permanent basis.
These are just a few examples of the magnificent homes in the Charleston area. Matt Anderson Properties will help you choose the perfect local home for you–and who knows, perhaps your new home will be the next to be featured nationally!