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Beyond Charleston: The cities and towns worth a look

May 27, 2020

Beyond Charleston: The cities and towns worth a look

You know the allure of Charleston, SC. It’s one of the most beautiful Southern cities in the country, having lovingly preserved so much charm and heritage. But when you’re thinking about living in this scenic, coastal area, remember that there’s so much more to experience beyond Charleston. Check out the cities and towns that are worth a look.

The town of Summerville, SC, boasts “At the Heart of It All”, and with good reason. In spite of Summerville’s population of 46,000 people, living here feels like a small town. Just 26 miles northwest of Charleston, Summerville is the kind of place where you walk down the main street and you’re greeted by familiar faces. Many of the shops, restaurants, and businesses are locally owned, meaning they’re one-of-a-kind. You’ll find the lifestyle here to be friendly and relaxed. It’s also known as “Flowertown in the Pines”, a reflection of the bounty of vibrant, fragrant gardens and the abundant pine trees. Summerville is officially recognized as a Tree City USA community, a program that recognizes the efforts to maintain their forestry.

Summerville is also regarded as the Official Birthplace of Sweet Tea. “Mason, a popular site,  is a 15-foot Mason jar that once held a record-breaking 2,524 gallons of the South’s nectar.”

Does this sound like the ideal hometown for you? Local homebuilder Hunter Quinn Homes builds communities of townhomes and single-family homes in Summerville. 

Starting from just $168,900, the townhomes of Alston Place provide affordable luxury and easy maintenance. From your home here, take a walk or bike ride to the many things Summerville has to offer. Our 2- and 3-bedroom townhomes feature modern amenities and smart use of the nearly 1,300 square feet of space.

Limehouse Village is a tribute to classic Southern architecture. The Charles Towne Collection of 2-story plans span 1,930 to 2,730 square feet and each design features the front porch and distinctively coastal colors. Homes at Limehouse Village start at $269,900, and with only a limited number here, don’t miss the chance to affordably give yourself a true Southern home near Charleston.

Just a short drive from US 78, Pine Hill Acres is nestled in a wooded area with homesites of up to a half-acre. Hunter Quinn Homes has a collection of 16 floor plans ideally suited for this location, with 1,425 to nearly 3,200 square feet. Prices start at $235,900 and there’s no HOA fee, making it really affordable to own a brand new home in the wonderful town of Summerville.

Just up the road from Summerville is a tiny hamlet called Lincolnville, a town of just 1,200 people in a little more than a square mile of space. Hunter Quinn Homes chose this location for our community, Lincolnville Square. We have just one homesite left in this popular neighborhood, so choose your floor plan and let’s get started.

Moncks Corner is another northern suburb of Charleston. It’s a small town with a population of about 8,000 people. Moncks Corner is an easy drive to the city when you want a taste of Charleston life, but the rural flavor here feeds the appetites of the local residents. It’s a quiet, relaxed, and friendly area on the Cooper River, which feeds into Lake Moultrie. As you can imagine, the love of the outdoors is a common thread. If you like fishing, kayaking, swimming, hunting, horseback riding, hiking, and biking, Moncks Corner is an excellent choice for a hometown. 

We’ve established a quiet neighborhood in one of the area’s most popular neighborhoods. The Paddock at Fairmont South offers single-family homes that showcase our Coastal Farmhouse Series, designed exclusively for this community. In addition to your home, you have the advantage of amenities that include a swimming pool and playground. Find the home that fits your lifestyle with floor plans from 1,470 to 3,240 square feet.

North Charleston

Just beyond Charleston lies another big Southern city. North Charleston has a population of more than 113,000. It’s the third largest city in South Carolina, with a vibe all its own. While Charleston itself is strong on preserving its historical sites and architecture, North Charleston is a more industrialized city—yet still a decidedly Southern one!

North Charleston is definitely a family-friendly location. Riverfront Park, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark, the Hunley Museum, and the Fire Museum are just a few places that provide an entertaining experience for all ages. North Charleston has its own Cultural Arts Department, a great resource for classes, exhibits, and community outreach. Shoppers enjoy the outlets in North Charleston, along with other retail therapy. And dining is equally vast, with a full menu of culinary styles and budgets represented here. Fishing, hiking, biking, water sports, and just about any type of recreation that gets your heart pumping is plentiful in North Charleston, too.

Hunter Quinn Homes has 2 communities of new homes for sale in North Charleston, so you can find the right space and place.

Tributary at The Park at Rivers Edge is an exciting place to live! Nestled in the Ashley River Historic District, this enclave provides access to so many amenities: swimming pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, play park, intramural, field, walking paths, and optional boat storage—all within walking distance of Tributary. The 3- and 4-bedroom townhomes start at only $182,900 for floor plans from 1,450 to more than 2,000 square feet. 

Creekside at Horizon Village is a growing neighborhood of townhomes near Riverfront Park, Park Circle, and Four Poles Park. Live just 5 miles from Downtown Charleston in a very affordable, brand new townhome. Choose from 2- and 3-bedroom townhome floor plans, with 1,360 to 1,520 square feet of fully appointed interior living space—and priced from just $233,900! 

Are you ready to make North Charleston your hometown? Contact Madison at Hunter Quinn Homes. She has all the information about the areas, communities, and homes.

Jarrett Hodson was great to work with and I would highly recommend anyone to work with him!

Stephen G., Tributary Homeowner

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