Sandhurst in Charleston, SC - An established neighborhood

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Sandhurst in Charleston, SC is the essence of an established neighborhood.

Sunset at Lake Sandhurst, Charleston SC

    

     Sandhurst is the kind of place that people don't move away...they live here forever.  Developed in the early 1960's, many of the original home owners still live in Sandhurst. Just in recent times are homes being offered for sale.  The average turnaroud time for property in Sandhurrt is 10.2 years.  The founding character of the neighborhood has been preserved throughout the years.

     There's no grand entrance nor amenities. No ditches (a rarity in Charleston - The Lowcountry), and yes, wide streets.  It's the kind of neighborhood where residents walk, and they walk their dogs.   The voluntary Sandhurst association fee is $12 per YEAR, and covers the cost of a Sandhurst Directory.  Covenants and Restrictions for Sandhurst are updated in 1997.

Lake Sandhurst, Charleston, SC

 

   Homes in Sandhurst are brick, mostly one level.  Wood floors are found in most homes.  There are a few homes that are two story, or split level.  No two homes are alike in Sandhurst.  Some homes have been completely renovated, while other homes have been partially renovated, or not renovated at all.  Sandhurst is filled with mature landscaping which was originally planted in the 1960's such as azaleas, and camellias.  Live Oak trees with draping moss are also sprinkled throughout the neighborhood, creating shady streets.  Part of Sandhurst borders the marshes of the historic Ashley River.  Some homes are situated on Lake Sandhurst, a small lake in the interior of the neighborhood.

Sandhurst is otherwise known as a military school in England, where the Royal family sends their sons.  Sandhurst in Charleston host streets in honor of English towns:  Winchester, Eton, Rugby, Sussex, Manchester, Merton, Westminister, Edinburgh, Nuffield.

                                     Sandhurst in Charleston, Rugby and Merton    Keble and Winchester in Sandhurst, Charleston SC  Winchester and Merton in Sandhurst, Charleston, SC

Sandhurst in Charleston is centrally and conveniently located on SC HWY 7 and within a mile of I-26, centered amist I-526.  You can be anywhere in the Charleston area with minutes.  Twelve minutes from Sandhurst to the airport or Boeing.  Ten minutes to MUSC or historic downtown Charleston.  Nearby groceries include Publix, Bi-Lo, Piggly Wiggly.  Charlestowne Landing, site where settlers landed in 1670 is just a stone's throw away.  Orange Grove or the Northbridge area offers a variety of businesses:  medical and dental, attorneys, bakery, hair salon, restaurants, gas.  Across the highway is the Elks Club, an assisted living facility, and a couple of churches.

                streetview 1888 Rugby Ln     Sandhurst in Charleston, SC    Sandhurst in Charleston, SC     Sandhurst, Charleston, SC

I know all this because I live in Sandhurst.  I've been here since 1982...(Imagine a REALTOR that has stayed in one place for 28 years)....my next door neighbor built her house in 1961 and still lives there.

I hang with the crowd that says: "THEY'LL HAVE TO HAUL ME OUT-A-HERE !!"

Great place to live.


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Kathy Toth
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Joye, I enjoyed the post and never thought about taking photos of street signs.  How did you coldor the map with the areas/outlines?

Kathy 

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Joye Hollis Ridgeway
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Hi Kathy...where there are no amenities, I had to come up with something.  The maps...Google Maps !!

Thanks.  Joye

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Great post! I like the Arial map!

Thanks for sharing,

Adam

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Joye Hollis Ridgeway
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Thanks Adam.  I learned how to do that in an ActiveRain Webinar.  They say location, location, location.  I say maps, maps, maps !!  Have a great day.

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