So you've decided that you want to retire to Charleston. You've been visiting for many years and stayed in quaint B&B's downtown, in Oceanside homes in Kiawah and even splurged on room-service at Charleston Place! But now it's time to find that place of your own... a place to call "home."
The decision to move to this easy-to-love city was a no-brainer, but where to actually settle is proving to be a challenge. You're finding that the Charleston you thought you knew so well is actually a small town with lots of great neighborhoods you've never even heard of! It's so much more than the beautiful bustling downtown with great restaurants and shopping and its historic neighborhood South of Broad. Have you heard of Wagener Terrace or Hampton Park Terrace? How about the Old Village or I'On in Mt Pleasant, or Avondale in West Ashley? Yikes!
These are just a few of the wonderful Charleston neighborhoods - each with unique qualities - that you'll have to choose from once you begin your search for the perfect home in earnest. You'll need someone who really understands their way around the city and can help you navigate the differences between each area. A good Realtor will be able to steer you in the right direction - and I don't mean just drive you around from neighborhood to neighborhood.
I'll start a travelogue of Charleston neighborhoods which I hope you'll find helpful. You'll know how to find me if you have any questions. Meanwhile, have fun dreaming of your final move to the Holy City!
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