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Living the Good Life in Charleston, SC



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By : Mike Ciucci    99 or more times read
For anyone interested in buying a home in a city that comes with a piece of the good life, Charleston, South Carolina is a good place to start. With a mild climate and plenty of recreation options to keep people busy year-round, Charleston is likely to fill all the items on anyone's home shopping wish list. The region's housing market has begun to rebound, with property sales happening in all price ranges. First-time buyers, investors or millionaires searching for a new luxury home are all looking at options in the city of Charleston and its surrounding suburbs.

This historical city is a hidden jewel, comparatively, with just under 645,000 people in Metro Charleston. In some districts, though, the secret is out and people are jumping at the chance to own real estate in this laid back, subtropical region. Many older styles of homes in the downtown core reflect an era where decades ago, large rooms with high ceilings offered much appreciated cross-breeze designs to keep residents cool. Today, central air conditioning is the preferred choice for temperature balance in most homes.

While some new construction has taken place in the original section of Charleston, the magnificent architecture style has been maintained, creating a virtual trip back in time to the gentle, southern style and grace of the city.

Also contributing to Charleston's real estate recovery is the growing interest from the baby boomer population. With the multitude of golf courses, tennis courts and water sports to keep calendars booked for months on end, this city is a natural choice for active retirees.

As people research the options for housing in Metro Charleston, they will find selections from condos and single-family homes to waterfront mansions ready for grand entertaining. Folly Beach, located 15 miles south of the city, has earned its reputation as Charleston's original beach playground. Several private islands, including Sullivan's Island, Johns Island, Isle of Palms, Daniel Island, and Kiawah Island offer their own choices of real estate for sale and thriving local communities.

Many districts in Charleston are offering new home construction, where buyers have the opportunity to tailor the design of their new homes, from floor plans to tile colors in the kitchen and more. These homes are also being built with energy saving amenities, which fit perfectly into the "green" approach to construction and lifestyle.

For people who are looking to purchase their first home, there are a number of properties priced well within reach for newcomers to the real estate market. Some may be mild fixer-uppers, and only need a good paint job to freshen rooms, while other homes need a more work and a little tender loving care – perfect for the person who loves the art of renovation.


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