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dunes properties of Charleston is a real estate, vacation rental and property management company representing the Lowcountry with almost 80 exclusive Charleston beach vacation rental properties, 70 real estate agents and employees, four full-service offices. Nobody knows the Charleston Coast better.

Isle of Palms Office

1400 Palm Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
843.886.5600

Real Estate Inquiries:
realestate@dunesproperties.com
Vacation Rental Inquiries:
vacations@dunesproperties.com


Folly Beach Office

31 Center Street
Folly Beach, SC 29439
843.588.3800

Real Estate Inquiries:
realestate@dunesproperties.com
Vacation Rental Inquiries:
vacations@dunesproperties.com


The Real Estate Studio

214 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.722.5618

Real Estate Inquiries:
realestate@dunesproperties.com
Vacation Rental Inquiries:
vacations@dunesproperties.com


Kiawah Seabrook Office

1887 Andell Bluff Boulevard
Johns Island, SC 29455
843.768.9800

Real Estate Inquiries:
realestate@dunesproperties.com
Vacation Rental Inquiries:
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Affordable Neighborhoods in Downtown Charleston

One of the most affordable neighborhoods in Downtown Charleston, North Central is bounded on the north by Mount Pleasant Street, the south by Huger Street and Rutledge and King on the east and west.  Most of the homes in this neighborhood were built in the 30s, 40s and 50s and are mainly of bungalow style.  Popular with young professionals given its proximity to Upper King Street and the hip area of Morrison Drive as well as Hampton Park, North Central is also a well established and diverse Downtown neighborhood.  Close to many hip new restaurants and entertainment, be sure to check out Rutledge Cab Company.
 
 
Recent Listings in North Central:
Affordable neighborhoods in Downtown Charleston87 Magnolia Ave -Home went under contract in less than 1 week!
This darling 1930s bungalow is located on a beautiful tree lined street just blocks from tons of great restaurants. With a welcoming front porch, and a huge fenced in back yard, it’s definitely dog and people friendly! Inside you’ll find incredible historic details intact – archways, bead-board, picture rail, original doors and door knobs, and beautiful hardwood floors throughout. The backyard includes a one-car garage which is currently set up to best house bicycles, yard equipment and all your extra stuff. Best of all, this home is located in the coveted X flood zone, so flood insurance is not required (though of course always recommended).  Contact Kristin Walker, REALTOR for more details.

Nestled in between Charleston’s historic Station 8 firehouse and James Simmons Elementary, this 1920’s home keeps its original charm while hosting a new, functional, open and airy floor plan. Completely renovated this year, down to the studs with a new roof, hardie plank siding, plumbing, electrical, HVAC and duct work, spray foam insulation, foundation, windows (with one original in hallway), flooring, doors, hardware, and a back deck for entertaining. The kitchen features large, granite island and countertops, farmhouse sink, and is open to the living space. Each bedroom has their own full bath. There is off street parking for one car. The large back lot allows room for a future master suite expansion or for a storage building.  Contact Emily Gildea, REALTOR for more details.

This spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage with gated off street parking features a good size master suite with French doors that opens up to expansive back deck. The master bath has a large custom tiled shower. The HVAC was replaced in 2014. Contact Jennifer Jensen, REALTOR for more details.
                                                                                                                                Are you interested in being apart of the North Central neighborhood?  A place where you can walk to Hampton Park, enjoy the newest restaurants, ride your bike to the Farmer’s Market in Marion Square and Second Sunday on King, or grab a drink at any of the downtown breweries.  Stop by the Real Estate Studio to learn more about properties in this hot new neighborhood!

 

7 Things You Didn’t Know about Colonial Lake

Colonial Lake, Charleston, SC

photo credit: Donnie Whitaker

Charlestonians have a fond familiarity with Colonial Lake. Originally called Rutledge Street Pond, the lake is located in the heart of the Harleston Village, which stretches from Broad to Calhoun streets and Lockwood Drive to King Street. From sunbathers and students to runners and dog walkers, Colonial Lake is a special part of many folks’ daily lives — and has been since as far back as the 1700s.

In honor of Colonial Lake’s recent restoration, we thought it fitting to give you a brief history into the life of the beloved wee body of water. Here are 7 things you may not have known about Colonial Lake:

1. The area in which the lake sits was established for public use in 1768 by an Act of the Commons House of Assembly. The lake, evolving from a pond, would not come into existence until later on in 1869, complete with the wide walkways and picturesque promenade enjoyed now for well over a century.

2. Back then, the area west of the pond was an undeveloped area — unlike now where Harleston is a lively neighborhood complete with everything from tennis courts and fine-dining restaurants to antique shops, art galleries, and the College of Charleston.

3. Colonial Lake was once a popular spot for parking one’s boat, so much so that it soon became illegal to park your boat there without a license. By 1910, folks even staged boat races in the pond — the same year that Palmetto trees were planted in the park’s promenade.

4. In the early to mid ’70s, passersby could enjoy the lake’s fountains. They were removed in ’77 because of complaints of its saltwater overspray.

5. You can fish in Colonial Lake. A tidal lake after all, Colonial Lake has been known to deliver mullet, mud minnows, shrimp, and flounder when the tide is high. Its pipe runs from the lake, under the streets, and into the Charleston Harbor, so if it’s big enough to swim through the pipe, it just may wind up in Colonial Lake. For example, six years ago, a College of Charleston retrieved a 45-inch red drum from its waters.

6. In 2008, a deer was pulled out of Colonial Lake, believe it or not. Various witnesses reported seeing the deer wandering around the historic downtown area before running down Rutledge Avenue and into the water. It took rescuers several hours to sedate the animal and remove it from the lake.

7. You’d be forgiven if you hadn’t heard that the Park is officially open again. Fenced away in January of 2015, Colonial Park has experienced extensive renovations, much to its regulars’ dismay. However, a year-and-a-half and four-million dollars later, the Park got its official unveiling earlier this summer.

Colonial Lake, Charleston, SC

photo credit: Donnie Whitaker

At long last, Harleston Village’s centerpiece, the place where locals often go to contemplate, has returned to its old, if more beautifully landscaped, self.

Since Charleston weather is picnic-permitting more often than not, Colonial Lake gets plenty of enjoyment year-round — be it for local joggers during the dog days of summer or for visitors and residents alike in the Christmas season, when a Christmas tree is lit in the center of the water.

What’s your favorite time of year to enjoy Colonial Lake?

Colonial Lake, Charleston,SC

Market Statistics through August, 2016

Charleston, SC Real Estate Market Stats

Charleston-area home sales increased in August after dipping for the first time in five years in July. Conventional wisdom indicates that year-over-year declines may be present for the remainder of the year, given the low inventory situation in most markets. Demand is certainly present and has created competitive situations that have kept prices up. Rental prices are also up, which may lure more toward home ownership.

Market Stats through August 2016

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