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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:
vacations@dunesproperties.com


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10 Ways to Treat Yourself in Park Circle, North Charleston

What’s not to love about Park Circle? One of the trendiest places to live in Charleston right now, it is full of entrepreneurs and young professionals who are turning the area into a perfect place to live and/or spend a day off. Here are 10 ways to treat yourself next time you have some time to spend in PC.

 1.  Zen at Barefoot Yoga

Everyone needs a little zen, which is why it’s essential to have Barefoot Yoga in the neighborhood. Going to Barefoot is on par with a spa visit — total indulgence and totally worth it. The space is calming and quirky, and the staff is warm and welcoming, even for beginners.

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2. Laid-back brews at Coast Brewing Co.

About a two-minute drive from downtown area of PC is Coast Brewing, where all the Coast beer magic happens. But it’s not just a brewery: you can hang out and consume their brews in a super laid-back setting inside or out. One flavor to try: the Hop Art IPA.

3.  Shave and shoulder massage at Olde Village Barber Shop

Let’s hear it for the beards! Men need pampering too, and that’s their forte at Olde Village Barber Shop. Known for giving one helluva neck and shoulder massage, OVBS is also your PC go-to for a pro shave and a haircut.

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4.  Local spirits at Barrel House Spirits

Owned by local vocalist Emily Richards and her brothers, Barrel House is the only spot to get your liquor in PC. And they have all your favorites and plenty of great local finds, like bottles from Firefly, Striped Pig, and High Wire.

5.  Perfect pizza at Park Pizza + EVO

Park Pizza, y’all. You can’t sit down inside but you can park it outside if there’s a table free (and it’s not raining). Our favorite part? The creative pies. Try the Spaceballs, Teriyabi, She Crab, Bradwell, or the Cordon Bleu. Across the way is E.V.O., another local fave, which features a big dining room, outside tables, a bar full of local brews, and insanely tasty apps, salads, and pizza. EVO uses the freshest SC ingredients, including an Upstate goat cheese fudge for dessert.

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6.  Lemon Crunch cone at Park Circle Creamery

Spoil yourself silly at the relatively new Park Circle Creamery, known for unique ice cream flavors like lemon crunch, german chocolate, Mexican vanilla, and peach pie. Not your unimaginative Cold Stone in any way — just a creative creamery locally owned AND locally loved.

7.  All-day breakfast and more at The Junction Kitchen & Provisions

Not only does the Junction Kitchen & Provisions serve the Park Circle community’s desperate need for an all-day breakfast, but they also offer delicious sandwiches, gluten-free foods, top-shelf dinners, and — provisions! Yep, come and get your local produce, cheese, raw local honey, hen eggs, beer, wine, and cider in one of their grab-n-go coolers. Pretty cool, huh?

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8.  The little PC community also has not one but two places to sip wine and nibble cheese: Accent on Wine and Stems & Skins.

Accent has a sweet and knowledgable sommelier named Hal, serves affordable small boards, and is as unpretentious as it gets. Bonus? Wine on tap! Meanwhile, Stems & Skins not only has your perfect tapas and olives and wine, but also some killer desserts, like peach cobbler that goes great with Prosecco FYI.

9.  Crawfish mac at LoLa

LoLa = Lowcountry cuisine with a Louisiana twist, which is why their must-have is the crawfish mac! Owned by a father-and-son duo, LoLa also gets the cajun-cum-southern vibe right with their etouffee, poboys, and pecan cornbread.

 

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10.  Cha Yen at Orange Spot Coffeehouse

Here you’ll find, by far, the best Thai iced coffee in Charleston. Owned by two old friends, OS also boasts a backyard perfect for sunny days, cold brew coffee, and fresh-baked snacks, like scones and quiche.

What’s your favorite place in Park Circle?

North Charleston’s Academic Magnet School Is Among the Country’s Best


Each year, NEWSWEEK picks the best high schools in the country based on how hard school staffs work to challenge students with advanced-placement college-level courses and tests. Just over 1.600 schools—only 6 percent of all the public schools in the U.S.—made the list. The Academic Magnet School in North Charleston (AMHS) placed 12th in the country.

AMHS is known for their exceptionally high SAT scores. Like many of the schools on our top 20, AMHS helps prepare students for the college/university experience by mandating that they fulfill a 90-hour service requirement in addition to completing at least four advanced placement (AP) courses throughout high school.  Way to GO AMHS!!

Fifteen additional South Carolina schools made the 2010 list.

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Top 5 Healthiest Housing Markets in 2010

Builder magazine released its list of the top 20 housing markets on the mend and Charleston is #5!    They say we are steeped in history but are not resting on our laurels.

Home prices, which fell only 4.2% last year, are expected to climb in 2010 as the region begins to add jobs again (of course you’ve heard about Boeing coming here).

We’re on the mend. For the Charleston region, the magazine specifically noted that a 2% population growth each year for the past five years puts the area among the largest housing markets in the country.

The Best

The best, according to Charleston City Paper , suburb is Mt. Pleasant and the best neighborhood is I’on Village in Mt. Pleasant.  Best new development is North Charleston’s Oak Terrace Preserve. 

If you are interested in learning more about those neighborhoods and what might be available for you, please search real estate on our website,
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The City Paper puts out various lists readers vote on every year. This week’s issue is “13  Best.”

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