Chances are the father of modern guerrilla warfare would be pleased with what he saw at Dunes West in Mt Pleasant. On the opposite banks of the Wando River from the 259,000-acre Francis Marion National Forest, this 4,500-acre master- planned community offers a variety of outstanding condominiums, townhomes, and single family homes in a sublime coastal setting of rivers, marshes, tidal creeks and forests.
In the same area where Francis Marion earned the nickname of Swamp Fox for his ever-furtive attacks against the British, Dunes West now offers an outstanding package of amenities and one of the South Carolina coast’s top golf courses. Developed to minimize its ecological impact and preserve habitat for the area’s abundant wildlife, the community is just minutes away from the trees and wildflowers, expansive wetlands, and miles of biking, hiking and horseback riding trails.
The community offers one of the better lifestyles to be found in Charleston real estate, with homes, townhomes, and home sites that include golf course homes, homes overlooking marshes and deep-water homes along Wando River and Toomer and Wagner creeks. Townhomes range from the low and mid-$100s to the upper $400s while single-family homes priced from the $200s to $2 million-plus. Vacant lots are available form the mid-$100s to $800k.
For golfers, there’s the 6,871-yard par-72 Dunes West course, a traditional Lowcountry design with wide tree-lined fairways and fast, undulating and often tricky greens. On the site of the historic Lexington Plantation, the course was rated one of the top 10 new resort courses in the nation when in opened in 1991 by both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. Residents can also take advantage of The Club at Dunes West and the amenities offered there including its pool, fitness center and nine tennis courts. Tennis instruction is available as are a variety of fitness classes that include yoga, Pilates, strength training, and karate classes for children. There’s also a boat ramp and a variety of events and programs throughout the year.
This exclusive and excellent community may be one of the best places for you to start a search for a home in the lowcountry. Call us today for a tour!