So you've decided to buy a townhome or condo in Charleston or one of the nearby towns or islands. How will you decide where to begin your search?
Here are some ideas to hopefully help you think of the options and amenities you would like before you forget and wish later on that you hadn't.
Search for a Condo as your PRIMARY RESIDENCE:
1. Do you have kids in school? You might want to investigate the area schools and find the one with the best reputation. For convenience, choose a neighborhood close to it.
2. Is security tops on your list? Check the GATED neighborhood homes and condos first. Many of them will be on the best golf courses, or in small luxury communities along the water.
3. Do you love golf? You might be happy as a clam living in the middle of a golf course home development. Some of them are real bargains, too. These are some of the most beautiful neighborhoods around.
4. Want a luxury Oceanfront Condo? Try looking first on the islands bordering Charleston. There are so many! The Isle of Palms, James Island, Johns Island, Sullivan's Island, Edisto Beach - These are the most beautiful places to live, bar none!
5. Would you love to be able to walk to downtown Charleston's many attractions? There are quite a few homes available near the battery and in Rainbow Row.
6. Is buying a NEW TOWNHOME what you prefer? New condo construction and home building is back with a bang on the South Carolina coast. You'll find many new condos in Charleston and on all the islands. What could be better than designing your condo exactly the way you want, where you want?
7. Are you retiring and looking for safety, low maintenance, and perhaps just for other retirees without children? Look for a 55-Plus community and savor the peace and quiet while enjoying an active lifestyle.
Search for a Condo as an INVESTMENT OR VACATION RENTAL:
1. You probably want to be on the water. Look first to the islands such as James or John Island, the Isle of Palms, or Kiawah. Oceanfront property will always lead in rentals and hold its value better.
2. Condos on a golf course will do well, cost much less, and have lower HOA fees and insurance. If you love golf, you can find one that's not far from the water and enjoy the best of both worlds.
3. Many of the waterfront condos in Charleston are on the Intracoastal Waterway or the inlet. These areas will have boat docks and a different kind of vacation fun. If you love boating or jet skis, kayaking or fishing, this might be better than oceanfront for your vacation condo in Charleston.
No matter what kind of condominium or townhome you want, the huge Charleston Metro has it. We hope this site will prove helpful to you in finding the right neighborhood or complex. Read our community pages first and make a list. Then call us to guide you on your search for the place you've always dreamed of!