North Charleston Real Estate

Charleston's commercial area with revitalized neighborhoods

North Charleston is located just north west of the Charleston Peninsula. This is the main industrial, commercial, and transportation section of tri-county Charleston, so you won't find as many homes for sale. Two of the most popular neighborhoods are Coosaw Creek Country Club (the only golf community in the area) and Park Circle (an up and coming neighborhood that's become trendy in the past few years for its fixer upper homes).

North Charleston Real Estate Statistics

Total Listings: 303
Average Price: $259,874
Highest Listing Price: $895,000
Average Days On Website: 121
Average Price/SqFt: $122

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Between the antebellum charm of Charleston's downtown, the cool marsh views of Daniel Island and the bustle and flow of West Ashley lies the economic heart of Charleston County and much of the Lowcountry: North Charleston. With its fixed industrial presence along Interstates 26 and 526, North Charleston has long been perceived as the blue-collar, working class counterpart to Charleston's more genteel suburbs. But a sea change has taken place between the 1970's and today with North Charleston coming into its own, on its own terms.

North Charleston offers a wealth of real estate opportunities and possibilities to a purchaser that is willing to look a little deeper. Not only are large development communities springing up to meet the demands of the market, but older neighborhoods are beginning to see an influx of buyers and renovation at an unprecedented rate. Houses in these revitalized neighborhoods can show a quality of construction often not found in today's newer homes, all in a colorful and vibrant atmosphere.

Buyers' newfound interest in this area is a combination of location, development and opportunity. Interstate 526 gives North Charleston easy access to all of Charleston's outlying suburbs; Interstate 26 is a direct outlet to the Midlands, the Upstate and all of the southeast United States. The Charleston International Airport offers those with a touch of wanderlust convenient access to both national and international locations.

North Area Pros:

  • Very affordable real estate
  • Wide selection of large chain stores and restaurants
  • Located about 20 min. to downtown and 30 min. to the beaches

North Area Cons:

  • Not as many homes to choose from since the area is mostly industrial and commercial
  • Below average public schools
  • Neighboring Summerville tends to attract more of the buyers in this price range

North Charleston Home Listings

Price, Low to High
304 Properties Found.
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7736 Ovaldale Drive

$100,000
MLS® #15011977

Forest Hills
North Charleston, SC
3 BR, 2 BA, 1212 SQ FT, 0.2 ACRES
Built in 1973
House
Three bedroom Two bathroom brick ranch. This home has been maintained by the same owner for twenty years. Loca…

6941 S Kenwood Drive

$100,000
MLS® #15018136

Midland Park
North Charleston, SC
3 BR, 2 BA, 1390 SQ FT, 0.35 ACRES
Built in 1960
House
Cute brick house, convenient location!Great for first time home buyer or investor. Large lot, fenced in back yar…

7926 Shadow Oak Drive

$102,900
MLS® #15009793

Oak Bluff
North Charleston, SC
2 BR, 3 BA, 1280 SQ FT
Built in 2004
Townhouse
Beautiful 2 bedroom 2 and 1/2 bath townhouse in the popular Oak Bluff community. Upon entering take notice of th…

2409 Paladin Lane

$105,900
MLS® #15016996

University Park
North Charleston, SC
3 BR, 3 BA, 1368 SQ FT, 0.05 ACRES
Built in 2007
Townhouse
GREAT 3 BR, Townhome FOR SALE, in University Park of North Charleston. This interior unit features 2 parking spa…

3829 Reddin Road

$106,000
MLS® #15019667

None
North Charleston, SC
2 BR, 3 BA, 1312 SQ FT, 0.2 ACRES
Built in 1955
House
2 bedroom 2 bath on quite road Easy access to roads.

4649 Watkins Road

$107,000
MLS® #15016721

Wando Woods
North Charleston, SC
3 BR, 1 BA, 1107 SQ FT, 0.29 ACRES
Built in 1961
House
INVESTOR DREAM! TENANT ALREDY IN PLACE WITH RENTAL INCOME OF $850.00 A MONTH. 3 bedroom, 1 bath. AS-IS NICE HOME…

1267 Belmont Court

$107,000
MLS® #15021322

Charleston Farms
North Charleston, SC
3 BR, 1 BA, 1060 SQ FT, 0.15 ACRES
Built in 1955
House
Great investment property or starter home. Convenient to Boeing, Naval Weapons Station, AFB, interstate and much…

7645 Knollwood Drive

$109,000
MLS® #15013987

Forest Hills
North Charleston, SC
3 BR, 1 BA, 1088 SQ FT, 0.18 ACRES
Built in 1972
House
ESTATE SELL: CUTE WELL KEPT SINGLE STORY BRICK HOME IN EXCELLENT CONDITION MOVE IN READY..LARGE BACK YARD TO …

4417 Great Oak Drive

$109,000
MLS® #15019985

Jericho On The Ashley
North Charleston, SC
2 BR, 2 BA, 1010 SQ FT, 0.01 ACRES
Built in 1985
House
BEAUTIFUL 2 story END UNIT Townhome with a Boat Ramp, Dock and Floater on Deep Water! Excellent North Charleston…

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Best North Charleston Communities

Coosaw Creek Country Club

Coosaw Creek Country Club is the only golf community in North Charleston. In addition to a full range of amenities, buyers tend to really like the large lot sizes and the feel of this gated community. Also, most of these houses have brick exteriors, which is hard to find with newer construction in the under $500K range in Charleston. Coosaw Creek was established in the early 1990s. Since these homes were built over the course of about 20 years, you'll find a range of home styles to choose from unlike many other newer communities where the builders only rely on a handful of floor plans for the entire neighborhood.

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The golf course at Coosaw Creek Country Club was designed by Arthur Hills. This semi-private course has 18 holes, over 6,500 yards, a par of 71, and a rating of 71.6. Golf Digest has ranked it with 4 stars, and Golf Magazine named it a Must Play course. The club house offers a golf shop as well as casual dining at The Palmetto Grill. Coosaw Creek has some of the most affordable golf real estate in the area. You'll find homes for sale overlooking the golf course starting just under $350K. (For more golf community options, check out the nearby town of Summerville for comparable real estate prices.)

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Coosaw Creek amenities include a Junior Olympic swimming pool, which is home to the Crocodiles swim team (ages 7 to 18). The community also has a tennis court and a backetball court. This gated community has a security guard on duty 24 hours a day.

Park Circle

Park Circle gets its name from the circa 1912 park which serves as the intersection of 4 major roads: Durant, Buist, North Rhett, and East Montague Avenues. Park Circle was one of the country's first planned communities, and it was designed to serve the area's residential, commercial, and industrial needs of the early 20th century. During World War II, the Charleston Navy Yard brought with it the largest expansion that the area had seen. When the naval base closed in 1996, many people expected the local economy to buckle. However, as Charleston's real estate prices have soared over the past twenty years, Park Circle has undergone a revitalization process from buyers looking for more affordable homes for sale.

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If you're looking for a fixer upper house in the under $200K price range, Park Circle has a great selection of mill style houses and brick ranch homes. Most houses are within walking distance of the commercial downtown section of Park Circle, which has a good selection of restaurants (some of our favorites include Sesame Burgers and EVO pizzeria). This section is also home to the Half Moon Outfitters corporate office and headquarters as well as smaller businesses like the nearby COAST Brewing Company. Park Circle has become a model for revitalization in the Charleston area. The steady demand from home buyers is expected to not only raise home values in coming years but also result in more commercial development to meet the changing needs of today's residents.

Whitehall

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Whitehall is another popular neighborhood in North Charleston, especially for buyers wanting a newer home with more square footage. Most of these homes were built between 1995 and 2005, and they have an average size of about 2,200 sq ft. The only amenities in Whitehall are a swimming pool, play park, and tennis courts, so this is a great neighborhood to consider if you want the basic amenities and are trying to maintain more affordable HOA fees. Whitehall is located off Dorchester Road in North Charleston.

Condos and Townhouses in the North Area

Buyers are often surprised to learn that the majority of homes for sale in North Charleston are detached houses. Because real estate in this area is priced so low, most buyers opt for the space and privacy that a house provides simply because they can afford it. Over the years, this trend has resulted in fewer condo and townhouse communities being constructed. The most popular of these neighborhoods tend to be Lake Palmetto, University Park, Oak Bluff, The Park at Rivers Edge, Reverie on the Ashley, and Coosaw Commons (pictured).

North Charleston Schools

Educational opportunities also exist in North Charleston. Along with the more standard educational curriculum, there are also specialized programs that cater the interests of primary students. For instance, the Academic Magnet High School was recently ranked seventh in the nation, according to a Newsweek cover story. Trident Technical College and the College of Charleston North Campus are also conveniently located in North Charleston.

Recreation in North Charleston

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North Charleston real estate has also grown in part because of the many things to do in the area. There are lots of stores in North Charleston, from strip malls that have stores like Barnes and Noble and Old Navy to the local shopping mall (Northwoods Mall). North Charleston also has the only outlet mall in the Charleston area, the new Tanger Outlets (pictured). The revitalized downtown section of Park Circle offers a good selection of independently owned shops and restaurants in the otherwise large scale commercial North Area. There are also concerts, sporting events, and various theater productions at the North Charleston Coliseum and the Performing Arts Center. The North Charleston Coliseum is also home to the South Carolina Stingrays, Charleston's professional ice hockey team. North Charleston Wannamaker County Park has playgrounds, a water park, picnic sites, and two miles of paved nature trails. The main tourist attraction in North Charleston is the Hunley submarine, which was excavated from the Charleston Harbor in 2000. Also, North Charleston is about 20 minutes from downtown Charleston and about 30 minutes to the closest beaches, which are Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island.

Job Opportunities in North Charleston

North Charleston has a large and varied job market, and it has some of the most jobs in the Charleston area. Some of the biggest employers in North Charleston are Bosch, MeadWestvaco, the airport, Trident Medical Center, and the Charleston Air Force Base. Real estate has experienced quite a bit of growth in the past few years in this area in response to the many jobs available. North Charleston real estate around the Air Force Base is one of the fastest growing markets in this part of Charleston.

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