Rural West Ashley, SC Real Estate

(Hollywood, Ravenel, Yonges Island, and Meggett)

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Rural West Ashley real estate lies on the outskirts of the Charleston area, about 30 to 40 minutes from downtown along Hwy 17. Rural West Ashley is made up of four small towns - Hollywood, Meggett, Yonges Island, and Ravenel.

Rural West Ashley Pros:

  • Ideal for buyers looking for a small town or rural feel
  • Affordable selection of houses

Rural West Ashley Cons:

  • Few options for shopping and restaurants
  • Further from Charleston and the beaches

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More about Real Estate in Rural West Ashley, SC

Heading out of Charleston to the west on the historic Savannah Highway will immediately take you through the sprawling suburb of West Ashley. Past revitalized storefronts and trendy nightspots Highway 17 rolls, even past the 1.2 million square ft. Citadel Mall, until roadside produce stands, sprawling tidal vistas and farms are the most common sights. This is rural West Ashley.

The four main communities of rural West Ashley (Hollywood, Ravenell, Yonges Island and Adams Run) dot the map from west Charleston to almost the border of Colleton County.

This area may be just the place for those looking for a slower, more thoughtful pace of life than can be Charleston's countless other suburbs. This can be found in any of the rural metropolises, or at one of the other small communities, hamlets or quiet country crossroads that dot the map.

Rural West Ashley is a wonderful choice for those interested in country living within a reasonable distance to the shopping, cultural events and the other attractions that downtown has to offer. Best of all, such big-city activities comes with a small-town price tag. Since property values tend to drop proportionally to distance to Charleston proper, this means that a dollar travel much further when purchasing a home. For those for whom privacy and tradition are paramount, rural West Ashley is a choice not easily found elsewhere in or around Charleston.

This is also the premier choice for those interested in a weekend home for outdoor hobbies such as hunting, fishing and boating. The numerous waterfowl, game and fish that call the surrounding marshlands and shores home are equally exciting spoils whether your preferred tool is gun, tackle or camera.

Finally, rural West Ashley boasts a second-to-none investment opportunity in the Charleston real estate market. Typically, development is a force that either comes from without or comes from within, but rural West Ashley represents a combination of the two. Not only is there the steady growth from within the communities themselves, but the development from both Charleston and Dorchester counties is just beginning to make its presence felt there. The thousands of raw, undeveloped acres are a prime opportunity for far sighted developers, timber harvesters and speculators alike.

This area is expanding quickly because of the growth from West Ashley on Hwy 17, and the large amount of raw land in Rural West Ashley that is available to builders. Most of Rural West Ashley is still sparsely developed farm land and low density single family homes. Home buyers looking for farms or large lots typically start their searches in Rural West Ashley, Wadmalaw Island, and John's Island. Rural West Ashley is also home to one of Charleston's most well-known equestrian facilities, Stono Ferry.

Rural West Ashley Local Information

What can I expect to pay for a home in Rural West Ashley?
House prices start around $120,000. Currently there are no townhouses or condos in Rural West Ashley.

What is there to do in Rural West Ashley?
Rural West Ashley is mainly farmland, so there are activities you'd expect to find in a rural area. Many houses are equipped for horses, and there is an equestrian center in the subdivision Stono Ferry. The main golf course is The Links at Stono Ferry, which is in Hollywood. Many residents go to other Charleston areas for entertainment.

How far is Rural West Ashley from downtown Charleston?
Downtown Charleston is a 30 to 40 minute drive from most parts of Rural West Ashley.

What is the closest beach?
Folly Beach is about 45 minutes from Rural West Ashley.

What kinds of jobs are available in Rural West Ashley?
Many residents of Rural West Ashley commute to other areas of Charleston for work.

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