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mount pleasant county park

You might have noticed that The Keadle Group loves Charleston County Parks! As Gold Pass Members and frequent visitors of the parks, we also include lots of their events and festivals on our social media posts, blogs, and weekly home listing updates. Whether you're considering relocating to Mount Pleasant or already live in the area and are looking for things to do, you must check out the Palmetto Islands County Park location off Longpoint Road!

This county park offers 943 acres of preserved wetlands, woodlands, and ponds for residents to enjoy. Here are some of the special features included in admission:

  • Paved nature trails for walking, jogging, and biking
  • Crabbing dock with kayak launch
  • A large playground that accommodates a wide age
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best things to do in mount pleasant

Mount Pleasant is one of the most coveted communities around Charleston, SC, and for good reason. Living in this desirable area puts a resident within walking, biking and short driving distance of many fantastic activities. Mount Pleasant is the Keadle Real Estate Group's specialty! We endlessly boast about the fulfilling lifestyle that this sought after community has to offer. If you are considering this popular area as a possible location for your upcoming home purchase, you won't look anywhere else after you read these top 6 things to do in Mount Pleasant:

  1. Take a short trip to the beach. Depending on a home's location, you might want to hop on your bike to reach one of the area's 2 acclaimed beaches. If you aren't within biking distance,

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shem creek mt pleasant sc

Shem Creek is one of the most photographed and visited spots in Mount Pleasant, SC – and for good reason. It’s hard to beat catching a drink or local seafood dinner with friends while watching the sun set over the marsh. Few areas of Mt. Pleasant are as picturesque or as laid back as Shem Creek.

History of Shem Creek

The Eastern Sioux Sewee Indians originally lived along the creek, and today’s name comes from the Native American word shemee. British settlers began establishing this area in the 1670s. Over the next two decades, Captain Florence O'Sullivan owned the land due to a land grant and changed the name of the creek to Sullivan’s Creek. (On a side note, this is also how Sullivan’s Island got its name.) Next, ownership changed to Captain

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long savannah project west ashley

We’ve recently been asked about the new Long Savannah project which is currently being developed in West Ashley, so we thought we’d share the latest news on its status. Long Savannah is expected to be the largest housing development in Charleston County, and Charleston City Council has already voted to approve the plan. There are about 3,300 acres making up the master plan which pieces together several parcels of land. A 1,628 acre County Park and a 203 acre City Park are included in this proposal. The Glenn McConnell Parkway extension will be a connection point for part of the Long Savannah Development, and the newly paved Proximity Drive off Bees Ferry Road will also be an access point.

Approximately 4,500 homes will be built in mixed-use

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boone hall plantation halloween events

Through October 31, Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant is hosting great Halloween entertainment for visitors of all ages:

  • Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch: This very kid friendly fall festival offers a corn maze, Halloween themed hayride (pictured), jump castle, two of South Carolina’s largest jump pillows, petting zoo, three story slide tower, tube swings, and sand pit. There are also great photo ops for the kids since pumpkins, tractors, and fall decorations fill this wide open space. Admission is $10 per person (kids age 2 and under are free with accompanying adult) and includes access to all of these attractions except the pony rides. Learn more about the Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch!
  • Boone Hall Fright Nights: For teens and adults, you’ll find
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the keadle real estate group

Congratulations to Katherine for selling one of the Most Expensive Homes in Mount Pleasant! The local Mount Pleasant Magazine has honored her for a sale in which she represented buyers purchasing a home in Dunes West. We’ve included a link to the press release below. In the article, Katherine talks about what it’s like to work with her husband, Lee, for twelve years and also about being a business woman (and mom) in Charleston.

You can read the full article or learn more about The Keadle Real Estate Group!

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keadle real estate group

To the 30,000+ visitors we have every month on the website: we wanted to let you know about some exciting new features!

    • Map and directions: On every listing you view, you can now see under the Aerial View/Directions that the home is automatically mapped to Downtown Charleston (MUSC to be exact). Simply click the new “Get Directions” button, and you’ll see Google Map directions, mileage, and estimated drive time. So if you’re wondering how far a particular home is from Downtown, or if you want to enter the address of your job to estimate commute time, know these are now options!
    • Similar active and sold listings: At the bottom of every listing page, you can view active similar listings that are currently for sale. So if a particular listing
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charleston areas with the best public schools

If appreciation and resale value are important factors in your next home purchase, you should certainly compare the public schools for the areas that you’re considering. We’ve talked before on our blog about how public schools affect real estate values, and this trend should matter whether or not you have school aged children. In short, homes that are zoned for better public schools tend to perform better as real estate investments.

So where are the best public schools in Charleston? Let’s first take a look at neighborhood schools which don’t require applications or waiting lists. Students gain admission to these schools simply by living in a neighborhood zoned for automatic entry.

Mount Pleasant, James Island, and Summerville are Zoned for the

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earn income from my folly beach vacation rental home

Folly Beach is one of the best areas of Charleston for vacation rentals. Known for its laid back style and colorful atmosphere, Folly Beach is one of South Carolina’s most popular beaches. Visitors flock from all over the country to walk its pier, eat at its local restaurants and bars, photograph the Morris Island lighthouse, surf in its competitions, and relax on its 6 miles of oceanfront.

If you’d like to earn income from your Folly Beach home, you should consider placing it on a local rental program. Folly’s popularity and rentability make it ideal for generating income, and you can still enjoy using the home during weeks that you’re in town. Renting out your vacation home can be a fantastic way to:

  • Help cover the costs of insurance,
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charleston sc best restaurants

Some of our recent blogs have discussed Charleston’s awards and rankings from sources such as Forbes and Condé Nast Traveler. We’ve also tried to explain (from a Realtor’s perspective) why so many people want to live in our historic port city. At The Keadle Group, we thought this might be a great opportunity to hear firsthand from residents, visitors, past clients, colleagues, and friends about their favorite places and traditions in Charleston.

We’ve come up with a list of what we think are the best local restaurants. You’ll find the full list below, and we’d love your input! We’d also love to hear if there are any great places we haven’t listed. By all means, this is a list that should continue to grow with suggestions from readers. We’ll also be

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