Goose Creek began as a Lowcountry settlement in the late 1600s. Located in the southern end of Berkeley County, South Carolina, the City of Goose Creek was established in 1961.
The source of the name "Goose Creek" has been lost to history. Some have theorized that the area was named after the gooseneck turns in the creek that extended off the Cooper River. Others say the name came from the prominence of geese in the waterway. It is possible that the name Goose Creek has Native American origins.
Most early Goose Creek settlers were from Barbados. As early as 1672-1673 these white Europeans were settling the land along Goose Creek. Notable Goose Creek Plantations included Medway, Yeamans Hall, Windsor Hill, The Elms, Otranto, The Oaks, Crowfield, Liberty Hall, Howe Hall and Brick Hope. Many of these areas are now home to Goose Creek suburban developments. No Civil War battles were fought in Goose Creek, but residents felt the impact of the war. The end of slavery meant the end of the plantation system, shattering the Goose Creek economy. By the late 1800s, most plantations in the Goose Creek area were abandoned.
Goose Creek stayed undeveloped until after World War II, when the military began to occupy and invest in the area. The influx of new military and civilian personnel led to a re-birth of the area, and was the beginning of a new Goose Creek.
Today over 40,000 people proudly call Goose Creek home. You can get nearly anywhere is this 35 sq mile city in 10 to 20 minutes. Residents enjoy the sense of community that has emerged over the area's long history, and appreciate the natural beauty that drew early settlers to Goose Creek. The Goose Creek school system is served by the highly acclaimed Berkeley County School district.
The Goose Creek Municipal Complex built in 1999 is home to City Hall, the Police Department and the Municipal Court. The annual free concert festival, “Symphony Under the Stars” is held at the Municipal Center each spring. The Goose Creek Recreation Department is a favorite for locals, and widely known for its wonderful facilities. The Felkel Field Sports Complex, located in the Beverly Hills subdivision, has 7 lighted ball fields, a concession stand and press boxes that stay packed during the softball/baseball season.
Crowfield Plantation is one of the more popular Goose Creek neighborhoods, and boasts a well respected golf course community.
The historic area surrounding Liberty Hall is one of the newest residential communities in the City of Goose Creek. During the construction phase, The City of Goose Creek dedicated preserving the history of Liberty Hall, and the archeologically valuable sites were protected.
Goose Creek SC Real Estate
In the year 2016, almost 900 homes sold in Goose Creek. This is close to a 30% increase in sales over the previous year. New construction, as well as the robust job market is attributed to the increase.
Information provided by Behren Kitrell, Broker In Charge, Charleston Flat Fee Real Estate