The City of North Charleston SC, incorporated in 1972 with a population of 21,000, is known as South Carolina’s “Boom Town”. Since its incorporation, the town has enjoyed constant growth and now has more than tripled in population. Its 73 square miles, lying in both Dorchester and Charleston counties, makes North Charleston the third largest municipality in South Carolina. Travel into and around the city is easy due to its close proximity to the Charleston International Airport, and the network of major highways like Interstate Highways 26 and 526 and US Highways 78 and 52.
North Charleston Today
North Charleston SC is committed to economic success and provides a positive business climate. Even in times of economic downturns in the national economy, major business (such as Boeing) and industry have chosen North Charleston for locating their companies, thus provideing many job opportunities for the residents of North Charleston. The city has also been South Carolina’s retail sales leader for over fifteen straight years.
One of the greatest contributors to the overall economy in South Carolina is the tourism industry, and North Charleston has played a large part in attracting visitors. The North Charleston Coliseum is home to the Stingrays, an East Coast Hockey League team. The Convention Center Complex draws conventions, seminars, and tradeshows, and the Performing Arts Center brings in talent from around the world. The city of North Charleston also offers world-class shopping facilities and restaurants.
In the last decade, Park Circle has gone from an up-and-coming neighborhood in North Charleston to a local destination. East Montague Avenue, one of the streets extending from the circle itself, includes a bustling strip filled with restaurants, breweries, eclectic mom ‘n’ pop shops and nightlife. This was North Charleston’s old “Main Street” and it certainly has a downtown feel, though without all the foot traffic and bustle you get on the Charleston Peninsula. It’s a neighborhood hangout, with outdoor recreation, abundant parking and family-friendly options. It’s also become a hot spot for festivals, food truck extravaganzas and holiday soirees.
North Charleston has a wide range of amenities in an atmosphere of prosperity and growth. It offer its residents and visitors activities such as golf, fishing, tennis, nearby schools and daycare centers, fitness centers and jogging trails, playgrounds, plenty of shopping and dining.
North Charleston Schools
The North Charleston schools include 17 elementary, 5 middle, and 5 high schools which include magnet schools, a technical high school, a middle and high school specializing in performing and visual arts, a military magnet academy, and an academic high school. These schools are part of the Dorchester County School District, District 2 and District 4 as well as Berkeley County Schools District, and the Charleston County School District.
North Charleston Real Estate
In 2019, over 1,400 homes sold in North Charleston, ranging in price from $650,000 for a waterfront home, to $21,000 for a fixer upper.
For more information regarding specific neighborhoods in the North Charleston area, contact Behren Kittrell, BIC Charleston Flat Fee Real Estate. Home sales include condominiums, investment properties, and fix and flips. Information provided by Behren Kittrell, BIC Charleston Flat Fee Real Estate.