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West Ashley

West Ashley is the geographic area known by locals as one of Charleston, S.C.’s oldest suburban residential communities. The name is derived by its proximity to the Ashley River, one of the major waterways forming the downtown Charleston peninsula. Home ownership options are diverse in West Ashley, from modest to exclusive. Neighborhoods such The Crescent, Shadowmoss, Edgewater Park and South Windermere feature homes on expansive wooded or waterfront lots, only minutes from the heart of historic Charleston.

A variety of shops and businesses and schools are found along the two main corridors that feed traffic to and from West Ashley: Savannah Highway is referred to as the Auto Mile because of the abundance of car dealerships, but the revitalized Avondale five points is home to retro/upscale furniture and clothing stores, as well as popular restaurants and night life. The scenic U.S. Highway 61 corridor in West Ashley, flanked by the Ashley River and famed plantations, is dotted with national historic landmarks and world-famous destinations. Magnolia Plantation and adjacent Audubon Swamp Gardens features a dazzling display of color and wildlife. Middleton Place Plantation is famed for its terraced colonial gardens, renowned Middleton Inn and restaurant, and host to living history events. Drayton Hall National Trust Historic Site retains one of America’s finest examples of colonial architecture, and is a popular West Ashley tourist destination as well.

West Ashley is also home to the site of Charleston’s original colonial settlement in 1670, Charles Towne. Today, newly renovated Charles Town Landing state park features replicas of the old Charles Town and is host to many local events as well as weddings on the picturesque grounds looking over the Ashley River.

There are a multitude of shopping options located West Ashley, with many national clothing, home improvement, and furniture chains, as well as popular Citadel Mall. The majority of the City of Charleston’s area schools are found West Ashley, in the St Andrews School District 10. The recently built Bon Secors Hospital off I 526 is a major West Ashley employer. Real estate selections, minutes from downtown Historic Charleston, in diverse West Ashley feature a variety of neighborhoods, home and lot styles, from wooded interior to river, creek and intra-coastal waterway.

West Ashley Real Estate


For more information regarding specific neighborhoods in the West Ashley 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.

West Ashley Census Information

This information is for the West Ashley area including but not limited to Avondale, Byrnes Down and historic Maryville.  East of I 526  zipcode 29407.

Total population 34,315
Male population 15,908
Female population 18,407
Median age 37.80
Median age (male) 37.10
Median age (female) 38.70
Marital status (Number of people who have the following marital status)
Never married 11,647
Married 12,328
Separated 686
Widowed 1,964
Divorced 3,386
Population by age
Under 15 4,990
Age 15 to 24 3,053
Ages 25 to 44 12,483
Ages 45 to 64 7,827
Age 65 and over 5,962
Population mobility
Live in the same house as 1 year ago 28,351
Moved from abroad 282
Moved from a different state 1,131
Moved from the same county 3,524
Moved from the same state 586
Population by poverty level
Above poverty level 29,217
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 4,504
White collar 16,577
Blue collar 2,998
Class of worker
Self employed 1,674
Private company 12,924
Not for profit company 1,741
Government workers 3,236
Total households 14,973
Family households 7,570
Non-family households 7,403
Households with children 3,019
Households without children 11,954
Average people per household 2.28
Education (Number of people who have achieved the following levels of education)
No high school 662
Some high school 7,783
Some college 7,502
Associate degree 2,297
Bachelors degree 7,421
Graduate degree Not available
Average household income $79,314
Median household income $56,167
Median income under 25 $39,653
Median income 25-44 $63,090
Median income 45-64 $56,782
Median income over 65 $47,882
Housing occupancy
Housing units 17,300
Occupied housing units 14,973
Owner occupied units 8,401
Renter occupied units 6,572
Median housing costs per month $1,073
Median gross rent per month $1,034
Housing by year built
Year built median 1971
Built before 1939 272
Built between 1940 and 1949 1,238
Built between 1950 and 1959 2,757
Built between 1960 and 1969 3,872
Built between 1970 and 1979 3,942
Built between 1980 and 1989 2,879
Built between 1990 and 1999 1,179
Built between 2000 and 2009 903
Built after 2010 258
Housing mortgage situation
Houses with mortgage 5,139
Houses without mortgage 3,262
Median value with mortgage $289,500
Median value without mortgage $246,400
Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the 2019 American Community Survey and is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.