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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 36,294
Male population 16,976
Female population 19,318
Median age 37.80
Median age (male) 37.40
Median age (female) 38.50

Marital status (Number of people who have the following marital status)

Never married 11,031
Married 14,088
Separated 496
Widowed 2,200
Divorced 3,161

Population by age

Under 15 5,814
Age 15 to 24 3,108
Ages 25 to 44 12,724
Ages 45 to 64 8,315
Age 65 and over 6,333

Population mobility

Live in the same house as 1 year ago 30,650
Moved from abroad 131
Moved from a different state 871
Moved from the same county 3,189
Moved from the same state 808

Population by poverty level

Above poverty level 31,375
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 4,204


White collar 16,992
Blue collar 3,259

Class of worker

Self employed 2,468
Private company 12,644
Not for profit company 1,425
Government workers 3,714


Total households 16,630
Family households 8,439
Non-family households 8,191
Households with children 3,266
Households without children 13,364
Average people per household 2.18

Education (Number of people who have achieved the following levels of education)

No high school 406
Some high school 8,184
Some college 6,999
Associate degree 2,551
Bachelors degree 8,343
Graduate degree 4,976


Average household income $108,698
Median household income $67,486
Median income under 25 $43,641
Median income 25-44 $81,528
Median income 45-64 $67,383
Median income over 65 $56,929

Housing occupancy

Housing units 18,761
Occupied housing units 16,630
Owner occupied units 9,269
Renter occupied units 7,361
Median housing costs per month $1,190
Median gross rent per month $1,206

Housing by year built

Year built median 1972
Built before 1939 420
Built between 1940 and 1949 930
Built between 1950 and 1959 2,981
Built between 1960 and 1969 4,425
Built between 1970 and 1979 3,973
Built between 1980 and 1989 2,709
Built between 1990 and 1999 1,409
Built between 2000 and 2009 870
Built after 2010 1,044

Housing mortgage situation

Houses with mortgage 5,238
Houses without mortgage 4,031
Median value with mortgage $360,400
Median value without mortgage $302,000
Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the 2021 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.