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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 35,178
Male population 16,319
Female population 18,859
Median age 37.20
Median age (male) 35.70
Median age (female) 38.40
Marital status (Number of people who have the following marital status)
Never married 11,938
Married 12,518
Separated 655
Widowed 1,791
Divorced 3,615
Population by age
Under 15 5,316
Age 15 to 24 3,490
Ages 25 to 44 12,532
Ages 45 to 64 8,039
Age 65 and over 5,801
Population mobility
Live in the same house as 1 year ago 29,208
Moved from abroad 255
Moved from a different state 1,108
Moved from the same county 3,611
Moved from the same state 603
Population by poverty level
Above poverty level 30,170
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 4,445
White collar 16,853
Blue collar 2,799
Class of worker
Self employed 1,517
Private company 12,871
Not for profit company 1,675
Government workers 3,589
Total households 15,040
Family households 7,764
Non-family households 7,276
Households with children 3,235
Households without children 11,805
Average people per household 2.33
Education (Number of people who have achieved the following levels of education)
No high school 719
Some high school 7,872
Some college 7,536
Associate degree 2,174
Bachelors degree 7,393
Graduate degree 4,324
Average household income $74,210
Median household income $54,007
Median income under 25 $35,134
Median income 25-44 $59,042
Median income 45-64 $55,495
Median income over 65 $46,301
Housing occupancy
Housing units 17,258
Occupied housing units 15,040
Owner occupied units 8,239
Renter occupied units 6,801
Median housing costs per month $1,038
Median gross rent per month $986
Housing by year built
Year built median 1971
Built before 1939 348
Built between 1940 and 1949 1,375
Built between 1950 and 1959 2,825
Built between 1960 and 1969 3,741
Built between 1970 and 1979 4,227
Built between 1980 and 1989 2,635
Built between 1990 and 1999 1,096
Built between 2000 and 2009 835
Built after 2010 176
Housing mortgage situation
Houses with mortgage 5,112
Houses without mortgage 3,127
Median value with mortgage $266,700
Median value without mortgage $238,400
Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the 2017 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.