West Ashley (Outside I-526)
For a slower-paced lifestyle in an area not far from urban amenities, the part of West Ashley outside of I-526 can't be beat. Highway 17 connects this sector to its bustling other half, not to mention all the renowned dining, nightlife, and shopping of historic Charleston. Those looking for West Ashley real estate that's a bit off the beaten path will be pleased with the selection here.
West Ashley as a whole began its growth in the 1950s and continued to flourish in the 70s and 80s as industry moved in and highways were planned and built. These days, it's the stomping grounds of more than 80,000 people, though fewer live west of the I-526. This lower number of residents means there's plenty of space to spread out here. Green spaces like West Ashley Park make it easy to enjoy fresh air and some outdoor recreation.
There's no shortage of attractive properties for sale in West Ashley, and even this tranquil side of the neighborhood has its fair share. The offerings include affordable starter homes, grandiose riverfront dwellings, and everything in between.