About West Ashley
Just across the river from Downtown Charleston, you will find the growing, vibrant community of West Ashley. The site of Charles Towne Landing, the place where both Charleston and South Carolina were founded in 1670, West Ashley is now home to nearly 60,000 people.
Homebuyers in West Ashley will find a great selection of homes for sale, in many different styles, sizes and price ranges. And they will enjoy an unlimited variety of shopping, dining, recreational, healthcare and educational opportunities.
As you browse the West Ashley real estate listings, you may see references to Old and New West Ashley. “Old” West Ashley is the area right across the river, closest to Downtown Charleston. Here, in neighborhoods like Byrnes Downs, Avondale and South Windermere you will find a selection of cozy, mid-century brick homes with lots of charm. This area is home to restaurants, bars and pubs, lots of interesting boutiques, as well as grocery stores and professional services. Old West Ashley has a bit of an Uptown feel – a little suburb, a little city. You can experience the excitement of downtown living without the hassle OR the price tag!
To the west, extending to I-526 and beyond, is “new” West Ashley, one of the fastest growing sections of Charleston SC. Here, you will find a broader selection of new construction, much of it in planned communities. As you would expect, these communities come loaded with amenities such as swimming pools, clubhouses, recreation facilities and lots of green space.
While Old West Ashley is the place for the funky boutique and the mom and pop diner, New West Ashley is the home of “big name” retail. Citadel Mall is here, along with a variety of big box stores and large chain restaurants.
As for services, your family’s every healthcare need will be met in West Ashley. There is an impressive concentration of medical offices and outpatient facilities here, anchored by Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital.
Family entertainment comes in many forms in West Ashley. Charles Towne Landing features a zoo, nature programming and local historical exhibits. Water sport enthusiasts have any number of rivers, creeks and marshes to enjoy. Finally, on the far western edge of West Ashley, beautifully preserved plantations offer a glimpse into South Carolina history.