Relocating to the Charleston Area?

Charleston+Night.jpgHome buyers are looking for more than just a building with nice carpets. The neighborhood and community amenities have become one of the primary reasons buyers choose to buy in one area or another. Lifestyle has become more important and Charleston, South Carolina offers residents the full package. This is why home buyers are flocking to this popular location.


Charleston has been a thriving tourist destination for decades, but as more home owners are turning to their community to provide interesting activities and recreation, its picturesque and historic location has attracted home seekers as well. Charleston and the surrounding areas offer a variety of housing options.


Charleston, South Carolina simply exudes Southern hospitality. The relaxed lifestyle and gracious living welcomes new residents.  It’s so easy to enjoy the city and nature here! New home owners find they can quickly settle into the pace of Charleston, make new friends and enjoy the beautiful amenities. The mild weather allows an outdoor lifestyle. Residents can enjoy the natural beauty of the Charleston area’s beaches, parks and trails. This historic community has world class shopping and restaurants as well (some you can even boat or paddle board to).

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Long considered a great place to own a second home, the community still has a mix of full and part time residents. Our booming economy attracts many who are relocating for a job.  Retirees find the perfect combination of relaxation and stimulation.  Investors can capitalize on the tourist population for short or long term rental properties and increasing property values.  Some common considerations include:

  • Historic homes
  • Near beach
  • Waterfront
  • Near work
  • Near schools
  • Community living


Home buyers will find their housing options range from quaint cottages or townhouses to stately historic homes. Families with young children will be greeted with award winning schools and plenty of extracurricular activities. A popular retirement location, Charleston is easy to navigate and close knit community is easy to fit into.  There are several areas in and around Charleston to consider including:

  • Downtown Charleston
  • Daniel Island
  • James Island
  • Johns Island
  • Kiawah Island
  • Mt Pleasant
  • West Ashley
  • Summerville
  • Sullivans Island
  • Isle of Palms
  • Goose Creek
  • Seabrook Island




Relocating to Charleston, South Carolina is like coming home. It immediately feels like you’ve lived here all your life. It’s no mystery why so many home buyers are attracted to this atmosphere. Working with a relocation specialist is one key element to finding the right Charleston home for you.


My husband and I relocated here 5 years ago and love it!  Our adult children have also moved here.  I can help you decide which area is best suited for your lifestyle and budget.  There is so much to choose from and it can be daunting!  I’ll take the time to help you decide where home is.

If you are considering a move to the Charleston area, please contact me at 843-471-7315 or  I’ll take the time to get to know what’s important to you and together we will find your home.  Want to start your search?  Click here:

I look forward to earning your business!







About Shawn Phillips

As someone who has relocated several times – buying and selling houses of my own for personal and investment purposes – I can easily put myself in my clients’ shoes. I know what I needed from my Realtors and I attempt to provide that or better for my clients. My family relocated to Charleston six years ago and my love for the city and the lifestyle is one I enjoy sharing with others. Prior to entering real estate in the Low Country I was a hospital administrator for many years in Charleston and New York City and was a Realtor in Sarasota, Florida. Leveraging my experience, I pride myself in providing outstanding client service, availability, personal touches, multi-faceted marketing, and skilled negotiations. The level of trust given to me by a client is the greatest compliment I receive as a professional. It is the foundation of my practice. My dedication to each and every client is evident before, during, and after the sale!
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