Charleston Happenings in November 2017

Carolina FairNovember brings the Carolina Fair to Charleston and cooler weather always comes when the fair comes.  It’s nice to wipe out that humidity of the summer finally.  And there will be oyster roasts aplenty.  November brings Thanksgiving and the holiday season opens with the Holiday Festival of Lights at the James Island County Park.  Here is your November calendar of events:

1-5: Carolina Fair, Ladson

3: 13th Annual Oyster Roast, Friends of the Hunley, Bus Shed

4: Rockabillique, Park Circle

4: Citadel football vs Western Carolina

4: 16th Annual Harvest Festival, Johns Island County Park

4: 6th Annual Lowcountry Hoedown, Bus Shed

4: Kiawah Symphony Tour of Homes

4: Charleston Mac Off, Grove at Patriot’s Point

5: 4th Annual Charleston Coffee Cup, Memminger Auditorium

5: Charleston Horticultural Society’s 2nd Annual Oyster Roast, McLeod Plantation

8-14: Charleston Burger Week

9: Joshua Bell, Gaillard

10: Veteran’s Day

10-1: 28th Holiday Festival of Lights, James Island County Park

11: 1st Annual Shine on Shindig, Bowens Island

10-11: 6th Annual Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown, Charleston Harbor Resort

12: Wine, Women, and Shoes, Daniel Island Club

12: Steeplechase of Charleston, Stono Ferry

18: 18th Annual Charleston Animal Society Chili Cook Off and Oyster Roast, Riverfront Park

21: Rodrigo y Gabriela, Gaillard

23: 40th

Annual Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble

23: Thanksgiving


Our real estate market continues to perform well.  Year to date, we are up 3.3% over the same period from 2016 in number of transactions.  We may possibly sell over 18,000 homes for the first time in history in 2017.  A few MLS areas are actually down in sales numbers simply due to lack of inventory.  No one wants to leave!!  Year to date, we are up 4.1% in median sales price over the same period from 2016.  Median sales price is now around $254k.  There are a few specific MLS areas, like James Island, where median sales price is up over 10% over 2016 prices.  New construction abounds all over the tri-county area.  Johns Island and Summerville and Goose Creek have a lot of new construction.


Five SC schools received Blue Ribbon status this year, and two are here in the Lowcountry.  Buist Academy for Advanced Studies and Palmetto Scholars Academy were recognized.  The College of Charleston is not only the most beautiful campus in the US (as recognized by Travel & Leisure) but has another great ranking.  Best Computer Science Schools Digital ranked the Top 35 Best Schools for Big Data Degrees in 2017. College of Charleston ranked #5!!

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Interested in relocating to the Low Country?  There’s always so much to see and do!




Contact me if you are looking to buy, sell or invest in property.  The Coastal Lifestyle Property team covers a large area from Summerville to Edisto to Johns Island to Mt Pleasant to Folly Beach.  We can help you find the perfect area for your budget and interests!  Call us at 843-471-7315 or email me at

Warm regards,


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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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