Charleston Happenings in January 2018


January is here and it is cold!!  January and February are usually the coldest months in Charleston.  But we know that spring is just around the corner.  Of course, there are some great things to do inside in Charleston during January.  Restaurant Week, Stanley Kubrick Film Festival, Jazz Festival, and Shen Yun should keep your mind off the cold. 

Here is your January calendar of events:

1/4: Travis Tritt, Chas Music Hall

1/5: Henry Rollins, Chas Music Hall

1/5,6: Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s(CSO) Brahms’ Symphony #2, Gaillard

1/7: Chamber Music with violinist Karen Kim, Dock Street Theatre

1/9: River Dance 20th Anniversary World Tour, Gaillard


1/10-21: Charleston Restaurant Week

1/10,11: Charleston Health and Wellness Expo, Gaillard

1/12: Charleston Magic Parlor Dinner Theatre, 82 Queen

1/13,14: Beginner’s Beekeeping course, Gazes Auditorium MUSC

1/17: Dr Strangelove, Chas Music Hall

1/18: Nnenna Freelon, Chas Music Hall

1/18-21: Charleston Jazz Festivalcharleston-jazz-fest

1/18: CSO Gershwin and Bernstein Take New York, Gaillard

1/19: The 5 Browns, Gaillard

1/23: They Might be Giants, Chas Music Hall

1/23,24: Shen Yun, N Chas PAC

1/25: A Clockwork Orange, Chas Music Hall

1/25: Pink Martini, Gaillard

1/26: Del McCoury Band, Chas Music Hall

1/26: A Night in the Valley, 15th Annual Dinner and Auction, Trident Tech Culinary Institute

1/27: John Mulaney-Kid Gorgeous, Gaillard

1/28: Charleston Trees Oyster Roast, Lowndes Grove

1/28: Cabaret, Gaillard

1/28: Lowcountry Oyster Festival, Boone Hall

1/31: The Shining, Chas Music Hall

Charleston is doing so well.  This will likely be the busiest year ever for Charleston real estate with close to 18k transactions.  Median sales price is up 4.3% over 2016 at an all time high of $255k.  Goose Creek and Summerville are really taking off with the building of the new Volvo Plant.  Folly Beach just got a boost from Trip Advisor.  It was named to the Most Charming East Coast Beach Vacations list.  Mercedes is building a new plant for its Sprinter van here in Charleston.  Thermo King, a temperature control and refrigeration systems manufacturer will open a new plant in Berkeley County to supply the new Mercedes plant.  Cypress Creek Renewables is building a $115M, 75MW solar facility in Orangeburg Country.  CARTA has installed a bus shelter at the airport to handle the ever increasing passenger load.  Deytens Shipyard has received a $7.8M contract to service the USNS Big Horn.  Heatworks will create 60 jobs when it moves its tankless water heater facility to a larger plant in Mt Pleasant.  Welcomemat Services has ranked Mt P the 6th best place for small businesses of the 375 neighborhoods it researched.  The SC Dept of Commerce has established a $2M aerospace endowment at USC’s College of Engineering and Computing to enhance the college’s partnership with Boeing here in Charleston.  It may be cold outside, but Charleston is on fire!

Interested in buying, selling or investing in our HOT real estate market?  Contact me at 843-471-7315 or .  You can also get current information about properties at .



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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