West Ashley, SC is a large geographic area southwest of the Ashley River and just a short drive from historic downtown Charleston. It is bordered by the Stono River, the Intracoastal Waterway and several major highways. This has been a popular residential area since the original Charleston settlers established their colony at Charles Towne Landing here in the mid-17th century and several colonial plantations were built along the river decades later. More recent residential developments began here for soldiers returning from World War II in the 1940s, and housing construction has continued without end throughout the following decades in this sought-after and convenient location.
Buyers search for homes for sale in West Ashley SC because of their excellent value, amenities, their affordability and convenient location. From quaint 1940s cottages to modern day gated communities and condominium complexes, there are homes to suit any taste and budget. In the heart of the revitalized Savannah Highway (Hwy. 17) lies the neighborhood of Avondale. Its prime location makes this 1950s housing development a highly desirable home for a diverse group of property owners.
Avondale is only five minutes from downtown Charleston. It is a popular neighborhood with young professionals, graduate students, medical personnel, empty nesters, young families and chic hipsters alike. The intersection of Savannah Highway and Magnolia Road has become the ‘downtown’ of this “designer district” of a fresh, trendy area with boutiques and shops, interesting restaurants and bistros, art galleries and design stores, and cultural hot spots. Avondale homes and amenities include:
- Close proximity to local beaches
- Nearby West Ashley public boat ramp
- West Ashley Green Space just across the street from Avondale
- Brick exteriors on homes
- Ranch style homes and masonry construction homes
- Square footage ranging from 950 to 5000 finished square feet
- Many yards with mature and highly valued live oak trees
Residents choose their homes in Avondale for its close proximity to downtown Charleston. They find it convenient to get to work, and to access nearby shopping hot spots, while living just outside of Downtown. Purchasing an Avondale house guarantees a home with unique character and appearance. Prospective property owners enjoy the neighborhood’s history and charm, as well as the local community life that offers fine dining, nightlife, shops within walking distance and a green space in which to relax or exercise. Call View Properties Charleston today for all your real estate needs.