The flourishing city of North Charleston sits close to the Atlantic coast of South Carolina and is now the third largest in the state, with a population of just over 100,000 residents. It has come a long way since evolving in 1914 and still further following it being given city status, back in 1972. Developing into one of the prime locations of SC, it has undoubtedly been boosted by the presence of the giant Boeing Aircraft Center, which moved in to the area in 2009, with its Dreamliner Assembly Complex.
In addition to Boeing, whose base sits alongside the impressive International Airport, North Charleston is also home to some major businesses, which include the likes of:
- Intercontinental Hotels Group
- Hess Gasoline Distribution
- Robert Bosch Corporation
- Cummins Turbo Technologies
Two tidal rivers, namely the Ashley and Cooper, form its southeastern and southwestern borders, allowing the city a wonderful mix of industry and leisure. The enormous Center Pointe development incorporates Wal-Mart and the Tanger Outlet Mall; add to this the Northwoods Mall and the reason why the city has been the state leader in retail sales for over 25 years, becomes very clear. In addition, for 6 months of the year, between May and October, there is a weekly Farmers Market selling local produce; while culturally, each week the Arts Department showcases musical performances.
The South Carolina Stingrays Hockey Team plays home fixtures at the impressive North Charleston Coliseum and there is a wonderful selection of parks to enjoy all across the city, each offering different experiences:
- North Charleston River Front Park, allowing superb views along the charming Cooper River,With a modern performance pavilion
- Wannamaker County Park, full of beautiful woodlands and a haven for nature lovers
- MWV Kapstone Park, one of the city’s oldest public spaces
- Palmetto Islands County Park, home of the fabulous Splash Island Water Park
Real Estate in North Charleston, SC is thriving; the 50 plus neighborhoods continue to be an attractive proposition, particularly the Park Circle District, recognized nationally as one of the best “Old-House” neighborhoods. There are seven middle and high schools; plus a further twenty elementary, many of which are state-of-the-art and highly commended, such as the Garrett Academy of Technology.
If a move to one of the many wonderful homes for sale in North Charleston, SC is of interest to you, please contact Lisa Richart at RE/MAX Advance Realty. Our team of experienced agents will be happy to answer any questions you might have about relocating to this captivating city.