The West Ashley area of historic Charleston, South Carolina is a vibrant community of homes, schools, shopping, businesses, churches, restaurants and entertainment venues just eight miles from the city’s beautiful downtown area across the Ashley River. Flanked by the Ashley and Stono Rivers, the neighborhoods in West Ashley were initially developed during the 1950s and continuous residential and commercial development continued throughout the decades of the 1960s, 70s and 80s. With the construction of I-526 and Glenn McConnell Parkway, West Ashley saw explosive growth and today this vital area has many art and design businesses, the region’s largest indoor mall (Citadell Mall) and the area’s newest hospital, as well as many excellent public and private schools as well as a charter school.
With its convenient proximity to downtown Charleston and fifteen mile drive to Folly Beach’s Atlantic waves, West Ashley is a highly sought-after location for home buyers. The West Ashley area is within the city limits of Charleston and is not a separate town, another plus for homebuyers.
Sandhurst is a neighborhood that was built in the 1960s with the final homes constructed in the 1980s. Sandhurst has been a much sought after neighborhood of distinction since the first home was constructed here and today it remains a beautiful area of gracious brick ranch homes and two story colonials and split level houses. The homes here have been well maintained and many have been remodeled and modernized within the last decade.
Sandhurst homes for sale in West Ashley SC offer large, spacious floor plans, many with separate formal living and dining rooms. Other Sandhurst amenities include:
- Ashley River views and marsh vistas
- neighborhood salt water lake
- mature trees and distinct landscaping
- up to half acre size lots with some homes
- abundance of wildlife
- neighborhood charter school (application needed; all accepted who apply)
- close proximity to Sam Rittenburg Boulevard as well as I-526 and I-26 with shopping, dining, business services, entertainment
- easy access to downtown Charleston and area beaches
Homes include three and four bedroom plans with two to three and one half baths. All have two car garages and many have separate dens and an extra bonus room as well. This neighborhood has little turn-over, so homes here are in demand when they appear on the real estate market. These homes are also some of West Ashley’s most affordable homes and buyers receive a lot for their investment dollars.
Some of Sandhurst’s residents are the original owners of their home. Others have lived here for more than a decade and chose the neighborhood because it is an excellent location for raising a family. Still others choose a house here because of its excellent value for their first home purchase. All enjoy the beauty of the abundant trees, flowers, and wildlife, plus the river and marsh vistas and breezes. Although close to all the necessary highways, conveniences and hustle of modern life, the neighborhood environment itself is quiet and restful.