June is here, the kids are out of school, and summer is officially around the corner. Spoleto is almost half over, but there are still tons of great events to see. Piccolo Spoleto has some great comedy acts at our local theaters if you are looking for a good laugh! Our SC Stingrays Hockey team has made it to the Championship Finals of the Kelly Cup. At the Charleston Music Hall downtown, they are celebrating the Summer of Bill by showing multiple movies of our favorite almost Charlestonian Bill Murray. Bill wasn’t born here, but he’s been calling Charleston his home for quite some time and his beloved Riverdogs are playing baseball all summer for your entertainment. Farmers markets are in full swing: Wednesdays in West Ashley; weekends downtown, Johns Island, and James Island; and every Tuesday is Party in the Park following the Mt Pleasant Farmers Market.
June Calendar of Events: Click on the links for more info!
Charleston is doing so very well. There are lots of great places to live here and lots of different price points. The economy and job market are very strong. Year to date, we are up 10% in number of transactions and 2017 will probably be the busiest year we’ve ever had. Median price is up 4.3% to $247k, but many specific areas are up much more than that…
Mt Pleasant continues to be a favorite because of the schools and the amenities and the proximity to the beach. The median price there is over $200/sqft.
The Summerville and Goose Creek areas are favorites amongst those with a budget looking for new construction around $110/sqft. These are popular areas for those working at Boeing and those that will work at the new Volvo plant.
West Ashley is popular for it’s central location and the median there is now around $160/sqft.
James Island has always been a favorite for those wanting to be close to downtown and the hipster vibe of Folly Beach. James Island prices have not reached those of Mt Pleasant yet, but they’re headed that way.
Johns Island isn’t as rural as it used to be considering all of the new construction.