Thinking About Building A Home In Charleston?

Thinking About Building A Home In Charleston?

In recent years we have received many calls about folks who are interested in moving South for various reasons. With Southern Living constantly naming this city and that city as the “best place to live”, we thought it would be helpful to highlight a few reasons why moving to Charleston, SC can be an amazing experience.

Here are a few reasons you’re going to love being a local!

Mild Weather

Don’t like winter? Charleston is the perfect place for you. The winters are mild and short. A sweatshirt will do in December, a light jacket in January and by the end of February it can be back to t-shirt weather. Summers are hot, but your custom-built house will be constructed to catch the breezes…and don’t forget the beautiful refreshing beaches.

Strong Local Economy

Thanks to manufacturing, technology, and thousands of jobs created by the joint military base, Charleston’s economy is strong. The area attracts some of the best talent in the world who want to enjoy the laid back lifestyle. Many people move to Charleston for this reason alone.

Great Town for Retirees

Charleston has been named by AARP as being one of the top 5 cities in the U.S. to retire.

Quality of Life

The pace of living in this quintessential Southern city is more relaxed than in most major cities. People are polite, generous, friendly, and sincere. Also, the cost of living is below the national average.

Shopping

Charleston has a plethora of top-shelf boutiques and a wide variety of antique shops. King Street is especially a shoppers paradise.

Charleston has been named by AARP as being one of the top 5 cities in the U.S. to retire

History

Charleston is 350 years old. Founded in 1670, it is the oldest city in the country. If you savor roaming around in historic places there are enough buildings, churches, cemeteries, forts, and museums to keep you occupied.

Outdoors Life

Charleston has six of the best beaches in SC and is home to five wonderful beach towns: Sullivan’s, Seabrook, Kiawah, Isle of Palms, and Folly Beach. All have their own distinct atmosphere. Charleston is also home to some of the best golf courses in the US, along with wonderful places for kayaking, sailing, fishing, and much more.

Shopping

Charleston has a plethora of top-shelf boutiques and a wide variety of antique shops. King Street is especially a shoppers paradise.

Art Scene

A symphony orchestra, professional ballet, the first theatre in America, the oldest community theatre troupe in the state, numerous art galleries, and many museums makes Charleston an art lover’s delight.

Shopping

Charleston has a plethora of top-shelf boutiques and a wide variety of antique shops. King Street is especially a shoppers paradise.

A symphony orchestra

As you can see, Charleston offers something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a vibrant town to launch a new career or simply to live in a beautiful, laid-back, warm place. It is the ideal place to build your dream house. 

Once you choose to build a custom home in Charleston, it may feel like you have a hundred decisions to make. Where should it be? How large? What style? Whom do I hire? The list goes on and on. But we are here to help. Here are some questions to ask the potential custom builders that you’re considering using.