Situated across the Ashley River from downtown Charleston, West Ashley is a thriving community with many different neighborhoods and home styles. Closer to the peninsula, you will find older communities that were built in the 1920’s to 1950’s, while further out, you will find several larger planned neighborhoods featuring newer construction homes. Single family homes, condos, townhomes and apartments can be found throughout the area.
West Ashley also supports a thriving commercial community with local shops, restaurants, breweries and shopping centers. The Avondale area–located less than 10 minutes from downtown Charleston–is a popular walkable shopping area with several local restaurants and businesses spread over a few block radius. Historic buffs will enjoy the area’s numerous historic sites (including Middleton Place, Drayton Hall Plantation, Magnolia Plantation and Charlestowne Landing), while outdoor enthusiasts will delight in the West Ashley Greenway–an 8.25 mile biking and walking trail that runs parallel to Highway 17.