The name, “Moncks Corner”, dates back to 1738 and originated from colonial landowner Thomas Monk. Early Moncks Corner took shape as a major trading post, with some stores and taverns lining the town, and, in 1856, the Northeastern Railroad emerged onto the scene.
Currently, over 6000 people call modern Moncks Corner home – which is also the Berkeley County seat. Progressive shops now populate the storefronts of the original downtown. Popular restaurants, national retailers and business inhabit the entire town. It’s close proximity to area attractions, lakes, parks and recreational activities have helped spur Moncks Corner’s continued growth. The allure of Moncks Corner is the simple fact that although the town has made way for progress and industry, its quaint, picturesque atmosphere remains untouched.
The quiet town of St. Stephen is best known for the renowned St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. This astonishing structure, which still holds weekly services, took nearly two years to build between 1767 and 1769 and has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
The peaceful nature of St. Stephen, truly exemplify the “best of both world’s”. Perhaps the biggest attraction for professional’s is the ability to leave their “husltle & bustle” jobs and enjoy an evening of rejuvination at home and away from life’s stressors. St. Stephen is an area ripe for development, offering small town charm where everyone knows one another by name coupled with plentiful land and affordable housing.
Goose Creek was first colonized in 1670 by English settlers from the island of Barbados. The city of Goose Creek was incorporated in 1961, and is now the state’s 12th largest municipality.
The emerging city of Goose Creek has become a popular bedroom community to Charleston, offering easy access to I-26, close proximity to the areas largest employers, and splendid, spacious southern style homes at reasonable prices. Goose Creek’s most acclaimed housing community is Crowfield Plantation. Each neighborhood of this master-planned community conveys a name representative of the architecture of its homes. Crowfield Plantation features first class amenities including a golf and country club, lakes, hiker-biker trails, churches, schools and recreational areas.
The City of Goose Creek, in partnership with Google, offers public Wi-Fi hotspots throughout town. A revitalization effort is underway to create a new “downtown” complete with classic lightposts and newly paved roads lined with decorative brick.
Businessweek Names City of Goose Creek, “Best Place To Raise Kids In South Carolina”
For the second year in a row, the City of Goose Creek was named the best place to raise kids in South Carolina by Bloomberg Businessweek. According to Businessweek, “Goose Creek is on our list of best places to raise kids for the second year in a row. There are more than a few reasons. This quiet, pretty suburb of Charleston has much to offer, from great parks to solid schools, to rolling bike trails.”
Author: Jesica Johnson
The City of Hanahan officially incorporated in 1973. Its ongoing revitalization efforts have attracted such an influx of residents that trends project Hanahan will double its size over the course of the next several years.
Hanahan’s close proximity to the Port of Charleston and the cities of North Charleston and Mount Pleasant enhance its magnetism. Hanahan is also home to Yeaman’s Hall County Club, one of South Carolina’s premier private golf facilities. This acclaimed course offer breathtaking views, lush fairways, and perfectly manicured greens.
The Town of Bonneau is probably best known for Bonneau Ferry – a vast historical and cultural site which attracts hundreds of visitors each year.
Today, the growing town has become a popular destination for both visitors and newcomers alike. The “quite” life coupled with close proximity to all of the regions greatest amenities makes Bonneau a “storybook” place to live.
Visitors also flock to Bonneau to access Lake Moultrie, the Francis Marion National Forest and the South Carolina Palmetto Trail. In fact, the Palmetto Trail has become so acclaimed, nature enthusiasts from across the United States have even taken notice. Twelve months of gorgeous weather makes Lake Moultrie a year-round hotspot. Locals embrace the opportunity to enjoy boating, sailing, fishing and waterskiing during all four seasons.
The Town of Jamestown, the first French Huguenot community on the Santee River, was settled in 1685. Perhaps one of Jamestown’s greatest assests is its easy access to one of South Carolina’s major highway’s – Highway 17 – which is considered a “fast tract” to Myrtle Beach. Jamestown is also in close proximity to the City of Charleston and Moncks Corner, offering residents pleantiful job opportunities, cultural experiences, and convenient retail options. The Francis Marion National Forest is the backdrop of Jamestown’s natural beauty, offering a true getatway and spectacular setting for town visitors and residents.
The allure of Daniel Island dates back to the late 1600’s when the first English settlers arrived at the port of Charles Towne (now known as Charleston). Many prominent Charlestonians also owned land on Daniel Island.
Today, Daniel Island is a burgeoning metropolitan island community. The distinguishing appeal of the island’s residential neighborhoods emanate from the majestic tree-lined streets. Island life offers diverse housing styles and options, specialty boutiques and tantalizing eateries. The downtown area houses both local and international companies including Blackbaud, Blackbaud Stadium (home to the Charleston Battery professional soccer franchise) and Family Circle Stadium (home of the internationally acclaimed Family Circle Cup professional women’s tennis tournament). The Daniel Island Golf Club, featuring Tom Fazio and Rees Jones designed golf courses, hosts the PGA Nationwide Tour Championship each year.
The Cross Community is nestled between Lake Moultrie and one of South Carolina’s major thoroughfares – Hwy. 176. The diverse Cross community embodies the true spirit of “neighbor” where everyone looks out for one another. Although Cross is conveniently located near larger population centers, Santee Cooper’s impressive Cross Generating Station offers local employment opportunities. Prime, record breaking fishing on Lake Moultrie attract sportsman from around the globe, while local hatcheries and fisheries provide unique educational experiences. Demand for property in Cross has increased and home values continue to appreciate, almost doubling over the last decade.
Pinopolis was the site of the first post-Civil War African American elementary school. Named “Pinopolis” for its many pine trees, this quiet but active community personifies Berkeley County’s rich cultural trends and diversity. Pinopolis actually sits on a peninsula on beautiful Lake Moultrie. It’s close proximity to urban areas offers residents the best of all worlds!
From Nucor to BP and Welded Tube, the Huger/Cainhoy area has become a hotspot for local, national and international industries. Locals enjoy the area’s beautiful landscape complemented by plentiful, high-paying employment opportunities. Companies considering relocating are attracted to this booming area because it’s a diverse, quaint community offering a variety of both local and nearby housing options as well as high quality educational opportunities.
From NFL stars to elected officials, a number of well-known, popular figures have ties to this distinguished community. Locals even claim famous entertainers such as Willie Nelson often just “show up” at a nearby hotspot called, “The Pickin’ Parlor”. The former Macedonia High School and current Timberland High School have turned out NFL greats such as 2000’s number one draft pick, Courtney Brown, and acclaimed Defensive Back Pierson Prioleau.