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Charleston is One of the Most Affordable Cities in South Carolina

Charleston is One of the Most Affordable Cities in South Carolina

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Abberly West Ashley, Charleston, SCThere a South Carolina cities that offer affordable living to even the most budget conscious of residents.

If majestic palmettos and access to some of the best beaches in the U.S. aren’t enough motivation for you to move, perhaps the low cost of living in South Carolina will convince you.

But the cities on this list aren’t necessarily just the cheapest places in SC. Instead, we looked at the average cost of living, as well as key components such as transportation, housing, dining options, and utilities. From this, we looked for cities that offered a nice balance between affordability and quality of life.

1. Charleston

With an expansive dining, art and shopping scene, as well as history galore, are you surprised to find that South Carolina’s second largest city is an affordable place to call home?

Charleston’s median home price hovers at $248,200 while the median household income sits at $52,971, which isn’t bad for what residents enjoy.

Founded in 1670, Charleston is the oldest city in the state, and as such, historic homes, churches and other structures dot nearly every corner of it. Another piece of trivia: The first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor.

Considered one of the top cities for theater, Charleston is the site of the popular Spoleto Festival USA, a performing arts event held every spring.

For more information on apartments in Ladson, SC in North Charleston, contact Abberly Crossing.

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Moving to and Living in Charleston, SC Area

Moving to and Living in Charleston, SC Area

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Abberly at West Ashley, Charleston, SCFilled with Colonial Era Architecture and Cobble Stoned Streets: Charleston is Historic, Charming and Distinctly Southern. Thinking about moving to Charleston?

Living In and Around the Charleston Area

The Charleston metropolitan area is situated around the southern coast of South Carolina, which covers Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. Charleston was first settled in 1670 and originally named Charles Town to honor the British monarch, King Charles II. Living here will give you a peek into America's colonial history. While Charleston is the area's most renowned and populous city, North Charleston is almost as large and just as lovely. Hanahan, Knightsville and Daniel Island are all smaller towns, and they each boast a more suburban lifestyle and laid-back vibe.

What’s the Cost of Living in Charleston Area?

If you're moving to the Charleston area, you'll need to figure out the average cost of living. Charleston itself is slightly more expensive compared to the rest of the country, mainly due to higher housing costs. The brick homes that line Charleston's cobbled streets are incredibly picturesque, so there's a consistently high demand for them. A one-bedroom apartment in Charleston will cost around $1,100 a month. However, a two-bedroom apartment goes for $1,300, so consider getting a roommate to save money. If you're close to downtown Charleston, you can get around using the CARTA bus system. But if you're in North Charleston or the surrounding cities and suburbs, think about getting a car.

Living in the Charleston Metro Area

Featuring centuries-old colonial architecture and cobblestone streets, Charleston has a quaint beauty that's unmatched by any other American city. While many residents have a car, it's just as easy to get around using the CARTA bus system or the trolley. Even outside the city limits, the Charleston area is astoundingly picturesque. Weeping willows, Magnolia trees and other lush greenery can be found throughout the islands and towns surrounding the Charleston Bay, making this the perfect place for nature lovers. Whether you're living in Charleston or in one of the surrounding towns, you can easily go canoeing, kayaking or on a scenic nature walk.

Jobs & Employment in the Charleston Metro Area

With less than a 5 percent unemployment rate, moving to Charleston will give you a leg up in the job market. After all, it boasts a slightly higher rate of employment than the rest of the U.S. The area's top industries are healthcare, sales and manufacturing, and some of its biggest employers include the (U.S Air Force and Navy) Joint Base Charleston, Boeing South Carolina and Roper St. Francis Healthcare. The Charleston metropolitan area has a predicted job growth rate of 40 percent over the next decade, making this a great place to live if you're looking for a long-term career.

About Charleston

Charleston About Charleston Charleston is the oldest city in South Carolina and also the 2nd largest. Known for its gorgeous colonial architecture, award-winning restaurants, thriving art scene and prime shopping opportunities, Charleston is both a world-class destination and an amazing place to work and live. It's also home to numerous cultural events, making it easy to find fun things to do. Be sure to check out the Lowcountry Oyster Festival, the Charleston Marathon and Historic Charleston Foundation's Festival of Houses and Gardens to see why Charleston is such a great place to be.

Best Neighborhoods in Charleston

West Ashley and Bayside Manor are both vibrant neighborhoods in Charleston, whereas Hanahan is a city with a much more suburban vibe. Daniel Island and James Island are their own islands nestled conveniently away from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding cities. No matter what lifestyle you're most accustomed to, the Charleston area has a neighborhood that's perfect for you.

About West Ashley

West Ashley, one of the city's six distinct areas, actually refers to any part of Charleston that's west of the Ashley River. West Ashley is especially preferable for young urbanites. Here, you'll find a plethora of distinguished neighborhoods. In each of these areas, you'll be able to find many of the brick buildings that make Charleston so charming, as well as a variety of retail shops and cultural amenities.

For more information on apartments in Charleston, SC contact Abberly West Ashley.

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South Carolina is One of the Best States for Retirement

South Carolina is One of the Best States for Retirement

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Abberly West Ashley, Charleston, SC6. South Carolina

  • Population: 4.7 million
  • Share of population 65+: 14.7%
  • Cost of living: 12% below the U.S. average
  • Average income for 65+ households: $39,985
  • Average health care costs for a retired couple: Below average at $373,631
  • South Carolina's tax rating for retirees: Tax Friendly

If the mild weather and southern charm of the Palmetto State isn't enough of a retirement draw for you, surely the affordability can tempt you. On top of well-below-average living costs, the tax situation goes easy on a fixed income, too. South Carolina doesn't tax Social Security benefits and offers generous exemptions on other types of retirement income. It also does not levy an inheritance or estate tax. Property taxes tend to be very low.

South Carolina also offers ample amounts of golfing, beach bumming and water activities.

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Renting a Home is at a 50-Year High

Renting a Home is at a 50-Year High

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 10, 2017

Abberly West Ashley, Charleston, SCDue to lingering effects of the 2008 housing crisis, renting has become a widely popular option for those hoping to combine an independent lifestyle with affordability. In fact, more Americans are actually renting a home than at any point since at least 1965.

While the number of U.S. households jumped 7.6 million from 2006 to 2016, the amount of homes owned rather than rented actually remained flat. In turn, the amount of households choosing to rent rose from 31.2 percent in 2006 to 36.6 percent in 2016. This nearly reaches the all-time high set in 1965 of exactly 37 percent.

While renting has historically been more common for nonwhites and young adults, the trend has been increasing all across the board. More whites and middle aged adults are renting than ever before, arguably due to financial reasons more than anything. Many Americans — both renters and owners alike — believe it’s currently a seller’s market and therefore not a great time to make a purchase. The recent nationwide spike in median home values paired with rising competition doesn’t help justify buying a home either.

While rental rates have increased among many groups, young adults — younger than 35— continue to rent more than any other age group. Millennials often want to leave their childhood home, but they don’t necessarily have the means to buy their own place just yet. In fact, many of them don’t want to at all — recent trends such as the decline of the McMansion and the surge of millennials living in cities indicate Generation Y finds other factors more important than square footage.

For more information on renting apartments in Charleston, SC, contact Abberly West Ashley.

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Retire in Charleston, SC

Retire in Charleston, SC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Abberly West Ashley, Charleston, SCFor the more than 36 million Americans who will turn 65 in the coming decade, the best cities and towns to retire in now have a much higher bar to clear: They can't just be great places -- they have to be affordable. Each week, SmartMoney.com tours a different state to find less-expensive alternatives to the most well-known golden year destinations.

Spend a day or two in the Palmetto State, and you may quickly understand the state slogan -- "smiling faces and beautiful places." But residents say there's more to South Carolina than Southern charm and beautiful landscape, including its world renowned Lowcountry region that extends 150 miles along the state's coast. The state also boasts low property taxes and zero state estate tax. And while a growing number of retirees have been flocking to the state for its mild winters and slower pace, the state remains a bit of an "undiscovered gem."

And while many of the state's smaller cities and towns are filled with historical sites and a good mix of cultural offerings, residents say it isn't the place to come strictly for shopping or nightlife.

Charleston, SC: For the foodie

This city has certainly been discovered by retirees. In fact, it frequently pops up on "best places to retire" lists thanks to the warm weather, access to some of the best beaches east of the Mississippi, award-winning restaurants and its offering of arts, culture and entertainment. All this, plus cobblestone streets lined with Spanish moss-draped trees and stunning antebellum mansions. And did we mention the food? Critic Anthony Bourdain recently wrote that the Charleston restaurant scene is exciting and deserving of more attention. Bev Seinsheimer, a broker at Carriage Properties in Charleston, adds that "some retirees don't even cook because the restaurants are so good here." Another plus: The 17-day Spoleto Festival in May and June offers performances by famous artists from around the country in opera, theater, dance, chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz music. Charleston hosts so many cultural events it landed in the top ten of "America's Favorite Cities" for theater and performing arts, according to a 2010 Travel & Leisure survey. In fact, so much is going on in Charleston it can feel overrun with tourists at times. Roughly 4 million people visit the city each year.

For more information on apartments in Charleston, SC contact Abberly West Ashley.

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Abberly West Ashley Apartment Homes

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