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Charleston's strongest asset, aside from the people who breathe life into our wonderful city, are the historical buildings and gardens that make up the peninsula. Often times, locals and visitors alike are left wondering how to linger longer than the moment they have looking over the beautiful iron-clad fences. We are here to share that lingering is not necessary. March and April bring the greatest time to visit Charleston. If you seek to enjoy our beautiful history, homes, gardens and architecture, March 16 - April 22nd  is the time to visit.

From morning history walks to culinary focused discussions, Charleston's Festival of Houses and Gardens celebrates 70 years this year and helps benefit the Historic Charleston Foundation. Those visiting, have

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Zero George

This week, our friends at Southern Living Magazine labeled Charleston as The South's Best City. We love the recognition and accolades, but for those of us who live in Charleston, it comes as no surprise. Whether you have lived in Charleston for one month, one year or your entire life, the Holy City's breath-taking water views and idyllic sunsets capture your soul and leave you subject to the charm and originality of our local makers. 

While the city has maintained its charm for nearly 400 years, the last decade has been focused on redefining our identity. With old buildings finding new life and a fresh generation taking interest in the long-term sustainability of our natural environment and infrastructure, Charleston looks to showcase our great

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Daniel Island Park

The first two months of 2017 felt more like spring than winter. With January and February bringing 63 and 67 degree average temperatures respectively, gardens of the city are already full of color. Charleston's signature azaleas are blooming vibrant pink and make the perfect backdrop for an afternoon picnic. On Daniel Island, you see Red Bud trees and Snapdragons framing lush, green yards. Wisteria is dazzling the treetops and we are counting down the official start of spring in just 10 days. We invite our friends bracing for a late nor'easter to come hunker down in our Holy City and basque in the warmth of our favorite time of year. We think you will find "winter" in Charleston the missing piece to the lifestyle you've been looking for.

Grove Park

Ombre Azaleas

Snapdragons

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It is no secret Charleston is top of the list when it comes to taking a vacation. This year, we are proud to have 13 area hotels receive AAA's Four-Diamond Award Rating and one property recognized as a Five-Diamond recipient by AAA and Forbes 2017 Travel Guide. The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island is the only five-diamond award winner in the state and earned the recognition for the tenth time by AAA. 

In addition to AAA and Forbes hotel ratings, nine area restaurants were awarded four-diamond recognition. From historic downtown to Mount Pleasant and Kiawah Island, visitors and locals have their choice of the best dining has to offer. We would like to congratulate our hard-working friends in the hospitality industry for making life in the Charleston area

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CHS Wine + Food

In a city known for its historic downtown, beautiful beaches, and unparalleled lifestyle, Charleston locals know that our food scene tops them all. With roots in French and African culture to traditional favorites cooked up right here in the Holy City, each meal has a story and you can become a part of that story at the 12th Annual Charleston Wine + Food Festival. 

For five days, culinary elites from around the world flock to Charleston to be part of the stories being told through food and wine. With events ranging from Whole Hog Pig Pickin' to fine dining in the penthouses of Charleston, this is one the city's shining moments and leaves you stuffed counting down the days until next year's event. While it's impossible to get to every event, we

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Charleston Real Estate

2016 was another great year for Charleston and its real estate market.  Through November, we were up 10.8% year to date over 2015 in the number of transactions.  Over 17,000 homes have sold in 2016 and it will be the 2nd busiest year ever. In terms of median price, we are up a modest 4.5% year to date over 2015 and the median sales price is now at $245,000.  While that is an all time high, it is below the trend line running back to 1991.  That trend line predicted we would be well over $250k by now.  That tells us that we are somewhat undervalued and have room for appreciation.  With migration from the north and influx of new businesses, 2017 will be another great year for Charleston and its real estate market. Charleston’s new

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The holidays in Charleston are magical. The city comes alive with festivities, decorations and the people couldn't be friendlier. Please enjoy this excellent article.

Atlantic Journal Constitution

Christmas In Charleston SC

Photo courtesy of the Charleston Area CVB, ExploreCharleston.com

 

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Our real estate market here continues to do very well.  New construction is prominent in several MLS areas including Johns Island and Mt Pleasant.  However, new construction seems to be making its biggest strides in the Jedburg area near the new Volvo plant.  The Nexton community is going to dwarf the already sizable Cane Bay subdivision.  They’re actually building a new exit ramp off I-26!  Overall, the tri-county areas are up 10.5% in number of transactions YTD over 2015.  2016 will likely see over 16k transactions and it will probably be the 2nd busiest year ever.  Median sales price is up 5.1% to $244k.  I hear many people concerned that this may be too inflated and that we may be experiencing another bubble in the housing market.  However, there are

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I just wanted to post a personal Thank You to all of the great Prestige friends,clients and followers for reaching out before, during and after our recent brush with Hurricane Matthew. Your calls, emails and texts kept our spirits high as the storm passed through. I am happy to report that the East Cooper and Daniel Island areas of our city have suffered only minor damage, mostly to trees and plants. Personal inspections to homes we monitor for out of town owners on Saturday and Sunday have shown no damage whatsoever. Downtown Charleston had some flooding as it is prone to do and I was reminded of the importance of an agent's local knowledge in dealing on the Peninsula. Since Saturday night our lowcountry skies have been clear and we are experiencing some

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Finally summer has started to bid us farewell and those wonderful fall days are just ahead. There is truly no better time to visit Charleston and experience the sights, smells,tastes and hospitality of the "World's friendliest City". Here is a short list of some great events between now and the beginning of November. 

Sept 23rd thru 25th  The Taste Of Charleston.  This outdoor event on the grounds of Boone Hall Plantation showcases Charleston cuisine in a family friendly atmosphere. Friendly spirited competitions between local restaurants will keep you amused between courses, just be sure to wear your pants with the stretchy waistline!  www.tasteofcharleston.com

Sept 29 thru October 10 Moja Arts Festival.  The 33rd season of this festival featuring

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