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Beating out major cities like San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City, Charleston ranked second only to New Orleans in the “Best American Cities for Food” survey. In the picture, Charleston is represented by an image of Leon’s Oyster Shop’s chargrilled oysters. The ranking continues Charleston's success in the reader-determined awards. Just last month, Charleston was announced as the winner of the “best city in the world” title, decided by the same survey.  Charleston’s growth is not going unnoticed and the fine dining options are only one part of what makes Charleston such an amazing place to live and travel to.  

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We recently mentioned the new performing arts center coming to Daniel Island. Now an exciting new restaurant is coming to Daniel Island! Dockery’s is a 10,000 square foot restaurant that will offer live music and its own on-site brewery! Located on Island Park Drive, Dockery’s is in a prime development location next to the recently announced Daniel Island Performing Arts Center.  Dockery’s is owned by the restaurant group, Concentrics Restaurants, a James Beard nominated, nationally acclaimed restaurant group based in Atlanta, Georgia. The restaurant set to open in Summer 2017 looks to be a destination restaurant on the island. The restaurant will serve lunch, dinner, and a weekend brunch. This should be a hot spot for all ages!

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Once you buy and sell a few homes you realize that having information about the home you are considering, other similar homes, the local economy and so on is very important to making an intelligent decision.  Numbers, metrics and objective analysis drive the business. Without this information you are subject to the whims of the real estate agent and whatever their agenda may be. Whoever has access to the best data wins. Getting data in residential real estate is daunting. Most turn to Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com. These sites either don't publish useful info or it is notoriously outdated or misleading info. 

The answer is to hire a sharp realtor who does the research for you for market data only available to realtors through the MLS.   A real estate

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A new, Daniel Island inspired, 18,000 home development in the Cainhoy area will be the largest ever for the Charleston area. The new development will encompass 9,087 acres; larger than the Charleston Peninsula and Daniel Island combined.  It expected to be a partnership between the Guggenheim Foundation, The Daniel Island Company and The Beach Company.

Cainhoy Plantation will be a city-sized community of up to 45,000 residents. The development will benefit from major lane expansion and improvements on both Clements Ferry Road and Highway 41, that will be complete in 2021.  An investment now, in my opinion, in real estate along Clements Ferry Road may represent an attractive opportunity.  However, traffic may be challenging until the lane expansions

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There is a lot of excitement about the new Daniel Island Performing Arts Center. The Performing Arts Center is expected to open in 2019. The new arts center will be located in a great central location in downtown Daniel Island. It will feature a 450-seat Proscenium Theater, a 99-seat Black Box Theater, and Combined Indoor Lobby and Outdoor Plaza Gathering Spaces. We are excited to have another landmark on Daniel Island that will continue to bring more culture and vibrancy to our Island Town. The effort is an exciting one not only for Daniel Island but also for the entire Charleston area -- which has had the desire for additional performance venues. The center will bring more diversity to downtown Daniel Island and only continue to add to our

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With Charleston’s accelerated economic and population growth, it’s popularity continues to increase.  Just last week, Travel and Leisure selected Charleston as the #1 city in the world,  Not surprisingly Daniel Island also continues to expand.  One new development is Wharf 7, a new luxury apartment community located in Daniel Island Park. Wharf 7 will be completed before the end of 2016 and some units are available for a pre-lease today.  This pet-friendly apartment, home to a dog park and pet washing area, also has easy access to other great amenities.  This includes Daniel Island’s 25 miles of trails, a freshwater pond, and a saltwater pool.  This community-based apartment has a 10,000 square foot clubhouse with a coffee bar and meeting rooms that

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Over the last four years, Charleston has been named the top city in the United States by Travel & Leisure magazine. This year, however, Charleston ranked as the #1 City in the World!  Charleston is the first American city ever to earn this ranking and recognition.  The ranking comes as no surprise to residents and visitors.  As a resident of Charleston, we cannot be happier with the incredible quality of life and community.  Charleston is located in an ideal coastal setting and is home to amazing architecture, the best restaurants, historical landmarks, and some of the friendliest people we have ever met.  With the nearby amazing beaches, such as Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palms, and Folly Beach,

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New commercial and residential developments in Daniel Island Town center will bring residents a plethora of new opportunities. In the island’s center, six new developments are underway on both sides of I-526. On Island Park Drive there will be a new Central Island Square, a high-end residential/retail/restaurant complex, a new gas station, and the Daniel Island Performing Arts Center that will feature a 450-seat Proscenium Theater, a 99-seat Black Box Theater, and Combined Indoor Lobby and Outdoor Plaza Gathering Space. In Daniel Island Park there is continuing construction on Wharf 7, a luxury apartment community, neighboring Wharf 7, is an assisted living facility that includes Alzheimer’s care.  Finally, Blackbaud has announced that are building a

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Our rock star real estate agent, Bob Farina, is back at it again! Bob, put together this chart which outlines all of the golf courses in the Greater Charleston Area. We get questions all the time from potential home buyers about the golf courses in the area. This chart reinforces that golf courses in the Greater Charleston Area certainly is not an issue.  There are over 30 courses in the area. With so many choices it gives you the option to belong to a private or spend the day at a public.  Every kind of golfer can find their match as courses range in difficulty and price.  Charleston is a terrific golf community. There is no shortage of golf tournaments for residents and even for fans as Kiawah Island has hosted several PGA Championship events. With such

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The market is booming in downtown Charleston. Last week a Bed and Breakfast called, “Pink Palace”, or 5 East Battery,  sold for $6.5 million. The bed and breakfast will be used for single family residence by the new owners. This beautiful historic home has 24 rooms, five halls, six baths, four stairways and seven black marble mantels. A few weeks ago the James Simmons House at 37 Meeting St also sold for $7.5 million, the second-highest ever in historic Charleston. This pre-Revolutionary War house is a historic gem in Charleston. The home was used as Confederate headquarters during the Civil War. The home constructed in 1760, is a 8,384-square-foot residence, that was bought in 1840, for only $9,000!  Now it is only the second most expensive sale ever in

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