Over the years, an increasing number of people have been leaving the peninsula and hub of Charleston to enjoy North Charleston’s gem, Park Circle. The area has seen a boom in recent years when it comes to industry and manufacturing, retail, and development. The Park Circle community is truly that, a community, and people are eager to be a part of it.
One of the reasons so many Charlestonians have been making the move to Park Circle is affordability. The peninsula and closely surrounding areas have been seeing a huge increase in rent and the cost of living, as so many young people and families are making the move to call the Holy City home. Park Circle offers an affordable, exciting alternative to downtown Charleston, with a median home sales price of $168,000.
Park Circle is the pinnacle of the master plan for North Charleston developed in 1912 and completed following World War II. Since the end of the war, development has continued to boom, as the area has seen an increase in both manufacturing and commercial development. The area is home to the Boeing South Carolina, a 787 Dreamliner assembly facility, which has provided approximately 7,500 locals with employment and gives an impactful boost to the local economy.
With industry and opportunity bringing so many families and individuals to the area, Park Circle has created a community perfect for just about anyone. Park Circle’s different neighborhoods offer residents with a variety of contemporary and traditional housing options. Traditional Park Circle was designed as a great place to live, work, and play. Well-established old homes come in a variety of sizes and styles, giving the area a traditional neighborhood feel. Mixson boasts the same activity and fun as Traditional Park Circle, but with beautifully-designed, green modern homes. Mixson is also home to open-air event venue The Barn. Hunley Waters is North Charleston’s only gated waterfront community, providing residents with breathtaking views and exciting wildlife. Park Circle’s most recent development, Garco Park is perfect for young professionals looking for one, two, or three bedroom apartments in a modern environment.
Park Circle succeeds in its goal to provide residents with a community atmosphere where they can enjoy the best in entertainment, dining, and shopping. Parks and recreation is a large part of the Park Circle experience, and the area provides residents with plenty of beautiful parks and countless recreational activities. Park Circle also boasts some of the best established and up-and-coming restaurants, and is also only minutes from prime shopping areas like the Tanger Outlets, as well as the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center. Park Circle’s downtown district is also the perfect place to do some shopping, grab a bite to eat, or enjoy a night on the town.
Park Circle’s variety of activities, commercial and residential real estate, and businesses are drawing families, young people, and empty-nesters alike to this amazing community. It is no wonder that Park Circle has experienced so much growth in recent years, and it will surely continue to boom in the years to come.