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West Ashley

Soak up the rich history, Southern charm, and riverfront scenery from this up-and-coming area of Charleston. Named for its location (west of the Ashley River), West Ashley is just minutes from Charleston City Market, MUSC Health, the South Carolina Aquarium, and countless other attractions.


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Historic Sites

West Ashley is famous for the 17th-century Charles Towne Landing site, which is where English settlers created what would later become the city of Charleston.

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Small-Town Charm

Just 75,144 residents call West Ashley "home," so it's easy to meet your neighbors. Communities in this area are tightly knit, and popular choices include golf course neighborhoods and 55+ communities.

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Beautiful Weather

In West Ashley, it's easy to spend more time outdoors. Average summer temperatures are 80 degrees and winter temperatures are 50 degrees in this area.


Experience West Ashley

Stop and smell the roses at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, where you can also tour the Drayton mansion and take a boat tour through the rice fields along the Ashley River. Drive just a few minutes to Charles Towne Landing to experience even more history, starting with a tour of The Adventure — a replica of a sailing ship from the 17th century.

If it's shopping you're after, browse the latest fashions at Citadel Mall or nearby Westwood Plaza shopping center. While you're there, catch a showing at the Citadel Mall movie theater.

There are even more fun destinations nearby. Across the Ashley River is the heart of Charleston, home to many of the city's historic sites and state attractions. A quick trip over Wappoo Creek will take you to McLeod Plantation, Terrace Theater, James Island County Park, and the famous Folly Beach.

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