West of the Ashley is one of the region’s hottest spots for living. A suburb area of Peninsular Charleston. West Ashley has prospered since the 1950’s, but has experienced a boom in recent years. Its location to downtown is desirable, as are the many quaint houses that are being bought and renovated at record speed. These 1960’s neighborhoods, together with several country club communities and condos round out what this beautiful area has to offer. West Ashley is one of Charleston, South Carolina’s oldest suburbs bordered by the Ashley River and Intracoastal Waterway. Boating is popular as the area boasts many deep-water homes riverfront properties. Its close proximity to Downtown Charleston makes West Ashley a desirable location for those who want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city; however, having fine dining and night life is just a short drive away.
Up Highway 17 South and up Ashley River Road the West Ashley area has expanded over the years to include a multitude of new and fashionable neighborhoods. Some of the newer communities include waterfront homes and golf course properties. Whether you are looking for a waterfront getaway or a safe community to call home, West Ashley homes for sale offer a variety of options. Whatever type of construction you are looking for in a home, West Ashley has it. From traditional ranches to brick cottages to new construction condos and town homes, the area boasts a wide variety of housing options. From new gated communities to the historic neighborhoods of Byrnes Downs, Avondale and Windermere, you can find just about anything in this part of town. Residents of West Ashley enjoy the close proximity to everything downtown Charleston has to offer without the downtown Charleston price tag.