Many people who imagine their "dream home" envision it from wall to wall. But in Charleston SC, with our temperate and warm weather, most lowcountry residents extend their living spaces outdoors. With room to spread out and soak up the sunshine, residents tend to value their outdoor space just as much as the interior space of their homes. From stone or brick patios, to outdoor kitchens, pools, and firepits, not only do homeowners enjoy the lifestyle of outdoor living, but they understand that well-designed outdoor landscapes add more than just value to their home.
According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, “in the realm of landscape garden structures, terraces, patios and decks are high on people’s lists (97.7%), as are fencing (88.5%), pergolas (82.8%), and decks (82.3%).” In Charleston, we also love to add joggling boards, hammocks, and quintessential wrap-around porches. When you have a blend of outdoor and indoor living, the possibilities are endless! As southerners, we love to entertain (call it southern hospitality) and of course, take the party outside to enjoy the year-round sunshine.
The best part? If homeowners are unable to afford their own outdoor haven, most Charleston communities offer some type of outdoor amenity beyond your backyard. Neighborhoods often provide community docks, boat landings, crab docks, pools, tennis courts, play parks, and hiking or biking trails. From Daniel Island's 25 miles of walking, running or biking trails, to Johns Island's community docks, and the world-class golf courses on Kiawah Island or Wild Dunes, you can access just about any type of outdoor living in Charleston that your heart desires.
Even if Charleston’s neighborhoods could not provide outdoor living, we are already surrounded by natural amenities that create the perfect outdoor ambiance. With live oaks, expansive marshlands, and plenty of green space, all the homes blend in beautifully with our natural lowcountry backdrop.
Note: If you're looking to find your perfect home with an outdoor sanctuary, or a community with all the right amenities, it's easy to find in Charleston. Start by determining your ideal outdoor lifestyle, and searching for the neighborhood and home that suits you! Start your search here...
INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE?
Our expert teams - from development, investment, real estate, and property management - have experienced it all and have the insight to help you along the way.