Mount Pleasant is one of the fastest growing towns in the Southeast. As Charleston SC popularity has grown as a desirable place to live, Mt. Pleasant's days of being a "sleepy little town" across the Cooper River from downtown Charleston is a thing of the past. Some of Charleston's most prestigious neighborhoods are located in the town of Mt Pleasant and for good reason - with easy access to the beach and some of the best schools in South Carolina, this area is considered one of the best places to raise a family. Nestled along the banks of the Wando River and designed to provide the kind of lowcountry "something for everyone" lifestyle is the community of Dunes West.
This sprawling neighborhood in Mount Pleasant offers up different lifestyles and price ranges. From townhomes starting in the $200,000’s up to $3,000,000 for your waterfront dream home on the Wando River. Whether behind the gates or not, the abundance of amenities that come with living in Dunes West means your days will be full of activities. With a championship golf course in the community might tempt you? The homes here were carefully planned to include fine architectural detail from some of the best builders in the Charleston area. John Weiland Builders has developed the majority of the neighborhoods as well as many custom home builders held to the highest design standards. Many of the homesites available are larger than any you will find in the Mount Pleasant area. The Dunes West Property Owners Association ensures that each neighborhood is kept in pristine condition and appearance so property values remain steady.
There are many amenities in this community that will keep you busy all throughout the year. Some of the things that make this a top community for families includes: 2 pools, (1 Olympic- sized, 1 with a kids waterslide), fitness center, tennis courts, playground areas, 18-hole Arthur Hills designed championship golf course, driving range, practice green, racquet club, boat storage, gorgeous club house, crab dock, and miles of exercise trails, all with award winning elementary and high schools just blocks away.
The Hwy 41 corridor leading into Dunes West offers the convenience of shopping and dining just minutes away. You'll find a Harris Teeter, complete with a Starbucks, a popular local pub, and liquor store. Right next to that is an Italian deli, Blues Wings and, in this growing area you'll find some of the best new neighborhood options on the corner of Hwy 41 & Hwy 17 including gourmet coffee house, raw bar, New York Style pizza and upscale dining at On 41 Backyard Restaurant. In the other direction, Dunes West blends seamlessly into the desirable Park West community and there you'll find an additional assortment of shopping and dining options, including a Publix!
Having lived here for many years, one of my favorite things to do is power walk/run along the beautiful walking trails leading to either the Harbour, or alongside the golf course to the Clubhouse. You will never tire of the breathtaking landscape throughout the neighborhoods or the frequent deer or fox sightings at dusk. You may even need to help a turtle get out of the road on occasion!
The Dunes West community is vibrant with country club lifestyle activities offered weekly at the lovely Clubhouse overlooking Wagner Creek. From Golf Tournaments to BBQ's, to Oyster Roasts, Women Who Wine, to Tennis Clubs, there is always something to do! Neighbors from all ages and backgrounds gather to enjoy the festivities and many are open to the public. Will we see you at the next event so you too can discover a lowcountry lifestyle that offers something for everyone?
NOTE: Whether you are a young family starting out, a retiree ready to relax and enjoy your down time, or even just want to experience Charleston as your second home getaway - Dunes West offers all those lifestyles ... and more.