CharlestonByDay July Newsletter 2016
July 2016 CharlestonByDay Newsletter
July is a month where a lot of locals take their vacation to escape the heat, but this summer heat makes for great produce. The local farmers markets are a great place to get some yummy vegetables and fruit and boiled peanuts. The most popular is probably the one in Marion Square downtown each Saturday morning. There’s also Monday at Freshfields at Kiawah, Tuesday at Moultrie Middle in Mt Pleasant, Thursday at Park Circle in North Charleston, Saturday on Johns Island on Maybank Hwy, and Sunday at the Pour House on James Island. Then you can drop by these places for some musicical entertainment: Music on the Green at Freshfields each Friday night and Starlight Theatre at Freshfields each Wednesday night. We can’t forget my favorite day; Second Sunday on King Street. Of course there will be fireworks displays all over town on and around the 4th. Thank you to all of our service men and woman who have faithfully served our country. You are in our prayers daily.
Here’s your July calendar of events:
1,2 – Megadock Billfish Tournament
8 – America, Chas Music Hall
10 – Culture Club, N Chas PAC
10: SECOND SUNDAY ON KINGS STREET
14 – Robert Earl Keen, Chas Music Hall
15 – 11th Annual Palette and Palate, French Quarter
15 – Junior Brown, Chas Music Hall
15 – Friday Nigh Boogie, Mt Pleasant Pier
16 – Art Garfunkel, Chas Music Hall
16 – Shaggin’ on the Cooper, Mt Pleasant Pier
22 – Moonlight Mixer Shaggin’, Folly Pier
26 – Dave Matthews, N Chas PAC
REAL ESTATE NEWS:
All things are really positive for Charleston right now and it’s led to a boom in the real estate market. We’ve now pretty much fully recovered from the 2008-2010 recession. Areas like Mt Pleasant, James Island, West Ashley, the peninsula, and the resort islands have more than recovered. The Summerville and Goose Creek areas have finally gotten back to over $100/sqft and are frequently seeing median prices over $200k again. Through May we are up 9.4% in transactions over the same 2015 period and up 5% on median sales price. We will probably sell over 16k homes this year and the median sales price is now at an all time high of $240k. We were just ranked 12th in the country in Small Business Friendliness and made the Top 10 list for the best place for millennials to purchase a home. It’s a great place to call home.
If you are reading this and do not live in Charleston, let me know if you’d like information on making Charleston your hometown, where I think living here is a 365 day vacation! Our website link is below.
Have a wonderful 4th of July and please thank a veteran!
Many thanks to my friend, Doug, for putting together these notes each month! It sure makes my life easier. Teamwork