WHAT ARE THOSE COLEY KIDS DOING NOW?
My oldest daughter has her master’s in psychology which she applies everyday raising her 3 daughters with her lawyer-by-day and stand-up-comedian-by-night husband. She is also continuing her love for soccer by coaching a high school team. When they visit Charleston, they love the ghost tours and horse buggy tours. My son received his Bachelors of Business Administration with a major in Finance then became a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Today he owns a Registered Investment Advisory firm called Ajax Capital Advisors, Inc. He has offices in Charlotte and Atlanta. We love it when he comes to Mt. Pleasant to visit clients, because he often brings with him his fun wife and 3 children who love to fish. Our youngest daughter is a personal chef while "her man" builds fine, custom homes in Atlanta. When they're not working, they love to travel with dining in great restaurants as one of their main interests. They particularly enjoy the cuisine in the low country! Pearls is their favorite place for oysters and martinis.
Speaking of booze ... In the 1930s, a bootlegger by the name of J.C. Long owned the 400 acres of Seaside Farms. After his death, his family sold most of it for development but kept approximately 100 acres for family members which is known as Seaside Farm Proper.
In 1999, the Beach Company built 66 houses in the Wild Olive subsection and sold out the first year of development! They are brick and vinyl sided houses on slab foundations with square footage's that range from approximately 1,450 to 1,900. These houses have a common “streetscape” with 2-car garages and lovely, muted coastal colors. The new home buyers and original home owners are updating and making room additions which is bringing a lot of attention and excitement to the community. Seaside Farms has a strong HOA which is evident of the beautiful landscaping when you turn in from Rifle Range Road. Immediately to the left is a pond with a fountain and walking trails with native plants. One will often see herons, ducks, geese and people fishing or walking their dogs. One of our kids told us they get a feeling of relaxation and "home" when they drive into our subdivision.