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Old 06-22-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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Default Snee Farm

I am looking for opinions or thoughts about Snee Farm. We recently looked at a home there that needs some work, but could be a great fit for us if we spruced it up. I love the trees in the neighborhood, location, and the swim team for my kids. Is there value in a Snee Farm home? If we bought it and fixed it up would it be a good investment? Thanks!
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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I am looking for opinions or thoughts about Snee Farm. We recently looked at a home there that needs some work, but could be a great fit for us if we spruced it up. I love the trees in the neighborhood, location, and the swim team for my kids. Is there value in a Snee Farm home? If we bought it and fixed it up would it be a good investment? Thanks!
Local MTP joke is the first thing that one moves into their new home at Snee Farm is a dumpster, but you have that figured out.

The Snee Farm Country Club Clubhouse itself is a bit "ratty/dated" but golf, tennis, and swim activities and the people that use them are some of the best you will ever meet. Their swim teams offer great friendship, camaraderie, and a winning record. Your nippers (kids) will love it there.

I really liked the neighborhood but I was not willing to put up with remodeling needed in the houses we looked at so we decided to buy new elsewhere in MTP but we were golf members at Snee Farm.

There were plans to redo the clubhouse, pools, and tennis courts but that got hungup in court for several years. I understand the legal issues are over (the club won) so ask about future plans.
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Snee Farm is a nice, older neighborhood (for Mt. Pleasant), built in the 70s. Before that, it was a plantation. Back when it opened, it was in the boonies. Now, it's in the middle of town.

The swim team is ridiculously good. They've won the City Championship in a very competitive league every year since 1989. The meets are a big deal there. Every year the results have big spreads in the newspaper, and the local TV stations heavily cover the championship meet at the Jewish Community Center in West Ashley.

It is a great location. Close to Daniel Island, the bridge (Ravenel), and Sullivan's Island/IOP.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:54 AM
 
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We've lived in Snee Farm since 2003, and love it here.

Yes, the homes are older, and there are very few McMansions, and yes, most of them do need some updating.

However, the property values, I've read, have dropped less in Snee Farm than they have in other places, which makes us feel our investment was a good one.

The HOA can be a little frustrating to deal with. They're very strict about enforcing the 'rules'; if you're not used to dealing with that, it can be a bit of a shock. On the other hand, the HOA, I believe, is one of the reasons Snee Farm has maintained its value over other developments in the area.

We're not golfers or swimmers, so the Country CLub has no value for us. But we do enjoy the tree lined streets, and the diversity of the neighborhood with its different architecture in the houses - not the average cookie cutter neighborhood; very individual, and refreshing to look at.

The convenience to 526, Town Center, and the hospitals is great. We're on the Whipple Road end of Snee Farm, so use Mathis Ferry almost exclusively - even though that does get backed up, it's not nearly as bad as 17 in the same stretch.

Good luck!
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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Like the neighborhood as well. Just make sure you get a good inspector because there are lots of things that can be wrong with an older home. Good Luck I am sure your going to love it here in Mount Pleasant. By the way most of the neighborhoods have swim teams.
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:52 AM
 
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Thanks for the info. We have decided to rent for awhile before we buy. I plan on checking out the neighborhood more.
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