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Old 10-30-2013, 01:12 PM
 
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I'd strongly suggest you check out Old Village if you are in the DI price range and looking for a more "authentic" community feel.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:14 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure that both the movie Truman Show and the clinical diagnosis of OCD were both based on I'on.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:51 PM
 
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I do not have kids so if i did of the calculus would be different and i really like DI.

To me it represents peace and serenity. Just feel instantly
relaxed when i return home. I like the feeling of being tucked away and removed a bit.

To me the charleston metro is a small town so i go all over, downtown,beaches, etc nothing seems far to me.

No contest the" small town" motif is contrived and not natural but it works for me. Don't cook much
so Publix is great,like the paths and we get great concerts,festivals etc yr round.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:15 PM
 
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DI is the most exclusive & prestigious place to live in and around Charleston. If you can afford it, don't think twice.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:30 PM
 
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DI is the most exclusive & prestigious place to live in and around Charleston. If you can afford it, don't think twice.
This is an interesting observation ... 'exclusive' is a subjective term to a great degree to begin with.

As a person who is considering moving to Charleston but who has never lived there, what in you estimation makes DI more exclusive than say I'on, Historic Mount Pleasant, South of Broad, Kiawah Island, or Sullivan's Island? (I'm sure there are other exclusive neighborhoods that I am not familiar with).

The reason I ask is that the only (admittedly limited) way to measure exclusivity is desirability as expressed in ppsf ... and all the neighborhoods I mentioned fetch higher $psf than DI. And this would make Charleston the only city I know of where the most exclusive neighborhood isn't even in the top five price wise.

I'm just trying to understand if this exclusivity you mention is more an indication of your personal tastes/bias or true general consensus and common knowledge to the locals.

Thanks.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:36 PM
 
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Very simple. Real estate is limited. All your other areas can/will grow or decline. Living on an island is unparalleled compared to unlocked land. Smartest way to go if you have means to afford the high prices that's all.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:44 PM
 
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I don't think South of Broad is growing any time soon, neither will Sullivan's or Kiawah.

However you did answer my question inadvertently ... so thank you.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:55 PM
 
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If you know your lifestyle, you will know immediately what suits you best.

We could afford Daniel Island but it wasn't for us. Maybe it is because we are past the little kid stage and bike paths and pumpkin walks (it will happen). Maybe it is because in order to dine anywhere you have to go off island.
It's not enough of an island feel to make up for the feeling of isolation for me.
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:06 PM
 
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I don't think South of Broad is growing any time soon, neither will Sullivan's or Kiawah.

However you did answer my question inadvertently ... so thank you.
Yes, they are and they will. You need to look at your map closely and how dynamics are changing at each ends (east/west sides) of places you have mentioned. just because you have made a decision based on what you think is right doesn't mean it's the golden rule. Just let me know if you need further help and I can consult you further. and this is not a backhanded compliment to you
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:37 PM
 
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I have not made a decision, that is in fact why I asked the question.

But your statement that DI is "the MOST exclusive & prestigious", is apparently based on the fact that it is an island and that makes real estate limited. Then when I pointed out that that is also the case in KI and in SI and that SoB is a clearly defined limited area without possibility of further growth lest they extend the Charleston peninsula via landfill, you offer no further reasoning other than the apparent believe that those land masses will somehow grow larger than what they are and therefore offer some previously undeveloped real estate opportunities which would presumably devalue all the other homes somehow.

That's exactly why I said your original answer answered my question by making it clear it's just your personal opinion based on your own preferences and biases. There's obviously nothing wrong in the fact that it's your personal opinion that DI is 'the most exclusive' and your opinion is worth noting and has been noted ... but unless you can offer some evidence to substantiate it, it is limited to just that.

At the end of the day the only opinions that matter are those that folks express with their hard earned money, the fact that they are willing to part with a greater amount of it in other areas of Charleston speaks for itself. That's not to say that DI isn't a wonderful place to live ... in fact it might be the place with the most upside to purchase a home and raise a family. Perhaps from a pure valuation pov DI is today what MP was many years ago.

But none of this makes it: the most exclusive & prestigious place to live in and around Charleston

I guess this is just my long winded way to simply say [citation needed].

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ETA: Aaaanyhot, I didn't mean to come off as snarky, I was just trying to figure out the reasoning behind your sentiment.

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