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Old 04-05-2015, 07:35 PM
 
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I disagree i think you can find a very decent house for 200K 30 mins from the beach. I think West Ashley and Downtown Charleston has the best Full Contact fighting trainers so I would try to be close to that area for your sons benefit, but then again to find a decent house for 200 you will not be in downtown area. The acre of land will probably be tough though. Summerville has plenty of houses for 150-200 k range that are nice.
Summerville is 45-60 minutes from the beach. So is just about anywhere in the charleston metro area that has acre lots in that price range.
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Old 04-05-2015, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Summerville SC Historic District
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I disagree i think you can find a very decent house for 200K 30 mins from the beach. I think West Ashley and Downtown Charleston has the best Full Contact fighting trainers so I would try to be close to that area for your sons benefit, but then again to find a decent house for 200 you will not be in downtown area. The acre of land will probably be tough though. Summerville has plenty of houses for 150-200 k range that are nice.
A house on one acre at that price in Summerville would be a seriously real fixer-upper and/or somewhere in the far far outskirts, and certainly not nearly 30 minutes to the beach.

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Old 04-06-2015, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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A house on one acre at that price in Summerville would be a seriously real fixer-upper and/or somewhere in the far far outskirts, and certainly not nearly 30 minutes to the beach.
I agree. $200K home on an acre of land within 30 minutes of the beach is not realistic. $300K, 1/4 acre and within 30 minutes of the beach is more realistic.
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:23 AM
 
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I don't know why y'all are responding after that last sentence...
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:55 AM
 
Location: James Island, SC
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If we go with $200k as a top budget and we're willing to include mobile homes, then there are some on Johns Island that would almost fit the bill and would be within 30 min of Beachwalker park. The "almost" is because mobile homes don't usually come with a 2+ car garage. Some of these are actually under $100k which might allow adding a garage.
Now I'm not recommending a mobile home for anyone (they tend to depreciate rather than appreciate) but I also don't assume I know what's better for the buyer than they do.

As always with children involved, it's recommended that you check into the schools.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:43 AM
 
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Can I ask a question? (more for curious nature than anything). Is West Ashley a decent place to say purchase a home. I found some decent homes, not grand or luxurious, just perfect liveable homes in West Ashly for $225k to $250k? Is there a reason why they are so cheap? Schools, crime, grity?

Last time I was down there we ate at a place right on the water near the bridge (can't think of the name) but it seemed like a really nice area.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Downtown
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Can I ask a question? (more for curious nature than anything). Is West Ashley a decent place to say purchase a home. I found some decent homes, not grand or luxurious, just perfect liveable homes in West Ashly for $225k to $250k? Is there a reason why they are so cheap? Schools, crime, grity?

Last time I was down there we ate at a place right on the water near the bridge (can't think of the name) but it seemed like a really nice area.
Usually the SFH in WA for less than 225k are in "up and coming" areas, further out, or handyman specials (older).

There are still some areas that have pockets of crime, or have a bad reputation due to all the arrests over the years.
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Old 04-06-2015, 08:28 AM
 
Location: James Island, SC
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That's right, some areas are not so good crime wise and some of the schools leave much to be desired but there's also good, liveable houses to be had for under $250k in good neighborhoods with good schools. I think all of West Ashley is on the rise quality-wise and the close-in sections are already very nice (and somewhat pricey).
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Old 04-06-2015, 08:46 AM
 
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I agree that WA is on the rise, and its nice to see.

Has long languished in comparison to the peninsula.With King Joe stepping down west ashley is set to dominate the decision for the next mayor. Shocking that the candidates care about WA now....

Moreland along 61, just off the bridge is another great hidden gem, looks sleepy
and anonymous but the streets along the marsh are beautiful.

Crescent and the streets along the Wappoo are pretty too.

'Course the prices are commensurate but just shows that West Ashley is a mixture.
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant
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Thank you for your service. My husband and I just PCS'd here in December from the DC Metro area. I also have a 12 year old and 10 year old boys. We have opted to rent before buying and are renting in MT PLEASANT. Its expensive-but very close to beach and with great schools and amenities.

I agree with Mrtommy3 that you can find a decent home in the 200k range 30 mins from the beach- but it won't have an acre of land. We just moved from a 2 acre lot with a 3 car garage so I feel you! :0)

I am very big on making priority lists-and while I think you can get some of what you are looking for- I don't think it's realistic to get everything you are looking for here in Charleston -i.e. 1 full acre of land AND 250K AND 30 minutes to the beach.

I will tell you this- you will LOVE it here!!
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