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Old 05-08-2008, 10:07 PM
 
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My roommate and I are moving to Charleston from Wilmington, NC to try and find jobs. We're both in our early twenties. I've been down there a couple times in the past 2 weeks for interviews and also to look for 2 BR apartments/houses in the area. We looked on James Island and West Ashley but weren't too thrilled about those areas. We both like the Mt Pleasant/IOP/Sullivan's Island area...but can't really settle on one apt. We've looked at Hibben's Ferry, Harbor Pointe, and a couple other places around the area and thought they were overpriced considering they are not as nice. Runaway Bay looked good but they don't have rooms available when we need one. We visited Edgewater Plantation and it seems like the best bet, as it is extremely nice for a decent price ($1098). We would prefer to stay around or below the $1000 range...and we would prefer the apartments/house to be relatively nice, but if its closer to the beach we could settle for something a little less so. Does anyone know of any good rental deals for a 2 BR on IOP/SI. Or a better option for Mount Pleasant or the surrounding area? Are there comparable apts on James Island or inner charleston that we may have overlooked? Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Nothing could be finer... I'm in S. Carolina!!
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Have you looked at Paces Watch (http://www.paceswatch.com/s/homepage - broken link)? I've never been inside an apartment, but driven through and it looks nice.

Try looking on Craig's List or talking w/ a realtor to see if there's a house for rent on the beach. That would be fun.

Sure you don't want the Retreat on JI? haha - that's where we live. I always plug it. (:
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:24 PM
 
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The Legends are really really nice in Mount Pleasant. They have different floor plans to choose from and feel different than your regular apartment- they have arched door ways, marble countertops, its a gated community and it's a very quiet community. If you're looking to be close to the beach, this is a good option for you as well, it's just about ten minutes away. Their website is <lovethelegends.com>

good luck!
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:09 PM
 
Location: SC
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Try doing a full MLS Rentals search in your price range for 2 bedroom places at Charleston Real Estate Guide.com. I did a search for 2 bedroom units for $1100/mo and under and came got 80 listings in Mount Pleasant, James Island, Sullivan's Island, West Ashley, IOP and one of them was a 3 bedroom /2 Ba single family 1400 s.f. house in Dunes West. There was a 1600 s.f. townhouse on Dan
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Outside of Philly
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I have had a lot of problems with Harbor Pointe in Mt. Pleasant. GREAT location but lots of problems with bugs, plumbing, trashy neighbors. I second trying craigslist. There are a lot of affordable townhomes in Mt. Pleasant and James Island. I wish you lots of luck!
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Old 05-14-2008, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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The Legends at Charleston National are nice..but they went condo..rentals might be available but prices will be over 1,000 a month.
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:44 PM
 
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My roommate and I are moving to Charleston from Wilmington, NC to try and find jobs. We're both in our early twenties. I've been down there a couple times in the past 2 weeks for interviews and also to look for 2 BR apartments/houses in the area. We looked on James Island and West Ashley but weren't too thrilled about those areas. We both like the Mt Pleasant/IOP/Sullivan's Island area...but can't really settle on one apt. We've looked at Hibben's Ferry, Harbor Pointe, and a couple other places around the area and thought they were overpriced considering they are not as nice. Runaway Bay looked good but they don't have rooms available when we need one. We visited Edgewater Plantation and it seems like the best bet, as it is extremely nice for a decent price ($1098). We would prefer to stay around or below the $1000 range...and we would prefer the apartments/house to be relatively nice, but if its closer to the beach we could settle for something a little less so. Does anyone know of any good rental deals for a 2 BR on IOP/SI. Or a better option for Mount Pleasant or the surrounding area? Are there comparable apts on James Island or inner charleston that we may have overlooked? Any help would be appreciated!

My husband and our two toddlers just moved into a 2 BR 2 2.5 BA townhome on "Shadowmoss Pointe" in West Ashley. We're renting a washer and dryer so our rent is $985.00 a month. We are the first people to live in this unit as this entire side is brand new and we back to a pond so we don't have anyone behind us.
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:42 PM
 
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Be sure to check out and read apartmentratings and or apartmentreviews for some great advice and suggestions.

Unhappy renters tell the truth!!

Some apartment complexes are known for taking renters to small claims court!! Records are available for look up on the county webpage.

Good idea to research everything when renting!!

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