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Old 09-07-2009, 06:03 PM
 
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Default Any opinions on Park West/Dunes West?

Hi everyone - quick question about Park/Dunes West.

What is the overall opinion of these communities? Is there a snobby feel? Also - we did not realize there were so many different subsections WITHIN the section (were from Jersey and do not have these). We like Park West since the schools are located in it. Do a lot of children walk to school? Is everywhere in Park West within walking distance to the schools? The condos and duplexes (around 180-200k) seem cheap - is this not a nice section or Park/Dunes? HOA info?

Also - how far are dunes west and park west from each other? Do you have to go on the highway to get from one to the other (my mother likes dunes west and I, when Im ready to buy, am partial to Park West).

Any and all info about them & other communities are great.
Thanks so much! Were just trying to get the feel for the area.
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant South Carolina
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Both Dunes West and Park West are nice communities. However, keep in mind that there is a seperate fee for joining the Club at Dunes West to use the amenities, while amenities are included in the HOA fees in Park West. In my opinion, the best floor plans, size and priced condo units are those in Ellington Woods. However, because there is currently a law suit pending in connection with alleged construction defects, it may be difficult or almost impossible to get financing. That is one reason why the price per square foot is so low compared to other condo communities in the area without law suits pending. The duplexes in The Gates of Dunes West and Park West are reasonably priced, but in my opinion the floor plans and room sizes leave a lot to be desired. Madison and The Battery might be two descent options for you.

Park West and Dunes West are adjacent to each other and there is no need to go out on the main highways, ie. Highway 17 and 41 to get from one to the other. Many of the condo communities are within biking distance from the Park West Schools but some may be a lengthy walk. Most children take the school bus.

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Hi everyone - quick question about Park/Dunes West.

What is the overall opinion of these communities? Is there a snobby feel? Also - we did not realize there were so many different subsections WITHIN the section (were from Jersey and do not have these). We like Park West since the schools are located in it. Do a lot of children walk to school? Is everywhere in Park West within walking distance to the schools? The condos and duplexes (around 180-200k) seem cheap - is this not a nice section or Park/Dunes? HOA info?

Also - how far are dunes west and park west from each other? Do you have to go on the highway to get from one to the other (my mother likes dunes west and I, when Im ready to buy, am partial to Park West).

Any and all info about them & other communities are great.
Thanks so much! Were just trying to get the feel for the area.
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:39 AM
 
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Thanks so much for your response. How about the houses within walking distance to the schools? I re-read my post and I made it sound like we were interested in buying the condos. I was just wondering if they were not a nice subsection of Park West/Dunes West since they were so cheap.

Are there a lot of families in Park West? Any section where there are more than others?

Thanks again
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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I live in Park West and there are lots of all types in my section. I live in a town home that sell for 300K in a good market. My neighbors are retiree's, families, divorcee's, vacation homes and empty nesters. I can walk to Dunes West from my house. Most of the sections are too far to walk to school. Some kids do walk, ride bus or bike. The duplex's are cheaper than SFH in Mount Pleasant. There are a lot of renters in that section. It's not as nice as other sub sections but it is still nice. Not as landscaped etc.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:42 PM
 
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Thank you very much you guys
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:29 AM
 
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Most children do ride the bus, but there are some walkers. The closest section to the schools in Park West is Churchill Park, the schools and the rec center are easily walkable from there. Home in there would run in the high $200s-300's. Another option for walking distance are the Condo's in the Madison, 1-3 bedroom units starting in the $90s up to the $200's. The Madison is directly across the street from the rec center and schools.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:18 PM
 
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Sounds wonderful. We're from Jersey and were thinking how nice it is for the children to be able to walk 8 months out of the year! Do any of you know about HOA fees for Dunes West by any chance? Park West? We're just curious and trying to get a feel for everything.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:19 PM
 
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Also - does anyone have any opinions of the townhomes in Dunes West (specifically Heritage or Egrets Walk). They look so beautiful. We couldnt get over how cheap they were but with so many upgrades.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:28 PM
 
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Both Heritage and Egrets walk are still being built, there is a lot of inventory on these homes which tends to reflect in lower prices. The HOA and regime on these particular properties will run you about $500-600 combined. However, with Dunes West, the HOA only covers your common areas. To utilize the amenities - pool, tennis, etc. you would need to join the Club at Dunes West www.theclubatduneswest.com. Per their website, their fees are as follows: $1,500.00 Family Initiation Fee/ $780.00 Family Annual Dues or $1,000.00 Individual Initiation Fee/ $440.00 Individual Annual Member Dues
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant South Carolina
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Homes behind the gate at Dunes West will run you about $1200 a year in HOA dues which does not give you access to the amenities such as swimming and tennis. Separate fee which but not required to join. You must join "The Club" at Dunes West separately. HOA dues in Park West are about $800 a year and you get access to the amenities for this price. You are going to have condo fees for the condos/towhomes. Heritage fees are about $215 a month. Egrets Walk about between $225 and $280 a month. I prefer Egrets Walk over the Heritage. To my knowledge Egrets Walk townhomes are "built out" but a number of resales.

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Sounds wonderful. We're from Jersey and were thinking how nice it is for the children to be able to walk 8 months out of the year! Do any of you know about HOA fees for Dunes West by any chance? Park West? We're just curious and trying to get a feel for everything.

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