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Old 08-13-2016, 07:45 PM
 
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We live in Easley and spent half a day downtown today being "tourists" right here at home.We drive into town on Easley Bridge Road/123.There are parts of Dunean/Judson that are a mere half mile from the best downtown addresses.Just about the only stark dividing line such as this might be to the north or South of Line Street in Charleston.Someting has to give here.They aren't making anymore real estate that close to downtown.Where this area going to be in ten years?My guess might be that the dam will break when a developer steps up does SOMETHING with the old Milliken/Judson site.I could see the ball rolling quickly after that with infill.Thoughts?
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Old 08-13-2016, 08:13 PM
 
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I live in Dunean right now. The change is already happening. Young couples are moving in, buying up the old mill cottages, and renovating them. There is also a developer, who happens to be living right next to me, who bought up A LOT of houses in the neighborhood and is renovating them and flipping them. Their work isn't the greatest, but it is happening. I would say that the thing keeping it from going into full gentrification mode is that being this close to downtown, rent prices are actually pretty high, so the landlords probably don't see much of a reason to sell those rentals. They are making a killing.
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Old 08-13-2016, 08:35 PM
 
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That's great to hear! Even as a rock ribbed conservative, I've never been comfortable with a extreme gentrification thing that is going on in Charleston.I can count on two hands my family that lived and worked at Dunean.Somebody has got a pic of my wife's uncle with his arm around Joe Jackson, with big smiles on their faces when he was still playing textile ball.Things just need to get better for everybody, but do clean that crap out of your front yard!
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