North Charleston, South Carolina is encompassed by the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area. Since the early 20th Century, the area of Charleston County that later became North Charleston had been designated an area for the development of industry, military and other types of business. In 1972, North Charleston was incorporated and in less than a years’ time had doubled in area by annexation. In 2009 Boeing selected North Charleston for its new aircraft assembly and delivery prep center, providing many jobs for the community. North Charleston is also home to Global Financial Services-Charleston, which is responsible for over 200 bank account in some 160 countries. Today the city is known as a major industrial center and a top leader in retail sales and continues to expand the number of 4-star hotels. Some 108,500 people currently call North Charleston home.
Besides the great industries, there are many historical attractions homebuyers can enjoy. The H.L. Hunley Museum can be found at the old Naval Base in North Charleston. A submarine from the Civil War years has been restored and there are many artifacts from the submarine on display. Combining art with history can be found at the Greater Charleston Naval Memorial where you’ll find sculptures representing the ships built and serviced at the Charleston Naval Shipyard. Another fascinating museum is the North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Education Center. Here you will find antique and one-of-a-kind antique vehicles and fire equipment as well as interactive displays. The city of North Charleston owns The Charleston Area Convention Center, The Performing Arts Center, and the North Charleston Coliseum, all managed by SMG. Ice hockey enthusiasts will enjoy watching the South Carolina Stingrays at the North Charleston Coliseum. There are also many different parks in North Charleston for homebuyers and their families to enjoy, including some beach parks.
North Charleston real estate options will provide homebuyers with a variety of home types, from older homes, ranches, and traditional homes as well as modern homes in new developments. Listing prices for North Charleton properties fall in a broad range and depend on the home's location, age, size, and condition. Adding to the allure of the area, particularly for homebuyers with children, North Charleston students are served by the Charleston County School District and the Dorchester School District II. Those who are interested in continuing their education will find Charleston Southern University and Trident Technical College, Main Campus in North Charleston. If these fabulous amenities sound enticing and you would like more information regarding available homes in North Charleston, please contact us at your earliest convenience so we can assist you.