West Ashley Homes for Sale

West Ashley is where Charleston and South Carolina were born in the 17th century. It is the home of a wide range of homes for sale, as well as top-notch healthcare, schools, retail, dining, entertainment and recreational opportunities.

West Ashley real estate is often divided into two groups, Old and New. The older section of West Ashley real estate is adjacent to Downtown Charleston, just west of the Ashley River. In this area homebuyers will find a nice selection of charming, smaller mid-century brick homes. This area also has more of an urban feel, with many restaurants, bars and specialty retail boutiques. Many homebuyers who desire the downtown lifestyle - without downtown home prices – choose older West Ashley real estate.

Farther west is a newer selection of West Ashley real estate. This is one of the fastest growing areas of Charleston. Here, homebuyers will find a wide selection of new construction in planned communities with recreation facilities, pools and green space. West Ashley retail opportunities abound, anchored by Citadel Mall – the area's largest - as well as a collection of big-box establishments along Highway 61. This area is also home to Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital.

Owners of West Ashley real estate also have plenty of recreational activities to choose from. This includes Charles Towne Landing, the aforementioned birthplace of Charleston, which offers historical exhibits, nature programming and the area's closest zoo outside Columbia. And there are endless opportunities to enjoy the area's waterways from West Ashley, whether or not you own one of the abundant river, creek, marsh or Intracoastal Waterway properties.