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Janice Pastore, Broker in Charge
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138 Commons Way Goose Creek, SC 29445 Cell: 843-670-1396
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“Houses can form a neighborhood but only people can make it a community."

Community is an essential part of family, of lifestyle, and of real estate.

Understanding local conditions in Charleston and the surrounding areas is important when it comes to buying and selling real estate, but the neighborhood you choose can have a dramatic impact on all other aspects of your life as well.

Please feel free to browse through the complimentary Charleston information I’ve provided.

When it’s time to move, call us to get a representative on your side who has experience, Charleston market knowledge, and the confidence to help you make the best transaction possible. Enjoy!  Janice


I have given information below on just a few neighborhoods.  For more detailed information on various neighborhoods in the Charleston Area, click here.  I hope that you will find this information helpful and if we may be of any assistance to you whatsoever that you will give us a call and Put a Professional to Work for You!




The revitalization of the downtown area has improved the downtown Charleston real estate market. One of the most popular cities in America, Charleston is also one of the top tourist destinations. And, when visitors come and see what their dollars will buy in the Charleston real estate market, many decide to return and stay.   

 Part of the interest in the Charleston real estate market is due to a variety of factors; people love and enjoy the history, arts, sports, good weather and fabulous restaurants. Add to these features the good schools, local scenery and politeness of the residents and you can see why Charleston is growing with pride. Do you need some professional guidance to help you find your dream home in Charleston? If you do, please contact us.





Mt. Pleasant, SC

Mount Pleasant is located on South Carolina's central coast, just east of Charleston and North Charleston. It was founded in 1680 and is the home of Shem Creek (known for its shrimp boats and seafood restaurants) ... and the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. The State Ports Authority's Wando River terminal is also in Mount Pleasant.

Isle of Palms Mount Pleasant is also Charleston’s only access to the barrier island beaches of Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms. Isle of Palms caters to the visitor with ample public parking, a beach front county park, public facilities and a bustling front beach district with restaurants, snack bars, and shopping.
Although Sullivan’s Island is less intentional in its attraction of travelers, the beaches on this quaint island town still warrant a visit. Public facilities are not provided by the municipality but the main street does house shops and restaurants that service visitors and residents alike.




Summerville SC.


Summerville's real estate ranges from economy pre-fabricated homes and condominiums to country club residential developments and restored historic properties, many dating back to the mid 1880s. In historic Summerville, the real estate prices range from below $300,000 and sometimes below $200,000 to over $1 million. The entire South Carolina real estate market is prospering because of the increased desire for people all over the United States to enjoy our Southern Charm, our excellent climate and affordable home prices.

The Summerville real estate market also includes both new home construction and re-sales. The Bluffs at Ashley River, Branch Creek and Felder Creek are just a few of the many new home developments that make up the Summerville real estate market. For an up to the minute analysis of the Summerville real estate market and available properties, please call us toll free at Toll Free 866-595-7325 or locally at (843)572-8951.


The town's name is evocative of its history. Situated on a pine-forested ridge, it was first inhabited in the late 1700's as Charlestonians and other inhabitants of the SC Lowcountry sought respite from the summer heat, mosquitos and disease. From May to September plantation families along the nearby Ashley River and other coastal areas, headed for higher elevation to live temporarily or "maroon," in the tiny forest colony soon dubbed Summerville. Other pioneer residents descended from those 1696 puritans who settled the nearby former colonial settlement of Dorchester, endowing Summerville with a heritage spanning three centuries.



With the discovery of Summerville, SC growth is upon us. With new schools, road expansions and companies relocating,  the Summerville, SC Real Estate market is strong.  With the current buyers market, those relocating to Summerville, SC have opportunities galore. From new construction homes through custom or spec builders, to resale homes that have quality craftsmanship and detail only an existing home can offer to historic homes preserved throughout the years.  Summerville SC Real Estate has it all! 

Summerville, SC is the charming hometown you’ve been looking for.  From history to modern culture, the charm of Summerville is everywhere.  With plenty of adventures your family will enjoy to great area schools, Summerville, SC awaits.  Contact us to help you find the home fit for your family. 


Goose Creek, South Carolina

The source of the name "Goose Creek" has been lost to history.  Some have theorized that the area was named after the gooseneck turns in the creek that extended off the Cooper River. Others say the name came from the prominence of geese in the waterway.   It is possible that the name has Native American origins. No matter the source, since the late 1600s this area of the low country has been known as Goose Creek.

Goose Creek is located just outside of North Charleston, only minutes from Northwoods Mall in North Charleston, and beautiful, historic Summerville.  The beach is only about 30 minutes away.  With the addition of new industry, Goose Creek is booming!  Over 2,500 new homes are being built in the area, along with new schools to service the growth.  Google has just begun construction of their new plant, bringing many new jobs to the area.  

The community of Crowfield Plantation has homes available from the low $100,000s to the high $500,000s.  The community has walking trails, lakes, golfing and country club, pools, tennis courts, and parks, and is a wonderful place to live.  New subdivisions are being built in the area such as Cane Bay, which will have a over 55 retirement community called Del Webb, schools, shopping and much more.  Foxbank Plantation is another new home development with ammenities such as restaurants, shopping, etc. There are many new and existing homes to choose from, so give us a call and put a professional to work for you finding your dream home.

If you would like more information about Goose Creek, please give us a call.

Moncks Corner, SC

Moncks Corner is the county seat of Berkeley County. Berkeley County is the largest in the state when both land and water (Lake Moultrie & Lake Marion) areas are counted.

Moncks Corner is also the home to Mepkin Abbey, home of Trappists Monks.  Mepkin Abbey was founded in 1949 in the Low Country of South Carolina by 29 monks coming from the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky.  Passing down through various owners, Mepkin was purchased in 1936 by Henry R. Luce, the noted publisher-philanthropist, and his distinguished wife, the Hon. Clare Boothe Luce. They donated a large portion of their property to the Abbey of Gethsemani in 1949, for the purpose of founding a monastic community here.Shortly after the Luces purchased Mepkin in 1936, Mrs. Luce commissioned the famed landscape architect Loutrell Briggs to create the Mepkin Gardens. They were renovated in 1988 through the vision of Nancy Bryan Luce, wife of Henry Luce III. Thousands continue to visit us and to stroll through these Gardens each year.

Located nearby is also the famed Cypress Gardens.  
Cypress Gardens offers visitors the rare experience of being one with nature as they explore the swamp on flat bottom boats or wander on meandering trails. Visit the Butterfly House, Aquarium, Reptile Center, Crocodile Isle & Aviary. See cypress knees and mirrored reflections of trees. Experience one of the world's most fascinating natural environments, and a place the whole family will enjoy!


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Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood

1. Make a list of all of the amenities that are close by in the neighborhood you are considering as your new residence.  Keep in mind what distances and routes to each of these places are acceptable and what are not.

2. Determine what the best features of the neighborhoods are.  This is especially helpful if you are deciding between a few different neighborhoods.

Are there parks nearby?
Is it scenic and visually appealing?
Are there quiet areas, streets, culs de sac?
Are the people friendly in the neighborhood?
Is the neighborhood clean?  Yards, streets, parks?
Are there nice trees and foliage?
Do the lots have large or small yards?
Are there walkways and are they easily accessible?
Is it a safe neighborhood?
What are the market values of the homes in the area?
Are there many houses for sale?
How long ago was the community developed?
What is the average age of the people in the area?
Are there families with small children in the area?
What is the proximity to schools?
Are there community events or organizations?

3. Walk around in the neighborhood.  The best way to determine the cleanliness and friendliness of the neighborhood is to walk around in it and meet its residents.