About the Lowcountry
The Lowcountry is where you will find wonderful Southern hospitality coupled with the finest new homes for sale in South Carolina. Referring to the lowlands of South Carolina, including Charleston, Summerville, and Hilton Head, the Lowcountry is surrounded by pristine water, miles of undisturbed marshes, and acres of natural woodlands teaming with wildlife.
The abundance of water in the low-lying terrain historically provided rich rice and cotton production throughout the 19th Century. Several of the nation’s oldest communities are situated in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. In fact, Charleston traces it’s origins to Spanish exploration in the mid 16th Century, and was first settled as ‘Charles Town’ in 1670 by English colonists. At the southern-most end of the Lowcountry is St. Marys Georgia, the second oldest city in country.
Today, the 200-mile region between Charleston, SC and St. Marys, GA features some of the most impressive South Carolina real estate, surrounded by immediate access to diverse cultural activities such as local theater and live music, world-class restaurants, numerous state parks, top tournament golf courses, and outdoor recreation including hiking, biking, birding, swimming, water sports and more.
Home ownership in the Lowcountry of South Carolina has proven to be a solid real estate investment, given that area’s expanding economy, natural beauty, and recreational activities continue to attract a wide spectrum of new residents. In spite of the recession, Lowcountry real estate values are still solid, and more affordable than other, more populated coastal areas in the United States.