Hamlin Plantation is a 1350 acre tract located off of Rifle Range Road, north of the Isle of Palms Connector. The subdivision (900+ single family homes) overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway. The Sintra Corporation, John Wieland and custom builders all contributed to the development and planning of this well thought out subdivision. Each neighborhood has its own unique charm. Some of the subsections include:
–The Sound consists of high-end homes on larger lots with views of the intracoastal, marsh, lagoon and/or marsh. This subsection is located at the back of the Hamlin Plantation subdivision and is the premier subsection of Hamlin Plantation. Premium home sites have deep water access and views of Hamlin Sound, Isle of Palms and Goat Island. Residents of The Sound are in walking distance of Hamlin Plantation’s numerous amenities. The walking trails wind through the neighborhood so there is easy access to all the amenities and children can ride their bikes or one can use a golf cart. One of the nicer neighborhoods in HAMLIN PLANTATION. THE SOUND boasts all custom built homes and many of them overlook the backside of Isle of Palms, so beautiful views. Also the lots are large, up to .5 acre. Homes are in the lowcountry architectural style, so many of them have the pull-under parking and some back up to lagoons. This is one of the neighborhoods where prices are in the high $500K up to $1.5 million with a few overlooking the Isle of Palms around $2 million. The first homes here were built in the late 90’s to early 2000’s. There are beautiful Oak trees throughout and sidewalks and one thing to keep in mind at the time of shooting this video is that they have re-laid the flood map out here. At one time most everything in the SOUND was in the ‘V’ flood zone, which is not ideal as one would rather be in an ‘AE’ zone. The homes on the right on the sound will still be in the ‘V’ zone and the rest for the most part is in the ‘AE’ which makes a huge difference with respect to cost of insurance. There is a mix of demographics where some homeowners are retirees and there are families raising children. Close to the Isle of Palms and about 25 minutes to downtown Charleston. A favorite neighborhood in Mt. Pleasant.
–The Village has 65 home sites with various floor plans. Nice center lake area as you enter this subsection. These homes were built between 2001-2005. THE VILLAGE is a mix of homes, some are custom built and some were built by John Wieland and the Sintra Group, a production builder much like John Wieland. These homes are spaced out a little more and are typically 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Ranges in size from 2800-3500 square feet. THE VILLAGE was designed to give the homeowner some open spaces so you will see less density here than you would see in WAVERLY or MADISON.(other neighborhoods in HAMLIN PLANTATION) Home prices range from $450K-$650K, depending on the square footage. At THE VILLAGE, you will enjoy all the amenities just like the other subsections of HAMLIN PLANTATION. This neighborhood is the easiest to access into the back of Charleston National, if you’re a golfer, so no need to go all the way back to Rifle Range Road to enter.
–Madison Within HAMLIN PLANTATION is MADISON, an area of single family homes and townhouses. This is probably the least expensive subsection within HAMLIN PLANTATION. These homes were built in the late 90’s to early 2000’s and most were constructed by John Wieland, who was the lead developer on Hamlin. Home sizes here range anywhere from 1,400-3,000+ square feet. Beautiful lowcountry style with double porches; Charleston Singles. The townhomes are 2 bedroom at about $225k and up to high $500K for single family homes. The townhomes are tri-level with entry level garage with middle level for kitchen and living and with bedrooms up on the third level. Most of these do not have master bedrooms down.
– Waverly this subsection has probably the highest concentration of new homes in all of Hamlin Plantation. The homes back here are neo-classical style, lots of double porches and historic colors. The homes in WAVERLY were built by John Wieland Homes, a national developer based in Atlanta. They have built a lot of homes in Mt. Pleasant over the years. Homes here are in the $300K range and the majority are $500-$600K. People generally like the type of construction. These homes are the exact same homes that you would see on Daniel Island, but are about $100K less. If I (Bob) was going to buy in Waverly, would probably look for something newer than 2007. Homes that were built in 2003 or 2004 are noticeably different with respect to finish levels. Floor plans are open. For home buyers who like an open concept floor plan, Wieland is known for that type of design. Typically the kitchen overlooks the family room. Sizes range from 2500-4000 square feet, many with screen porches off the back. The only negative to point out is that sometimes, depending on the house and street, is the lack of privacy. However, some of the homes have nice backyards which gives some privacy even though the houses are very tightly placed. There are some townhomes in WAVERLY. The townhomes do have master down and are in the $375K to $450K range at the shooting of this video. They are about 2700 square feet, nice open concept, and are very popular with clients.
– One Hamlin Place The newest and only area still under development is ONE HAMLIN PLACE in HAMLIN PLANTATION. There are mainly townhomes here with beautiful finishes for buyers who want to stay below the $450K range. Depending on the square footage, they can go up into the low $500K’s and those have elevator shafts. Probably the best value and the nicest townhomes in Mt. Pleasant. There are 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with underneath parking with nice exterior colors. The kitchens are fantastic and are wide open to the main living area. The master is however, up, so unless you put in an elevator, you will have to go up and down stairs. These are very close to HAMLIN SOUND, and they are currently building more townhomes that will have views of the Sound and the back side of the Isle of Palms. Demographically, there is somewhat of an older owner in HAMLIN PLACE, usually folks who want to downsize. There is a walking trail that leads to the Amenity Center
One of the things that draws people into HAMLIN PLANTATION is the amenities….tennis courts, fitness center, lots of green space, a nice clubhouse with kitchen, and facilities for parties. Directly behind the clubhouse is a junior Olympic size swimming pool with a cool waterslide, so if you have kids who love to swim, HAMLIN PLANTATION has one of the better amenity centers. At the shooting of this video, Hamlin’s homeowners association which covers the pool, tennis center, fitness center, green space along with holiday decorations is about $850.00 a year, which is honestly a good price for all there is to offer homeowners.