Charleston National is nine miles north from the Cooper River Bridge, six miles from the interstate (I-526) and approximately twelve minutes from the beach on Isle of Palms. The semi-private 18-hole golf course designed by Rees Jones has been nationally acclaimed and has won numerous awards. The subdivision is broken down into several small communities that are all unique. From the condos known as the Legends to the deep water homes of Victory Pointe, this subdivision has something for everyone. The subdivision is located along the intracoastal waterway and has natural wetlands, lagoons, and grand oak trees. Owners can become members (for a fee) of the golf club as well as the fitness center. But all homeowners can use the swimming pool and tennis courts. Charleston Nationals’ homes were built by custom builders, local tract builders as well as national home builders. In The Gallery subsection of Charleston National you will find some homes built by national home builder, Centex. Centex built the Lowcountry Series homes which were created especially for coastal South Carolina and feature drive-under garages, wide porches, dormer windows, and high ceilings. The grand opening of the private Charleston National golf course occurred in September of 1989. Shortly thereafter Hurricane Hugo visited and made its mark. The golf course was closed for a year while renovations took place and reopened in 1991 and became a semi-private course at that point in time.
Subsections/Neighborhoods in Charleston National
Victory Pointe – An exclusive gated neighborhood in the rear of Charleston National. Private and small, Victory Pointe is located along two streets with stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway.
Egrets Pointe – Located near the amenity center of Charleston National, the single family homes at Egret’s Pointe were built from 1998 to present. Home sizes range from 1,800 to over 2,500 square feet with three or four bedrooms.
The Retreat – A community of 130 custom town homes. The three story units feature spacious porches and sun rooms, 9 ft. ceilings, butler’s pantries, hardwood floors, gas-log fireplaces and more. Flexible floor plans are available at The Retreat and it is located between golf course fairways and tidal marshes. The Retreat Town Homes range from 1600 to 2220 square feet.
The Glen – This subsection of Charleston National features 3, 4 or 5 bedroom single family homes that were built between 1993 and 1997. Home sizes range up to almost 3,000 square feet.
The Estates – Single Family homes were built from 1996-2000. Many are Centex Homes with 3 to 5 bedrooms and range in size from 2,100 to over 3,400 square feet.
Meridian Place – These Centex built homes are single family and were constructed between 1997 and 2000. With 3 to 4 bedrooms, they range in size from 1,800 to over 2,400 square feet.
The Gallery – Also constructed by Centex homes in the Lowcountry style, these single family homes were built from 1999-2006, ranging in size from 2,000 to over 3,500 square feet.
Governors Pointe – These single family homes have 3 to 5 bedrooms and were built by Centex. They range in size from over 1,400 to over 2,700 square feet.
Westchester – One of the largest neighborhoods in Charleston National, Westchester homes were built between 1997-2000. These 3 and 4 bedrooms single family homes range in size from 1,400 to over 3,000 square feet.
The Legends – Gated condominium complex adjacent to Charleston National Golf Course. With 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units, The Legend’s owners enjoy amenities that include a swimming pool, fitness center, resident business center, play park, tennis court and car care center.
The Orchard – Located in Charleston National along Heathland Way, Royal Troon Court, Spoon Court, Haig Lane and Sam Snead Drive. These 3, 4 and 5 bedroom single family homes were built between 1994 and 1998.
Harleston Green – Situated along Harleston Green Lane, most of these single family homes have three bedrooms with 2 to 2 1/2 baths and were built between 1998 and 2000.
St. Andrews Place – Located down the main street, Linksland Road, runs through Charleston National.
We are progressing up on the ‘Ocean side’ of Hwy 17 in North Mt. Pleasant and entering CHARLESTON NATIONAL. We’re going to give you an overview of the subsections in CHARLESTON NATIONAL. Coming in you have a nice landscaped area, a pool, for members of the club, on your right, tennis courts, and a little play center for kids. You have a lot of tidal lakes and wonderful trails for walking. The homes were built in the 1990’s into the 2000’s and we’re going to run you through some of the subsections. The first one you come to when you enter CHARLESTON NATIONAL is ST. ANDREWS PLACE….
We’re passing by the main golf center and heading back to VICTORY POINT. This is a gated community within CHARLESTON NATIONAL. This is also where they have the Golf Academy. Back on this road, over to the right is where they have the teaching area for The Golf Center. This is really a spectacular set up. The backside of the golf course overlooks the intracoastal waterway and the backside of the Isle of Palms. It’s really a beautiful setting and if you want water access in Mt. Pleasant, this is not a bad place to consider. So the houses inside of VICTORY POINT, honestly don’t think I’ve seen a home less than 3,000 square feet all the way, I think there is one all the way down to the end, that’s about 8,000 square feet and on the market for sale for about 3.2 million dollars. But again, just a really nice setting. Unfortunately today as we’re shooting the video, its trash and recycling pick up day, so if you see a little clutter on the streets, its only a once a week thing. This big stucco house is the one on the market right now. You can’t see it from my car, but it has spectacular views out to the backside of the Isle of Palms on our to Dewee’s Island and Caper’s Island on out to the ocean, so really nice set up. House on the right is on the market for around $875K. It’s a nice house. It hasn’t sold yet and they’re just finishing it, so its available. Very nice finishes on the inside. From VICTORY POINT, we’re going into another subsection where they have town homes. We’re just going to take a spin through there in just a second.
So we’re heading out of ST. ANDREWS PLACE and progressing further back into CHARLESTON NATIONAL. Up to our right is going to be the club and its a semi-private club, so you don’t have to be a member to come out here and play. The club was built in the early ’90’s and they’ve done some refurbishing over the years. I don’t think it’s as nice a club as the DUNES WEST CLUB or RIVERTOWNE’S CLUB but the golf course here is one of my favorite’s. It’s not the easiest golf course to play because of all the water and marsh you have to walk around. CHARLESTON NATIONAL is a great place to play golf. Right up from the Amenity Center, we’re going to go up to a subsection called EGRET’S POINT. EGRET’S POINT is mainly custom built homes. A lot were designed by local architect, Phil Clarke and these are 4 and 5 bedroom homes, 2700-4000 square feet, depending which section you’re in on EGRET’S POINT. Some of the homes on the right, actually new construction, were built by Saussy Burbank, who builds around the Charleston area, maybe around Atlanta, as well. Well designed houses. They’re elevated so there’s parking underneath, and some have elevator shafts. The raised construction has benefits like a better view and mosquitoes generally don’t fly that high, so on an upper porch, you’re generally not going to get popped by mosquitoes like you would sitting on a ground level house.
We’re in the very back of CHARLESTON NATIONAL in a subsection called THE RETREAT. It is an area of about 130 custom, ‘spec’ built town homes that sit on some of the tidal lakes as well as backing up to the golf course. These were built by a local builder and I’ve sold, probably four of these in the last year. A lot of people are using these as second homes. They have elevator shafts, so if you don’t want to go up and down all the stairs, you can get up from the bottom to third level using an elevator. They have granite in the kitchen and stainless steel appliances, all the things you would expect in a $300k price point. They range in square footage from 1600 to 2200 square feet. Back here, you buy into the club, so you have the pool, and all the things you would like if you have this as a primary residence or second home. The people I’ve sold to recently are in a 3 to 5 hour commute of Charleston, who have been using it as a second home and I have one client who lives here full time and they seem to enjoy it. I think the overall quality is good, don’t think its off the chart, but I think for the price point, $300k, on the golf course, it’s kind of hard to beat that set up. Again, this is THE RETREAT inside of CHARLESTON NATIONAL.
So we came out of the back of CHARLESTON NATIONAL and heading toward the front, past the club into a subsection called THE ESTATES. THE ESTATES has some of the bigger houses that are not behind the gate in VICTORY POINTE and a lot of the houses in THE ESTATES back up to the golf course. Homes range in price in the low $400k’s to the $600k’s back here. Your sweet spot would be around one half a million dollars for most of these houses. These were built in the 1990’s, some in the early 2000’s and you can see from the video we’re shooting, there are a lot of brick homes here. Some of them are raised, and some not. This is a subsection I ride clients through and they generally like it. It has a little bit better appeal than homes on Linksland Road. There is some elevated construction to take advantage of views of the golf course or wetlands. Again, this is THE ESTATES in CHARLESTON NATIONAL.
As we head out of CHARLESTON NATIONAL, we’re just going to slide past these condos that sit inside of the main entrance, called THE LEGENDS. They were originally apartments and they turned them into condos, so they are basically apartments. Some people have purchased, some have not been bought. Again, this is CHARLESTON NATIONAL in Mt. Pleasant SC directly across the street from CAROLINA PARK which we have highlighted in past videos. And from here, we’re going to go into DARRELL CREEK.
The last neighborhood as your exiting is HARLESTON GREEN. In most cases, these homes are single floor living so the master will be on the ground floor. The ones on the right back up to the golf course and the ones on the left back up to a woodlands buffer and there are some condos on the other side of that. These homes generally turn over pretty fast, so if you see any of these come online and you like them, I recommend if you’re close to buying that you get to Charleston to look at these or give me a call so we can talk about them. These are the size with a single floor that people gravitate to. Again, this is HARLESTON GREEN in CHARLESTON NATIONAL.
ST. ANDREWS PLACE is where the main road, Linksland Road runs through and Linksland Road, one of the main roads…the left side is the golf course and the right side goes to Hwy. 17. THE ORCHARD AND THE GLEN are subsections inside of ST. ANDREWS and THE ORCHARD….those are smaller homes. I don’t try to steer people away but you do pick up some road noise that you are not going to get in other sections of CHARLESTON NATIONAL from Hwy. 17. And continuing down into THE GLEN that’s on Linksland Road, most of these houses built here were built by Centex. Centex is like Pulte Homes, they are a production builder. They’ve built some pretty good homes in the ’90’s. A lot of these that I have sold needed some things done to them; certainly updating and some of them had some flashing issues. I don’t think that was a common problem, but I have seen some that have had those types of issues. These are pretty decent size homes. Most of these as we ride through right now, on the right and left are pushing 2800 to 3000 square feet. The ones on the left are on hole #9 so just on the other side to our left is the golf course. Again, this is THE GLEN and its on Linksland Road so if you’re researching on line you’re going to see probably a lot of houses for sale. If you see a lot of homes for sale, many of them are going to be on this road. From here, we’re going to spin around and go further back into the golf course.