Fall is finally here!
Hopefully, cooler days are right around the corner as Fall is one of my favorite times to explore Charleston and all it has to offer. The town is still alive with activities and the hottest weather has taken its leave placing outdoor options at the top of my to do list for my free time. As the leaves start to change, get out and explore Charleston at its finest.
Live Charleston and live well!
One of Charleston’s Finest: The Aiken Rhett House
Approaching its 200th anniversary next year, the Aiken Rhett House is nationally recognized as one of the best-preserved townhouse complexes and a truly significant piece of Charleston’s history. Originally built by merchant John Robinson, it was later purchased and expanded by Governor and Mrs. William Aiken, Jr. The property includes the main house, the original slave quarters, carriage block and back lot.
The Historic Charleston Foundation has worked diligently to maintain the home in the condition it was in when they assumed ownership allowing visitors to the property to travel back in time to urban life in antebellum Charleston.
Learn more about the history of the home and what you can see when you visit. Daily tours are available as well as special events on occasions such as the upcoming Candlelight Tour on October 11.
Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry Expanding
Plans to expand the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry were approved by the Charleston BAR in August. The Museum is currently undergoing a $6.2 million capital campaign that will add nine new exhibits and outdoor play pavilion. The expansion will further education and healthy child development at the museum. Read more about what will be a part of the expansion here.
2019 Best of Charleston Announced
Charleston is home to wonderful businesses, restaurants and cultural experiences and the vibrant mix of classic establishments and new venues is one of my favorite parts of calling Charleston home. Click through to see this year’s honorees in the annual Best of Charleston. You are sure to see some old favorites and find a few new places you will want to try.
Charleston Claims Top Spot Among Out-of-State Home Shoppers
You will hear no argument from me here! Charleston is the perfect place to call home and others overwhelmingly agree. Realtor.com’s most recent quarter of data revealed Charleston as the top destination for out of state home shoppers. The popularity of Charleston has surpassed traditional top destinations like Florida, Arizona and Nevada. See the full list here.
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Gadsen Park Condo
Quite possibly the most exquisite condo in the Gadsden! Highly sought after 2 bedroom, 2 bath with a large terrace overlooking Gadsden Park! Beautifully appointed interior finishes with custom cabinetry, custom closets, upgraded hardwood floors throughout and designer selected tile, plumbing fixtures and appliances, and all on one level for easy living. Luxurious amenities complete this wonderful property and will add a wide variety of options to your lifestyle. If you are ready to see the inside, take a closer look here then call me to schedule your private viewing.
Congress Votes to Extend National Flood Insurance
At the last minute, congress voted to extend the National Flood Insurance Program prior to the September 30th deadline. While this isn’t a permanent fix, the extension will last through November 21. The NFIP provides flood insurance to thousands of communities throughout the country and is the only option for many homeowners. Learn more about the National Flood Insurance Program.
|Fall To Do List|
1. Get outside every day!
2. Catch up with an old friend after a busy summer.
3. Try a new hotspot for lunch or dinner from the Best of Charleston list above.
4. Evaluate your progress on your goals from the beginning of the year and make a plan to accomplish them.
5. Start planning your holiday schedule now to squeeze in as much fun as possible. Annual holiday activities will begin in November.
|October and November|
October 3-November 2: The Fall Tours
October 10: Paws on the Patio
October 12: Charleston Fall Wine Festival
October 22: Alison Krauss
October 25, Aquarium after Hours
November 2, Fam Jam
November 15-16, Hot Air Balloon Festival & Victory Cup Polo Match
November 17, Goo Goo Dolls
November 28, Thanksgiving Day Golf Cart Parade
November 30, Holiday Swing: A Charleston Jazz Tradition