January 2019 - News

January 2019 - News

  • IOP Residential Real Estate
  • 12/17/21

2019 is finally here and I’m sure you have plenty of resolutions. However, January in Charleston has Charleston Restaurant Week to kill that for you. The Lowcountry Oyster Festival shouldn’t really ruin your diet though. Those buggers can’t be fattening! The Holy City of Charleston could also have been called the Crane City this year because there seemed to be more cranes than Church steeples. Building has been extraordinary. Downtown has seen the building of several new hotels and the suburbs have seen a massive increase in new construction housing. Over one third of the properties now under contract in the Charleston area are new construction. Charleston was again chosen as the #1 City in the US by Travel and Leisure Magazine and they have also put us near the top for Cities in the World. The new Volvo plant is being built in the Moncks Corner area and we’ve seen some changes on interstate 26 to prepare for this.Volvo is causing a major boom to the Summerville and Goose Creek/Moncks Corner markets. Boeing is still expanding and doing quite well in North Charleston. Mercedes Sprinter Vans got a huge order from Amazon. 2018 will be the 2nd busiest real estate year ever for Charleston, just barely falling short of the record set in 2017. Median sales price is up over 6%. Mt Pleasant and James Island have median home prices well above $200/sqft. Johns Island traffic woes seemed to be solved for now, but the new construction boom there will soon require more solutions. The software and IT industries continue to flourish in what many call Silicon Harbor. New restaurants and craft breweries are opening everyday. Tourism continues unabated. And 2019 looks to be even better. Here is your January 2019 calendar of events:

January 2019 Calendar

Here is your calendar of events:

  • 1: Bill Murray Look-Alike Polar Bear Plunge, Folly Beach 11am
  • 1: Wild Dunes NY Day 5k
  • 1: Last night for the Festival of Lights at the James Island County Park
  • 4,5: Beethoven’s 5th, Gaillard
  • 4: Elmondston-Alston House Candlelight Tour
  • 5: Secrets to Healthy Eating with Chef Brett McKee, 139A Market St
  • 7: WWE Live, N Chas Coliseum
  • 7-9: Wild Dunes Club Car Pro-Am Golf Tournament
  • 9: Willie Nelson, N Chas PAC
  • 9-20: Charleston Restaurant Week
  • 10,11: Travis Tritt, Chas Music Hall
  • 12: Harlem Globetrotters, N Chas Coliseum
  • 13: Chamber Music Charleston, Dock Street Theatre
  • 13: Bella Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Chas Music Hall
  • 22: Martha Graham Dance Company, Gaillard
  • 23: Greensky Bluegrass, Chas Music Hall
  • 24: 65th Annual Carolopolis Awards, Riveria Theatre
  • 24: Nestor Torres, Chas Music Hall
  • 25-27: 5th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival
  • 25: 16th Annual Night in the Valley, Trident Tech
  • 26: Bobby McFerrin, Gaillard
  • 26: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • 26: Great American Race, James Island County Park
  • 27: Lowcountry Oyster Roast, Boone Hall
  • 27: Wild Dunes Annual Author Series, Sweetgrass Pavilion
  • 29: Rock of Ages’, Gaillard
  • 30: Neko Case, Chas Music Hall
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