West Ashley

Charleston, SC Area Real Estate

West Ashley is a large, mainly residential area known for the cluster of global fusion restaurants, laid-back eateries, and lively bars.
A mix of major malls, plus boutiques and spas, is another draw.
West Ashley is flanked by the scenic waterfront vistas and marshes of the Ashley and Stono Rivers and colored by its famed ancient moss draped oak trees.
It boasts inviting neighborhoods and funky retailers and restaurants as well as big box retailers and its own ‘auto mile.’ West Ashl... ey is also home to great natural beauty and a large slice of history. Middleton Place, Ashley Hall and Magnolia Plantation are situated there as is Charles Towne Landing.
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56.4 sq mi



The median home cost



48 ft

Elevation above

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The median home cost in West Ashley is Real Estate


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26.4 minutes

Average Commute time

24.6 minutes

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Cost of Living

Cost of Living


West Ashley cost of living


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Cost of LivingWest AshleySouth CarolinaUSA
Overall 90.4 88.5 100
Grocery 97.4 95.8 100
Health 98.1 102.3 100
Housing 73.4 73.6 100
Median Home Cost $169,800 $170,100 $231,200
Utilities 107 103.9 100
Transportation 86.9 86.8 100
Miscellaneous 104.8 95.6 100

Job Market

Job Market


The average salary


Job growth over the past years

The unemployment rate in West Ashley is 2% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%)
The Job Growth in West Ashley has been positive with the increase of 0.6% over the past year. The average salary in West Ashley is $51,971


West Ashley public schools spend per student


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The community formerly served by two public high schools is now served by one, West Ashley High School, with 2017 students and 135 full-time teachers.
High Schools
St. Andrews
Public Elementary Schools
Drayton Hall
St. Andrews School of Math and Science
Public Middle Schools
C.E. Williams
Orange Grove
Montessori Community School
West Ashley
Private Schools
Porter-Gaud School


As in any great small town, the conveniences of modern living and a diverse selection of boutiques and restaurants are centrally located to the neighborhoods. In addition to banks, medical offices, beauty salons, a supermarket, and a seasonal farmers’ market, West Ashley is also home to a wide range of local events and different amazing activities people can take part in. Some of the things you can see and experience in West Ashley include but are not limited to:

  • Drayton Hall House & Museum
  • Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
  • Historic Churches
  • Hampton Park
  • Mountain Biking



The annual Health Cost Index for the West Ashley area


The US average

The region prides itself on offering exceptional healthcare alternatives as well as the opportunity for a healthy lifestyle. From highly respected hospitals to easy-to-access emergency facilities, from medical specialists to in-home care professionals, from assisted living facilities to rehabilitation centers, West Ashley is prepared to keep its residents healthy.

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