Family Friendly Places to Live Near Charleston

Charleston is an amazing and up-and-coming city in South Carolina. The sunny area is full of tech company growth, a booming economy, great schools and things to do every day. There are also smaller areas around Charleston that cater to families and are close to good school districts. Here are some of Charleston’s small area communities to look into relocating to.

Tanner Plantation

Located in Hanahan, SC, this community has beautiful multi and single family homes that are perfect if you’re looking to relocate to the area. The Hanahan Public Schools are just a short drive from this community. A clubhouse nestled within the community includes a pool, playground and a community kitchen. The downtown Charleston area is just 15 miles from the community. Tanner Plantations close proximity to Northwoods Mall, Charleston Southern University and area restaurants makes it a perfect place to settle down. Learn more about Tanner Plantation through Charleston area realtors, Drew Sineath & Associates, Inc. 


This Summerville, SC small community has a wide variety of homes, apartments and condos for any family size. It’s one of the newest communities that offers a fresh mix of parks to explore, restaurants and shopping. The nearby Brown Family Park offers outdoor concerts for the whole community. Miles of hiking and walking trails circle the community, it’s perfect for those who like to enjoy the South Carolina sunshine. Nexton also has close access to Nexton Public Schools where students get the best of education through technology.

Crowfield Plantation

Crowfield Plantation is perfect for new Charleston residents that love a little bit of history. This community is built on a once historic Southern plantation that dates back to the early 1700s. This Goose Creek community has its own championship 18 hole golf course and country club. Your family will love the beautiful scenery such as local parks and gardens surrounding the community. Amenities within the community include four pools and tennis courts for family activities on your off time. Crowfield Plantation is certainly an area that offers the best for its residents.

Whether you’re looking to relocate near Charleston, or already live in the area and are looking for a family-friendly place to live, there are so many communities for anyone looking to live in a small community outside of Charleston.

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