Nestled right in the middle of North Charleston just outside the Mark Clark Expressway / 526 loop, the city of Hanahan(zip code 29410) is a small but fast growing community within Berkeley County. Like many other cities and towns in the South Carolina Lowcountry, Hanahan can trace its beginnings to Charleston’s plantation days, specifically the Otranto Plantation, an indigo plantation that dates back to 1678. Modern Hanahan took shape during World War II when the US Army developed a base in the area. The base closed after the war, and the city of Hanahan incorporated in 1973. It has an area of about 10 square miles and a population of around 16,000.
Hanahan is a quick 15-minute commute from Charleston and provides access to the rest of the Greater Charleston area via Interstates 26 and 526 and Rivers Avenue (Highway 52). The city is mainly a residential area with numerous parks, recreation programs and public schools within the desirable Berkeley County school district.
Stanley Martin Homes is breaking ground on a new master-planned community in Hanahan. The community to be called THE ESTUARY will be located on 12 acres along the Goose Creek Reservoir and will include 69 home sites.
Phase I of construction will include 31 alley-served homes, and a pool and a pavilion are scheduled to be completed next summer. The plan is to build a small to midsize community with plenty of green space and walking trails and giving everyone access to the water.
Homes will be between 1,900 and 3,000 square feet, with three to five bedrooms. Prices start in the mid-$300,000’s, going up to $700,000 for homes along the water. These homes will have deep front porches, so home owners can take advantage of the views.