Downtown Up -- Millionnaires, millennials honing in on Charleston peninsula

From The Post and Courier:

Not so long ago, well-to-do home seekers scoured mansions south of Broad Street and probed fixer-upper properties further uptown before realizing the price to buy, renovate and keep up an historic or older Charleston home was too much.

Wealthy lookers instead would veer off to East Cooper or the sea islands to land a mega-house, likely more modern and boasting a dock or ocean views.

That's changing, as property searchers face dwindling inventories across the Lowcountry and the pull of downtown's pluses such as owning a piece of history and enjoying local nightlife outweigh traffic and the structural idiosyncrasies of living in centuries-old residences.

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