Goose Creek Homes for Sale
Goose Creek traces its long history to plantations on the Cooper River but hit its growth spurt in the 1960s as a bedroom community and home of the Charleston Naval Weapons Station. Situated on the southern edge of Berkeley County next to Hanahan and North Charleston, the region incorporated as a city in 1961. A big boost in size and prestige was Westvaco development’s layout of Crowfield Plantation, which skirts through the center of the 35,000 population city. A 1969 survey ranked Goose Creek homes the fastest growing community in the U.S. The tree-lined working class city sits in a central location for growth, notably just south of master planned communities Carnes Crossroads and Cane Bay Plantation. One theory for the name is the gooseneck shape of the waterway that nips the city’s southern edge.
Goose Creek homes are frequently purchased by first-time homebuyers, military personnel, executives, middle management, young professionals, singles, working class families, retired servicemen and servicewomen.
New-homes villages, reasonably lower taxes, moderately-priced to upscale apartments, decade-or-so old upscale homes and townhomes, golf course properties, bungalows, lower than average home prices.
Families trekking to top-notch high school football and basketball, young parents pushing strollers on neighborhood streets, diverse, suburban, swim club tourneys, veteran get-togethers, car buffs meeting at auto shows, fishing.
Close to Northwood’s Mall and other major shopping plazas, access for military folks to Naval Weapons Station, removed neighborhoods, biking on low traffic causeways, quality schools.
Young families buying homes for the first time, house shoppers looking for bargains, rental dwellers, armed forces retirees, upper-crust living near high school.
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Around the Area
Railroad tracks mark what could be called the city’s center at the intersection of U.S. Highway 52 and Red Bank Road, but the community expands in all directions from there. The city is home to Century Aluminum and Google and has built up its retail offerings in upscale plazas. Older neighborhoods such as The Oaks Country Club border North Charleston. Crowfield showcases upscale Goose Creek homes among wooded stretches, lakes and amenities such as a golf course and swimming pool. New homes in Goose Creek rise along roadways connecting Highway 52 and the new Henry Brown Parkway. The Naval Weapons Station entrance stands along the terminus of Red Bank Road. Homes in Goose Creek are near schools with good reputations like Goose Creek, Westview Primary; Boulder Bluff, Devon Forest, Howe Hall AIMS, Marrington, Westview Elementary; College Park Elementary; Sedgefield Middle; Sedgefield Intermediate; Marrington Middle School of the Arts; Westview Middle; Goose Creek, and Stratford High.