Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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Fringed by centuries-old Charleston estates, Moncks Corner almost assuredly got its name from a Lords Proprietors landowner although many people associate the moniker with a neighboring Trappist monastery at Mepkin Abbey. The town, located 30 miles due north of Charleston, didn’t sprout up until the late 1800s as a railroad stop. Moncks Corner’s biggest economic boost arrived before World War II when a Santee River diversion project brought power to rural areas under the auspices of the town-headquartered S.C. Public Service Authority, commonly called Santee Cooper. Small resort towns on Lake Moultrie such as Pinopolis and Bonneau are a few miles from Moncks Corner, the seat of Berkeley County. In the past decade or so, Moncks Corner has expanded south through annexation along U.S. Highway 52, Cypress Gardens Road and elsewhere. New-homes builders have constructed neighborhoods along main traffic arteries. The population has inched up to close to 10,000 people.
Long-time residents, retirees, diverse populations, young families in new-home neighborhoods, wealthy families on the lake and rivers, small business people.
Lower Berkeley County tax rate, moderately priced homes, water and marsh sites, historic and just-built residences.
Casual resort living, outdoor wildlife activities, rural atmosphere with a few attractions claimed by bigger cities, country life not far from urban areas.
Waterside eateries and shops, friendly neighbors, time well spent on the lake and streams, historic plantation tours, museums.
Small town fans, outdoors people, youth sports backers, anglers, boaters, hunters.
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Tourism and manufacturing are two sizable job sources in the Moncks Corner area. Sea Fox is a national boat builder, and the new Volvo plant under construction stands 20 minutes away. Santee Cooper remains the chief employer in town. Lakes Moultrie (and Marion connected by a canal to the north) are known for fishing and boating, and some houses edge the water.
The town borders the Cooper River on its eastern edge, which includes larger waterfront homes owned by area executives among others. Downtown Moncks Corner provides a blend of older houses rising on sizable semi-wooded lots and smaller dwellings covering more limited home sites.
Well-received Moncks Corner schools include Berkeley Elementary, Middle and High schools. The Tail Race Canal just north of town ties the river into Lake Moultrie. Surrounding historic locales include Medway, Mulberry and Gippy plantations.