Trivia- Pierates Cruze

The answer is D, the gardens were surrounded by a substantial seawall and included a belled wall.

In 1929, the Osgood family of Massachusetts bought the large waterfront lot and built a large seawall, behind which they created seven pleasure gardens collectively called Pierates Cruze. They then opened the garden to the public in the 1940s where it remained a popular destination through the ‘s. Although the gardens closed in 1959 and the land sold into small lots, there are still surviving garden features, such as the Belled Wall, which was reconstructed after Hurricane Hugo in 1989. 

Q1 Market Snapshot for Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant- 2023/2018/2013

The AVERAGE HOME SALE PRICE (for single family homes in the Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood) increased significantly over the past 10 years:

  •  2013: $720,000 
  •  2018: $1,160,000 
  •  2023: $2,200,000

Which obviously increases the AVERAGE PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT:

  •  2013: $286 
  •  2018: $370 
  •  2023: $760

TOTAL AMOUNT OF HOMES SOLD during these time frames:  

  •  2013: 39
  •  2018: 36 
  •  2023: 26

Real Estate is local, down to your neighborhood, down to your street.  If you are considering buying or selling, please reach out to me. I specialize in this market and I’m happy to help. 

*Information is provided by the Charleston Trident MLS based on single family homes sold in The Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood for Quarter 1.  Data was pulled on 4/25/23. 

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Common Myths


SELLING ON YOUR OWN: History tells us an experienced agent can price your home correctly and then get the home closed. And although having more than one buyer is nice, it is not always the best position for a seller for many reasons. An experienced agent can guide you on what, if any, renovations will be a good return on your investment in this market. And lastly, experience matters when it comes to producing the results you desire. Please listen, if you are considering selling, a professional Realtor with experience is key to success. Please reach out if I can help!