Old Village Trivia: Pitt Street Pharmacy

The answer is D. Chewing Gum! Yes, if you grew up in the neighborhood, it is likely that your grandmother’s gum is immortalized underneath the counter. All colors are represented, and I find it gross and funny! The staff re-coats the counter annually for preservation and to keep it sanitary. Fun Fact! Be sure to look next time you go!


2023 Local Real Estate Market Predictions 

The local real estate market finished strong in 2022, with Lower Mt. Pleasant seeing a 20% increase in home prices over this time last year (click for more details).  Market indicators suggest 2023 will be no different.  Here are some take-aways from experts as well as my predictions for the upcoming year:  

  • Inventory will remain relatively low
  • Prices will remain steady, however, sellers will find that an aspirational sales price may need to be adjusted down to fit the market
  • Interest rates will continue to vary
  • Out of town buyers will still move to Charleston for its amenities, weather, food, lifestyle and low taxes
  • Multiple offers are on the decline
  • Days on market will likely increase and buyers will have an opportunity to take a breath

The Real Estate market is local, down to your neighborhood, down to your street. I specialize in this market and I’m happy to provide expert knowledge based on data and years of experience. Please contact me at Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com if I can help!

Jackie Kelly, REALTOR- The Cassina Group

The Cassina Group, 309 Coleman Blvd, Mt. Pleasant 29464

For my final 2022 Reasons To Love The Old Village post, I am going with ME! Probably because I am the only one who reads this stuff! I’ve been a top producer in The Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant neighborhood for over 20 years. If I can help you, please reach out to me at Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com and to see a complete list of homes for sale, visit www.SearchOldVillage.com. Thanks and see you around the hood!

Can you help me find these homes?

I have buyers teed up and ready to find their dream home, but we have seen everything on the market and not found the match.

*James Island- single family home- under $400,000

*Old Village Harborfront with deep water dock- No specific price range, can be renovated or not, will consider all options as long as it has a dock

*Shem Creek with dock or views- $5 million price point

*Sullivan’s Island, large/ private lot with tons of trees, pool optional, prefers renovated or newer home, interior or on the water. No specific price

*Coleman Corridor- in need of renovation- $750-850,000 price point

If you know of any of these home, please reach out (or have your Realtor reach out) to me at Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com. This is not a solicitation of listings, I represent buyers who are searching for these specific homes. Thanks!

Patjens Post Office

Picture provided by HMdb.org

Built in 1899 by Henry Patjens, this quaint15x20 foot building served as Mt. Pleasant’s first free-standing post office. The Patjens family acted as Postmasters until 1917. Today, the building is owned by the Alhambra Garden Club, who have restored and maintained the building as it stands today on the corner of Pitt and Bank streets in Edwards Park.

Learn more about this Historical Marker, as well and the entire HISTORICAL MARKER DATABASE, provided by HMdb.org.

Bill Porter, our Neighborhood Santa!

A few days prior to Christmas, I stumbled into the Christmas Spirit when my neighbor, Bill Porter, had about 40 bikes set out in his yard with signs reading “Free Bikes!”  Yes, Bill has been restoring bikes all year to give them out to families in need.  Really touching stuff!  All of the bikes have been donated to good homes with happy kids!  If you have a bike you would like to donate for next year, reach out to me and I will connect you with Bill. Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com  

10 Best Real Estate Agent For Client Satisfaction

Receiving an award as a Top10 SC Agent- based on Customer Satisfaction is truly amazing and I’m grateful to my clients who nominated and voted for me! This is sincerely a fulfilling moment in my career, because as crazy as this profession can be, my one constant is my relationship with my clients. From my heart, thanks! Super honored!!! xxoo

If I can help you with your real estate needs, please reach out as Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com.

Shem Creek Park

Although Shem Creek is well known for it’s restaurants and night life, the Shem Creek Park is the perfect way to experience the fabulous views and wildlife surrounding this special Lowcountry treasure. Amenities include boardwalk and pavilions, walking trails, fishing, crabbing, parking and bathrooms. The boardwalk is also ADA accessible. Be sure to check out the information signposts to learn more about the creek’s history and ecology. Click to learn more from the Town of Mount Pleasant’s website.

Gala Cafe and Bakery

Gala Cafe & Bakery (123 Pitt St) is the place to be if you are craving chocolate mousse cake and coffee! Or, how about a Chicken Cranberry Panini, or Salted Caramel Martini? And if you need help with your Thanksgiving Day Desserts, be sure to check out their delicious options by clicking here.

Picture provided by Gala Cafe & Bakery, follow them on Facebook for fun updated!

In addition to our in-house offerings, Gala specializes in wedding cakes, specialty cakes, and mini desserts. Jaclyn Story, the owner and executive chef has a true passion for baking and creating works of art!

Shem Creek Shrimp Boats!

We treasure Shem Creek! The nature and history of this special place can be enjoyed in so many ways, from dining, fishing, boating, paddle boarding, or even relaxing at the pavilion at The Shem Creek Park.

The shrimping industry is a huge part of our community’s history. Click here for the Town of Mount Pleasant Website, which offers a wealth of interesting tid-bits. And below is an excerpt about how the first shrimpers came to call Shem Creek their home:

In 1930, Captain C. Magwood was the first fisherman to bring ocean shrimp into Mount Pleasant. Seven years later, a bridge was built over the creek, and within two decades the first shrimp dock was constructed. After that, Moultrie Fisheries established Shem Creek’s seafood ice manufacturing. Now the support was in place for a strong seafood industry to emerge and shrimping grew into an important harbor industry centered at Shem Creek. In their heyday, seventy shrimp trawlers operated off the docks. By 2011, there were about ten trawlers remaining in the harbor along with a few charter boats.

Today, the creek is best known for its traditional historic charm as a vibrant backdrop for restaurants and bars offering an energetic night scene for the under-thirty crowd. Nevertheless, like generations in the past, modern Mount Pleasant residents value Shem Creek for its constant provision of abundant seafood, transportation, recreation, and employment.