ChiroIQ Now Located at 419 Hibben St!

Chiro iQ pairs the latest chiropractic technologies with the best modalities and therapies to help you live your best life now and promote long-lasting wellness at the same time. From advanced energetic scans and laser sculpting to chiropractic back relief, they have the tools and expertise ready to optimize your health!  They are also adding yoga classes and health events in the near future!

And now ChiroIQ is announcing their new location in the Old Village!  Come visit Dr. Ross and Cindy Livingston RN,LMT at 419 Hibben St.  Ms. Khaki and all the staff hope to see you soon!

ChiroIQ
419 Hibben Street
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

843.766.4444

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The Blue Porch Ceiling Mystery Solved!

When touring homes, one can’t help but notice this “uniquely Charleston” trend- the light blue porch ceiling!  Many assume it is meant to represent the color of the sky, but there is more to the tradition than meets the eye.

It’s no coincidence. You can find “haint blue” all over Charleston, whether on some of the most historic houses on the Battery, or new construction communities in Mt. Pleasant…  So, what’s it all about?

According to Charleston FYI:

Now mimicked by paint companies, the first-ever “haint blue” is said to have originated in Gullah Culture in the Carolinas hundreds of years ago. The Gullah Geechee people painted their doors, window frames, shutters, and their porch ceilings as a means of protection. The light blue is believed to have the power to protect homeowners by chasing away evil spirits or ghosts. While many hear this and are quick to judge, no one should be so certain in a city known for its historic, haunted streets.

Even for those that don’t believe in the spirits, the light blue also brings a charming touch to any porch. It is also said that blue paint is believed to keep bugs and birds from nesting. The blue resembles the color of the sky, a place bugs and birds wouldn’t naturally settle or nest.

Whether or not you believe in the evil spirits that may be roaming around the cobble-stone streets of Charleston, the shade known as “haint blue” can add a charming and peaceful accent to any porch, even outside of the Lowcountry. The next time you’re wandering around Downtown Charleston, remember to look up at the porch ceilings to witness true Lowcountry culture.

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Old Village/Old Mt. Pleasant Real Estate Market Update

OLD VILLAGE/OLD MT. PLEASANT MARKET UPDATE:

The 2018 average sales price for single family homes in the Old Village/Old Mt. Pleasant was $816,000 compared to 2013’s average of $570,000.  That represents an approximate 7.5% appreciation rate per year over the past 5 years! Amazing!

So what is expected for 2019?  Local experts forecast another solid year, as there are plenty of buyers and inventory is still low.  Interest rates will prove to be the “wild card” as rising rates will limit some buyers’ ability to purchase, potentially creating longer market times.  But for today, according to “The Morning Brew” the 30-year fixed mortgage rates hit a 4 month low, which is welcome news! Full steam ahead!

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Data obtained from the Charleston MLS, deemed reliable but not guaranteed.  The  2013 sales average did NOT include 101 Venning St., which closed for $5,000,000.

Our Favorite Downtown Hotels

Located across from Marion Square and steps from King Street, this renovated former federal building exudes old world Charleston charm.
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Warm, upscale suites with full kitchens and complimentary room-in breakfast. Need I say more?!
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Perfectly located, this hotel is elegant and sophisticated with modern southern decor.
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This posh hotel is in a 1920s art deco building. A drink at their cocktail bar is a must!
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This art-filled boutique hotel in the French Quarter is conveniently located to many attractions. The best part of this hotel is the rooftop bar – stunning views of the city!
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Holiday Festival of Lights

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This is hands down Charleston’s most popular holiday event, and this year marks the 29th year of the Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park. The event opens nightly at 5:30pm and will run through January 1.

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While most known for its three-mile driving tour, there is actually much more to see and do! Some of the other celebrated attractions and activities include:

· Marshmallow Roasting
· Festival Train Rides
· Old-Fashioned Carousel
· Portable Climbing Wall
· Santa’s Sweet Shoppe
· Concessions including hamburgers, kettle corn, hot chocolate and more
· Four Gift Shops, featuring the children’s toy emporium Prancer’s Presents
· Daytime photo opportunities to “Mingle with Kringle” (register in advance)

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This event is great for the entire family! For more information, click here.

Happy Holidays!

28th Annual Reindeer Run

This year marks the 28th annual Reindeer Run. The 2018 Reindeer Run starts at 9:00am on Saturday, December 8th near the corner of East Bay and Queen Street.

Presented by Half-Moon Outfitters, the Reindeer Run is a family-oriented, pet-friendly 5k run/walk through the lower peninsula of downtown Charleston, SC.

Proceeds from the Reindeer Run are split between the campaign for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and the Charitable Society of Charleston. 80% of the funds go to MUSC and 20% go to the Charitable Society of Charleston’s endowment. This endowment provides grants and donations to local non-profit organizations which benefit both children and elderly residents of the Lowcountry.

Such a fun part of this Run is the costume contest! For more information on the Reindeer Run, check out their site here.

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