Major Hats and Suits! Located at 102 Royall Avenue

Our neighborhood holds so many little gems, and I just happened upon one of our best!  I was so happy to meet Mr. Anthony and visit his store, “Major Hats and Suits” located at 102 Royall Avenue (next to the Sweet Shop).

Mr. Anthony starting selling hats 20+ years ago, after attending church one Sunday and realizing the ladies of our community could benefit from a resource to find a variety of new hats!  Ten years later he opened his shop and has been a trusted source for not only the ladies from church, but for such organizations as The Hat Ladies Of Charleston, The Red Hat Ladies, The Hat Divas and more!

And hats are not all he sells, there is a selection of jewelry and men’s and ladies’ suits on hand as well.  If would like a suit not in stock, Anthony can have one delivered in about 4 days.

Open from 10am-7pm Mon-Sat, the store itself is adorable and features a variety of hats in all colors and styles!  Prices are reasonable, ranging from about $40-$100.   I felt like a kid in a candy shop!  Seriously, it is a really fun place, and wearing a hat can add oodles of flair to your outfit!  And let’s face it ladies, what’s not to love about a new hat for Easter or such fun events as The Charleston Cup?  So be sure to pop in and say hi or “like” his page on Facebook.  Mr. Anthony will be happy to help you with the perfect hat for any occasion!

**This article was originally posted in The 2016 edition of The Village Connection. Big shout-out to Mr. Major, one of my most treasured interviews! Such a delightful man!! xxoo


Jackie’s Recent Neighborhood Sales!

Hello neighbors! I have been specializing my business in the Old Village for the past 20 years. Today’s real estate climate is extremely competitive, which is why you need a knowledgeable REALTOR working for you. I have years of experience navigating the delicate nuances of buying or selling a home, and I would love to work with you. Please give me a call at You can also stay connected with the Old Village by following The Old Village on Facebook!

Comparing Q2 Sales in The Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant

Average Sales Price from Quarter 2 for single family homes

Here is a look at Quarter 2 sales (Apr 1- June 30) for single family homes sold in The Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant.

AVERAGE SALES PRICE IS UP: The average price for homes sold in Q2 of this year was $1,437,000, which is a significant jump from an average of $837,000 in Q2 of 2019.

*NOTE: When reviewing pricing trends, it is important to keep in mind that these averages factor in a wide variety of homes, from old to new, harbor front to interior lots, condition of interior, number of bedrooms, etc. Each home is unique and if you are buying or selling, these numbers can be used as a guide, but understanding fair market value is where it becomes imperative to work with a professional Realtor who understands your market.

Ave Price Per Square Foot
Average Days on Market

Q2 AVERAGE PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT: Up to $588 from $418 in 2019. Q2 DAYS ON MARKET: Interesting to see the fast pace of this market. This year, homes were on the market for an average of 25 days vs. 93 days in 2019.

Number of Homes Sold

Q2 NUMBER OF HOMES SOLD: With an overall low inventory of homes for sale nation-wide, it is very interesting to see that more homes sold Q2 of this year- with 46 homes sold in 2021 vs. 33 in 2019.

TAKEAWAY: The key to selling in this market is correctly pricing and marketing your home. The key to buying is to be team up with a full time Realtor who can help you understand market value, win multiple offers and get it closed.

I have been selling in this neighborhood for 20 years, and I am happy to help. If you are considering selling or buying, please reach out to me at, and feel free to visit to see what is currently for sale.

**Data is from the Charleston MLS

Mt. Pleasant Christmas Parade

It’s that time of year again!


The 23rd Annual Mt. Pleasant Christmas Parade is Sunday, December 9 at 5:30pm.

This is such a fun, festive night for our community. Incredibly decorated floats and community groups will march up West Coleman Boulevard as the Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade entertains residents and visitors of all ages. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with the start of the parade at Mill St. traveling south and ending at the intersection of W. Coleman Blvd. and Patriots Point Rd.

For more information, click here.

Old Village/Old Mt. Pleasant Trivia Night at Red Drum- Oct 1st!

It’s back!  And I a so excited for this exciting event!

Grab your friends and test your local knowledge, as I host Old Village/Old Mt. Pleasant Trivia Night at Red Drum Restaurant!

 Oct 1st from 5-6:60pm at Red Drum Restaurant!  Super fun trivia all about our neighborhood and surrounding areas.


Red Drum

Shem Creek Inn – Check It Out!

Shem Creek Inn

Living in the Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant neighborhood poses one big challenge… where do my friends and family stay when visiting?  I recently had family visit, and we booked a room at the Shem Creek Inn. It was FABULOUS!  Completely renovated and only a bike ride away from home, they were thrilled with the accommodations!

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Lucky for you, Shem Creek Inn is offering a fun package deal right now ….

Pool, Beer, and Gear Package! What’s not to love about this?

With this deal, you receive a $30 credit for Shem Creek Inn merchandise and a $25 gift card to Water’s Edge restaurant which is located right next door! Not to mention the waterfront pool at the Inn and the fact it is within walking distance to many dining and nightlife spots and water activities. Shem Creek Inn really is a hidden gem!

For more information, check out their website:   Shem Creek Inn

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New Magazine Coming to the Old Village!

A new magazine will be hitting mailboxes in the Old Village this Spring!  Old Village Living will feature residents, business owners, upcoming events and more!  Your input is needed!  Since this magazine will be all about the community, you can get involved.  They are looking for local sponsors or even residents who have a story to tell.  The magazine will likely include things like “Yard of the Month”, “Featured Athlete” and “Precious Pets”. If you would like to learn more, feel free to contact Michael Pruitt at


New Listing in the Old Village: 517 Royall Ave

Spacious Old Village 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with over 3500 square feet on a beautiful private lot with in-ground pool! Offered at $1,349,00.  Click here to see more,

Features include: *Large living room with many windows and fireplace *Spacious kitchen/ dining area, completely renovated with granite countertops, sea-glass tile back splash, stainless appliances, gas range and butler’s pantry *9+ foot ceilings, crown molding and beautiful hardwood floors throughout *Double doors lead to the private, fully-fenced back yard with pool *First floor bedroom with private bath *Second floor features include a large family room with hardwood floors and 9+ foot ceilings *Master suite with walk-in closets, huge bathroom with double sinks, soaking tub and stand-up shower *Two additional bedrooms with shared bath *Third floor offers a huge bonus room – perfect for home office, gym and/ or media room. *Detached garage.


For more information and/or to schedule a showing, contact Jackie Kelly at 843.991.9111 or