Originally platted in 1769 by Henry Lauren, Hampstead was named for his favorite neighborhood in London and was designed just like towns in England with a community centered on four park areas that were called “Commons.” Wealthy landowners who wanted to live close to the city center but not in it were drawn to Hampstead. Today, Hampstead provides investment potential and has seen a revival in restoration begin in this beautiful historic area.
Known now as Eastside, you’ll find homes with architectural styles that include Charleston Singles, Queen Anns, Freedman’s Cottages, Greek Revivals, and nearby historic homes that feature traditional Southern facades that are both inviting and appealing to discriminating home owners. You’ll find a variety of bedroom and bathroom designs, square footage, and special characteristics that make many homes in this area an excellent investment for you to consider. Prices range from about $200,000 for homes that need tender loving care up to more expensive homes that are move-in ready with extra suites for extended family members. Some of the properties in Hampstead have limited zoning so that you can operate limited commercial services from your home.
Look for homes in Hampstead that have been renovated to have stainless appliances, spacious walk-in closets, security lighting, back yards that accommodate your pets and children, and floor designs that give you plenty of space to entertain family and friends. Whether you are seeking to buy your first home or use this as an investment property, Hampstead will allow you to take full advantage of the convenience of Charleston as a valuable amenity to enjoy.
Hampstead is close to the old Cigar Factory which now has condos on the top floor and businesses located on the bottom floors. You are within walking distance from King Street where you’ll find all types of restaurants and shops. You will also be near historic sites that take you back in time and help foster an appreciation for old architecture and the history of . One of the first things that you might want to do is take an historic walking tour of Charleston so that you can find some locations to come by to when you have more time. Take a Ghost Tour, enjoy the clip-clop of the horses on a Carriage Tour, or take a Chef’s Tour especially if you want to try out new cuisine. The history that Hampstead has in two wars will captivate your interest; it’s as if each home has its own story.
Owning property in Hampstead will put you in a quaint, historic neighborhood that is currently changing and developing into a hidden jewel in the Crown of Charleston. It’s a quiet, residential neighborhood that is an up and coming area you should consider for your next property purchase. If you are interested in purchasing a home in Hampstead, be sure to give Beach Realty Group a call. Other nearby neighborhoods that may interest you are Ansonborough, and .
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