Hanahan is a medium-sized city in Berkeley County, South Carolina. It has five neighborhoods and is the 23rd largest community in the state. Hanahan is often considered a bedroom community to nearby cities like Charleston. It is located in the south end of Berkeley County and is part of the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area. It is a perfect community for young couples, growing families and retirees learning to relax and unwind. The city features traditional single-family homes in a variety of sizes, styles and prices, as well as apartments, condos and villas for sale or lease. Over 28% of adults in Hanahan have four-year degrees or more, this is well above the national education average for United States communities. It is a warm, welcoming and extremely diverse community in terms or race, ethnicity, age and much more. Common ancestries among residents include German, English, Italian and French. However, English remains the primary written and spoken language in the city, followed by Spanish and various languages of India.
The city spans 11.5 square miles, 10.7 square miles of land and .8 square miles of water. It is a wealthy community compared to state standards and upper-middle income compared to national economic standards. It has a mixed workforce of white, blue and no-collar workers. In 2016, the population of Hanahan was 23,439, the estimated household income was $59,778 and the estimated per capita income was $29,221. In the same year, the estimated median house or condo value was $205,843, the mean price on all housing units was $203,811 and the median gross rent was $972. The current approximate median home price in Hanahan is $250,000.
Public education for the city’s children is provided by the schools of the Berkeley County School District. The city has three award-winning schools to serve its youth, Hanahan Elementary, Hanahan Middle School and Hanahan High School. Most residents of the city use private vehicles for their daily commutes. However, many residents also travel via public transportation, primarily by bus. The city is home to the Otranto Plantation which appears on the National Register of Historic Places. Waterways and wetlands abound around the city providing homes by Tidal water areas, or those with direct access to water like Charleston Harbor or the Cooper River. Fishing, swimming and other water sports are popular hobbies. Goose Creek Reservoir is the perfect location for an afternoon of kayaking, bird-watching and other activities. Homes for sale range in sizes and styles and other real estate options like rental properties and leasable housing units are wonderful options.
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