Moncks Corner is a small town and the county seat for Berkeley County, South Carolina. It’s made up of roughly 13,000 people per the census in 2021. Moncks Corner is about 35 miles from downtown Charleston and 17 miles from Summerville.
The area is known for its abundant outdoor activities, such as horseback riding, hiking, water sports, boating and freshwater fishing. It is situated on the banks of the Cooper River. The town has a rich history which you can learn about by visiting the Old Santee Canal Park, which is a beautiful nature reserve and museum. Or a visit to Mepkin Abbey, a former a rice plantation, now the home of Trappist monks, but also home to beautiful gardens.
Being surrounded by the natural beauty of the area is certainly a draw to living in Moncks Corner. Cypress Gardens is a wonderful nature preserve/park dating back to 1931, located in Moncks Corner, where visors can stroll the paths, take a paddle in a swamp boat to see the local wild life or visit the butterfly house. The town is also home to several popular annual events, including the BerkeleyCounty Blueways Festival and the annual Christmas parade.
According to Payscale, the cost of living index in Moncks Corner is 18% lower than the national average and the housing costs are 41% less than the national average making Moncks Corner desirable from an affordability point of view. Homes are significantly less expensive than in nearby Charleston. Whether you’re interested in a historic home like those found in downtown Moncks Corner or a newer home there are a variety of neighborhood options. The median home price is $267,510.
If you’re looking for a slower pace of life with a more country feel away from the hustle and bustle of bigger town living, Moncks Corner should be on your list of considerations. Contact an agent at the RealBuyer’s agent to learn more!
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