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Longborough – Charleston’s Newest Old Neighborhood

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Life in Longborough

Referred to as Charleston’s “newest old neighborhood”, this 27 acre neighborhood is comprised of just 82 homes.  Structured in a neo-classical architectural style, the homes in this area were built to pattern older areas on the downtown peninsula.   Situated along the banks of the Ashley River, Longborough is a quiet neighborhood, perfect for young families and popular with grad students.


Longborough is a newer neighborhood on the peninsula, the first homes in this area were constructed circa 2003. Patterned after the boroughs of downtown Charleston, the homes in this area reflect traditional architecture and pedestrian friendly streets.


The neighborhood is zoned for Charleston’s metro public school system. In addition, there are a number of independent elementary, middle, and high schools within a few miles. Notables include Ashley Hall, a K-12 college preparatory school for girls, and Porter Gaud, a K-12 college preparatory school for both girls and boys.


Located just north of Hampton Park and the Citadel, Longborough sits along the Ashley River, and many of its homes offer stunning views of the water.  Its location offers convenience to downtown, yet it is removed from the hustle and bustle of life on the lower peninsula.  In addition to being in close proximity to Hampton Park and the Citadel, Longborough is close by to Joe Riley stadium, and it offers easy access to I-26 and US-17.