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Upper Peninsula

Anchored around the main corridors that lead north from the historic lower peninsula, the boroughs on the upper peninsula has definitely become the hip part of town as the kids say. Passing above the Crosstown Expressway, King Street becomes more residential and mixed use, with the neighborhoods extending to the Ashley River dominated by tree-lined streets of midcentury Craftsman and Foursquare homes. Veins of more established neighborhoods are peppered with Charleston Single houses.

The upper portion of Meeting Street defines the Cooper River side of the upper peninsula, which is being carefully shepherded by the city from a patchwork of aging industrial warehouses into a higher density urban community. Some of the most popular restaurants and venues in the city have been calling the NoMo borough home for a few years now, building the groundwork to sustain developments of mid-rise apartments and condominiums planned there.

The Ashley and Cooper River sides of the Upper Peninsula have taken on a sort of diverging character for a few reasons, not the least of which is that they were split down the middle by the 1960s era Interstate 26 and Crosstown Expressway project. While the division that occurred has required some healing, both culturally and architecturally, both these communities have rebounded and are thriving in their own ways.

The Communities of the Upper Peninsula

Westside

North Central

Hampton Park Terrace

Wagener Terrace 

NoMo (North Morrison) 

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Historic Downtown

South of Broad • French Quarter • Ansonborough • Harleston Village • Radcliffeborough • Wraggsborough • Cannonborough • Eastside

Historic Downtown

Mount Pleasant

Old Village • Cooper Estates • The Groves • Shemwood • Seaside Farms • I'On • Hobcow Point • Belle Hall • Snee Farm • Longpoint Plantation • Rivertowne • Dunes West • Park West

Mount Pleasant

Upper Peninsula

Wagener Terrace • North Central • Hampton Park Terrace • Westside • NoMo •

Upper Peninsula

The Islands

James Island • Johns Island • Daniel Island

The Islands

West Ashley

Windermere • Avondale • Maryville • Parkwood Estates • Ardmore • Moreland • Westwood • Parkshore • Stono Park

West Ashley

The Beaches

Folly Beach • Sullivans Island • Isle of Palms • Wild Dunes • Dewees Island

The Beaches

North Area

Park Circle • Oak Terrace Preserve • Charleston Farms • Hanahan • Whipper Barony • Chicora • Wando Woods • Waylyn • Brentwood • Park at Rivers Edge • Northwood Estates

North Area

Summerville

Downtown Summerville • Warington Estates • Corey Woods • Nexton • Ladson • Wescott Plantation • Briarwood • Quail Arbor • Coosaw Creek • Kings Grant

Summerville