Byrnes Down

Tucked away in between the Savannah Highway and Coburg Road, there’s a small neighborhood, called Byrnes Downs. It is a neighborhood of small, charming, single-family brick cottages from the 1940s and 1950s on wide streets shaded by large oak trees. Originally, they were used as rentals for the workers of the Charleston Naval Shipyard. However, after World War II, they were sold to returning servicemen and their families.

Since then, many homes have been updated, and attics have been converted to living spaces. Yet the historical tight-knit character of the neighborhood is still there.

The cottages have a higher resale value than other neighborhoods because of their desirable location. Average home ranges from 900 ft to 1800 ft. There are usually two to three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The West Ashley Greenway is within walking distance. Schools include the Blessed Sacrament (Pk – 8) and C. E. Williams Middle School For Creative & Science. High schools are West Ashley High School and the notable St. Andrew's School of Math and Science.

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While there are limited services and retail in the community, there are many shops and restaurants along the Savannah Highway.

Should you wish to have dinner in Charleston, you can simply walk or bike over the Ashley River Memorial Bridge. Access to the beach is easy. Folly Beaches the closest followed by. Sullivan’s Island is 12 miles away.


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