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West Ashley, named for its western locale in relation to the Ashley River, is marked by scenic waterfront landscapes, pristine marshes teeming with wildlife and monstrous oak trees draped with ancient moss. Beyond stunning natural scenery, West Ashley also holds interesting U.S. and Carolina historical significance. West Ashley was one of the earliest colonial establishments in the Carolina area. In fact, the Kiawah Indians actually led the first colonists to the most fertile ground in the area in hopes of earning protection against warring neighboring tribes.

The West Ashley Experience

The modern-era community was developed in the 1950s, with its largest growth occurring throughout the 1970s and '80s, which prompted the construction of Interstate 526 and the Glenn McConnell Parkway. In recent years, the area has enjoyed a rebirth and revitalization with many new art and design businesses, restaurants and shops moving in. 

If historic sites, shopping, and dining are also high on your list, West Ashley is an exceptional spot to set down roots. Boasting several centers, including Ashley Plaza Mall Shopping Center, West Ashley Shoppes Shopping Center and the Citadel Mall, West Ashley is a veritable paradise for those who love retail-focused diversions. Other area attractions include the Indian Mound Trail and the Charles Towne Landing State Historic site. Gourmands will also enjoy this neighborhood for its prevalence of international fusion restaurants, laidback cafes, cute lunch spots, and lively bars. Magnolia Road and Savannah Highway, in particular, are great areas for foodies and nightlife seekers.

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