Housing

Dorchester County offers numerous housing options that are abundant in Lowcountry charm with an affordable price tag. Whether you're looking for a home rich in history or a neighborhood with modern amenities and services, you will find it here. With the cost of living lower than the national average, available housing opportunities in the area include:

  • New single-family home developments
  • Various country club developments, such as:
  • Restored Victorian-era homes in Summerville's historic district over 700 homes listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Numerous new construction and existing properties that include single-family dwellings, townhouses, apartments, and condominiums
  • Summerville's new master-planned community, The Ponds, boasts such amenities as scenic walking trails, a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, a waterfront amphitheatre for community and neighborhood events, as well as a family YMCA

Ranging from established neighborhoods to new developments or even apartment living, there is something here for everyone in Dorchester County.

Statistics


Percent Value

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Housing





Total Housing Units - - - 55,186 2,137,683 131,704,73
Median House Value (of owner-occupied units) 3,4 - - - $172,300 $137,000 $186,200
Homeowner Vacancy 2.7% 2.8% 2.4% 1,001 36,523 1,896,796
Rental Vacancy 11.0% 14.3% 9.2% 1,766 92,758 4,137,567
Renter-Occupied Housing Units (% of Occupied Units) 29.1% 31.4% 35.5% 14,186 552,376 40,730,218
Occupied Housing Units with No Vehicle Available (% of Occupied Units)4 4.9% 7.1% 8.9% 2,375 125,576 10,264,658

*Data Source
1. Census 2010, unless noted otherwise
2. Census 2011, annual average growth rate since 2001
3. Median values for certain aggregate regions (such as MSAs) may be estimated as the weighted averages of the median values from the composing counties.
4. ACS 2007-2011
5. Social Security Administration 2011