For much of the post World War II period rice plantations around Charleston have been converted from agricultural to suburban developments. In fact, it’s impossible to imagine present-day Charleston along the Cooper and East Cooper areas without that re-development process. Recent news shows the suburbanization and creation of high-end real estate continues and, in addition to proximity to river frontage, an aspect of the appeal is living on historic plantations. In other words, the Plantation Mystique is alive and well.
In Charleston along the Ashley River a developer has moved to develop part of Ashley Hall Plantation.
On the Waccamaw Neck new lots are being made available on Waverly Plantation.