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Renting vs. Buying in Your Retirement

Renting vs. Buying in Your Retirement

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Abberly at West Ashley Apartments, Charleston, SCA white picket fence surrounding a house with 2.4 children, a dog, a cat, a station wagon. This is the American dream.

But owning your own home might not be so dreamy as you approach retirement. In fact, since 1990 homeownership has been decreasing among 55- to 64-year-olds, a trend which experts suggest is likely to continue in the coming years.

Owning a home in retirement does have benefits, but make sure you weigh up the pros and cons before you make a decision. Here are a few reasons to consider on both sides of the argument.

Benefits of renting

Even if you have long since paid off your mortgage, your twilight years could still be plagued by the cost of home maintenance.

As your property gets older, what were once reasonable maintenance costs could balloon into an expensive burden.

Sometimes your home isn’t somewhere that you want to be. Maybe you want to move to a state with warmer weather, or have the flexibility to up sticks and move closer to family. Some retirees migrate with the birds, taking up an abode abroad in a different, warmer climate during winter months.

As a renter, you always have the option to leave as soon as your lease ends, unlike selling a home which could take months and involve many expenses.

Selling your house prior to retirement might be a good move if you are looking for a for a location independent lifestyle in your golden years.

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Charleston is a Happy City

Charleston is a Happy City

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Abberly at West Ashley Apartments, Charleston, SCThe U.S. Declaration of Independence speaks about the “pursuit of happiness” as a universal right Everyone gets joy from different things, whether it’s family, friends, activities, entertainment or work. But what people might not realize is that where you live may also determine how happy you are.

Location plays a hand in how bright or gloomy our days are. For years, researchers have studied the science of happiness and found that its key ingredients include a positive mental state, healthy body, strong social connections, job satisfaction and financial well-being. However, money can only make you so happy – people who make $75,000 a year won’t get any higher satisfaction from more money.

As this study aims to illustrate, moving to a certain city may help you be more content. WalletHub drew upon the various findings of positive-psychology research in order to determine which among more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities is home to the happiest people in America. We examined each city based on 28 key indicators of happiness, ranging from depression rate to income-growth rate to average leisure time spent per day. Read on for our findings, methodology and expert commentary from a panel of researchers.

Charleston, SC ranks 33 out of 182 top ranked cities.

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Spacious Apartments in Charleston, SC

Spacious Apartments in Charleston, SC

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 12, 2018

Abberly at West Ashley Apartments, Charleston, SCFor those ready to move up to an all new way of life. Abberly West Ashley offers an upgraded living environment custom made for those who want a beautiful community, spacious and inviting floor plans and easy access to entertainment, restaurants, and shopping.

Abberly West Ashley is an apartment home community created for those seeking an incomparable lifestyle in an enviable location. Stylish architecture with an exceptional mix of amenities, distinctive interiors featuring designer touches and the added benefit of elevators in each building create an environment unmatched in the low country.

Why You'll Love Us

For those ready to move up to an all new way of life. Located just off of Savannah Highway, Abberly West Ashley offers an upgraded living environment custom made for those seeking unmatched amenities, spacious and inviting floor plans, and the advantages of a committed management team. Abberly West Ashley has controlled access through each building and is also equipped with elevators. All amenities are accessible 24 hours a day. You can't beat our location only minutes from shopping and dining, downtown Charleston and beaches. Abberly at West Ashley is right where you want to be. For more information on apartments in Charleston, SC, feel free to contact us.


Charleston, SC Wins Again!

Charleston, SC Wins Again!

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 05, 2018

Abberly at West Ashley Apartments, Charleston, SCThe Holy City maintained its title as the South's Best City in a Southern Living reader poll.

This year's "Southern Living South's Best" ranked a variety of "bests," including the city, tiny town, small town, beach, festival and grocery store.

Charleston, which won the title in the previous edition, was again named the "South's Best City."

"Our obsession with this jewel of the Lowcountry has only grown as the Holy City has expanded its culinary scene, added a bevy of hotels and inns, and opened glittery new shops," the article states.

In addition to the best city honor, South Carolina can claim the best beach. The Palmetto State finished with three of the top five contenders for that honor.

Spoleto Festival USA topped their list of best Southern festivals, with another Charleston contender in second place.

Aiken took the top honor as the South's Best Small Town.

For more information on apartments in Charleston, SC contact Abberly West Ashley.

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Charleston, SC: The Friendliest City in the South

Charleston, SC: The Friendliest City in the South

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Abberly at West Ashley Apartments, Charleston, SCWhen it comes to friendliness, hospitality, and warmth, cities often get a bad rap: The traffic, the crowds, the lack of manners! Southern cities, though, tell a different story: Despite the hustle-and-bustle, they still manage to exude the graciousness of small towns and radiate the warmth of a Sunday potluck after church.

While old-fashioned hospitality seems to color the entirety of our region, some cities still manage to distinguish themselves as the friendliest of all. So we asked, and y’all answered, supplying us with fifteen of the South’s friendliest cities. There may be crowds in these Southern destinations, but they’ll smile at you; and when there’s a long line outside of that crazy-popular barbecue spot, well, people will respect your place in it—no pushing or shoving.

That’s just how we city slickers do things in the South … New York and L.A., it’s time to take notes. And, number one on the list of Friendliest Cities in the South...

1. Charleston, South Carolina

For more information on apartments in Charleston, SC, contact Abberly West Ashley.

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Charleston, SC is One of the Prettiest Cities in the South

Charleston, SC is One of the Prettiest Cities in the South

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Abberly at West Ashley Apartments, Charleston, SCSoutherners have a longstanding appreciation for pretty things. Grand columned antebellum homes, snow-white fields of cotton, Mama’s hot buttermilk biscuits—we like having a little eye candy on the horizon. That’s why we take major pride in our cities and all of their charming qualities.

From the historic avenues of Charleston to the white sandy beaches of St. Petersburg, the mountain vistas of Asheville to the river views of Savannah, the South boasts some truly good-looking spots just begging to be wandered and adored.

Quirky college cities, lazy beach towns, historic coastal hubs, and bustling metropolises make up the pulsing heart and the pretty façade of the South. You’ll see some timeless beauties and some fresh-faced gems grace our list of prettiest cities in the South. Guess which city was number 1 on the list?

1. Charleston, South Carolina

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Why Charleston, S.C. Is a Top Place to Live

Why Charleston, S.C. Is a Top Place to Live

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Abberly at West Ashley Apartments, Charleston, SFew cities on the Top 100 Best Places to Live list are as steeped in their history as Charleston. Since the mid-1970s the Mayor has generally been credited with helping grow Charleston into a modern small town while maintaining the antebellum charm that drew so many to it in the first place. If you look at the other cities on the Top 100, you’ll see some trends in amenities and programs that make them great places to live. Many of those ideas had their seeds in Charleston.

The city began its modern resurgence by developing the waterfront area into public space with surrounding low-rise development. Getting the parks right was an important first step. Parks are forever. Charleston has invested greatly in creating public waterfront spaces.

The Spoleto Festival, a two-week long arts festival, helped put the city on the international map and forced it to up its game. If you’re going to present a world-class event you have to be a world-class city.

Additionally, the Citadel is one of the most prestigious military colleges in the nation, which has its home in Charleston. The South Carolina Aquarium is located here as well, and Charleston has ranked well on the Top 10 cities for historic preservation, top 10 downtowns, top 10 spring break destinations among others.

Charleston has borrowed ideas from other cities too. A program that celebrates the start of the school year with a giveaway of backpacks and schools supplies to 10,000 families. There is also a monthly open house in the mayor’s office and any resident can drop in on the first Tuesday of each month and tell say what’s on their mind.

Creating great cities for all residents is one of the core values that is looked for in its Best Places.

For more information on apartments in Charleston, SC contact Abberly West Ashley.

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Charleston, SC is an Artsy Place To Live

Charleston, SC is an Artsy Place To Live

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Abberly at West Ashley Apartments, Charleston, SCSouth Carolina isn't the first place that comes to mind when you think about the arts. However, the state has hidden pockets of cultural wealth that will rival big art markets like New York and San Francisco. These are the five best cities in South Carolina for the Arts.

  1. Edgefield
  2. Greenville
  3. Beaufort
  4. Myrtle Beach
  5. Charleston

Charleston, SC

Charleston is considered by some to be art in itself. The old city has seen its share of beauty and pain, misery and joy, peace and turmoil. Besieged by war and the place of human trafficking, Charleston's history is just as colorful as some of the homes in the area. Despite this, Charleston is home to some of the most beautiful art in the world. The Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts is one of many organizations dedicated to creating thriving art communities in Charleston. Home to the Spoleto Festival, Charleston opens her doors for 17 days and nights to showcase opera, jazz, theater, symphonic and chamber music/ The venues include Charleston's historic churches, theaters, and outdoor spaces. For over 40 years, Charleston has used Spoleto to advance performing arts. Founded by a Pulitzer Prize winning composer to create an American counterpart to Italy's Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy, Charleston's Spoleto Festival immerses the entire city into the pursuit of art. What could be better than visiting Spoleto? How about living in Charleston year round? It's not hard to move to Charleston. All you have to do is decide which great community will be your next home. Your only decision is which one is best for you.

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Charleston, SC Makes Living Easy

Charleston, SC Makes Living Easy

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 26, 2018

Abberly at West Ashley Apartments, Charleston, SCThere's a place for everyone in the Palmetto State, and plenty to pique any area of interest.

Living in South Carolina comes with dozens of advantages – a mild climate, an affordable cost of living and plenty of job opportunities, just to name a few. Residents enjoy an unparalleled quality of life that makes putting down roots in the Palmetto State an easy choice.

In addition, the state is filled with diverse cities and communities that cater to nearly every interest, which means there’s a perfect place for just about everyone.

Top Spots for All Ages and Stages of Life

Charleston is a favorite destination for millennials, thanks to its technology-driven, entrepreneurial economy, as well as its wide variety of nightlife and cuisine options. Finally, South Carolina is also a top choice for retirees.

Always Something Fun to Do

The Palmetto State is known for its can’t-miss culinary scene, which includes an array of barbecue joints. Known to many as the birthplace of American barbecue, South Carolina is the only state in the U.S. that has four official barbecue sauces, including a mustard-based sauce that is unique to the state. A free South Carolina BBQ Trail Map with more than 220 family-friendly restaurants is available for those who wish to try every 'cue variety the state has to offer.

Additionally, South Carolina is home to several craft breweries, wineries and other beverage-makers, creating drinks like sweet tea and Blenheim Ginger Ale. As a result, the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism – also known as Discover South Carolina – recently created the free South Carolina Satisfy Your Thirst Tour Guide that maps out a beverage-centric excursion across the state and is available via a smartphone app and a downloadable map.

“The Satisfy Your Thirst SC Tour is a collection of the numerous ‘liquid locations’ found throughout the state, including both alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages,” says Kim Jamieson, public relations manager for Discover South Carolina. “From breweries and distilleries to wineries, dairy farms and more, the Satisfy Your Thirst SC Tour provides resourceful information for visitors and locals alike on the many beverages made right here in South Carolina, as well as details on how they can tour, taste and support the state’s many outstanding and talented makers.”

Eager to enjoy the great outdoors? You’re in luck. South Carolina has a seemingly endless range of outdoor opportunities, including challenging golf courses, pristine beaches, mountains and state parks.

One of the best attributes of South Carolina is the size of the state.  A visitor can experience the Lowcountry and in the same day travel to the Upstate and have a very different experience. From our numerous outdoor activities and offerings to our unique art scene, diverse culture, delicious cuisine and rich history, the state truly has something for everyone.

For more information on apartments in Charleston, SC contact Abberly West Ashley.

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2018 Top 100 Best Places to Live: Charleston, SC

2018 Top 100 Best Places to Live: Charleston, SC

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Abberly at West Ashley Apartments, Charleston, SCFounded way back in 1670, Charleston is the oldest city in South Carolina and a major tourism attraction thanks to its rich history and well-preserved architecture.

The city has long-standing buildings ranging from brightly colored cottage houses to the place where the Civil War began (Fort Sumter), thus landing Charleston on Livability.com’s list of Top 10 Best Cities for Historic Preservation. Students can attend higher education satellite campuses of The Citadel, College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina, and city amenities include nice restaurants, live music venues and one of the highest-ranked farmers markets in the South.

For more information on apartments in Charleston, SC contact Abberly at West Ashley.

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Abberly West Ashley Apartment Homes

3100 Ashley Town Center Drive, Charleston, SC 29414

Call or Text: 844-502-5938
Email UsAbberlyWestAshley.PropertySite.HHHunt@aptleasing.info
View Map

Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: Closed

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