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Charleston is One of the Best Cities for Millennials

Charleston is One of the Best Cities for Millennials

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Abberly at West Ashley Apartments, Charleston, SCEvery year a new crop of college graduates sets its sites on jobs across the country and, for many, life in an entirely new city. Around the same time, recent grads weigh the pros and cons of staying put versus moving to a new city for better pay, cheaper rent, and a host of other factors.

Generations of young professionals have sought--and continue to covet--jobs in places like New York and Washington, D.C., but as the job market remains uncertain and the cost of living continues to rise, many young people are now considering cities for reasons beyond their traditional cache.

To create this ranking of the Best Cities and Neighborhoods for Millennials, analyzed the data of cities and metro areas with one million residents or more from the U.S. Census, FBI, and surveys of nearly half a million college students and graduates from over the past four years. Factors examined include percentage of the population identified as millennials (ages 25 to 34), median income, education level, and racial diversity.

The ranking also favors lower median rents, unemployment rates, and crime rates. Within cities, a similar subset of factors was used to determine the best neighborhood for millennials. User-generated survey data contributed on factors like nightlife, cultural attractions, shopping, and professional sports was also taken into consideration.

The economic climate right now is difficult for recent college grads. With a ranking like this we’re combining the fun stuff with more practical things like safety and the unemployment rate. It’s a good balance of what you need to think about when you’re starting to get serious about life beyond college. has been tracking the behaviors, preferences, and decision-making of millennials since 2002, when it was founded as college review and recommendation site Today, the site provides data and anecdotal information to individuals looking to choose neighborhoods, cities, and schools, using many of the insights gained about millennials when they were considering and attending colleges to understand what they now want in a city in which to build a career, life, and family.

For example, diversity on campus emerged as a high priority among millennials on the college hunt; it now ranks as a significant factor as the same age group chooses where they will live.

The cities and neighborhoods that appear on this ranking may raise eyebrows among those who’ve lived in places like New York and Chicago and can readily identify the neighborhoods highlighted as hardly among the most affordable. It’s a combination of attributes that make these locales attractive.

But each city had attributes that ranked lower than other locations—New York is famous for sky-high rents even in neighborhoods considered “affordable,” and D.C.’s crime rate is higher than places like Boston and San Diego.

You have to take it all into account. Every city has a strength and every city has a weakness, but these are fantastic places to get going, start jobs, start families.

Top Cities And Neighborhoods For Millennials: Charlotte, NC is #28 on the list.

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



Honorably Discharged Veterans will Soon Shop Tax-Free in Charleston, SC

Honorably Discharged Veterans will Soon Shop Tax-Free in Charleston, SC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Abberly at West Ashley Apartments, Charleston, SCHey veterans, you can soon shop tax free.

Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service with the same discounts they enjoyed on base while in the military. It’s the latest way in which the organization is trying to keep its customers as the armed forces shrink and airmen and soldiers buy more for delivery.

Adding 13 million potential new customers will give extra ammunition to the group that runs the stores on U.S. Army and Air Force bases worldwide as it fights Amazon and other retailers for veterans’ online shopping dollars.

Since hiring its first civilian CEO five years ago, the Exchange has upgraded the brands at base stores to include items like Disney toys, Michael Kors fashions and other top names. Like private stores, it’s also imposed tighter cost controls, reduced the number of employees and improved people’s experience on the website.

“The intent is to really beat Amazon at their game because we have locations literally on the installations,” said CEO Tom Shull. “We’re leaning toward not just ship-from-store but pick-up-from-store and eventually deliver-from-store.”

The Exchange is adding shipping centers within its stores to allow it to send products directly from those locations more cheaply and quickly. Twenty-six stores now ship orders, and that will expand to 55 by the end of the year.

Within the next three years, Shull said the goal is to deliver something on base within two hours of when it is ordered. That’s possible partly because the Exchanges are already on base, cleared by security.

The Exchange delivers most orders on the second day now. Shull said shipping from stores will make a big difference in regions around bases, which are often in more rural areas.

Expanding online shopping to all honorably discharged veterans is expected to add about $200 million annually within three years to the $8.3 billion in sales the Exchanges generated last year.

Adding those shoppers, what Shull called “the foundation of our growth,” is critical to help offset the 13 percent decline in the number of active-duty Army and Air Force soldiers since 2011 when the Exchange generated $10.3 billion revenue.

“It’s a modest benefit, but it can save you thousands of dollars a year,” said Shull, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy who served in the Army for a decade before starting a retail career at chains including Macy’s.

Former Marine Forrest Cornelius was among the first to sign up at the verification website when it launched in June, and got a chance to start shopping early to test it out. The 51-year-old was impressed by the site and a deal he found on Ray-Ban sunglasses.

“The biggest thing is price. They’re always going to be a little bit cheaper,” said Cornelius, who lives in Dallas.

But competing on price in today’s retail environment is increasingly difficult, said Edward Jones analyst Brian Yarbrough. Just look at how much trouble Walmart has competing with Amazon, he said, because Walmart has the fixed costs associated with its stores.

“To think you’re going to compete on price, you’re going to have a hard time there,” he said.

Under Shull’s leadership, the Exchange stores have traded their industrial feel and reliance on off-brand merchandise for a more modern look featuring well-known labels.

Two-thirds of the main Exchange store at Offutt Air Force Base resembles any department store, with prominent displays of name-brand makeup, Nike fitness gear and Carter’s clothes for kids. The rest is filled with the kind of electronics, appliances, housewares and toys found at Walmart or Sears, with major brands in every section.

The Exchanges don’t pay rent for their military base locations, and the government transports some of their supplies and goods to far-flung locations, but otherwise they operate mostly like an independent retailer. Roughly two-thirds of the employees are family members of soldiers or airmen.

The Exchange, which is part of the Defense Department, reported earnings of $384 million last year. That’s a sharp contrast from five years ago when Shull arrived to projections of $180 million in losses.

Of last year’s profit, $225 million was returned to the defense department to help pay for quality-of-life programs on bases like child development and fitness centers. Besides the main stores, the Exchanges also operate more than 70 movie theaters and bring in franchise restaurants and other vendors for the shopping malls it operates on bases.

Shull feels those are good reasons for the new online shopping privileges to draw veterans to do their shopping there.

“Veterans value the cost savings and what they can do to support the military,” he said.


'Best City In The World' 2016 Goes To...Charleston, SC

'Best City In The World' 2016 Goes To...Charleston, SC

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Abberly at West Ashley Apartments, Charleston, SCCharleston, South Carolina. According to Travel + Leisure magazine, “Charleston is a remarkably dynamic place, so it’s no surprise that it has achieved its highest ranking ever in our survey as the year's best city in the world.”

It’s the first time a U.S. city has received the top honor, but Charleston ranked No. 2 in 2015 and has been ranked the No. 1 city in the U.S. and Canada for four years running. As scored by Travel + Leisure readers, Charleston received its top-ranked status based on six categories: sights/landmarks, culture/arts, restaurants/food, people/friendliness, shopping and value.

Here are some of the top reasons why families move to Charleston, SC.

Lower cost of living

People don’t think of Baltimore as being an expensive city, but it is. No, it’s not as expensive as some of its Northeast rivals, D.C., Philly, New York or Boston, but relative to most of the country, it ain’t cheap. The move to Charleston enabled us to buy the nicest home we’d ever lived in for meaningfully less money. (I must disclaim, however, that as Charleston’s status as a world-class city becomes more well-known, the flood of new residents has closed the gap between Charm City and my hometown, but those from D.C., New York, Boston or Southern California would still find it a bargain.)

Slower pace of life

Yes, Southern hospitality is a real thing, as Travel + Leisure found, with eight of its top 12 best U.S. cities located in the Southeast or Southwest. But Charleston and the surrounding area is also marked by the lesser-known and still elusive “Lowcountry lifestyle.” It’s better felt than explained, but this outsider notes a more deliberate (not “slower”) pace of life with a heightened appreciation for the natural beauty of the region and an emphasis on relationships. Busyness is more a sign of misplaced priorities than a badge of honor here, while a turning tide or spontaneous happy hour are entirely responsible reasons to reschedule a conference call.

The Reason We’ll Stay In Charleston:

In short, it has exceeded our high expectations. Yes, the well-preserved Colonial downtown with an outsized cultural scene nestled among three rivers, countless tidal creeks and several vibrant beach communities is likely what puts it on the world’s map. But the place is far outshined by its people—a confluence of those who exhibit Lowcountry ideals and those in search of just such substance.

Marcel Proust said, “The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”

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


Charleston, SC: Attracting Millennials

Charleston, SC: Attracting Millennials

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Abberly at West Ashley Apartments, Charleston, SCThey're doing it with jobs, great food, and free transportation.

Millennials don't just flock to cities with the most avocado toast or best WiFi. Access to great jobs, easy transportation, fun things to do are far more important.

A city has to have an identity, be marketed just as well as a pair of shoes and make potential new residents want to wear that brand everywhere they go. Your city should inspire people as much as a YETI cooler.

I've never met a person that just owns a YETI. It's a lifestyle. They have to put stickers on their Jeep that tell other people that they really, really enjoy cold and/or hot beverages. If you bring an average beverage holder they look at you like you're from 1917.

A generation ago, the Bay Area, Austin, Seattle, Charlotte, and a few others grew rapidly.

What locations will attract this new generation? Charleston, SC makes the list of four cities that are making specific moves to attract Millennials:

3. Charleston, South Carolina

Millennials are flocking to this coastal and culturally-rich metro. "Charleston's Millennial population grew by 48 percent (2000-2016) making it one of the top Millennial magnets in the nation (outpacing the U.S. at 11 percent growth)," wrote Claire Gibbons, director of global marketing and communications at the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, in an email.

This Southern community is consistently ranked one of the best cities in the world thanks to its beautiful beaches, historic architecture, thriving creative culture, and cluster of James Beard-worthy restaurants.

Charleston's rapidly growing tech scene--250-plus tech companies--is adding jobs that offer the opportunity to do cutting-edge work all while balancing surfing lunches, bringing your dog to work, and more. To match Millennials to the 22,000 new jobs the region expects over the next two years, Charleston launched Charleston Open Source to build national awareness and plug people into local jobs.

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



Charleston, SC: Best Small City in US 2017

Charleston, SC: Best Small City in US 2017

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Abberly at West Ashley Apartment, Charleston, SCCondé Nast Traveler readers cast hundreds of thousands of votes for their favorite cities in the U.S. in the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards survey. This roundup features the country's smaller metropolises, with populations under one million. And First on the list of the top 15 is...

1/15: Charleston, South Carolina

With its beautiful gardens, vibrantly painted Georgian houses along Rainbow Row, and carriages clacking across cobblestone streets, Charleston remains one of the country’s most charming cities. Underneath its sleepy veneer, the city is known for its dynamic food scene—where destination dining reflects its English, French, and West African roots—along with a thriving theater scene, bustling King Street, and historic City Market. Come evening, stroll along The Battery and take it all in.

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


Charleston, SC: 10 Things To Do This Fall

Charleston, SC: 10 Things To Do This Fall

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Abberly at West Ashley Apartments, Charleston, SCIf you live in an apartment in Charleston, SC, here are some must-adds for your fall to-do list.

October has arrived! Besides the great weather that fall brings, the season also brings a lot of fun fall activities along with it. Here are 10 things to do in Charleston this October.

1. Boone Hall Fright Nights

In the spirit of Halloween, a visit to Boone Hall is a must. That is, if you love haunted houses and being scared out of your mind! During October Boone Hall is transformed into a spooky haunted mansion. They have four different attractions, including a super creepy hayride. On top of the Fright Nights, they also have a killer maze and pumpkin patch open during the day.

2. Legare Farms Pumpkin Patch

This may be a little basic, but it is the epitome of a fall fun. Legare Farms is one of the oldest working farms in the nation, established in 1725. On top of having an extremely popular pumpkin patch, they also have a series of mazes that are super fun as well. What are you waiting for? Go pick some pumpkins, take them home to decorate and sip your pumpkin spice latte while watching "Halloweentown" on Disney. Fall perfection.

3. Fall Carriage Ride

Charleston is known for their horse-drawn carriage rides. Yes, it is a major tourist attraction, but sometimes it's nice to be a tourist in your own town. Taking a carriage ride this month is a nice and easy way to really enjoy the changes of the season -- the colors of the leaves and the nice fall breeze.

4. Ghost Tours

Ghost tours are also pretty popular among tourists visiting Charleston, but it's oh-so-Halloween and super informative! It's a great way to learn about the many legends haunting the Holy City. There are many different tours to choose from with different themes. One of the most popular ghost tours in Charleston is the Haunted Jail Tour. It was built in 1802, and it's amazing that most of its structures remain the same! It is known to be one of the creepiest of the many ghost tours.

5. Boneyard Beach

Boneyard Beach, or Bull Island Ferry, is a cool place to visit in general. Not only that, but the atmosphere of this beach in the fall is quite enchanting. It's the perfect place for a fall stroll and you are guaranteed to take some great photos. It's one and a half miles of cedar and oak trees stuck in the shore of the beach, and bleached by the sun. There is also no sign of civilization from the shoreline, which makes for an eerie experience.

6. Camping at James Island County Park

Fall, in my opinion, is the best season for camping. James Island County Park is a fantastic place to camp if you aren't looking to drive outside of the low country. They have kayak, paddle boat and bike rentals, as well as several scenic trails for walking, running and biking. They also have a dog park and a disc golf course. Did I mention they have wall climbing? James Island County Park is home to South Carolina's tallest outdoor climbing wall.

7. Kudu Coffee Dates

Kudu Coffee on Vanderhorst Road in downtown Charleston is known for its quaint and cozy atmosphere. It's a great place to get a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate on a chilly or rainy fall day. They also host live music on the weekends, and the pastries are to die for. Plus, they have cute outdoor seating for the warmer days. It might be fall, but it is still Charleston.

8. Citadel Football Games

Fall wouldn't be fall without college football! The Citadel's Johnson Hagood football stadium is situated conveniently in downtown Charleston.

9. Greek Fall Festival

Festivals are always a must. The Greek festival is a tradition in Charleston that brings great food, music and culture to the city. There is always something for everyone at the Greek festival.

10. Murder Mystery Cruise

Who doesn't enjoy playing dress up every once in awhile? Departing from the City Marina, this unique cruise transforms into a 1920s themed speakeasy. It's very much like a big game of "Clue." Dinner is included. Food is always a plus!


Apartments in Charleston, SC offer Luxury and Location

Apartments in Charleston, SC offer Luxury and Location

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Abberly West Ashley, Charleston, SCIf you are looking for a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment in Charleston, SC, stop your search at Abberly West Ashley Apartments.

Abberly West Ashley is located just off I526 and HWY 17 and our enviable location provides great access to all major thoroughfares, local services, and attractions including: Charleston International Airport, Boeing, Tanger Outlets, Citadel Mall, colleges and universities, beaches, and Historic Downtown Charleston. Abberly West Ashley offers you a remarkable and modern living experience. Each apartment home includes a washer and dryer, energy efficient appliances, unique open floor plans, and screened outdoor living space. As a resident, you will also have exclusive access to the 24-hour cardio and strengthening studio, business technology lounge, billiards room, and social hot spot with flat screen TVs for your viewing and entertainment pleasure!

You can choose from a number of innovatively designed floor plans in our prestigious community. Our spacious apartments in Charleston, SC are the perfect choice. Surrounded by delightful landscapes and things to do, you will find an apartment to reflect your lifestyle.

At Abberly West Ashley we have apartments designed for your lifestyle. In addition to the community we offer, our location is premier because of its quick access to downtown Charleston and major highways.

For more information on making Abberly West Ashley your home, contact us.


Luxurious One Bedroom Apartments in Charleston, SC

Luxurious One Bedroom Apartments in Charleston, SC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Abberly West Ashley, Charleston, SCSouth Carolina is a very popular area to visit and to live. Regularly receiving accolades as a wonderful place to retire, packed with wonderful small towns, an area where your money can go farther, and surrounded by beautiful beaches. In fact, South Carolina has a warm climate and so much to do. Charleston, SC is a is a beautiful and classy area with low country towns surrounding it. Some of the best southern food in the south at your fingertips and overflowing with southern charm, people from all over love their decision to move here.

If you are looking for a one bedroom apartment in Charleston, SC look no further than Abberly West Ashley. These apartment homes have distinctive architecture and exclusive amenities. There are 4 styles of one bedroom apartments with luxury apartment community amenities.

Abberly West Ashely is in the heart of Charleston’s prestigious West Ashley neighborhood. Get a taste of the south with a built in community. This is a distinctive living environment custom made for those seeking unmatched apartment amenities, spacious and inviting floor plans, and the dedication of a committed management team.

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


Moving to Charleston, South Carolina

Moving to Charleston, South Carolina

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Abberly at West Ashley, Charleston, SCCharleston, SC is an easy city to live in. With its historical architecture, mild temperatures, amazing restaurants and sophisticated culture, it's no surprise that people come from all over the world to enjoy a little slice of Southern charm and live the Charleston lifestyle.

Where to Live

Getting Away From Downtown. While Charleston is best known for the historic downtown area, there are plenty of areas just a few minutes away with homes more reasonably priced. James Island, Johns Island, West Ashley, North Charleston and Mount Pleasant are all within a 10-minute drive from downtown.

Finding Fun

Fishing. Charleston is surrounded by water, and you can spot sailboats out in the harbor on any day of the week. There’s a large sport-fishing community as well, where some do it for fun while others make their living on the water running charter boat fishing trips. There are still families of shrimpers and fishermen who provide their catch to markets and restaurants. Serving local seafood is a point of pride for Charleston restaurants, and they do their part to support the local economy. Besides, fresh seafood just tastes better.

Getting Active. Charleston is a great place to run or ride your bike with great views of the water — from the Battery to Waterfront Park. A new pedestrian and cycling lane was added to the new Cooper River Bridge and is now used every day by locals and tourists alike. The bridge connects the city of Charleston to the town of Mount Pleasant with a 2.7-mile route each way over Charleston Harbor.

A Golfer's Paradise. The mild climate in Charleston is perfect for playing golf and tennis all year, and there are many public and private golf courses and tennis courts. In 2010, Charleston was even named the USTA’s “Best Tennis Town,” beating larger cities such as Atlanta and Richmond.

In Charleston, there is always something going on. World-class festivals like the Southeastern Wildlife Expo, the Wine and Food festival, Charleston Fashion Week, the Family Circle Tennis Cup and the Spoleto Festival, USA, attract thousands from across the U.S. and other countries. In Charleston, there’s really no “off” season. Easy waterfront access makes fishing a way of life for many Charleston locals.

Cost of Living

Smart Spending. Charleston boasts great restaurants, beautiful nearby beaches and a wide array of outdoor activities. But taking part in all the city has to offer isn't cheap. Eating out and paying to park really adds up, so you can cut costs by living, shopping and eating in neighborhoods away from the peninsula.

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Charleston, SC: Where So Many People Want to Live!

Charleston, SC: Where So Many People Want to Live!

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Abberly West Ashley, Charleston, SCWhether it be a searing hot job market, affordable housing, or a booming entertainment scene, there are cities that are best cities to move to in 2017.

Looking to move? Look no further. The best cities of 2017 are the perfect storm of fun and economics. Whether it be a searing hot job market, affordable housing, or a booming entertainment scene, Charleston is one of the best cities to move to in 2017.

Charleston, SC

When you think “quaint,” think Charleston. From horse-drawn carriages to antebellum houses, this cobblestone-ridden city is home to thriving businesses and nautical entertainment. “Everything you’ve heard is true.”

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