Welcome to Joint Base Charleston
So, you’ve received orders for Charleston, South Carolina? What’s next? You get your current house on the market, get it sold and move into temporary housing and live in a suitcase until your next home in Charleston, SC is all yours to move into.
Looking at homes on the MLS on the computer can be a little deceiving, because you don’t know what’s next door or even inside the neighborhood. Read about the Top Ten Neighborhoods for Joint Base Charleston in Dorchester Road Corridor. Start building a relationship with your Realtor early enough in the process so you feel like you’re dealing with someone that’s going to steer you straight…someone that listens and asks questions instead of trying to impress you with their knowledge. There are plenty of nice communities less than ten minutes from Joint Base Charleston with Dorchester II and Hanahan schools. Visit myscschools.com to check your facts about local schools.
Finding your home should take only two to three days with the right Realtor and you should be able to close in two to three weeks, depending on how quickly you get your lender all the information they need. If they already have all your documentation, they all you have to do is get your insurance written, transfer your utilities, and show up on closing day with a check and ID. In South Carolina, when you go to closing, the seller gets their check, the buyer gets the keys, and you can go home and start unpacking that day.
Renting vs. Buying: The appreciation rate is pretty healthy in Charleston, so the bottom line is, if you can buy, you should. Talk to the person that does your taxes about the tax advantages of home ownership.
Congratulations on your upcoming move to Charleston. If you haven’t been stationed here before, you’re in for a real treat. If you have, then we don’t have to tell you how great it is to live in Charleston, SC.
Joint Base Charleston, SC
Installation Info: Zip Code: 29404, Area Code: 843, DSN: 673
A crucial link in force projection for the Air Mobility Command, the Charleston, South Carolina Air Force Base is a medium-size installation housing the 437th Airlift Wing. Team Charleston's mission is improving the global reach that makes the U.S. Air Force the most effective in the world.
On 3,500 acres within the North Charleston city limits, the base is 10 miles from downtown Charleston. As flying grew in popularity, regular air flights started in 1928 in Charleston. In 1941 the Army Air Corps took control of the field for use in anti-sunmarine missions. A clinic and the Charleston Naval Hospital provide health care.Base recreational opportunities include: bowling; pool; sport and fitness center; aero club; youth center; and tennis courts.
Directions to Joint Base Charleston
ACCESS TO INSTALLATION: BY CAR: Joint Base Charleston is located 10 miles northwest of the city of Charleston; it is part of the city of North Charleston. It is nestled between US Interstate 26 and Dorchester Road (SC Highway 642). The gates are staffed by Security Forces 24 hours.
BY PLANE: Joint Base Charleston and the Charleston International Airport jointly use the runways. After landing, take a short taxi ride around the airport to a base gate.
BY TRAIN OR BUS: One commercial bus line serves the Charleston area. There are two terminals; one in downtown Charleston and the other in North Charleston. Amtrack also serves the Lowcountry, and the station is located about three miles from the base in North Charleston.
TAXI service is available from all three stations. 100% ID check is required. Due to security issues, only taxi drivers with a valid Department of Defense ID card will be permitted to enter the base so be sure to ask for a driver that has an ID card.
Joint Base Charleston does not have a shuttle bus service. However, the Base Transportation Office may be able to provide transportation for official business in certain circumstances, i.e., members in TDY status, air crews.
Military Homes Charleston
We specialize in helping military families enjoy a smooth PCS in and out of Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Buying and selling your home is one of the biggest events of your life. As your trusted Charleston Real Estate Professional, we are 100% committed to helping you the best way we can when you buy or sell your home. We have a passion for helping people, and we love what we do – call 843-410-8014 or email today!