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West Ashley

West Ashley

Welcome to West Ashley, Charleston’s vibrant and friendly community west of the Ashley River. Steeped in history and Southern charm, West Ashley offers a relaxed lifestyle with beautiful scenery, from the scenic Ashley River to the sprawling greenway. Discover a variety of neighborhoods, from quiet family-friendly enclaves to bustling areas filled with trendy restaurants and shops. Whether you’re seeking a charming historic home or a modern condo, West Ashley has something for everyone.

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Why West Ashley is loved by many

West Ashley, nestled along the banks of the beautiful Ashley River in Charleston, South Carolina, captivates the hearts of many with its natural charm and scenic beauty. Its lush landscapes, framed by moss-draped live oaks and swaying palmettos, create an idyllic setting that invites residents and visitors alike to immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature. The meandering waterways of the Ashley River weave through the area, offering opportunities for kayaking, fishing, and leisurely boat rides, providing a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Moreover, West Ashley boasts an abundance of parks and green spaces, providing residents with ample opportunities for outdoor recreation and relaxation. From the sprawling acres of Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, where one can explore the rich history of the region amidst pristine natural surroundings, to the scenic trails of West Ashley Park, perfect for hiking and picnicking, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this verdant oasis. Beyond its natural beauty, West Ashley also offers a close-knit community atmosphere, where neighbors come together to celebrate local festivals, support small businesses, and preserve the area’s cherished natural treasures, fostering a deep sense of belonging and appreciation for the land.


Best place to eat in West Ashley

Agaves Cantina

Welcome to the Agaves Cantina! Bringing you all the delicious flavors of Mexico. We use quality, fresh ingredients in all our dishes.

The Glass Onion

The Glass Onion is one of Charleston’s original home grown neighborhood-based, locally focused, all natural restaurants. Owner and Executive Chef Chris Stewart opened the restaurant in 2008 with fellow culinary colleagues. It was one of the first places in town to support local farmers and purveyors on almost every dish and drink on the menu. An eighth generation Alabama native, Stewart’s love and appreciation of southern food shows up throughout the menu which features comfort food and reflects his time growing up in Alabama, and his influences from experience in New Orleans and in the Lowcountry.

Betty Lou’s Bistro

Southern Influenced Cuisine

Our chefs take food seriously, not just themselves. Craft cocktails. Delicious dishes. All made from scratch. Fresh ingredients. Casual and family-friendly!

Best things to do in West Ashley

Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Journey from the past to the present and heritage to habitat at the Ravenel Caw Caw Interpretive Center. Rich in natural, cultural and historical resources, Caw Caw was once part of several rice plantations and home to enslaved Africans who applied their technology and skills in agriculture to carve the series of rice fields out of cypress swamps.


Caw Caw Interpretive Center is managed as a low-impact wildlife preserve.



  • Over six miles of trails with trail-side exhibits
  • Elevated boardwalks through wetlands
  • Environmental and social studies education programs from preschool through college level
  • Interpretive exhibits, displays, and programs
  • Former 18th and 19th century rice fields and one of the important sites of the Stono Rebellion
  • Thousands of naturalized tea plants from a 20th century tea farm
  • Birding hotspot for coastal South Carolina
  • Managed for waterfowl, songbirds, otters, deer, and more
  • Favored habitats for American Alligators, Swallow-tailed Kites, Bald Eagles, and others
  • Member of the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program

Charles Towne Landing

State Historic Site sits on a marshy point, located off the Ashley River, where a group of English settlers landed in 1670 and established what would become the birthplace of the South Carolina. Charles Towne Landing introduces visitors to the earliest colonial history of Charleston. Interact with hands-on exhibits in the Visitor Center, talk to knowledgeable staff members, and take an audio tour on the self-guided history trail.


Guests can step aboard and tour the Adventure, Charleston’s only 17th-century replica sailing ship, see cannons fired, or take a peek at otters, bears, bison and more at the Animal Forest natural habitat zoo. The grounds also include 80 acres of gardens, with an elegant live oak alley and the Legare Waring House. One of Charleston’s favorite sites for weddings and other special gatherings, the Legare Waring House combines historic charm with unique and flexible space—come see it for yourself!

Magnolia Planation and Gardens

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, on the banks of the Ashley River near Charleston, SC, is the Lowcountry’s oldest public attraction. It is a phenomenal horticultural destination, a significant historic and cultural site, and a place of unparalleled natural beauty. At Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, the show-stopping attraction is the romantic garden – and it has been for centuries. From the Audubon Swamp Garden to the historic River Walk, Magnolia has something for everyone. We invite you to stroll through these historic gardens, learn about the horticulture and nature thriving in the Lowcountry, survey the wildlife that call Magnolia home, and explore over 300 years of history.


Whether you’re visiting for the first time or your 100th time, we look forward to seeing you soon!

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