DESIGN SPOTLIGHT: Pocket Neighborhoods

Sample Cottage for Earl's Court, Mount PleasantWe wanted to share with our readers a story that AARP recently wrote a on a new real estate development trend called pocket neighborhoods.  These neighborhoods are popping up all over the country and are usually defined as neighborhoods made up of smaller, cottage style homes on small, well-designed lots.  The neighborhoods are located close to urban centers (within walking distance of shops and restaurants) and emphasize community involvement by encouraging residents to get to know one anther.  We couldn’t love this idea more–and it is loosely the model that we’re basing Earl’s Court off of!  With its location in the heart of the Old Village, the homes are Earl’s Court will be located near parks, gathering spaces, shops and churches.  Stroll to nearby Shem Creek for lunch on the water, go for an evening jog on the Pitt Street Bridge or visit the weekly Farmers Market to pick up local fruits and vegetables for dinner.  It’s all within reach from Earl’s Court!  To read more on the concept of pocket neighborhoods as written by AARP, visit their website or for more information on Earl’s Court visit The Cassina Group.


Shem Creek, Mount Pleasant

One of the great things about living in the Old Village is that it is close to everything—including the laid-back and friendly Shem Creek area.  Located right off of Coleman Boulevard, Shem Creek is just a few minute’s walk from the new homes at Earl’s Court.  This unique area of Mount Pleasant offers ample dockside dining venues, unique shops and waterfront access.  Diners can delight in freshly caught seafood at one of the creek’s many restaurants or take in the sites of shrimp boats unloading their haul for the day, curious dolphins and other nautical creatures.

For boaters and those who love being on the water, Shem Creek also provides public access for kayakers, jet skiers and small watercraft. Once on the water, you are just minutes from the Charleston Harbor and the Cooper River!  The Town of Mount Pleasant also just recently completed Shem Creek Public Park which features public parking, restrooms, a 10’ wide boardwalk leading to a harbor viewing station, and a day dock with temporary moorage for recreational boaters.

Shem Creek is just one of the many highlights of the Old Village that you can enjoy from Earl’s Court!