At Kenton Selvey Real Estate we have a deep affinity and understanding of the Lowcountry. We specialize in finding luxury homes for our clients, providing the highest quality “white glove” service to buyers relocating to Charleston. We not only love our hometown and it’s rich history, we know it's legends and can’t wait to share them. We embrace Charleston’s rich traditions and unrivaled spirit and are passionate about helping buyers become a part of the Charleston we love.
We are experts at relocation. We know the stress that comes from relocating and we minimize it. We take the time to learn about our clients - and truly listen to their reasons for moving to the lowcountry. The more we know about your aspirations, lifestyle, community preferences, design tastes, and day-to day-needs, the faster we can match you to the perfect Charleston community and dream home.
No one knows the local real estate market better than we do - and that is essential given the many “micro-markets” in Charleston. We are constantly on top of market conditions, inventory, and sales trends and will provide you all of the information you need in order to make informed real estate decisions. And after you close on your new home our relationship will continue. Considering we have been a leading boutique real estate firm in Charleston since 1933, our company is uniquely positioned to help your relocation by providing local moving advice, searching for temporary rental properties if necessary, or connecting you with trusted companies to work with as you get your new household up and running. This isn’t just a transaction for us. We treat you like neighbors because it is our hope that one day you will be!
Established in 1933, William Means is one of the oldest real estate firms in Charleston. As a boutique firm – we are leaders in Charleston’s luxury real estate market. We consistently rank as a top real estate firm – with over $400 Million in annual company-wide sales at an average sales price of more than $1 Million. As Charleston’s exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, we have unparalleled access to affluent buyers and sellers across the globe and are uniquely positioned through our extensive marketing platforms to sell luxury properties worldwide.
Charleston is teeming with glorious white sandy beaches, marshes that are home to some of the most endearing and unique habitat and eclectic cuisines offered nowhere else on earth. It also offers a close-knit community of strangers who quickly become friends and neighbors, with a modern flair and convenience, while still maintaining its historical and artistic tradition.
Perhaps one of the biggest things that the lowcountry is famous for is there oysters! Every January, 65,000 plus pounds of oyster shells are brought in to feast off of. There is also live music, and fun activities to engage in, live oyster shucking and oyster eating contests. Held at Boone Hall Plantation, stop by to watch some of Charleston’s finest chefs have a great oyster bake-off.
February is when the Southeastern wildlife exposition kicks off. More than 120 local artists and over 350 exhibitors join to demonstrate and exhibit their goods. There are wildlife exhibitions and demonstrations and interactive fun galore.
The lowcountry is also famous for its unique and exotic cuisine. The festival held in March is a four-day event hosting more than 50 various events including a wine tasting, a Gospel Brunch, an auction and a Sip and Stroll walk.
One thing that Charleston is most famous for is the city’s rich history and old Southern charm. Located in the midst of the Historic District is a series of events and award winning tours that run from the end of March until late April. The tour showcases the distinctive history, architecture, games and culture of Charleston’s past and present.
The Cooper River Bridge Run is held typically either in late March or early April of the year. The participation rate continues to climb, but in the past, has been somewhere around forty thousand runners. The event also has a 10k run/walk and the course crosses over the Cooper River via the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. The starting gate is in Mount Pleasant and runners make their way all the way to downtown Charleston, taking in all the best sites and sounds of the city in transit.
The Summerville Flowertown Festival is a three-day event held in the spring and it is run through the Summerville Family YMCA. Event goers get to peruse through the flowers and experience the old Southern hospitality as they check out crafts from local artists around the Southeast.
Going strong since 1977, a 17 day festival hosts over 120 various music and dance performers showing off their spectacular talents.
Created in 1977, The City of Charleston’s Piccolo Spoleto festival holds events for 17 days at different locations around the Charleston area. The festivities primarily feature performers and artists coming from all around the Southeast.
What better way is there to celebrate the Fourth of July than on board one of the most historical worships in America. Climb about the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point, located in Mount Pleasant and have a front row seat to watch the fireworks set off accompanied by amazing music, all from the flight deck.
One thing that Charleston is most famous for is the city’s rich history and old Southern charm. Located in the midst of the Historic District is a series of events and award-winning tours that run from the end of March until late April. The tour showcases the distinctive history, architecture, games, and culture of Charleston’s past and present.
In October, downtown Charleston, hosts a three-day event that showcases the very best of Lowcountry chefs and restaurants. The event is hosted by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association. Come by and sample some of the very best cuisine cooked up fresh by world-renowned chefs looking to earn their place among the winners of the Iron Chef Competition and Art Walk. It is definitely a must for Southern’s everywhere!
The James Island County Park will be lit up with over two million Christmas lights shining bright. There are also over 600 light displays. And once you reach the center, you might just get a glimpse of Santa who is making a list to check again twice before Christmas. The festival runs from November all the way until after the New Year.
I know what it means to call the Lowcountry home. And it’s my mission to help you call it home too. It’s why we work so hard to make your real estate dreams come true. It’s why we build relationships, not databases. It’s why we treat everyone like a neighbor, because it’s our intention that one day you will be.