There are many different paths to take when it comes to home buying, especially in the Charleston area. There are historic homes, fixer-uppers, and new construction homes in dynamic and vibrant communities. While Charleston and its surrounding areas have many housing options to choose from, a case can be made that new construction is convenient and reliable without sacrificing any of the southern charm. Communities such as Cane Bay, Nexton, and Carnes Crossroads incorporate the aesthetic appeal of the Charleston architecture while offering some of the top benefits inherent in new construction. In this blog, we’ll discuss some of these benefits to explain why new construction is essential for your new home, especially when buying in the Lowcountry.

Less Money Down the Line

One of the many reasons why we love Charleston is for its rich history. So much of the beauty of this southern city can be seen in its cobblestone streets and historic homes, some of which date back to the 1700s. What many of these older homes are lacking, however, is the infrastructure to support modern updates that are necessary for the present day. New construction means modern plumbing, appliances, and heating and air systems, which means you won’t have to worry about replacements for years.

This is especially important in the Lowcountry, where summers are long, hot, and humid, and where an effective air conditioning system is essential. Having all new elements in a home means that you will ultimately save money over time and avoid waking up to a faulty or broken appliance or system when you need it most.

Move-in Ready

If you’re ready to retire, you don’t want to have to wait another day before relishing in your newfound relaxation time. When choosing a new construction home, you can rest assured your move-in process will be as easy as possible. Not only do you eliminate the need for any extensive fixer-upper projects, but you can also have peace of mind knowing that all of the necessities, like the foundation and plumbing, will all be up to date.

Specifically Designed with You in Mind

One of the main aspects of each of our featured communities is they have designed all of their homes with you in mind. From spacious open floor plans to all of the finishing touches you could hope for, these homes are designed to be welcoming, easy to navigate, and conducive to the way you live your life. New construction also serves as a blank canvas for you to decorate the way you want. When you buy a new home, you’ll never have to deal with any bizarre details left behind by previous homeowners.

Energy Efficiency

Having a brand new HVAC system is always an added bonus, but in Charleston, it’s vital to have a fully functional, energy-efficient system in place. Many of the homes in the area, especially downtown, are equipped with older heating and cooling systems. Coupled with some spotty insulation and the occasional crooked foundation, not only can it make for some hot summers, but you may also be hit with an expensive utility bill.

With new construction, you can skirt this issue entirely. Our featured communities use the latest and most advanced building practices and construction materials as well as brand new energy systems. This combination offers homeowners the added benefit of lower monthly utility bills and a comfortable home temperature all year long.


55+ communities provide a wide range of features and amenities for their residents. In addition to brand new homes, many of our featured communities offer pools, clubhouses, walking trails, tennis and pickleball courts, and more. These activities, combined with a full social calendar of events, allow even out-of-towners the opportunity to move to Charleston and make instant lifelong friendships.

Contact the Martin Freeman Group

When it comes to low-maintenance Lowcountry living, the Martin Freeman Group is here for you. We know that there are endless benefits in choosing low maintenance living, and we’re here to work with you to find your perfect fit. If you are looking for a home in the Lowcountry with low maintenance living in a 55-plus community or have any questions about what the area has to offer, reach out to the Martin Freeman Group today.

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