The name "Ravenel" has long roots with origins in France before the 14th century. French emigres of this name from the noble family, Ravenel, came to America in the 1600s and established large plantations and had many illustrious descendants.
They lived in and around Charleston so it is probable that the town of Ravenel was derived from the family name and lands. Another significant part of the history of this area was the Stono slave Rebellion of 1739 which went badly for all concerned.
Now Ravenel, SC is a small town of over 2400 with all the small town amenities. The requisite large grocery store, fast food place, hardware, bank, car dealerships and various independent restaurants make it possible for residents to hunt and gather in their hometown. The large chain drugstore, post office, town hall, hair salon, U-Haul and florist round out the suppliers so that residents can obtain just about everything right in town.
Activities & Attractions
Homes in Ravenel SC are desirable not only for the conveniences nearby, but also for the short distance to the large city of Charleston. People have access to all the attractions of Charleston but not the big city hassles of residency. Small town life here is easier and quieter. Real estate in Ravenel SC is reasonable since it is not within the confines of Charleston.
The Caw Caw Nature and History Interpretive Center is close to town and provides educational programs in the environmental sciences as well as outdoor activities. A boardwalk through beautiful wetlands may offer glimpses of the wildlife in this habitat: waterfowl, otters, deer, alligators and Bald Eagles!
Another reason to look at real estate in Ravenel SC is its proximity to the beach. It is close enough to go there anytime; Ravenel is like a vacation spot with the comforts of home. The local fresh seafood restaurant features garlic crabs, so going to the city for great seafood is not necessary.
About 13 miles west of Charleston, Ravenel is within minutes of water parks and major shopping locations. The rich history of Charleston draws thousands of visitors all through the year and residents can take advantage of this or completely avoid it, so those who buy homes in Ravenel SC have the best of both worlds.
The annual Labor Day Music Festival at St. Paul's is a one-day venue for live music from 1:00-8:00 p.m. There are step dancing competitions and food and beverages. Dixie land and other music genres are featured.
Visit soon, especially if Charleston is a vacation or conference destination, and see what real estate in Ravenel SC has to offer.