Ellen’s About Charleston Video Series

Ellen’s About Charleston Video Series

Have you considered moving to Charleston? Even the locals tend to forget the amazing features that Charleston, Mt Pleasant, Summerville, and the surrounding areas have. From gorgeous intercostal waterways to world class restaurants, Charleston has a little bit of something for everyone. Charleston, founded over 200+ years ago, has an extravagant amount of culture and history tied to it. Your weekend stroll through downtown or trip to a local plantation will allow you to spend an entire day or a few learning about some of the great people and events that happened right here.

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New Listing 3304 Billings

This awesome two bedroom townhome is in the Madison section of the popular Hamlin Plantation Community in Mt. Pleasant SC. It is in awesome condition and has a great screened porch overlooking a fenced in yard reminiscent of an English garden.

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Hi everyone, I have some very exciting news to share with you! Please listen to my brief video below to hear all about it. Have a wonderful day!

What's Up Charleston- March 30

Happy Easter! I hope that you all enjoy the weekend with your family and friends. The real estate market in Charleston continues to stay strong. Spring is the perfect time to make that MOVE! Click and SHARE my video to hear all about all the exciting events coming up in April. Are you planning on participating in the upcoming Cooper Bridge Run?

Neighborhood Spotlight- "Dunes West"- Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Today, I am highlighting another beauiful neighborhood in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Ideally situated along Wagner Creek and the Wando River lies the gorgeous gated community of Dunes West. Please watch and SHARE my video of this stunning neighborhood to discover all the "first class" amentities it has to offer. If you are interested in receiving more information on homes "for sale" in Dunes West or perhaps looking to sell your home, it would be my pleasure to assist you. Ellen O'Neil, Realtor of Distinction 843.300.8530

What's Up Charleston- March 23

Welcome Spring and an active real estate market! My Johns Island listing is "under contract" and we received full asking price with multiple offers. It's really a PERFECT time to buy or sell. I would be happy to assist you with any of your real estate needs. There's many events going on this weekend so click and SHARE my video to hear all about the happenings. Enjoy your weekend!

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Wow, it's sure to be a festive weekend with all the St. Patrick's Day celebrations going on around town. Check out my "What's Up Charleston" video below to hear more updates!

Market Report March 2018

Will your home continue to appreciate in value? Please click and share my "March 2018 Market Update" video below to hear what's happening in both the national and local real estate market. If you or anyone you know is looking to buy, sell or invest in real estate it would be my pleasure to assist you. www.EllenOneilRealty.com

What's Up Charleston-March 9

Please click and share my video below to hear about all the fun events going on this weekend. Also, learn more about my "new listing" in beautiful Johns Island. Enjoy your weekend!

2085 Chilhowee Video

"Just Listed" in beautiful Johns Island!! This affordable ranch style home is 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths in the popular Staffordshire neighborhood. Don't miss this one at $239,000. If you or anyone is interested, please call me at 843-300-8530 for further details.

Showcase Neighborhood Series- Park West Video

Please enjoy my new video series on showcasing neighborhoods around Mount Pleasant. My hope is that you get a feel for the neighborhood as well as, learn some important facts about what they offer to prospective home buyers/sellers from schools, restaurants and shopping options. I will begin my series in the "Parkwest" neighborhood as this is where we purchased our first home when we moved here from Connecticut. For any of your real estate needs, please contact me at 843-300-8530 it would be a pleasure to assist you. www.EllenOneilRealty.com


Today, I share the final video in my series about my favorite places in Mt. Pleasant. This particular place is truly awesome- Waterfront Park. This is a fantastic place for families to come for playing, walking, taking in some of the greatest views, and even to go fishing! Check out this video about Waterfront Park, and make it your business to get there for an upcoming festival or on an ordinary day to make it an extraordinary day! I hope you have enjoyed my videos all month and it has been a pleasure to share them with you.


Do you ever have a night where you just don't want to cook? Tonight we hit one of our favorite Mexican restaurants in Mt. Pleasant, Guadalajara. This is affordable and we always get good food (and a lot of it!) When you steal away for a casual bite to eat where do you like to go??

Ravenel Bridge

Well, if you look at my company website it will be no surprise that the Ravenel Bridge is one of my favorite places in Mt. Pleasant. It is my feel good place because I am either heading into Historic Downtown Charleston or back to Mt. Pleasant! That's a win-win! Actually this bridge is immense and stunning. The views from the bridge are a sight to behold. On a side note, if you enjoy the rigor of walking, running or biking on a hill, this is your only option in town! Check it out. Anyone participating in the Cooper River Bridge Run in April??

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It's that time of year in Charleston- OYSTER ROAST Season! I went to a great Oyster Roast at The Rusty Rudder, another favorite spot in Mt. Pleasant! We had oysters that were harvested only a few hours earlier right up the road in Bulls Bay and they were awesome! Their oyster roasts are every Saturday from 3-7, but check out this restaurant ANYTIME! I really like the outdoor area, live music and overall relaxed vibe. Have you checked out the Rusty Rudder yet?

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Palmetto Islands State Park is one of my favorite places in Mount Pleasant!

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Coming to you just in time for the weekend... Check out Ghost Monkey Brewery! It’s one of my favorite places in Mt. Pleasant and my video shows why.

Tavern and Table

One of my favorite waterfront restaurants in Mt. Pleasant is Tavern & Table. It’s located right on Shem Creek and has a casual rustic-chic feel to it. They have a great menu that offers many locally sourced items. It’s a fabulous place to come for lunch, dinner or happy hour. They also have a room that’s available for private parties. My favorite part of this restaurant is the large covered waterfront deck overlooking picturesque Shem Creek. If you haven’t been definitely go check it out! Let me know what you like best about it?


One of my favorite restaurants in Mt. Pleasant is Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill. This is such a great place to come to if you’re in the mood for sushi. It has one of the most extensive sushi selections that I’ve ever seen. It also offers other authentic Japanese cuisine. It's open for both lunch and dinner and offers indoor and outdoor seating plus it's super family friendly! Oh yes, it’s also a great place to meet up with your friends. Fuji offers weekly specials and an amazing happy hour from 4-7pm. Go check it out and see why it’s one of my favorites! Anyone have a recommendation of what sushi roll to try next time I go eat at Fuji?


My favorite place for salads in Mt. Pleasant is definitely Verde! Verde is locally owned and features fresh salads and wraps. The employees are super friendly and it’s such an uplifting environment to be in. You can select from one of their amazing signature salads or build-your-own. It’s healthy food that’s fast and fresh. Plus, they offer four locations convenient to your area. Hands down, my favorite salad is the Mesa Verde. What salad or wrap do you love the most?

Coastal Crust

One of my favorite spots in Mt. Pleasant to go for mouthwatering pizza and a cool vibe is Coastal Crust. It’s located in a quaint old house tucked away behind Vintage Coffee on Coleman Blvd. They offer wood-fired pizzas, salads, craft beers and wine. They also have a large outdoor patio for dining and it’s super kid friendly. Don’t forget to inquire about their 1950’s restored Coastal Crust Truck it houses a wood-fired pizza oven as well as beer taps that can be rented out for private catering events. How fun is that! Tell me what's your favorite pizza at Coastal Crust?

Vintage Coffee

One of my favorite places in Mt. Pleasant to grab a coffee, relax and meet up with friends is Vintage Coffee & Cafe. It’s in such an adorable bungalow type setting with both indoor and outdoor seating. They offer amazing coffee brews and lattes as well as a variety of lighter breakfast and lunch options. Have you been to Vintage Coffee yet? If so, what’s your favorite coffee drink?

Half Moon Outfitters

If you’re looking for outdoor gear head over to another one of my favorite places in Mt. Pleasant, Half Moon Outfitters located on Coleman Blvd. They carry both men and women’s outdoor clothing jackets, shirts, pants and cool accessories. Also, their selection of footwear is amazing! Don’t forget to go upstairs and check out their awesome display of outdoor gear such as stand up paddle boards and kayaks. Whether your looking for hiking boots or a new surfboard Half Moon Outfitters is the place to go! What’s your favorite outdoor activity?


My favorite place to shop for beer and wine in Mt. Peasant is Bottles Beverage Superstore. They carry a superior selection of spirits, wines, and import, craft and domestic beers at discounted prices. They also conduct in-store “tastings” to promote their newest products. The staff is extremely well educated and always seems to recommend the perfect beverage to fit your needs. What’s your favorite beverage of choice?

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

One of my favorite places to go to when I am hungry in Mt. Pleasant is Tropical Smoothie Cafe. It’s great food made with healthier ingredients. They offer delicious customized smoothies, wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads and salads. If you haven’t been come check out its fun and relaxing atmosphere with tasty fresh food. My favorite smoothie is the AVOCOLADA. What’s yours?

Whole Foods

Another favorite place of mine in Mt. Pleasant is Whole Foods Market! It’s no wonder why it’s been named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store”. It offers something for everyone from healthy eating and organic products to self serve items and prepared foods. It’s a perfect healthy alternative choice for a Grab & Go lunch or dinner. What are some of your “GO TO” items at Whole Foods to buy?

January 2018 Market Update

Ellen O'Neil, Real Estate Broker and Owner of Ellen O'Neil Realty in Charleston, SC provides an overview of the real estate market, both nationally and locally, for viewers. This video is released mid month each month.

Steven Shell

Steven Shell is a favorite place of mine in Mt. Pleasant for unique and amazing home decor! You can get so many ideas for decorating your home by just walking around the store. Choose from cool lighting fixtures, distinctive furniture pieces, home accessories and unique gift ideas. In addition, their personalized and friendly customer service can't be beat. Let me know if you've had the opportunity to visit here and if so what was your favorite purchase from there?

Clean Eatz in Mt. Pleasant, SC

This restaurant exists to encourage healthy eating and an overall healthy lifestyle! The location is very convenient, and so are their meal plans! You can enjoy their delicious salads, wraps, sandwiches and smoothies in their cool restaurant OR you can take advantage of their meal plans. They will prepare meals and all you have to do is reheat them- making mid week healthy eating a snap! I love Clean Eatz and I bet you will too.

Loy Harn Jewelers in Mt. Pleasant, SC

Loy Harn is a local jewelry shop with quality jewelry and gifts. They also do an incredible job with repairs. This is a place where you can trust that quality work will be done. Check out their shop located on Rt. 17 near 526 in the shopping plaza beside Office Depot.

Phillips Shoes in Mt. Pleasant, SC

Phillip's Shoes has a wonderful selection of high quality shoes for both men and women. The staff is particularly knowledgeable and can help you find the right shoe based on your needs.

Boone Hall Farms Market in Mt. Pleasant, SC

This traditional market is of course full of the freshest produce from the farm, but it is so much more than that. Inside you will feel like you have traveled back in time to your neighborhood market. There are specialty food items, gifts, and a huge wine selection. In addition you will see a cafe serving lunch and dinner and do not forget to check out the dessert case! Stop by the butcher's case to check out the choice cuts of beef and more. This place is worth the trip wherever you are coming from!

Towne Centre is one of my favorite places in Mount Pleasant.

The Towne Centre in Mount Pleasant is definitely one of my favorite places! It's an open-air shopping center that can be easily enjoyed throughout the year. It offers a mix of national, regional and local retailers as well as a unique assortment of casual to more upscale restaurants. In addition, it also boasts a 16 screen movie theatre. Go visit all that the Towne Centre has to offer and you too will see why it made a spot of my "favorite places". Happy Shopping!!

Park West Neighborhood in Mt. Pleasant SC

In this video Ellen O'Neil of Ellen O'Neil Realty in Charleston, SC shares why she loves the Park West community in Mt. Pleasant, SC. This is an all inclusive neighborhood with schools, shopping, offices, recreation and amenities.

Laurel Hill County Park, Mt. Pleasant, SC

I really enjoy spending time on the trails at Laurel Hill County Park in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Great for walking, jogging, and biking with friends, family and even the dog(s)! One thing I really like is the fact that the tall trees provide plenty of shade so you can enjoy the trails even in the dog days of summer!

Nadeau In Mt Pleasant, SC

One of my favorite spots in Mt. Pleasant to find cool furniture and home decor is Nadeau! You will find some of the most unique pieces and have fun visualizing your home's transformation! This location on Johnny Dodds Blvd in Mt. Pleasant is relatively new- and it is bigger than the one before! Check out this video for a sneak peek and then go see it for yourself! What piece of furniture could you use in your home right now? Leave a comment below.

Trader Joe's Mt. Pleasant, SC

We are so lucky to have a Trader Joe's Market in Mt. Pleasant, SC. This is a fantastic store where you can buy fresh, organic foods without breaking the bank! Take a look at this store and hear about my favorite things to buy.

The Crescent Olive in Mt. Pleasant SC

There are many specialty shops throughout Mt. Pleasant, The Crescent Olive being one of my go to places! We love the variety of delicious premium and flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars. With healthy cooking in mind, this place will inspire you for sure! The staff here are very knowledgeable people who will share lots of suggestions, and did I mention the TASTINGS? So good! Check out the Crescent Olive in Seaside Shopping Center, one of my FAVORITE places in Mt. Pleasant!

Ellen's About Charleston Episode 5 Christmas in Charleston

There is nothing short of magnificent when it comes to Christmas in Charleston. Take a look at the beautiful sights in and around Charleston, including historic Downtown Charleston, Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods, and the Mt. PleasantTown Centre Shopping Area. This is sure to get you into the holiday spirit any time of the year!

Pitt Street Bridge in Mt. Pleasant, SC

A favorite place of mine in Mt. Pleasant is the park at the Pitt Street Bridge. It is a fantastic place to take the family, to walk the dog, or go jogging and capitalize on the AMAZING VIEWS! You are surrounded by water views including the Charleston Harbor and views of the Charleston Peninsula. You can see the Ravenel Bridge (into Charleston) and the Ben Sawyer Bridge (drawbridge connecting Mt. Pleasant to Sullivan's Island). You overlook the Intracoastal Waterway as you look out to Sullivan's Island and lots of marshland, too. This is a great place to meet like minded people whether you are a fitness enthusiast, dog owner, or just love the beautiful scenery of our coastal community.

LaPizzeria Italian Restaurant in Mt. Pleasant, SC

If you are looking for authentic Italian and are anywhere near Mt. Pleasant, SC then look no more! Check out LaPizzeria Restaurant at 976 Houston Northcutt near W. Coleman Blvd. The owner is from Italy and imports a variety of the pasta, recipe ingredients, and nearly all of the delicious desserts from Italy. You can taste the difference! They have amazing pasta dishes and fantastic pizza including hard to find Neapolitan style. Save room for dessert, even if you have to share.

Tidal Grounds Coffee Shop in Mt. Pleasant, SC

Tidal Grounds Coffee Shop in Mt. Pleasant, SC is one of my favorite coffee shops. I love the coffee and cappuccino and the staff is always great at making recommendations. If you have a sweet tooth you will have plenty of options with a wide variety of baked goods to choose from, or my suggestion is to try their quiche of the day. The interior is very cozy and makes for a great place to read, get some work done (free wifi) or meet with a friend or business client. Check out Tidal Grounds located in Mt. Pleasant at the corner of Rt. 17 and Rt. 41 behind CVS. You won't be disappointed!

Wando River in Mt. Pleasant, SC

The Wando River leads to the Cooper River and Charleston Harbor in Mt. Pleasant and Charleston, SC. There are many beautiful communities with riverfront properties along the Wando River. Residents and visitors can enjoy boat rides, tubing, water skiing and swimming all along the river. This video shows the beautiful Wando River after an unusual snow event in early January 2018 giving viewers an unusual perspective of the scenic waterway.

308 McCormick St Mt Pleasant, SC - 3D Virtual Tour - click below

(3D Tour http://bit.ly/EllenOneil-1) This Mount Pleasant, SC home sits on nearly a HALF acre in Old Village - almost unheard of. Home is in mint condition, professionally landscaped yard and in a neighborhood that has it all- walk to Pitt St. Bridge, a block from Alhambra Hall, golf cart ride to the restaurants at Shem Creek. Check out this incredible 3D Virtual Tour! http://bit.ly/EllenOneil-1

2052 Kings Gate Lane, Dunes West Listing in Mt Pleasant, SC

Contact me today to see this beautiful home in Dunes West. Let us make you a new home owner as we work to make this or any other home buying transaction go as smoothly as possible! This listing is great for relocation into the Charleston Area or as a dream home with great curb appeal and little maintenance!

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1682 Camfield Lane in Ellington Woods at Dunes West in Mt. Pleasant, SC

Ellen's About Charleston EPISODE 4 Farmers Market

Every Saturday visitors and residents look forward to an incredible farmers market located at Marion Square in historic downtown. More than 100 vendors are there to share their fresh fruits and vegetables, plus many other delectable foods to enjoy. In addition local artists and crafters display their works of art making it easy to find a gift uniquely Charleston. There is plenty of entertainment for the whole family and this event is dog friendly, too!

Ellen's About Charleston EPISODE 3 Shopping

There is always something fun to do in Charleston and shopping is definitely one of them!

3267 John Bartram Place

Check out the tour of this beautiful home listed by Ellen O'Neil Realty. The ranch style home has a gorgeous open floor plan and is located in Foxmoor at Park West, one of Mt. Pleasant's most popular communities. In this video you'll come to appreciate all that this home and community has to offer!

Ellen's About Charleston Episode 2 Downtown Charleston

This video tour shows the beautiful places to explore while walking around the Charleston Peninsula.

Charleston, SC Natural Beauty | Ellen O'Neil Realty About Charleston | Boating, Real Estate

Charleston, South Carolina is full of natural beauty. This video is the first in a series created by Ellen O'Neil, the owner of Ellen O'Neil Realty in Charleston. She is eager to share Charleston's appeal as she goes about town, so tune in to future episodes and learn why people of all ages are moving to this charming city and surrounding communities! Buy your home in Charleston, Mt Pleasant, Summerville, or North Charleston with Ellen O'Neil. Need to move? Sell your home with the excellent Real Estate team at Ellen O'Neil Realty today.