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The MacLaura Hall neighborhood of Charleston, South Carolina is located in West Ashely, the oldest suburb in Charleston. This moderately high-priced area is less than an hour’s drive from golf courses, tennis areas and swimming areas. The area also provides access to boating along the Ashley River. There are three historic plantations in the area including Drayton Hall, Magnolia Plantation and Middleton Place.
Well before it was designated a historic site, Drayton Hall was a rice plantation. In the late 1780s John Drayton began planting rice fields in what is now Ashley. He was also the owner of the property that today is known as Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Throughout the antebellum Southern years into the Civil War, family and slaves lived in the area. From about 1881 into the early 1900s, the area became a mining interest and expanded to include a railroad, fifteen houses and two stores. In 1974, the house and 125 acres were sold to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the rest was sold to the state of South Carolina.
The MacLaura Hall neighborhood homes tend to be moderately expensive, generally costing more than $400,000. There are several sub-divisions, including the MacLaura Hall sub-division which contains more than 100 high end homes, many of which were custom built. The area is served by Charleston Academy, the Montessori School and Charleston County School. Nearby malls include the Church Creek Plaza shopping center. There is much to offer here for those who are looking for high quality homes, a look into the past and great schools in the MacLaura Hall neighborhood.