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03

1,950 Homes Coming to Dorchester County

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Greenwood Development maps out 1,950 homes at chic Dorchester County neighborhood

May 3, 2008

By Jim Parker – The Post and Courier

It’s a 5,000-acre mix of woods and clearings in Dorchester County, bordering the highest point on the Ashley River at Schultz Lake. Most recently a hunt club, the land features an 1840s-era farmhouse carved among oaks and magnolias.

Historians traced the site’s roots to 1682 as a King’s Grant to Arthur Percival, who, intrigued with its coastal lagoons, named the parcel The Ponds.

Up into the 21st century, the Simmons family owned the property. Then a few years back, family members sent out signals that they would be willing to sell. But they wouldn’t consider a sale without conditions protecting the land’s use. Enter Greenwood Development, which had built two high-end planned communities in the Charleston area at Coosaw Creek and Beresford Hall. The developer, which had its eye on Summerville, talked with the property’s owners.

The two sides struck a deal, and The Ponds, to be developed as an upper-end village over the next 12-15 years, was born.

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