Park Circle has been integral in bringing new interest to the North Charleston area. More industrial than other Charleston neighborhoods, creative entrepreneurs have been paving the path for years, drawn to the affordable warehouse spaces for work and charming bungalows for residences. Business owners have followed suit, opening a number of tasty restaurants in the area over recent years. The neighborhood is also within a 10-minute drive to Riverfront Park. Located along the Cooper River at the site of the former Charleston Naval Base, the park is a verdant space that families flock to, and that hosts festivals and music shows year-round.
Notable Homes and Buildings: Formed in 1912, Park Circle was created as one of only two English garden-style communities in the United States. The former Navy Yard has several buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, and the area is a unique blend of small businesses, military buildings, fishing, and spaces in restoration.
Things to Do: Park Circle hosts a number of festivals and events, including Park Circle Oktoberfest and the finish-line celebration of the Charleston Half Marathon. Make the quick drive to the Riverfront Park Performance Pavilion for a live show or event like the annual Chili Cook-off, or shop at Celadon’s warehouse, located in the old Navy Yard.
Neighborhood Restaurants: Residents of Park Circle are within walking distance to a number of top dining and drink options, from Sesame Burgers & Beer, Lotus, and Fratello’s Italian Tavern to EVO, Stems & Skins, and Park Circle Pizza. The nearby Mixson Market sells charcuterie and cheese platters for an outdoor picnic and Mixson Bath & Racquet Club has an onsite restaurant called Básico, offering a stylish take on Latin street food.