Hanahan

While Hanahan is a charming and fairly well populated bedroom community near the geographic epicenter of Greater Charleston, the City is easily the least traversed of all the municipalities, and its residents surely appreciate the distinction. Ribboned with the creeks of the pristine Goose Creek Reservoir, Hanahan is at the southernmost tip of Berkeley County, just below the City of Goose Creek and wedged between the eastern border of the City of North Charleston and the western gate of the Naval Weapons Station (on the Cooper River). Hanahan’s only significant through-way is North Rhett Avenue, which runs from North Charleston’s Park Circle up to the main gateway of the Weapons Station at the Navy’s Men Riv Park in the Goose Creek area. Once known as “Military Highway,”  the closing of the Naval Shipyard in the mid 1990’s saw North Rhett convert from a major thoroughfare into an industrial parkway for Hanahan’s burgeoning industrial and technology base. The rest of the city is framed by Rivers Avenue (and I-26 that runs parallel to it) and Remount Rd. which are among the most traveled highways in the state, so Hanahan is far from remote. In fact, the city is adjacent to the massive Rivers Avenue shopping district which includes Northwoods Mall, and is just 10 minutes from the Charleston International Airport and the Charleston Air Force Base. Hanahan is also well known for having great public and private schools (arguably the best in Berkeley County), for its rolling landscapes along the Goose Creek reservoir, and for it’s very affordable housing.

Hanahan is also home to the beautiful and historic Yeamans Hall Plantation, which is now a private country club that boasts one of South Carolina’s finest golf courses.  In 2007 Hanahan’s population was estimated at just under 16,000.

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