West Ashley

West Ashley embodies a laid-back lifestyle

Overview for West Ashley, SC

663 people live in West Ashley, where the median age is 46 and the average individual income is $37,223. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

46 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Welcome to West Ashley 

A quaint community with lovely homes in a bucolic atmosphere 
West Ashley is a primarily residential section of the Carolina Lowcountry. It is one of the six areas associated with Charleston. West Ashley is home to approximately 80,000 residents and derives its name from its location west of the Ashley River. Most of the sections of West Ashley that became residential neighborhoods were developed after WWII. Waterfront properties, marshes, and rivers distinguish West Ashley as one of the most beautiful parts of South Carolina. West Ashley is mostly located inside the Charleston city limits. 
Boutiques, restaurants, cafes, and parks all make West Ashley one of the most convenient areas in South Carolina. Residents enjoy spending time fishing, boating, and sailing. Several shopping malls and spas also make West Ashley a desirable location for those who enjoy spending time pampering themselves. West Ashley features some excellent restaurants and markets serving fresh seafood. The pace of life in the Lowcountry is calm and relaxing. Those who reside in West Ashley love being a part of this amazing landscape that offers stunning views and ocean breezes. 
Residents of West Ashley are conveniently located close to Charleston and all the amenities the city offers. But life in West Ashley is a little calmer and slower. Living in West Ashley means setting aside stress and worry. The area possesses a mystery that lingers in the branch of every oak tree. Tidal marshes provide West Ashley with a beautiful backdrop. 

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Demographics and Employment Data for West Ashley, SC

West Ashley has 244 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in West Ashley do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 663 people call West Ashley home. The population density is 3,260.28 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

56.71 / 43.29%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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Around West Ashley, SC

There's plenty to do around West Ashley, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including India Spice, Chido Taco, and Edisto River Brewing Company.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 3.6 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.2 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.47 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.39 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.59 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.56 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars

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