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A charming and quickly growing small town, Hanahan is located right on the border of North Charleston. In addition to providing easy access to the city, Hanahan residents can also enjoy living near the Goose Creek Reservoir and the Francis Marion National Forest.

Go for a walk down the picturesque, historic streets of Hanahan, and browse the wide variety of local shops and restaurants, take in the beauty of the Southern plantation-style homes, or get involved with the active community calendar.

Ready to explore this iconic community for yourself? Let's take a closer look at everything Hanahan has to offer.

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Quick Facts

Getting Around

Columbia: 1 hour 51 min
Mount Pleasant: 23 min
Charleston International Airport: 18 min
Major Roads: N-Rhett Ave., US-78, I-26


Population: 21,480 (2021)
Zip Code29406,29410 29492
County: Berkeley
Median Household Income: $76,094

Community Spotlights

Easy Commute

With a convenient location just minutes from North Charleston, Hanahan is under 30 minutes away from the heart of the city. If you're looking to commute to Charleston for work, then Hanahan is the perfect choice. Plus, when you have a day off you're also just a half hour away from the beach!

Goose Creek Reservoir

Hanahan is located right on the edge of the Goose Creek Reservoir, so there are tons of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Choose from hiking, biking, fishing, boating, kayaking and more at the hundreds of acres of waterfront and green space provided by the land around the Reservoir.

Francis Marion Forest

There are over 250,000 acres of forested space in the Francis Marion National Forest filled with diversely vibrant flora and fauna. There are three different rivers within the forest, as well as waterfalls, swampland, and wildlife refuges. Explore all of the opportunities that this expansive area offers!

Wondering What's Around?

What Every Resident Should Know

Hanahan is more than just a place to visit—it's also a spectacular place to settle down. Here are a few perks that every buyer should know about.

Shopping & Dining

Being so close to Downtown Charleston, Hanahan residents have access to a top-class shopping and dining experience any day of the week. However, even closer to home they’ll find necessities at the North Charleston Center, Aviation Square Shopping Center, and The Promenade at Northwoods. Up and down US-78 lies a bevy of shops and restaurants, like Smokey Bones, Boxcar Betty’s, and La Nortena Taqueria & Mexican Grill. A little further north on US-78 is Northwoods Mall, a mecca for your everyday essentials, luxuries, and familiar eateries.


A good public school system should always be a concern for homeowners, regardless of whether they have children or not. A revered school district speaks well to an area, and the institutions of the Berkeley County School District serving Hanahan students offer a prime education and manageable student-to-teacher ratios. Palmetto Scholars Academy and Carolina Voyager Charter School offer alternatives for homeowners that want their children in more formal facilities.


Sticking close to Hanahan, you’ll find employment opportunities in retail and the service industry. Closer to the city is where roles offering advancement opportunities are more likely to be found. Charleston is a budding hub for tech, with an emphasis on IT, pharmaceutical development, and automotive manufacturing. The aerospace industry is most prominent in Charleston, significantly more so than in much of the country. The Charleston Defense Contractors Association has pushed the region to make room for growth in defense contracts.

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