Charleston Charms Home Buyers

Wall Street Journal
M.K. Quinlan
January 4, 2016

It didn’t take long for Todd Watkins, a former New York City investment banker, to succumb to the charms of Charleston, S.C.

“It’s just such an easy place to live,” said Mr. Watkins, the 54-year-old co-founder of investment firm Edge Healthcare Partners. “You’ve got everything from the beach, to boating, to golf. You can walk to restaurants and ride bikes. It’s almost like being on a small resort.”

Mr. Watkins and his wife, Peggy, a sporting artist, fell in love with Charleston after attending the city’s annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. In 2013, they purchased a “Charleston single,” a home with a distinct architectural style and narrow floor plan suited to the city’s long, skinny lots.

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