Located just north of North Charleston and situated on the edges of three counties, Ladson, South Carolina is one of the city’s more popular places to raise a family. Ladson is home to about 13,800 people, and 76 percent of its households consist of families. Cost of living is quite affordable, too. Homes average about $121,600, and the unemployment rate is much lower than South Carolina’s average. At only seven square miles, Ladson has a small town feel, but with the conveniences of larger cities.
Ladson, South Carolina is part of the Charleston County School District. Elementary students attend either College Park Elementary or Ladson Elementary before going on to College Park Middle School or Sangaree Middle School. No public high schools are within Ladson’s city limits, but students receive bussing to the appropriate high school. Parents can also choose to send their children to one of the city’s two private schools. Charleston Southern University and Trident Technical College are within 10 miles of Ladson, and several other colleges and universities are within driving distance.
Ladson, South Carolina offers mild temperatures in winter and summer alike, with January ranging from the mid-30s to the high 50s and July falling between the low 70s and low 90s. The favorable weather makes the area a popular spot for outdoors activities. Nearby parks offer activities such as rock walls, biking and hiking paths, boating and fishing. Of course, playgrounds, picnic areas and dog parks are also popular. Whirlin’ Waters Water Park and nearby Historic Charleston are common destinations during the summer months, and a variety of shopping malls, movie theaters and dining establishments round out the many recreational options in Ladson, South Carolina. If you feel Ladson’s affordable living, variety of schools and variety of entertainment options could be right for your family, begin your search for the perfect home by browsing our list of available listings now.