Have you ever been to Hollywood? Meaning, the town of Hollywood, South Carolina? Moving to Charleston and working for the county library, everyone was always talking about the elusive Hollywood branch. So I decided I would visit the branch once and continued going back annually to check in on this little slice of paradise, just a little over 30 minutes away from downtown Charleston. In fact, they’re currently in the process of expanding that library branch from its current 1,026 square feet to a whomping 15,000 square feet.
To quote the mayor, Jacquelyn S. Heyward:
On behalf of the council and residents, I want to welcome you to Hollywood, South Carolina. A small rural town, located in Charleston County nestled between the Edisto and Stono rivers. The Hollywood where ‘Real’ people live.
With a population of close to 5,000 people, it is 21 miles from Charleston proper and lies near the outside of the Charleston County line, with the Edisto and Stono river being around the corner. The South Carolina Picture Project has an in depth look at the history of those areas, as well as many more in the Lowcountry.
The town page is full of FAQs for residents and business owners, but this Facebook page really gives you an overview of other events happening near the area, historic spots to visit, like Wide Awake Plantation, and places to eat.
Now for some of the current properties available in that area (yes, there’s more than one road in the town):
4241 Saint Marys Lane (1,850 sq ft, 0.5 acres, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, $284,000)
6989 Toogoodoo Road (1,675 sq ft, 10 acres, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, $900,000)
7001 Toogoodoo Road (4,808 sq ft, 7 acres, 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath, $1,350,000)
7022 Toogoodoo Road (2,176 sq ft, 6 acres, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, $460,000)
Full list here
Let me know if you’ve ever been to Hollywood (South Carolina) and if you have any fun memories of the area or any must-see stops.