Moncks Corner and Goose Creek, located in Berkeley County, SC, are an integral part of the Greater Charleston, SC Area. You can find a very high quality lifestyle, affordable homes, and a burgeoning job market in Berkeley County. This area of Charleston is popular with first time buyers because there is ample new construction in planned communities, and the USDA offers loans up to 100% financing.! Berkeley County is also rich in history – below is an old survey photo of Biggin Church – one of the more famous historical sites in the County.
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In addition to industry, Berkeley County offers some famous tourist attractions.
Cypress Gardens The gardens were previously part of a rice plantation, and contain about 80 acres (0.32 km2) of blackwater bald cypress/tupelo swamp, the former rice reservoir. The gardens are viewed via flat-bottom boat or foot paths. Plantings around the swamp include azaleas, blueberries, a camellia garden, daffodils, a daylily island, dogwoods, pitcher plants, redbud, a small rice field, and a rose garden, as well as the following major features:
- Swamparium (1998) – features native and exotic fish, reptile and amphibian species from swamp habitats, including common local venomous snakes and large aquatic salamanders called sirens. The Swamparium holds approximately 24,000 gallons (90,850 litres) of water.
- Aviary – houses African grey parrots and a sulfur-crested cockatoo, former pets.
- Butterfly House (1997) – a 2,500-square-foot (230 m2) indoor exhibit housing butterflies, birds, koi, goldfish and turtles.
The gardens also include picnic tables, rental facilities, and 4.5 miles (7.2 km) of walking paths and nature trails.
Another famous tourist attraction is Mepkin Abbey…
“Mepkin Abbey is a community of Roman Catholic monks established in 1949 on the site of the historic Mepkin Plantation located on the Cooper River, north of Charleston, South Carolina. Founded by the monks of Gethsemani in Kentucky, the brothers of Mepkin belong to the worldwide Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance popularly known as Trappist. Following The Rule of St. Benedict, the monks at Mepkin Abbey devote their lives to prayer, spiritual study, work and hospitality.”
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