Goose Creek

A flourishing suburban city with deep roots in South Carolina's rich history.

Welcome to Goose Creek

A warm community atmosphere.

Goose Creek, a flourishing suburban city with deep roots in South Carolina's rich history, offers its residents a unique blend of quiet suburban living and nearby Charleston's endless urban amenities. This city is distinguished by its welcoming atmosphere, affordable housing options, and a strong sense of community togetherness. Goose Creek is characterized by its lush green spaces, well-maintained neighborhoods, and a growing local economy that contributes to its dynamic yet relaxed lifestyle.

Goose Creek is a popular destination for military personnel and their families, thanks to the nearby Naval Weapons Station Charleston and Joint Base Charleston. The city prides itself on offering a top-tier quality of life, with beautiful parks and community events that engage residents and foster a tight-knit community. Whether it's enjoying local festivals, dining at beloved local restaurants, or exploring the area's historical sites, Goose Creek promises a fulfilling and comfortable lifestyle.

What to Love

  • Affordable Housing: A cost-effective alternative to living in Charleston with a variety of housing options.
  • Proximity to Charleston: Easy access to the job market, activities, and entertainment options of a larger city.

Local Lifestyle

Living in Goose Creek means embracing the best of both worlds: the serenity of suburban life complemented by the vibrancy and adventures of nearby Charleston. Residents enjoy weekend outings to local parks, community events, and leisurely strolls. The city's growing dining and shopping scene offers a taste of local flavors and trends, while its community events, from the Fall Festival to the Fourth of July Celebration, provide endless opportunities for fun and socialization. In Goose Creek, the pace of life is dictated by the seasons and community calendar, creating a fulfilling experience for those who call it home.


When it comes to dining, Montreux Bar and Grill is a local favorite, offering a mix of cuisines in a warm environment. Try the honey basil grilled chicken, fresh Angus burger, or chicken and waffle sliders paired with a selection from the wine menu.

Oscar's Place delights with its authentic Southern comfort food, making it a must-visit for those seeking the warmth of traditional dishes in a casual setting. El Alteno Mexican Restaurant brings a splash of Mexican dishes to Goose Creek, offering a menu that’s as vibrant as its decor. Meanwhile, Sticky Fingers Ribhouse satisfies barbecue cravings with its Southern specialties served in a space that’s as laid-back as the city itself.

Entertainment and Things to Do

Goose Creek shines with its community-focused events and recreational activities. The Fall Festival brings the community together to celebrate the fall season with fun-filled activities for all ages, from live music and arts and crafts to food vendors, games, a raffle, and more.

The Fourth of July Celebration lights up the sky in a display of patriotism and unity. The annual Christmas Parade is a highlight of the holiday season, offering festive floats and cheerful activities. National Night Out strengthens the bond between residents and local law enforcement through engaging activities and gatherings, emphasizing the city’s commitment to a united community.


  • Stratford High School
  • Goose Creek High School
  • College Park Middle School
  • Westview Elementary School

Overview for Goose Creek, SC

44,502 people live in Goose Creek, where the median age is 31.9 and the average individual income is $33,607. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Goose Creek, SC

There's plenty to do around Goose Creek, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Creekville Spirits, Mama's Bakery, and Beer Man.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $$ 4.35 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.5 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.55 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.72 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.97 miles 26 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 2.15 miles 16 reviews 4.9/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Goose Creek, SC

Goose Creek has 15,335 households, with an average household size of 2.74. Data provided by Statistics Canada. Here’s what the people living in Goose Creek do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by Statistics Canada. 44,502 people call Goose Creek home. The population density is 1,053.06 and the largest age group is Data provided by Statistics Canada.


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Schools in Goose Creek, SC

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The following schools are within or nearby Goose Creek. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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3rd - 5th
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Londonderry Christian Montessori
PreK - K
No rating available
Boulder Bluff Elementary
PreK - 5th
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Marrington Middle School of the Arts
6th - 8th
Howe Hall AIMS Elementary
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Marrington Elementary
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