The charm of Hanahan is not just in its scenic landscapes but also in its dynamic local lifestyle.

Welcome to Hanahan

Waterfront serenity with a vibrant community spirit.

Nestled within the Charleston metropolitan area, Hanahan is a suburban haven that marries the tranquility of waterfront living with the vibrancy of a close-knit community. This picturesque locale is bordered by the serene waters of the Cooper River and Goose Creek Reservoir, offering residents unparalleled access to aquatic activities and breathtaking views. Hanahan has successfully preserved its small-town charm, fostering a sense of belonging among residents.

The charm of Hanahan is not just in its scenic landscapes but also in its dynamic local lifestyle. The town's central location provides easy commuting to downtown Charleston while also offering an escape to the quietude of suburban life.

What to Love

  • Waterfront Lifestyle: Access to the Cooper River for boating, fishing, and picturesque sunsets.
  • Convenient Location: Easy access to Charleston for work or entertainment without sacrificing the tranquility of suburban life.
  • Small-Town Charm: Despite its proximity to a major city, Hanahan maintains a tight-knit community atmosphere.

Local Lifestyle

In Hanahan, life flows as smoothly as the Cooper River, which defines its landscape. Residents enjoy outdoor activities, local dining spots, and community parks that offer endless recreation. Hanahan's blend of suburban calm and city convenience attracts those who value community engagement, outdoor living, and a laid-back lifestyle. It's a place where the pace of life is just right, allowing residents to savor each moment, whether it's a quiet morning jog by the river or a lively community gathering.


EVO Pizzeria in nearby North Charleston is a go-to destination for wood-fired pizzas, drawing in residents with its commitment to local ingredients and excellent service. O-Ku Sushi in Charleston offers expertly crafted sushi and Japanese fare, making every meal a special occasion.

As another outstanding dining spot in nearby North Charleston, The Codfather brings a piece of Britain to the heart of South Carolina with its authentic fish and chips. Mellow Mushroom injects a dose of fun into the dining scene with its eclectic pizzas and vibrant, artsy interiors, perfect for casual meetups.

Entertainment and Things to Do

The Hanahan Amphitheater serves as a vibrant hub within the community, hosting a variety of live music performances and events under the open skies. This 2,500-seat venue not only offers entertainment amidst the natural beauty of Hanahan but also fosters a sense of unity and enjoyment among residents and visitors alike, making it a cherished gathering place for weddings, concerts, festivals, and more.

The Hanahan Amphitheater also hosts special events like Movies in the Park, Hanahan Trunk or Treat, and the Hanahan Red, White, and Blue Fall Festival. The Hanahan Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony marks the start of the holiday season, enveloping the town in festive cheer and warmth, symbolizing the unity and joy of the Hanahan community. The Hanahan Fall Festival ushers in autumn with a celebration that embodies the heart and soul of the town, featuring arts and crafts, carnival games, a petting zoo, a pumpkin patch, and food trucks.

The Hanahan Farmers Market is a weekly gathering spot every Thursday, offering fresh, local produce and handmade goods that reflect the community's support for local vendors and artisans.


  • Hanahan Elementary School
  • Hanahan Middle School
  • Hanahan High School
  • Belle Hall Elementary School

Overview for Hanahan, SC

20,381 people live in Hanahan, where the median age is 35.4 and the average individual income is $34,166. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Hanahan, SC

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

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Verde, Kwik Stop, and Counter Cheese Caves.

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Dining 3.47 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.87 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.61 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.51 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.63 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.98 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Hanahan, SC

Hanahan has 7,399 households, with an average household size of 2.74. Data provided by Statistics Canada. Here’s what the people living in Hanahan do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by Statistics Canada. 20,381 people call Hanahan home. The population density is 1,935.31 and the largest age group is Data provided by Statistics Canada.


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Schools in Hanahan, SC

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The following schools are within or nearby Hanahan. 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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Hanahan Elementary
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Bowen's Corner Elementary
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Divine Redeemer School
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