Maybe you’ve read about The BEND and wondered what in the world it is? Set on the beautiful Ashley River in North Charleston, The BEND is a 20 acre property with green spaces, gorgeous trees and stunning river views. It’s bordered on the east by Riverfront Memorial Park Cemetery, the resting place of a congressman and a rock star, and Jenkin’s Children’s Institute on the west, famous for its internationally acclaimed children’s marching band.
The BEND’s history dates back to the 1600s to a series of land grants made by Lord Proprietors. For nearly 300 years, the land at The BEND of the historic Ashley River has gone by many names: Stock Prior, Quarter House, Accabee Plantation, Ryedale, Anna Brae, Malona, and more recently, Ashley Shores, a privately owned subdivision. A riverfront property made up of apartments and townhomes, Ashley Shores subdivision ultimately lay vacant for a number of years. In 2015, The Pearlstine Company made an offer on the land in order to rehabilitate it.
Today, The BEND is a 20-acre community redevelopment project led by owner and founder Susan Pearlstine of The Pearlstine Company. Along with its natural beauty, the property has a beautiful open air pavilion that houses events throughout the year including festivals, concerts, drive-in movies and more.
To learn more about The BEND and check for upcoming events, visit thebendcharleston.com, or find @thebendcharleston on social media.