5 Fall Events in Park Circle You Don’t Want to Miss!

We are so ready for fall at The Factory! All of the biggest festivals and events in North Charleston happen right here in Park Circle. That’s why we are so excited about our great location, we can get there with just a 5-minute walk!

Nov. 4th: Park Circle will kick off their 5th annual Rockabillaque Festival on Saturday at 11 a.m. Come enjoy an action-packed day of fun to include a classic car and vintage motorcycle show, live music, tattoo competitions, Miss Rockabillaque pin-up contest and more! Our Factory team will also have their big orange tent set up, come say hi! Continue reading

Residents’ Top 7 Restaurants in Park Circle

Ditch the car and walk to happy hour! We are lucky to have such a prime location for the best food spots in North Charleston all under a 10-minute walk from our apartments. Park Circle is a haven for every beer-loving or food-adventurer out there, and we’ve named a list of the Top 7 places residents love to eat! Have you tried one of these spots before?


1. Fratellos Italian Tavern (7 min walk)
2. DIG in the Park (6 min walk)
3. LoLa (6 min walk)
4. Lotus (6 min walk)
5. Sesame Burger (9 min walk)
6. Madra Rua (7 min walk)
7. Yobo (6 min walk)


Our property is close to a variety of fun places to socialize, meet new people and try some amazing food that Park Circle is famous for.

Come by our offices today and find out how you can live in the most convenient spot in North Charleston!

The Right Way to Celebrate Football Season in Charleston

It’s time to dust off your college football jerseys and freshen up on your trash talking… College football season has arrived! We’re getting ready to kick off this season by highlighting our favorite places to catch the game and the best ways to celebrate your beloved team! Whether you’re a Gamecock, Clemson, or Citadel Bulldogs fan, we have some perfect places for you to spend your game nights:

Where to Watch

There’s nothing like watching a game with fellow fans! Here are a few local spots that bring celebrating to the next level: Continue reading

How to Celebrate the Solar Eclipse in Charleston

Millions of visitors will flood to South Carolina to watch the solar eclipse from all around the nation. The path of totality will pass through Columbia, Greenville and Charleston where there will be one to two minutes of blackout! When the eclipse comes, where will you be?


Here are a few other local spots hosting eclipse events:

  1. Isle of Palms will be hosting a viewing party on Front Beach, starting at 11:30 a.m. There will be music, educational events and lots of children’s activities. Pick up your special glasses when you arrive!
  2. Riverdogs Stadium: Meet up at The Joe to hear from special guests from NASA, enjoy some baseball and beer! The gates open at 1p.m. for early entrance to the 2:48 p.m. eclipse viewing and stay for the game! The Charleston Riverdogs will be playing against the Augusta Green Jackets!
  3. Daniel Island MUSC Stadium: Now this should be a huge party! There will be fun for the whole family with live streams of the eclipse, a kid zone, local food, a full bar, live entertainment and much more! There will be an $8 admission for most but military, first responders and anyone under 12 years of age gets in free. Gates open at 11:00 a.m.


We hope that you enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon and will be ready to celebrate in your lovely eclipse glasses this August 21st!

Local Dog-Friendly Activities

There are plenty of options for dog-lovers who want to chase after some fun. Here are a few ideas to show you the best spots for a doggone amazing time!


1. Our wonderful location in Park Circle: We are so stoked to be right in the heart of Park Circle! There are areas, parks and restaurant patios that are pet friendly perfect! Almost all of the restaurants on East Montague offer an outdoor patio area so your pets can enjoy some fresh air while you get your grub on.


2. Riverfront Park is a wonderful greenspace to take your pup for a walk, as well as the circle itself. It’s also the perfect place for a picnic!


3. Paws on the Patio Event: Happy hour with your pup?! Yes please, and it’s for a good cause! Support The Charleston Animal Society at the Paws on the Patio Event! Bring your fury friends and enjoy happy hour on the patio at Burtons Grill. With the purchase of your ticket, you will receive two drink tickets, plus an appetizer buffet. This event is held on the second Thursday of every month. Buy your tickets:


4. Adventure Harbor Tours are a must-do in Charleston, plus they don’t make you leave your pups at home! They offer private boat charters, sunset boat cruises, field trips and other boat tours. Find more info at: https://adventureharbortours.com/


5. IOP and Folly Beach are both pet friendly beaches. They are both less than 20 minutes from your Factory home and also offer off-leash hours in the summer and winter months.


6. If your pet love is for cats instead, there is a Pounce Cat Café in downtown Charleston. Indulge in wine and pastries while you are around the purrfect company! The coolest thing about this place? They are partnered with the Charleston Animal Society. If you happen to fall in love with one, you can adopt them and take them home!


We hope you found some inspiration for the next adventure! Have fun exploring all of the convenient opportunities to enjoy a nice day out with your pet!

Summer Date Night Ideas

It’s time to ditch your routine movie night and bring some adventure into your date nights with exciting specials happening around Factory at Garco this summer! July is full of fun events and deals, so take a look at some of our recommendations and treat your date to something new.

I’m sure we can all agree, it has been HOT! If you would like a chance to get out the July heat AND win over your date, try ice skating! The Carolina Ice Palace is a great place to skate hand-in-hand while keeping cool, and it’s only a 13-minute drive from your place in Park Circle!

What’s better than rolling out of bed and grabbing breakfast with your significant other on a Saturday morning? Junction Kitchen offers a delicious breakfast menu and is only 3 minutes from your Factory apartment! Don’t worry about the time, take a few extra snuggles, they serve breakfast all day! Continue reading

A Factory Fourth of July

Have you made your Fourth of July plans yet? If you live at The Factory, your apartment is just minutes away from some of the most exciting holiday happenings in town!

The City of North Charleston will be hosting its annual Fourth of July Festival to celebrate the nation at Riverfront Park. This event could not be better…or bigger! The festival holds the record for largest Fourth of July firework show in the Lowcountry!

There will be entertainment for the whole family with a DJ and live bands performing throughout the evening, bounce castles, a giant sandbox, plus almost 20 food trucks.

The best part? This nearby event is FREE! Pedal your Factory bike down to the park, or bring your lawn chair and picnic blankets. The event starts on July 4 at 3:00 pm.

Can’t wait to see all of our residents there!

Memorial Day Weekend

Wondering what to do over the long weekend? Your team at The Factory has got you covered with tons of great tips on what to do at your apartment, in Park Circle, and throughout Charleston!

On Friday evening, Factory residents are starting off Memorial Day Weekend with America’s pastime at the Charleston RiverDogs baseball game! The game against the Greenville Drive starts at 7:05 at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park (or, ‘the Joe’). Factory apartment residents and staff will be there in our orange Factory sunglasses. If you’re going to the game, come say hi! Continue reading

North Charleston Farmers Market

Have plans next Thursday? What about the Thursday after that? If you’re anything like us, we’re pretty sure the answer is yes—and that the plan involves you at the North Charleston Farmers Market.

The best part? The North Charleston Farmers Market happens at Park Circle, so you’re just two minutes away at your Factory apartment! In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables from Joseph Fields Farm, Fields Farm, and Frank Simmons Farm, the market has activities for kids, live music, and a featured food truck every Thursday. Continue reading

Factory Fav: Lotus

An apartment at The Factory puts you right in the center of everything Park Circle has to offer. And considering that Park Circle is one of the hottest spots in the Charleston area, it has a LOT to offer!

With our Factory Favorites series, we’ll tell you about some of our favorite area restaurants, shops, and hangout spots. In this edition, we’re featuring Park Circle’s favorite spot for Vietnamese, Lotus.

Lotus is just a five-minute walk from your apartment at The Factory and it’s perfect for lunch, dinner, or drinks! The atmosphere is classy and upscale, but the prices are totally reasonable. You’ll get fresh ingredients in all the delicious Vietnamese classics they prepare, and the cocktail menu is inspired!

We recommend going for dinner and sitting outside to enjoy your meal al fresco!

What’s your favorite restaurant in Park Circle? Let us know on social media!

May Events

April showers bring…May events! From sporting events to food festivals, there’s something everyone can enjoy in the Charleston area this May. Check out some of The Factory team’s favorite upcoming activities:

May 2: RiverDogs Game

It’s baseball season! Buy seam peanuts and crackerjacks and root for Charleston’s home team, the RiverDogs! The team will be playing its first home game of the month against Lakewood. Leaving from your apartment at The Factory, you’ll be at the stadium in under 20 minutes. Continue reading

Get Outside!

With Earth Day this weekend, The Factory wants to take a minute to remind you of some of the incredible parks in our area. With our apartments’ location in Park Circle, it’s no wonder we’re near some of the most beautiful parks, gardens, and outdoor activities in the Charleston area.

If you’ve never visited the Park Circle Butterfly Garden, you are missing out! The butterfly garden is full of beautiful, well-maintained plants that attract tons of gorgeous butterflies. It’s a peaceful spot to enjoy the beauty of nature just a few blocks away from your apartment at The Factory! If the butterflies and plants aren’t enough to reel you in, the Park Circle Butterfly Garden is also home to the North Charleston Farmers Market starting in May! Continue reading

April Events

Spring is in full swing in Park Circle! We are so excited for our first spring at The Factory; we know our apartment residents are too! There’s a lot going on this April both on the property and in the community. Here are some of the April events we’re most looking forward to: Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Celebrations!

While there’s never a shortage of fun activities in Park Circle, the St. Paddy’s Day Block Party and Parade might be the biggest and most fun of all.

Now in its fourteenth year, the celebration on Saturday, March 11 is the largest of its kind in the Lowcountry. The City of North Charleston shuts down East Montague Avenue from Virginia Ave to Jenkins Ave for the parade starting at noon and the party that follows. There will be three stages with all-day live music, food and drink vendors, a kid’s zone, and more. Continue reading

March Calendar

Spring is just around the corner, and with The Factory’s fantastic Park Circle location, your apartment can be just around the corner from your favorite spring events!

While there’s something to do every day in the Charleston area, here are just a few of our favorite upcoming March events: Continue reading

Preferred Employer Program

The Factory offers a discounted move-in rate for members of the armed services, teachers, police officers, firefighters, and employees of some of the largest companies in the Charleston area through our Preferred Employer Program.

As an employee of one of these companies, you will have a combined application and reservation fee of just $99 for your apartment! That’s a savings of more than $200; it’s our way of thanking these employees for choosing to live at The Factory Apartments. Continue reading

Factory Fav: Fratello’s

One of our favorite things about The Factory is its stellar location. Park Circle is one of the most popular and most exciting places in the Charleston region; we’re so excited for our apartment residents to get to know the area!

Park Circle is known for its. One of our favorites is Fratello’s Italian Tavern, located on East Montague Avenue just a few doors down from The Factory Apartments. Continue reading

Taste and Tour: The Factory Open House

Join us at The Factory!

Whether you’ve watched the apartments go up from the beginning or you’ve just spotted them in Park Circle, we want you to come explore what The Factory has to offer.

That’s why we’re hosting a ‘Taste and Tour’ of The Factory on Saturday, February 11. Join our friendly staff and CARES Team anytime from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm to enjoy food from Park Circle’s favorite Italian restaurant, Fratello’s, and check out The Factory. Continue reading

February in Park Circle

The Factory’s location in Park Circle is hard to beat. No matter what time of year it is, there’s always something exciting going on in our neighborhood. Of course, having an onsite CARES Team at The Factory to host events also helps! Whether you’re new to the area or a Charleston native, The Factory team wants to help you experience all that Park Circle has to offer this February! Check out some of our top events for the month: Continue reading

The Factory CARES

Though The Factory is a brand-new apartment community, we are already able to promise that our residents will love living here.

How are we able to do this? Well of course there’s the incredible Park Circle location (food, drinks, shopping, and more within walking distance), the luxurious apartments, and the out-of-this-world amenities from the fitness center to the pool cabanas, just to name a few. But we’ve gone a step beyond that. Continue reading

10 Reasons to Live at The Factory

Looking for a good reason to live at Park Circle? We could go on for days about what makes Park Circle special, why you’ll be obsessed with The Factory, and why your friends will be jealous of your incredible apartment, but for now we’ll just give you our top ten reasons to reserve your Factory apartment today: Continue reading