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Real estate agent: "We are in a Boeing world here"

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As the Lowcountry awaits the groundbreaking of the new Boeing plant, the affects of the already-existing plant are being felt across North Charleston and into Dorchester County.

"North Charleston has grown and has become the place to be," BJ Rodgers said.

Rodgers is a real estate agent working with Carolina One. She has been in the business for nearly 30 years. Rodgers said North Charleston and Dorchester County are currently dealing with a real estate boom and Boeing is to thank.

"Boeing has been a big boom to our economy," she said. "It's brought a lot of excitement to the real estate market. We are in a Boeing world here."

According to Rodgers, the number of new home listings grew by a little more than 16% between 2011 and 2013. The median home price also increased by nearly 14% in the same time frame.

She has seen many new buyers come into the area who work for Boeing.

"You have a wide variety of folks coming in with Boeing. You have engineers. You have actual laborers that put things together and you the hierarchy that lives here as well," she said.

The roads surrounding Palmetto Commerce Parkway and Patriots Boulevard in Ladson are also undergoing a lot of growth. Signs for new properties can be seen lining the sides of the streets.

"There are so many plants on Palmetto Commerce Parkway, which is going to bring a lot of business for us," Alex Pringle said.

Pringle is the assistant property manager for Abberly Apartments on Patriots Boulevard. He said Tuesday's groundbreaking will bring many more to his property, looking to settle down.

"We get a lot of people who drive by here a day. We get at least 150 people through our doors a month," he said.

 Pringle said that many people are coming to the area because of the proximity to the nearby plants. The central location, along with good, nearby schools are adding a lot to the reputation of the area.

"The word is getting out about this area. It's going to be big, and people are going to love it here," Pringle said.

The groundbreaking of the new Boeing plant is Tuesday morning at 10.

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