By JIM PARKER

The Post and Courier

People looking for a house to lease can get stumped on their desired surroundings — should they rent in town or live off the beaten path?

Both settings offer pros and cons.

Leasing in a rural area can provide scenic vistas and open spaces. But a country home may wind up worrisomely far from shops, eateries and other creature comforts. Renting in a metro area means access to activities, from sports events to movies. But an urban setting may also feel confining.

One possible remedy would be to reside in a comfortably sized community that’s plenty removed but not quite in the boondocks.

Take Foxbank Plantation. Accessible from U.S. Highway 52, the master-planned village is five miles south of downtown Moncks Corner and less than 10 miles north of Goose Creek. There’s vacant land all around.

From time to time, a Foxbank home will be for rent. A case in point is 439 Glenmore Drive, a double-decker residence built in 2008. The property can be rented for $1,350 a month.

Distinguishing the 1,917-square-foot home are a host of perks inside. “The downstairs living room” — marked by a gas fireplace — “is prewired for a flat panel TV and surround sound with speakers installed in the ceiling,” says Barbara Sullivan, owner of Goose Creek Property Management who is handling the lease.

A prominent feature, she says, is the “gourmet kitchen with double wall ovens, smooth top cook top, microwave built in, side by side refrigerator (and) lots of cabinet and counter space.”

Possessing three bedrooms and a two-and-a-half baths, the residence could suit a family or couple. The master bedroom shows off a large walk-in closet and a private bathroom with garden tub. There are two more bedrooms and a full bath upstairs.

Other attractions are a laundry room, and 9-foot ceilings throughout the first floor, Sullivan says.

Another allure of the house is that tenants can take advantage of Foxbank Plantation’s top-notch amenities center. The facility includes a resort-style swimming pool, sizable lake, fishing dock, sidewalks, playground and ample green space.

Along with the rent, a $1,350 security deposit is required, Sullivan says.

Small dogs, 25 pounds or less, are allowed with a $200 nonrefundable fee per pet, she says.

There’s one more nicety, Sullivan says: “A loft area upstairs that is cable ready.”

For more information, visit www.goosecreekpropertymanagement.com.

The house is near the back of Foxbank Plantation. Heading north, get on Highway 52. From the U.S. Highway 176 intersection in Goose Creek, proceed close to eight miles. Turn left on Red Leaf Boulevard into Foxbank Plantation and continue to Killarney Trail. Turn right, and the first left is Glenmore Drive. Ahead is 439 Glenmore Drive.

Reach Jim Parker at 937-5542 or jparker@postandcourier.com