The staff isn’t quite sure how many electric vehicle owners lease at the new village on Patriots Boulevard. Maybe none.

But for EV drivers now or later, Abberly Crossing claims three – yes, three – charger stations, the electric car equivalent of a gas pump.

“That’s something unique,” says Shida Simmons, leasing consultant at the 320-apartment home community that’s gradually rising in Ladson.

HHHunt develops, builds and manages the rental enclave, which counts close to 100 tenants in three completed buildings. The community, located within Dorchester County, expects to be finshed by April, says Kimberlee Smestad, property manager.

Just two weeks ago, Abberly Crossing opened its “zero-entry” swimming pool (where you can walk right in the water) complete with cabana, deck and access to the clubhouse. “We’ve actually had some kids in there,” Smestad says.

The EV pumps are but one nod to the environment, or at least extra emphasis on cleanliness. The rental neighborhood boasts a recycling center as well as a car wash and vacuum center. At the same time, the managers are taking steps for the workplace to be paperless, Simmons says.

Abberly Crossing boasts 13 floor plans, including a half-dozen one- and two-bedroom models and a three-bedroom design. Apartment homes range from 684 to 1,284 square feet and rent for $749 to $1,140 a month. The two bedroom, two bath Lyra sales model takes in 1,096 square feet.

The Atria, Bode, Canis, Carina, Cascade and Eclipse accounts for the one-bedroom floor plans; Lotus, Lyra, Pavo, Portia, Thalia and Ursa make up the two-bedroom options; and the Vega stands out as the three-bedroom choice.

Apartment homes tote numerous standard features. Among them: Kenmore appliances including washer and dryer, Simmons says, and maple cabinets and black range, microwave and dishwasher in the kitchens.

According to Abberly Crossing information, the rental homes also showcase 9-foot ceilings, large windows with plantation blinds and soaking tubs and walk-in showers in certain properties. All models display screened-in porches.

The community’s main building houses 69 residences as well as the 24-hour clubhouse and sales center. A fitness area, “Internet lounge” and recreation area make up clubhouse attractions. The three-story building also boasts elevators.

In the near future, Abberly Crossing plans to build a playground and dog park . The community touts 41 garages available for $125 a month.

Tenants arrive from “all over the area,” Smestad says. The lease-up, she says, has been “going very well. We’re very busy for this time of year.”

Abberly Crossing sits in a convenient spot, a few miles south of Ladson and north of Ashley Phosphate roads. Patriot Boulevard and intersecting Palmetto Commerce Parkway sport major industries such as Daimler, Shimano, Boeing divisions and Cummins subsidiaries.

“It’s a nice location, as far as that goes,” Simmons says.

The community sits toward the northern extension of Patriot Boulevard. Traveling west, take Interstate 26 to exit 209B for Ashley Phosphate Road. Turn left on Ashley Phosphate and proceed about three miles to Patriot Boulevard. Make a right and go another two miles or so, passing neighborhoods on either side. Ahead on the right across from Pye Elementary School is Abberly Crossing.

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