New projects like the ParkView Lofts and the penthouse apartments in the downtown Ramada have made life a lot easier for organizers of the annual Loft Walk, Don Wilson said.
"Myself and Eric Morris, co-chairman of Generation Charleston, have worked together to contact local developers and local Realtors to uncover the secret society of loft living," Wilson said.
"It is a struggle," said Wilson, co-chairman of Generation Charleston's professional and economic development committee. "Sometimes it's hard to find lofts to visit."
And sometimes the lofts they do find are a bit pricey for the group's main constituency -- young professionals.
"We've had places as high as $750,000," he said. "A lot of us, most of us, don't have a budget of $750,000. But it was really neat to go into one like that. We try to have one with the wow factor.
"One of the things we are trying to do is be all inclusive. This year we'll have lofts for as low as $65,000."
As of Sept. 12, Wilson and Morris were finalizing the list of lofts scheduled for Tuesday, the seventh annual Loft Walk.
About 200 people are expected, said Matthew Thompson, director of Generation Charleston and communications director its parent, the Charleston Area Alliance.
"It's probably the biggest Generation Charleston event each year. Last year it rained all day but we still had a large turnout."
Not just members of the group, Wilson said.
"It's the most diverse of all our events. It's young professionals, empty nesters and people who are just curious about real estate and what's going on downtown."