South Carolina Realtor David Stinson originally from Warrenton, Virginia, David received his BA degree from the University of Montana and his Masters of Fine Arts degree from California Institute of Arts. He pursued post-graduate studies at Harvard and the University of California at Los Angeles. After eight years employed as the Art & Design Coordinator at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills, David opted for the quiet life …in AIKEN.
Aiken Realtor David quickly found out that life in Aiken is not quiet, but it is rewarding. At the Governor’s request, David served three years as a Commissioner on the South Carolina Arts Commission. He has served on the boards of the Community Medical Clinic of AIken County, the Advisory Council for the University of South Carolina’s Etherredge Center, the Aiken SPCA, the AIken Board of Realtors, and on the Board of Governors for Aiken’s private Green Boundary Club.
He has been a member of the Aiken Driving Club. He has served as co-chair of the Green Boundary Club Winter Ball, the Green Boundary Club Winter Auction, the Aiken SPCA Easter Parade, the SPCA-Free Medical Clinic Annual House-&-Barn Tour and as Chairman of the Katydid Combined Driving Event Sunday Brunch and numerous other charity events in Aiken. In 2012, he raised community funds dancing the hula with Connie Young in Aiken’s gala fundraiser: “Dancing With the Stars.”
When he is not setting new records in the local real estate market, David can be found with his dogs and hens on his tiny farm in Aiken’s historic district.
Your Vision + Our Knowledge
When you make the decision to purchase or list your home, you’ve taken careful consideration to most everything on your checklist. Let David Stinson take the headache out of the process and create an enjoyable experience for you. His passion for real estate, connections in the community, and knowledge in the industry will give you peace of mind when it comes to making one of the biggest decisions of your life.
About Aiken, SC
Aiken is a discovery, a treasure, a rare find that fills a special need. Atop pine-scented sand hills in western South Carolina, Aiken has always attracted interest among sportsmen and health-conscious visitors.
In the 1700’s and early 1800’s, Aiken was the destination of choice for Charleston residents who sought to escape the humid heat of the coast in the summer. For many decades this tiny village was the refuge for wealthy residents of Charleston.
When Charleston merchants built the world’s first commercial railroad, our town was a regular stop on that line. This commercial boost led to the town’s incorporation in the 1830’s.
In the late 1800’s, Aiken status as a health destination increased. Grand hotels and country inns were built to house the many guests who came to recuperate from respitory diseases. Doctors across the nation ‘prescribed’ Aiken for its clean piney air and gentle climate.
From this interest in health grew a Winter Colony of America’s finest families whose interest in Aiken grew broader and deeper into the 20th Century. By the Roaring ‘20’s, anyone wanting to ‘be someone’ in America found a way to stay the winter in Aiken. Fox hunting, shooting, carriage driving, thoroughbred racing, polo and golf became mainstays of the Winter Season.
From this Winter Colony grew a rich heritage of fine homes, equestrian estates, and sporting clubs, including golf, polo, hunting, court tennis, lawn tennis, and more. The passions that grew for this charming town have been passed down for generations.
Today, Aiken thrives with a successful branch of the University of South Carolina, a technical college, a smart downtown for shopping and dining, and a sophisticated cultural and arts scene. Golf has become lavish in its offerings, and there are at least 30 polo fields in the area. Aiken continues to offer sport, health, and entertainment for the discriminating resident and visitor.