With its lush barrier islands, beautiful beaches and shores and vibrant urban appeal, living in Charleston offers unparalleled luxury and charm to those who call it home. The city offers many breathtaking properties within its well-preserved historic district, featuring single family homes, multi-family investment properties as well as luxury condos. A coastal city with a protected harbor and thousands of miles of waterways, bays, and estuaries, Charleston’s mild winters and lovely year-round climate affords residents and visitors alike bountiful outdoor recreation activities, including deep-sea fishing, sailing, tennis, golf and a myriad of other sports. Charleston is surrounded by numerous world-class resorts and beaches, such as Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palms, Seabrook, and Kiawah Island.
Charleston also has a vibrant cultural and social scene including innumerable cultural pursuits such as concerts, plays, art galleries and fabulous shopping. Charleston’s restaurants are some of the regions finest, offering southern cuisine, fresh seafood, and ethnic foods of the highest caliber. The city boasts several James Beard Award winning chefs, and high accolades from major national publications. The Spoleto Festival, which takes place each spring, is a major part of a busy year round cultural calendar.
Charleston feels like a big city that “lives” like a small town. Organizations like the South Carolina Historical Society, The Library Society, REDUX modern art gallery, The Charleston Arts Alliance, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Alliance Francaise, Rotary, YMCA, Habitat for Humanity, and many more nonprofit organizations offer a chance for locals to get involved and take part in helping their community. We also have a very strong business community with traditional businesses like banks, law offices, real estate establishments etc, all mixing at once with the new technology sector in exciting ways.
Charleston is also a college town with the College of Charleston, Medical University of South Carolina, the Citadel and Charleston Southern University all located within the city. These institutions help keep Charleston’s community vibrant and dynamic. A huge percentage of students come here for school and decide to stay because of the city’s quality of life.
Charleston opens the door to world-class appeal, strong architectural heritage and a dynamic outdoor recreational lifestyle, while also maintaining a welcoming and open feeling among its many neighborhoods and urban areas.
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