Interstate 26, which enters South Carolina near its northwestern-most border, comes to a climatic end in Charleston. Considered one of the most historic cities in America, downtown Charleston is uniquely Southern in character, proudly American in spirit, yet somewhat European in lifestyle.
With the last half century bringing restoration and rebirth to the city, this majestic beauty turns the heads of the most sophisticated suitors who are looking for the graciousness of a by-gone era, yet requiring all the amenities of the 21st century.
Today the streets of the “Holy City” reflect both a notable past and prosperous present. Where cannonballs once arched the sky across the harbor, proclaiming the start of the Civil War, a sea of sailboats now drifts across still blue waters. Where Red Coats once marched up Broad Street laying siege to the city, Spoleto Festival U.S.A. explodes each spring with dance, music, theater, and visual arts. And where the seeds of the U.S. Constitution were sown along Charleston’s cobblestone streets, the city continues to make history through its cutting-edge medical research and technological innovations.
The national and international spotlight constantly shines on this beautiful all-American city. In fact, Charleston consistently ranks among the top 10 domestic travel destinations by Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s prestigious Readers’ Choice Award; has earned a spot among the “Top Cities in the United States and Canada” from Travel & Leisure magazine’s “World’s Best Awards” readers’ poll; and has repeatedly been honored by Family Fun magazine for its family attractions in this Disney publication’s annual “Family Friendly Travel Awards.” And Charleston is often listed among the award winners in Southern Living’s “Readers’ Choice Awards.”
For those looking to live year-round or own a second home in the South Carolina Lowcountry, the tremendous rate of appreciation on real estate in historic downtown Charleston continues to appeal. Those looking to take advantage of the area’s many assets, including its mild year-round climate, thriving local economy, and close proximity to other major cities across the Southeast, also find Charleston an outstanding place to live. The lifestyle options of living in this exclusive area are numerous and varied, but all share the ultra convenience of being steps away from first-rate dining, shopping, and entertainment, while remaining within a short car-ride from world-class golf, tennis, boating, and a plethora of other outdoor options that an active, luxury lifestyle demands.
Charleston, SC is without a doubt, one of the nation’s most exceptional places to live.