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Set in a stunning coastal environment with unique historic architecture, this lovely city manages to bring its diverse culture to life.

An Ideal Life - Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston offers everything you want and need for a fulfilling lifestyle, from beaches to beautiful marshland, salty air, and city parks. With her Southern hospitality and welcoming communities, she sets the ideal scene for singles, families, and retirees alike. But, if a life of rush and bustle is not to your taste, then the relaxed environment of Charleston will suit you to a "T."

History of Charleston

History of Charleston

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The city of Charleston, South Carolina, was named and founded in 1670 by English colonists. It was initially named Charles Town in honor of King Charles II. However, in 1783 officials changed the city's name to Charleston after the British invasion. Charleston flourished during the 18th century, as is evident in the building of the Drayton Hall, Middleton Place House, Michael's Episcopal Church, the College of Charleston, Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon Heyward-Washington House, and Charleston Museum between 1742 and 1773. During the War of Independence, on 12 May 1780, Charleston was captured by the British, forcing them to withdraw on 14 December 1782. Charleston then earned its name as the 'Holy City' because of its many churches. From 1772 to 1846, we saw the establishment of several iconic churches, namely, Charleston Unitarian Church, Second Presbyterian, The Huguenot (French Protestant) Church, and Grace Church Cathedral. By 1800 Charleston had a population of over 20,000 and continued to thrive into the early 19th century. Throughout the 1800s, many iconic buildings and establishments came into existence, for example, Joseph Manigault House in 1803 and Nathaniel Russell House in 1808. In addition, the Aiken-Rhett House and The Edmondson-Allston House were built in 1820 and 1825, respectively. By 1850 the population of Charleston was just under 43,000. Unfortunately, this figure was further negatively impacted during the Civil War, forcing its surrender to the Union Forces in 1865 after much devastation. During the late 19th century, Charleston's economic growth took several hits, such as a massive earthquake in 1886 and the Great Blizzard in 1899, which caused more death and destruction. Slowly, Charleston started to rebuild and recover. Although it experienced a few more hits and natural disasters over the next century, it still managed to grow and expand its economy. Today, Charleston is a thriving city with an extremely healthy tourism industry and many opportunities to ensure its continued success and longevity. Charleston, South Carolina, is one of the friendliest cities in the United States, preserving all the best qualities of small-town living. So forget the ambiguity of big city life, and create a new life with trendy condo living in the heart of Charleston's many friendly neighborhoods.

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Things to do in Charleston

Things to do in Charleston

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Charleston, South Carolina, has a delightful array of attractions, tours, and culinary experiences from which you can choose. Here are but a few to get you going:

Charleston Walking Tours: Charleston is full of centuries-old museums and significant landmarks. Take a guided tour by foot or horse carriage in the city's downtown district to explore the paranormal, some pirates, an art gallery, and more.

Charleston City Market
: Come and experience a glimpse into the country's oldest city markets, first established in the 1800s. There are plenty of local crafts, delicious foods, produce, and West African basket weavers who will amaze you with their creations.

Park & Grove: Situated in a popular neighborhood in Charleston, this gem of a café offers a unique eating experience with a "New American" influence, blending classical flavors with inventive tastes.

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Charleston has grown into the largest city in South Carolina and is the 74th largest in the metropolitan statistical area in the U.S. You will find this city in the southeast of the state, near the Charleston Harbor, where the Ashley, Cooper, and Wando rivers meet. Charleston city covers 127.5 square miles, of which 109.0 square miles are land and 18.5 square miles are water. The city consists of six distinct districts, one of which is Downtown or 'The Peninsula,' which is in the city's center. Another is a residential area called West Ashley with John Island on the city's western limits. James Island is another popular downtown residential area, and Cainhoy Peninsula lies along the eastern boundary, while Daniel Island comprises a residential area north of downtown.

Charleston Demographics

Charleston Demographics

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According to a 2020 census, the population of Charleston is approximately 141,931. Charleston is one of the fastest-growing cities and the 12th fastest-growing metro area in the United States. This city is currently growing at 1.04% per year and has seen an increase of 18.19% in the last 12 years since 2010.

More people are moving to Charleston because of its rapidly improving economy.
The average household income in Charleston is $98,288, with a poverty rate of 13.23% and a 3.6% unemployment rate. The median house value is $330,600, with 55.6% of all people being homeowners.

The median age in Charleston is 34.8 years, 34.1 years for males, and 36 years for females. The racial composition of this young demographic is dominantly white at 74.08%, black or African Americans at 21.68%, Asians at 1.92%, two or more races at 1.52%, other races at 0.57%, Native Hawaiians or Pacific Islanders at 0.15%, and Native Americans at 0.09%.

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Arts in Charleston

Arts in Charleston

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Charleston's beauty is a legendary thing and has long since inspired artists of all kinds to capture her essence. The city's thriving arts and cultural scene beckon people from all occupations to come and partake in her bounty.

Experience Charleston's rich cultural heritage through her artistic lens. Home to endless galleries, historic theaters, high energy festivals, a premier collection of over 10,000 American artworks, live music, and more.

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Schools in Charleston

Schools in Charleston

When buying that condo in one of Charleston's many lovely neighborhoods, it is only natural that schools will be of concern. So we have a short guide to help you choose schools for your children. These are some of the top-rated public schools in Charleston-based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity: Elementary Schools: Ashley River Creative Arts, Daniel Island School, Orange Grove Elementary Charter School, Buist Academy, and Montessori Community School. Middle Schools: Daniel Island School, Orange Grove Elementary Charter School, Buist Academy, Montessori Community School, and Camp Road Middle. High Schools: James Island Charter High School, Charleston Charter for Math and Science, Philip Simmons High, West Ashley High School, and Allegro Charter School of Music. Colleges/Universities: Citadel Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, Charleston Southern University, College of Charleston, and the Medical University of South Carolina.

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Why Charleston?

Why Charleston?

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Soak up the history and splendor, which is the ambient default of Charleston city, walk along her cobbled walkways and beside the mossed buildings of her downtown district. Do not miss her waterfront and sandy beaches for fun in the sun or a lovely stroll on a cool winter's day. Make your home here. We are waiting for you.

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