Why you'd want to live in Downtown Charleston
About Charleston Voted as the #1 city in the United States by readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure, everything you have heard about Charleston is absolutely true and better than all the accolades combined. The peninsula is a preservationist’s muse, and the area’s chronology is evident everywhere. The cobblestone streets – polished by more than 300 years of history – are a burnished roadmap through time, while Carolopolis Award plaques, copper lanterns and hitching posts hint at a bygone era. Ornate plasterwork, period antiques, paneled ballrooms and formal gardens illustrate the grandeur of colonial wealth, a bygone era expertly preserved at every turn. Daily life is accompanied by a gentle harmony of church bells, rustling palmetto fronds, and lyrical sea island accents. Church steeples – not skyscrapers – dot the skyline and a tangible connection to the past permeates the community. While the setting is undeniably historic, a palpable vitality courses across the peninsula. Early city planners laid out a grid of easily navigable streets, and Charleston’s intimate urban environment invites discovery. Take a walk and see for yourself the splendor, soul, and spirit that define modern Charleston. Charleston. “The Holy City”, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the U.S. as well as being one of its top tourist attractions. Located on the coast of South Carolina this city of many prominent churches was founded in 1670. Until the mid 1800’s it was one of the 10 largest cities in North America. Today the city has a population of just over 112,000, with 600,000 people living in the Charleston Metropolitan Statistical Area. College of Charleston and The Citadel are just two of the institutions of higher education that are located here. Charleston’s popularity as a tourist destination is based on its long and colorful history as well as its streets lined with majestic and Spanish moss draped live oaks. Historic pastel-colored homes look out over the waterfront.