Get To Know Charleston

Charleston offers an enviable lifestyle and an extraordinary array of things to do: museums, galleries and performing arts … world-class shopping and dining … fascinating historic attractions … pristine Atlantic beaches. The area’s coastal location and temperate climate make outdoor activities like golf, boating and fishing accessible year-round. Such offerings, along with a robust economy, are attracting a growing number of new businesses and residents.

Location + Weather

Accessible via Hwy 17 and I-26, Charleston is situated on the South Carolina coast approximately 60 miles from I-95. Charleston’s coastal location and year-round temperate to semi-tropical climate make it an ideal spot for enjoying an outdoor lifestyle year-round.


The Charleston Lowcountry is one of the top spots for relocation in the southeastern United States. The population of the region’s tri-county area has grown to more than 700,000 people living in three counties, making it nation’s 76 largest city.

Working In Charleston

With a growing focus on the technology and aerospace sectors, plus hospitality, healthcare, trade and the military, the Charleston region boasts one of the most diverse economies in the Southeast.

Taxes + Cost of Living

Compared to many other thriving communities along the east coast, Charleston offers residents a reasonable cost of living, and the area’s state and local tax burden is significantly lower than the national average.

Medical Facilities

From several major hospitals concentrated in a medical district on Charleston’s peninsula, to a growing number of hospitals and medical facilities that have recently opened or expanded in Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston and beyond, Charleston’s medical infrastructure is comprehensive.

Charleston Schools

Three school districts serve the greater Charleston region, each offering a variety of programs, including magnet and charter schools with specialized programs of study.

Charleston Area Events

Living in Charleston, you can be assured of one thing – you’ll never run out of things to do! Beyond the every day activities and recreational opportunities, our city offers an extraordinary array of special events and festivals throughout the year. No matter where your interests lie, there’s something for everyone!

Shopping + Dining

Charleston’s historic streets offer a range of shopping delights, from art galleries, eclectic boutiques and antique shops, to bargaining with local artisans for sweet grass baskets and other treasures.

Historic Attractions

For more than 300 years, the “holy city” has survived fires and bombardment, earthquakes and hurricanes, building an enduring heritage that continues to fascinate residents and visitors alike.

Learn More About Living in Charleston
2017 Mid-Year Market Report

The number of Charleston area real estate transactions are up almost 8% compared to the first half of 2016. It’s looking like we will surpass 18,000 transactions this year, which will set yet another record. The median sales price for the greater Charleston area is also up – by 4% compared to the same period in 2016. The median price is now at an all-time high of about $255,000.

Charleston One of the Best U.S. Cities for Total Eclipse Viewing

Charleston is one of the top cities in the U.S. to view August’s total solar

Charleston Real Estate Continues to Expand

Charleston experienced increasing development and property appreciation in 2016 as companies continued to relocate here, baby boomers continued to retire here, and new residents from across the country chose to adopt Charleston as their new home. With an estimated 45 people moving to the region each day, we’re paying close attention to real estate trends in Charleston’s submarkets.

Hot Properties: Jordy’s Picks

The Daniel Island real estate market is hot, and properties don’t stay on the market for long. Here’s Sales Associate Jordy Schaffner’s perspective on five properties that he recommends taking a look at soon if you’re in the market for purchasing a home in this award-winning coastal community. All properties were listed for sale as of 11/29/16.

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