Welcome to Charleston South Carolina, the #1 ranked city by Conde' Nast Traveler's Choice Awards and Travel & Leisure five years running. For those of us fortunate enough to already live here, we're thrilled but not that surprised. With four seasons, and nice weather throughout much of what we call winter, we enjoy some of the best weather in the world. Combined with great weather are our own unique natural wonders, six major barrier island beaches, a maze of waterways reaching in all directions, and pristine wild marshes and woodlands. Finally, you have the treasure for which Charleston is best known, our uniquely preserved Peninsular Charleston with history reaching back into the 1500's.
For your pleasure and entertainment, there are museums, musicals, plays, tours, festivals, water parks, marinas, beaches, nightlife, boating, fishing, shopping and more shopping, exploring, an aquarium, and minor league and college sports. We root for the Bulldogs, Tigers, Gamecocks, Braves, River Dogs, Stingrays, Buccaneers, The Battery, Hawks, Panthers, and Redskins just to name a few. Oh, and how could I forget our award-winning restaurants? Charleston has hosted the Spoleto Festival for many years attracting visitors from around the world. Charleston's Finest City Guide offers a comprehensive business directory to shop "all things Charleston".
The Holy City is a travel destination for people on holiday from England to Taiwan. For us, it's a 30 minute drive. The city itself is simply a marvel. The British, devastating fires, pirates, earthquakes, slavery, a civil war, reconstruction, hurricane Hugo, and the recent economic disaster have not been able to bring her down or break her spirit.
Today, Charleston is stronger than ever with expanding economic development, the successful on-time and under budget completion of the Arthur Ravenel bridge, and the resurrection of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Boeing, Google, Daimler-Chrysler, Tanger, Volvo and others are selecting Charleston because they like what they see. Charleston, SC is a shining star of hope. We hope you're able to join us soon as more than a visitor.
If hour long plus commutes have been a reality for too long, and you dream of an easy commute, you will find affordable housing much more easy to achieve in the Charleston area. Charleston's average home price now is 2015 in still in the $115 per square foot, except for downtown and luxury properties. Keep in mind, this average is affected by beach and luxury homes and currently, you can find a nice home with modern fixtures and amenities in a decent neighborhood for less than $115 per square.
We're not talking about foreclosures or short sales - That's a different story. You can start checking things out using the most powerful and easy to use real estate multiple listing search tool you'll see anywhere right here at CharlestonNeighborhoods.com Search Properties.