Charleston South Carolina is a Southern coastal city, located in what is known as the Lowcountry. This city of enchantment and charm, fascinating beauty, history and culture makes it easy to fall in love with and impossible to forget. Charlestonians have a deep abiding love for their fair city and are eager to tell you that it is the most wonderful place in the whole wide world!
Charleston has a great geographic location. Originally built on a peninsula of land that divides the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, the metropolitan area now sprawls into the three counties: Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester.
The Lowcountry's topography includes tidal marshes, saltwater lakes, freshwater lakes, wide-mouthed rivers, bays, coves, the Atlantic Ocean and its beaches. The natural beauty of the Greater Charleston area is manifest. Home to all types of water birds like egrets, herons, ibises, pelicans and gulls, the area also provides habitat for interesting creatures like alligators, loggerhead turtles, foxes and deer.
Many visitors, who come for vacation, return to buy a home and settle down to a remarkable lifestyle. Charleston is not only an international vacation destination; Charleston is a cosmopolitan city whose residents absolutely cherish the past and excitedly embrace the future. Today, historic downtown Charleston is a reflection of the centuries that have passed since her founding. Carriages pulled by horses and mules roll past stately antebellum homes and churches, 18th century storefronts and other historical structures that are amazingly well-preserved. Street after street presents one picturesque view after another of what life was like in early Charleston.
The economic base in Greater Charleston is formed by a successful combination of the more than $5.1 billion tourism industry, the dynamic Port of Charleston, the medical community, military installations and a diverse group of manufacturers. Charleston is poised at the brink of an economic expansion of major proportions. International companies are particularly keen to the many advantages of locating in Greater Charleston. The port facilities, the excellent and available work force, and the central location to the rest of the Southeast are a few of the reasons companies are selecting Greater Charleston for growth and expansion.
Our guide will help you get started in your move to Charleston, whether you are looking for a home for sale or an apartment for rent, trying to find the right school for your child, deciding if Mount Pleasant or Summerville would be best for you, and helping you to find the right realtor or apartment professional who can pave a smooth path for your relocation to Charleston. To read the full text of this article, please request a complimentary copy of The Guide to Greater Charleston.
Below you will find information and links to pertinent pages to help in your relocation to the Greater Charleston Area and surrounding areas. The following can be found on this website:
• SC Agencies
• Counties & Surrounding Areas
• Chambers & Visitor Bureaus