Charleston

Welcome to Charleston

A Historic City with Endless Southern Charm

 

Charleston, South Carolina, is a city with a deep history and quiet beauty that has mesmerized residents and tourists alike for centuries. This city's unique blend of history, architecture, and Southern hospitality is evident in its well-preserved antebellum mansions, cobblestone streets, and warm, welcoming locals. Positioned on a peninsula flanked by the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, Charleston presents an unparalleled coastal charm.

 

Charleston, often referred to as the "Holy City" due to its historic church steeples that punctuate the skyline, effortlessly blends tradition and innovation. This vibrant city embraces its rich history while fostering a thriving arts scene, cutting-edge innovation, and an increasingly renowned culinary landscape. Its combination of small-town charm and big-city amenities make Charleston a compelling place to call home.

 

What we love:

  • Historic architecture and charm
  • Warm, welcoming Southern hospitality
  • World-class culinary scene
  • Vibrant arts and culture
  • Proximity to stunning beaches and waterways

 

Brief History of Charleston:

Charleston, South Carolina, holds the distinguished honor of being the oldest and largest city in the state, with a rich tapestry of history that dates back to its founding in 1670. Nestled along the picturesque Charleston Harbor, this city has evolved over the centuries into a captivating blend of colonial heritage, Southern hospitality, and vibrant modern living.

 

Originally established on Albemarle Point, west of the Ashley River, Charleston relocated to its present location on Oyster Point in 1680. Initially named Charles Town in homage to King Charles II of England, the city later adopted the name Charleston in 1783. As the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area, Charleston stands as a testament to the enduring charm of the South.

 

Charleston's allure is defined by its harbor location, where the Ashley and Cooper Rivers converge to form Charleston Harbor—an enchanting inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. The city's waterfront areas, notably the popular French Quarter and Battery districts, showcase a harmonious blend of historic architecture, cobblestone streets, and a vibrant cultural scene.

 

In Charleston, history is not merely preserved; it is celebrated. The city's first fire department, initiated by the Friendly Society insurance company in 1736, marked a pivotal moment in fire services. The volunteer effort that ensued in 1819 paved the way for a professional fire department, established on January 1, 1882, with a dedicated team of 103 firefighters.

 

Today, Charleston offers residents a unique combination of historical significance and modern conveniences. Immerse yourself in the captivating ambiance of the French Quarter's art galleries, dine in style at the Battery's renowned restaurants, and experience the warmth of Southern hospitality that defines life in this charming city.

 

Local Lifestyle:

Life in Charleston is a delightful blend of Southern hospitality, historic charm, and modern comforts. The residents here are known for their warmth and friendliness, making everyone feel at home in this close-knit community. The city's walkability makes it easy to explore its rich history, stunning architecture, and abundant green spaces.

 

Outdoor activities play a significant role in the Charleston lifestyle. Whether it's enjoying a day at the beautiful local beaches, sailing and fishing in the rivers, or strolling through the numerous parks and green spaces, the city offers ample opportunities for outdoor activity. The temperate climate allows these activities to be enjoyed year-round, making Charleston a haven for nature and adventure lovers alike.

 

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping:

Charleston's culinary scene is a Gourmand's delight, with an impressive roster of top-notch restaurants, cafes, and bistros offering everything from traditional Southern cuisine to internationally-inspired foods. The city has become a culinary hotspot, boasting several James Beard Award-winning chefs and restaurants.

 

The shopping experience in Charleston ranges from high-end designer boutiques to eclectic local shops, making it a shopper's paradise. Entertainment options are equally diverse, with a vibrant arts scene featuring galleries, theaters, and music venues, along with a multitude of festivals and cultural events that take place throughout the year.

 

Things To Do:

Charleston offers a wealth of attractions and activities to explore. History buffs will enjoy visiting Fort Sumter National Monument, the Charleston Museum, and the historic plantations and gardens that surround the city. For those interested in arts and culture, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the Charleston Music Hall are must-visit destinations.

 

Nature lovers can enjoy the serene beauty of Waterfront Park, the breathtaking views from the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, or a day at the picturesque beaches of Sullivan’s Island and Folly Beach. A trip to Charleston wouldn’t be complete without a horse-drawn carriage ride through the historic downtown or a stroll through the vibrant Charleston City Market.

 

Schools:

  • Memminger Elementary School (PK-5)
  • Buist Academy (K-8)
  • C.E. Williams Middle School (6-8)
  • Charleston School of the Arts (6-12)
  • Academic Magnet High School (9-12)
  • James Simons School (PK-8)
  • Burke High School (7-12)

 

In conclusion, Charleston real estate is a gateway to a city that offers an exceptional quality of life. Between the rich history, thriving economy, cultural vibrancy, and the excellent school system, it's no wonder so many people are drawn to call Charleston home. Whether you're seeking a historic downtown residence or a contemporary beachfront property,

 

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Overview for Charleston, SC

405 people live in Charleston, where the median age is 48 and the average individual income is $45,797. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

405

Total Population

48 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$45,797

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Charleston, SC

Charleston has 245 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Charleston do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 405 people call Charleston home. The population density is 11,240.18 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

405

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

48

Median Age

51.36 / 48.4%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
245

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$45,797

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Work With Kim

Kim still has the same passion for the Lowcountry that she had when she first arrived and loves to share that with a great enthusiasm with her clients who have now become dear friends. Charleston is a special place and Kim is always honored to share and educate those who want to call it home.

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