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  • Historic +

    Signers of the Declaration of Independence and authors of the U.S. Constitution have walked the streets of this historic city. It was the first English settlement established south of Virginia and by the mid-18th century, Charleston was the wealthiest and fourth largest city in colonial America.

  • Architecture +

    Strolling the cobblestone streets of Charleston, you'll find architectural excellence around every corner. We have the largest concentration of Pre-Revolutionary homes in the country, representing the finest architectural styles of the past – Adamesque, Neoclassical, Charleston single house, Greek Revival and Italianate.

  • Culture +

    Area residents actively support the arts, including a world-class symphony orchestra, a ballet company, several stage companies, a number of museums, and a growing base of art galleries and artist studios.

  • Dining +

    Delicious dining options abound in Charleston. Enjoy a local brewery, rooftop dining, restaurants tucked into historic homes or a five-star establishment with mouth-watering fare. All options are typically within walking distance or have a nearby parking garage.

  • Shopping +

    King Street was named among America's best shopping streets by U.S. News. It is packed with world-class shop, unique boutiques, books stores, gift shops and antique stores filled with historic treasures.

  • Sightseeing +

    Experience the entire city by horse-drawn carriage, riding past houses, gardens, mansions, churches and parks. Step inside a National Historic Landmark on a historic home tour or take a boat ride to Fort Sumter. Visit one of the numerous museums or enjoy the waterfront scenery on a stroll along the Battery.

  • Housing Options +

    Charleston’s historic district is divided into “boroughs,” each with its own unique personality. They include Ansonborough, Harleston Village, Mazyck-Wraggborough, Cannonborough, Elliottborough, Radcliffborough, the French Quarter, and South of Broad. In addition to historic homes, Charleston has chic condos, renovated carriage houses and a limited number of newly constructed single-family residences.

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