“Charleston, South Carolina is ranked the No. 1 Small City destination in the U.S. in the 2017 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. This is the seventh consecutive year that Charleston has been named a No. 1 city.” October 2017 “Charleston’s charm shines brightly through its people, historic streetscape, award-winning restaurants, world-class accommodations, pristine beaches, culture and shopping scene.”

Picturesque and beautifully preserved, downtown Charleston is a visual display of antebellum architecture, cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages, and historic landmarks. Living history is everywhere.

Besides its beauty, one will find a thriving arts community, award-winning culinary experiences, emporiums filled with antiques, chic boutiques, and many one-of-a-kind treasures. Charleston has been recognized among the “Best Shopping Cities in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler magazine.

Charleston combines the best vibes of city living with a small town feel. It is the perfect place for professionals, families, and retirees who value the amenities a city provides, with the advantages of easy access to beaches, nature, water sports, and the great outdoors for year-round enjoyment.


Population: 137,539
Median income: $61,467
Median house/condo price: $297,700
Median gross rent: $1,126