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Recent awards and official recognition for Charleston have come from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast, Forbes, Fodor’s, Trip Advisor, Huffington Post, Where to Retire, livability.com, 10best.com, Business Insider, Fast Company and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Charleston is cited for its beauty, its history, its restaurants, its livability, its shopping, its business climate, its romantic appeal…its accolades are seemingly endless. Moving to Charleston is certainly worth serious consideration. After all, it also garners ongoing recognition as being among the world’s friendliest cities.

The Charleston region is made up of a wide array of diverse cities and towns. The city of Charleston is actually divided into areas like West Ashley and Daniel Island that appear to be their own municipality, but are not. One thing is certain. Each has its own unique appeal.

Awendaw
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Awendaw

Much like neighboring McClellanville to the north on Rte. 17, Awendaw is a small fishing town. Its population...

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Daniel Island
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Daniel Island

Daniel Island originally served as a farming, ranching and private hunting preserve. The opening of...

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Downtown Charleston
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Downtown Charleston

Charleston is recognized throughout the world for its charm that directly results from preserved history...

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Edisto Beach
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Edisto Beach

The Town of Edisto Beach, according to its official website, is “one of the few remaining family-oriented...

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Folly Beach
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Folly Beach

A true laid-back, beach community well known for its massive fishing pier, Folly Beach is unlike any other city or region of Greater Charleston...

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Goose Creek
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Goose Creek

Goose Creek is a city in Berkeley County bordered to the east by the Cooper River and the Back River, to the southeast by an outer portion of the city...

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Hanahan
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Hanahan

With tidal water directly available to a number of residents, Hanahan prides itself on fishing and water sports. The city has direct access to the Cooper River and...

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Hollywood
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Hollywood

This Charleston County town, home to about 5000 residents, is a short 21-mile drive west of Charleston. Its rural nature is beginning ...

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Isle of Palms
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Isle of Palms

The official website of IOP aptly describes the approach to its town. “Breathtaking! It is the word that comes to mind as one drives up the Connector Bridge and beholds ...”

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James Island
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James Island

The town takes great pride in having once again broken away from the city of Charleston to stand on its own. “The Town of James Island is a beautiful, unique island…"

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Johns Island
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Johns Island

Johns Island, nestled among many barrier islands, is the largest island in the state of South Carolina. It is bordered by Wadmalaw, Seabrook, Kiawah, Edisto...

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Kiawah Island
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Kiawah Island

Named for the Native Americans who first inhabited it, “Kiawah Island is a barrier island with a maritime forest with a rich maritime habitat and 10 miles of beach..."

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Ladson
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Ladson

Ladson is located in southwestern Berkeley County, northern Charleston County, and southeastern Dorchester County. It is bordered to the southwest by the town of Summerville...

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McClellanville
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McClellanville

Indigo, cotton, and rice helped form the historic foundation of this small Charleston County town before its economy switched in very large part to fishing, shrimping...

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Mount Pleasant
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Mount Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant is wonderfully situated over the beautiful Ravenel Bridge on the east and northeast side of Charleston Harbor and the tidal Wando River...

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Moncks Corner
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Moncks Corner

Moncks Corner, named for its first landowner in 1728, is the county seat of Berkeley County. Its boundary extends east to the West Branch of the Cooper River and...

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North Charleston
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North Charleston

With almost 100,000 residents, North Charleston is now the third most populated city in South Carolina. It also resides in 3 counties: Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester...

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Ravenel
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Ravenel

Sitting directly on Rte. 17, Ravenel is prominently positioned as the gateway to southwestern Charleston County. A former railroad town, Ravenel is prides itself on...

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Seabrook Island
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Seabrook Island

Seabrook is a spectacular gated community approximately a beautiful half hour drive from Charleston. Only seven square miles, its year-round population is approximately 2000...

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Sullivan’s Island
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Sullivan’s Island

Sullivan’s Island is a Charleston County island town at the entrance to Charleston Harbor. The bridge that spans Breach Inlet is all that separates it from its neighboring...

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Summerville
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Summerville

Charleston residents who were seeking refuge from the heat, mosquitoes, and disease first inhabited Summerville in the late 1700’s...

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Wadmalaw Island
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Wadmalaw Island

Wadmalaw Island, part of Charleston County, is located primarily to the southwest of Johns Island and more than halfway encircled by it. To the north it is bordered by...

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Walterboro
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Walterboro

The county seat of Colleton County, Walterboro is 48 miles west of Charleston. The city is know for its historic homes dating back 200 years as well as its appealing downtown...

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West Ashley
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West Ashley

West Ashley or, as it is more formally known, West of the Ashley, is actually not its own city, but rather a vibrant district of Charleston...

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