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, to the south by the city of North Charleston, to the east by the city of Goose Creek, and to the northwest by Sangaree. It has a growing population of approximately 15,000 residents who appreciate its easy access to I26 and Rte. 78. Ladson's Exchange Park, a large events center that consistently draws crowds from all three counties and beyond, hosts the annual Coastal Carolina Fair. The broad-based appeal of this 10-day multi-dimensional extravaganza brings special attention to the city each year.