Living in Charleston, SC
Few southern cities can match the charm of Charleston, South Carolina, population 137,000. Located along the Atlantic coast, Charleston was a major shipping and transportation hub of the southern states during the Civil War and is rich in historical sites. Despite being a travel destination, Charleston maintains its own culture and atmosphere that preserves genteel southern charm. There are many delightful restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues, plus insightful historic tours. Schools are rated above average and the median price of a home is $331,000.