Charleston is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country and those who call Charleston home embrace the history, beauty, and culture right at their doorstep. Charleston has repeated been touted as the #1 City in the United States and was just recently named the #1 Best City in the World by TravelandLeisure.com. Plus, job opportunities abound within its two shipping terminals and its growing information technology sector. The economy in this area is very strong thanks to companies such as Blackbaud, BoomTown, CSS, and Benefitfocus, along with the vast amount of businesses related to the tourism industry.
With a warm climate with ample rainfall, the greenery and beauty of the city is unmatched. Pair that with the history and gorgeous beaches and you'll find there are many ways to keep busy. Tour gorgeous Antebellum mansions and see where the first shot of the Civil War took place, or explore the nooks and crannies of warships. You can learn all about the history of the South at the Charleston Museum or by visiting Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens. Boone Hall is Charleston's oldest active plantation, and is considered by NBC Daytime television to be "must see" when visiting the area. Beautiful gardens are abundant, giving residents ideas for landscaping around their own Charleston real estate, and the mile of moss draped oak trees is a sight no easily forgotten.
Get some sun, go swimming, and watch for wildlife along the beaches of Charleston. The beaches are world-renown, and the marshes and forests on the coastline are beautiful as well. Some of the most popular beach destinations all within a close drive of Charleston are Folly Beach, Town of Seabrook Island, Sullivan’s Island, and Isle of Palms. Try your hand at a round of golf at one of the many courses in this area and also watch many great sporting events. Support the local Charleston Battery soccer team, Charleston Riverdogs baseball team, the South Carolina Stingrays hockey team, and also watch some great tennis and watersports in the city.
There are many ways to get out of the house and meet your Charleston neighbors. Enjoy farmers markets, outdoor movies, art and culinary festivals, golf tournaments, races, oyster roasts, fishing tournaments, and more than could possibly be listed here. Live the life you have always dreamed of in Charleston. Find a great job, a vibrant culture, beautiful beaches, and activities for the whole family.