If you are considering moving to Charleston, SC, these few paragraphs from an article in Forbes may help you out. This is from a series called “Great Urban Weekend Escapes” and the choice here is Charleston, SC.
Everyone seems to be in love with Charleston these days, and in recent years the city has been awash in awards and accolades. It has been named the Number One US City by readers polls of both of the nation’s two highest profile travel magazines: for three years in a row by Conde Nast Traveler and two straight by Travel + Leisure.
So the only question is what exactly makes Charleston so good? One big differentiator is that it has also been repeatedly ranked the nation’s friendliest city, which is a surefire way to become a great vacation spot. The area also has excellent food, as both an epicenter of one of America’s great regional cuisines, low country cooking (think shrimp and grits), and a leader at the forefront of the trendy rise of upscale neo-Southern cuisine. It plays way above its weight class in terms of luxury hotels, is surrounded by gorgeous beaches, and offers world-class golf, something few destinations its size can rival. But most of all, Charleston oozes historic charm, from its cobblestone streets and centuries old architecture to its many important sites.