Looking to Move to Charleston?
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11 Oct 2019
Did your vacation to the Lowcountry this year leave you missing Charleston? The Lowcountry is thriving and the Island Realty team would love to help you find the perfect long-term rental for you to move into. Before you relocate, here are some useful things to know about the area…
A lot of people just think of Charleston as being the historic downtown peninsula. In fact Charleston proper is composed the suburbs of West Ashley, James Island, John’s Island, Daniel’s Island, and Mt. Pleasant; the urban streets of the downtown peninsula; and the beach communities of Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, and Sullivan’s Island. The diverse geography of the region is only one part of what makes Charleston so unique.
The Lowcountry is very proud of their relaxed and friendly way of life. Southern hospitality is woven deep into Charleston’s culture making it such a warm and friendly place. It is hard to not walk down the street and strike up a conversation with someone new. It because of Charleston’s hospitable culture that they were voted the friendliest city in the US. In addition, Travel + Leisure Magazine voted Charleston to be the best city in the US and Canada as well as the best city in the world!
One thing you can’t say about Charleston is that it doesn’t have culture. Charleston is home to some of the nation’s oldest theaters, such as The Dock Street Theater which opened in 1736. In addition, Charleston is home of the beloved Piccolo-Spoleto Festival, which celebrates art, music, and theater from around the world every summer. The appreciation for the arts doesn’t stop there. Charleston is also home to an extremely talented music scene which helped stars such as Darius Rucker become a national hit.
Charleston is home to some of the most world renowned restaurants and chefs making it a hub for the culinary arts. Famous restaurants such as Husk, McCrady’s Tavern, and Slightly North of Broad are just a few noteworthy examples. Whether you are looking for classic southern dishes, fusion food, or anything in between you can find it here.
Another thing to remember is any month with an “R” in it means it is oyster season. Nothing is better than enjoying some delicious oysters in some of the nicest restaurants in the southeast.
Ever since Charleston was founded in 1670 it has been one of the busiest and most important ports in the United States. Having played a vital role in the Revolutionary War, Civil War, Civil Rights Movement, and many other significant periods of American history makes walking the streets of Charleston is like traveling back in time. Thanks to The Preservation Society of Charleston, a great deal of the original landmarks and historic sites are still intact today. As you explore Charleston you can see the old iron gates, historic mansions, preserved plantations, and the military base where the Civil War began: Fort Sumter.
In terms of weather, Charleston has a pretty moderate climate. The average temperature in Charleston is around 65 degrees. The summers can get pretty hot reaching temperatures in the 90s; while the winter months remain moderate with the lowest temperature being 38 degrees. This lets you stay out on the beach and golf course all year long. While the temperature may be moderate, be prepared to sweat with its high humidity levels averaging 73%.
Great Place to Raise a Family
I can’t think of a better place to raise a family than Charleston, SC. The region is booming with strong job opportunities and reasonably priced housing. In addition, Charleston County is the second largest school district in the state offering a quality education for children of all ages. Once they graduate, Charleston is also home to well-respected universities such as The Citadel, College of Charleston, and Charleston Southern University. Growing up in such a friendly, diverse, and historic community will help set them up for success.