What you need to know about Charleston, SC

Founded in 1670, which make it the oldest city in South Carolina, Charleston is a major tourism attraction thanks to its rich history and well-preserved architecture. The city has a reputation for its lavish restaurants, music, art, shopping and the Footlight Players – the state’s oldest community theater group. Higher education satellite campuses in the city include the College of Charleston, The Citadel and the University of South Carolina.

Top100_BeerCities_2015
Top 10 Downtowns 2012
Top 10 Haunted Houses 2011
Top 10 Historic Preservation Cities 2012

Population

125,458
Up by 10.45%
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Business

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Business Climate

Median Home Price

$248,200
Higher than the state average

Housing

Homes Owned 52.46%
52.46% Complete
Homes Rented 47.54%
47.54% Complete

Real Estate

In Charleston, South Carolina


Ready to move to Charleston? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Charleston.

Schools

In Charleston, South Carolina


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Charleston rates.

Median Household Income

$52,971
Lower than the national average

Business

In Charleston, South Carolina


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Charleston.

Residents

Most residents are
25-34 Years old

Health

In Charleston, South Carolina


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Charleston.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 49%
49% Complete
Graduated High School 93%
93% Complete

Charleston, SC's Rankings

Top100_BeerCities_2015
Top 10 Downtowns 2012
Top 10 Haunted Houses 2011
Top 10 Historic Preservation Cities 2012
Top 10 Spring Break Cities  2012