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Getting to Know Charleston

Cosmopolitan and culturally diverse Charleston

Why have Boeing and Google recently chosen to locate in Charleston? For the same reason that people from all over the country are flocking here. Cited by Outside magazine as the “best place to live” on the East Coast, Charleston is one of America’s most beloved cities, a historic Southern jewel that offers an inimitable blend of architectural splendor, stunning natural beauty, living history, and vibrant activities for every age and interest. Consistently ranked among America’s top destinations by Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, and Lonely Planet, Charleston delights residents and visitors alike.

Part of Charleston’s allure rests in the old-fashioned small-town quality of life, where neighbors stop to chat over iced tea and life slows to a more leisurely pace. At the same time, the city is renowned for its sophisticated flair, boasting internationally acclaimed performing arts, award-winning restaurants, outstanding schools, state-of-the-art hospitals, a thriving economy, and an abundance of world-class leisure activities rarely seen in a city of this size.

Whether visiting for your first time or your fortieth, there is much to discover—and to fall in love with—in Charleston. We invite you to learn more about the South’s most celebrated city.