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Charleston and Charlotte rank in Top 10 of The South’s Best Cities 2022

Location is critical in real estate. So much so that we often need to say it two more times for emphasis. So, seeing Charleston, SC, and Charlotte, NC, make the top 10 of Southern Living’s The South’s Best Cities 2022 makes us happy. Really, we’re “happy, happy, happy.” Though, of course, we already knew these were great places to be.

Southern Living’s “The South’s Best 2022” celebrates “the people, places, and communities that make our home more vibrant than ever.” The publication lets readers vote annually in several categories and shares the results in splashy spreads in the magazine and online. In the sixth annual roundup, Charleston and Charlotte come out looking stunning — as we’d expect them to.

Charlotte, NC, earns #8

Southern Living describes the South’s Best Cities as “hubs of excitement and entertainment,” and notes, “there’s so much to do in each one of these cities, you might just have to stay a little while longer.” We’d suggest moving here!

The Queen City is a “city with charm to spare,” readers are told as the magazine highlights:

  • The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
  • Levine Center for the Arts
  • Visulite Theatre
  • Freedom Park
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
  • S. National Whitewater Center

Some of the city’s best neighborhoods get overlooked in the focus on nature and the arts. We’d add:

  • Elizabeth, a charming and vibrant neighborhood that was an early streetcar suburb
  • Commonwealth Park, which is drawing attention because it is so close to everything
  • SouthPark, one of the city’s more upscale and commercial neighborhoods
  • Uptown, the thriving downtown area of Charlotte (even if confusingly named)
  • Dilworth, which is known for its beautiful, tree-lined streets
  • Plaza Midwood, often described as “quirky,” “trendy,” “laidback” and more

Charleston, SC, ranks #1

Southern Living readers admire “its picturesque streets and vibrant dining scene.” Visitors are recommended to

  • check out Melfi’s, ChubbyFish, Leon’s Oyster Shop
  • stroll on The Battery promenade
  • head over to Waterfront Park for more stellar views

We’d add to that list. We’ve written about:

There are many reasons to move to Charleston, including:

  • Being close proximity to everything
  • Paying lower taxes
  • Exploring endless history and culture
  • Enjoying gorgeous year-round weather
  • Living in neighborhoods that have it all

Moving to Charleston lets you enjoy Lowcountry living while choosing a quality home with a chic, modern design.

Myrtle Beach makes the rankings too

Myrtle Beach, SC, earned the #4 spot on The South’s Best Family Getaways 2022. The magazine credits this new Saussy Burbank location with access to “miles and miles of beaches with room to roam.” The writers also note, “Myrtle Beach has as its calling card a beachfront boardwalk with eateries, arcades, a Ferris wheel (one of the tallest in the United States), and an old-fashioned amusement park called Family Kingdom.”

That’s part of the appeal for Myrtle Beach residents too. They know they’re finding their new home in an area where friends and family will want to visit them!

Not used to seeing Myrtle Beach on Saussy Burbank’s blog? Well, we’re excited to be among the three builders selected for SayeBrook, a new community encompassing nearly 730 acres two miles from the Atlantic Ocean.

SayeBrook’s 1,700 homes are being developed as a “true community – a legacy for the family and the Grand Strand.” Construction is set to begin this year, so we’ll be sharing more about that along the way.

In the meantime, check out our high-quality craftsmanship and available homes in our gallery or take a virtual tour. Contact one of our agents today!


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