If you ask new Charlestonians why they moved to Charleston, you’ll likely hear a lot of the same reasons. If you ask long-time Charlestonians why they live in Charleston, we’d bet their explanations won’t be far off, either.
Charleston is widely recognized as a destination no one should miss—magazines and news outlets from across the globe frequently talk about its charm, appeal and vibrancy. It’s been named the number one city in the U.S., a Best Place to Live, friendliest city, and received countless other accolades.
Visitors often become residents, building new homes in award-winning locations like Summerville, complete with Southern appeal like covered porches, family-style kitchens, and Lowcountry views.
There are endless reasons why the Holy City is an ideal place to live, but here are just a few that everyone can agree on:
It’s hard to imagine a more perfect location. A port city, Charleston proper is bordered by the Ashley River and Cooper River and surrounded by beaches, salt marshes, and small towns. The Charleston metro area extends beyond the bounds of these rivers following I-26 up to Jedburg, hitting the Francis Marion National Forest to the North, and the ACE Basin to the South. To the east, the beautiful Atlantic, of course. No matter where you build your new construction home, you’ll be close to everything and in your own little piece of paradise.
Charleston winters are mild, and though summers can be steamy in this subtropical climate, there are plenty of beaches and watering holes to keep you cool. The ideal weather also supports beautifully landscaped gardens throughout the area, from well-known plantations to downtown yards you’ll stumble upon as you walk through the vast historic area.
Founded in 1670, there is history at every turn in Charleston. All of downtown is a designated National Historic Landmark District where you’ll find surprisingly well-preserved cobblestone streets, architecture, museums and historic sites. Preservation is key here, so you’ll be sure to walk amongst history in every place you explore. Outside of the peninsula, there are many other historically significant places to see – Middleton Place, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, the USS Yorktown, Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site, and dozens more.
There is no doubt that Charleston has a friendly, welcoming vibe—the weather is warm and so are the people! There is an atmosphere of inclusivity everywhere you go, making anyone and everyone feel welcome.
Charleston is both sophisticated and laid back, progressive and traditional. Nationally recognized restaurants mix with 100-year-old moss-covered oaks while visitors and residents enjoy festivals, shopping, breweries and art exhibits. You’ll find a scene here for every interest.
Ask anyone who has visited Charleston what they enjoyed most and you will probably hear about food. The culinary scene is impressive and has a worldwide reputation, with cuisine that ranges from farm-to-table to traditional Southern to eclectic and over-the-top.
The Saussy Burbank team is ready to help you build your Charleston dream home! Contact us today to start your journey to being a Charlestonian.