Living in Charleston

Boasting a comfortable climate, a location near the ocean, historical charm and a variety of resources, the Charleston area is one of the best places to live in the nation. The city is frequently listed in the top five places to visit in the country.

The metropolitan area is comprised of Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties, and stretches some 50 miles (80km) inland, with 90 miles (145km) of oceanfront.

With its diverse economic mix and one of the largest containerized cargo ports on the South Atlantic and Gulf coasts, the area continues to grow, yet its rich, historic charm and cultural sophistication are evident throughout the city. The region also boasts a multi-billion dollar visitor industry, one of the Southeast's most impressive medical hubs, a well-established base of national and international manufacturers, as well as a large military presence. In addition, arts, recreational and cultural opportunities are abundant.

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