Downtown Charleston

Downtown Charleston

The allure of Charleston goes far beyond its old Southern history and charm. Founded in 1680, the downtown area has preserved as much of the historical ambiance as possible. In fact, it’s one of the most well-preserved historic districts in the country.

Cobblestones to Gas
Lantern-Lined Streets

From cobblestones to gas lantern-lined streets and quaint alleyways, the beauty and ambiance of Charleston are breathtaking.

The King and Meeting Street corridors come alive with vibrant commercial and residential attributes.

The waterfront is where you find a bustling commercial district, Waterfront Park, and the pastel-colored colonial-era houses of Rainbow Row. The famous Battery, lined with antebellum mansions and the beautiful White Point Gardens, gives you a sense of the proud heritage this city continues to embody and champion.

A Vibrant History

walking around downtownJust walking around downtown, one can appreciate the city’s vibrant and tumultuous history: a long history of economic power as well as struggle.

Hurricane Hugo Since Hurricane Hugo in 1989, when the city was devastated and later rebuilt, Charleston has climbed the economic ladder once again, luring tourists, new residents, and increasingly international businesses and commerce alike.

Acclaimed restaurantsDowntown Charleston has a wide range of nationally and internationally acclaimed restaurants and quaint shops. And as the sun goes down on any given night; the City’s nightlife comes alive.


No. 1 City in the United States Seven Years in a Row

Over 130,000 residents are proud to call Charleston home. Although it is a popular tourist location and has been named the No. 1 city in the United States by Travel + Leisure seven years in a row, neighbors still know and greet one another as they pass on the street.

The Best of City Living With Hometown Appeal

While Charleston has been growing fast and absorbing all of the new industries, tourists, and residents, it still maintains that distinct Charleston charm.

With the best of city living combined with hometown appeal, it is also close to some of the most beautiful barrier islands, white sandy beaches, rivers, and wetlands, and sprawling gardens to enjoy. With the sophistication of a much larger city but with a small-town feel and beautiful weather virtually year-round, it is no wonder so many people want to live and work here.