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Charleston Neighborhood Guide

When you think of Charleston, South Carolina, you probably instantly think of Southern Belles, Southern Charm, and a relaxed lifestyle. Charleston has a lot to offer its residents from the low cost of living, charming seaside areas, the strong economy, low crime rates, and more.

Best neighborhoods

Whether you want to live in the heart of the downtown Southern Charm or a quiet seaside community, Charleston has it all. Movoto, a real estate website, ranked area suburbs of Charleston. We have highlighted a few:

Located just over the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Mount Pleasant is just minutes from beautiful downtown Charleston. In addition to the variety of restaurants and shops in nearby downtown Charleston, Mount Pleasant offers additional shopping, nightlife, and restaurants. There is also a beautiful water view at the Memorial Waterfront Park. A local, open-air market at Mount Pleasant Town Center offers convenient, one of a kind shopping.

There is no place like downtown Charleston. The beautiful southern homes and cobblestone streets are enough to make you enjoy your evening strolls. There are several options for restaurants and entertainment all within walking distance. You shop till you drop at downtown’s King Street with a variety of local boutiques and national retail shops alike. Most people who live in downtown do not have kids in the home.

If you want to be closer to the ocean, there are nearby islands including Sullivan’s Island, Seabrook, Kiawah, and Folly Beach.

Best place to retire

Charleston has been named one of the best places to retire by multiple media outlets.

U.S. News analyzed 100 cities in the United States to find the best places to live based on the quality of life, job market, value, and likeability of residents. Charleston came in at #19 with an overall score of 6.9 out of 10.

Forbes also listed Charleston as one of the Best Places to Retire in 2014. Charleston made this list for its warm climate, water frontage, favorable state taxes, robust economy, and cost of living (which is around national average).

Best choice for you

Do you want to explore more details about various neighborhoods? Visit Neighborhood Scout, select your city, and then select your criteria such as noise level, retirement area, and amenities. If you want a detailed report, you will have to pay for the service, but you can get a few ideas with the free options.

Charleston has so much charm that you may have a hard time deciding, so you should consider the main factors in choosing a place to live. When determining your neighborhood, you want to select the one you can afford. Be sure to factor in proximity to important things such as the grocery store, entertainment options, and closeness to your loved ones. Walk around and get a feel for the areas.

Charleston is a great destination for retirement. It is affordable, safe, scenic, and full of entertainment – all key factors for choosing a place to live.

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