Why is Charleston Consistently Ranked as a Top Place to Live?

Posted by Lee and Katherine Keadle on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 10:34am.

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Charleston, SC is a large enough city to support a varied job market, numerous parks and recreation complexes, a great health care system, and some of the best public and private schools in South Carolina. You'll find lots of festivals and annual events every month such as the Cooper River Bridge Run, Family Circle Cup tennis tournament, Spoleto arts festival, the Southeastern Wildlife Expo, and the Charleston Food + Wine Festival.

For sports fans, Charleston has a minor league baseball team (the Riverdogs), a professional soccer team (the Battery), and a professional hockey team (the Stingrays) - not to mention the college sports teams at College of Charleston, the Citadel, and Charleston Southern. You’ll also find great rec leagues where amateur residents can play anything from soccer to softball to kickball.

Golfers will enjoy playing the 22 golf courses scattered throughout Charleston, many of which have hosted big golfing events like the LPGA Tour. You'll also find nationally ranked tennis facilities at private beach resorts like Kiawah, Seabrook, and Wild Dunes. Plus, there are quite a few private residential golf communities like Dunes West and Rivertowne located in the suburbs.

What’s it Like to Live in Charleston?

Although Charleston is big enough to support a wide range of interests, it's also small enough to make it an affordable city to live. The average family can afford to buy a home and also enjoy living the Charleston lifestyle. In fact, its livability is often a factor in ranking Charleston as a top place to live by magazines and other groups.

Charleston offers a diverse range of homes, townhomes, condos, new construction, and beach front property within the metro area, appealing to a wide range of people and their dream lifestyles. Whether easy access to downtown is crucial, a close proximity to the beautiful beaches is a "must-have," or the seclusion and tranquility of a country setting is most desired, Charleston has it!

The myriad of home types shows how varied the home buyers are. We work with second home owners purchasing multi million dollar estate, retirees looking for low maintenance condos or cottages, first time buyers wanting the walkability that Downtown Charleston offers, and also families needing 4+ bedrooms to accommodate a growing family. Some people might assume that since AARP ranks Charleston among its Dream Towns, the city would be full of retirees. Or that since the metro has so many colleges and universities (including the Medical University of South Carolina), it would feel like a college town. However, the truth is that Charleston has such a wonderful mix of people from all backgrounds, ages, socioeconomic levels, and lifestyles. Perhaps this eclectic mix is what makes Charleston such a fantastic place to live.

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Could Charleston be the Perfect Place to Call Home?

When you start planning your next trip to Charleston, contact The Keadle Group to learn about your real estate options. We’re happy to talk with you about what you’re looking for in your new home, your budget, your commute, and your areas of interest. We know Charleston because we live and work here. Plus, real estate is our passion. Let us help you find your perfect home!

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