Charleston was founded in 1670 and incorporated in 1783, named honoring King Charles II. It is the oldest city in South Carolina. Situated on the Atlantic coast at the confluence of the Ashley, Cooper, and Wando rivers, the Charleston metro area is rich with history and culture.
The “Holy City” is known as a major port for the southeastern United States and home to the Port of Charleston. Other major local industries include tourism, health care, higher education (College of Charleston) and the beautiful campus of The Citadel (Military College of SC).
The Charleston area is home to the Fort Sumter National Monument and Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. Another great family attraction is the South Carolina Aquarium. If you wish to spend some time along the waters, Charleston Harbor offers some wonderful options. Be sure to take a stroll on the many cobblestone streets of the waterfront district, offering interesting boutique shopping and first-class dining!
Travel into Charlotte is serviced by Charleston International Airport (CHS). CHS is South Carolina’s busiest airport, serving 4.5 million travelers annually.
Whether you are just visiting or considering a move to Charleston, you will not be disappointed!