Why Move To Charleston SC?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Whether making a move between towns or States, there are always pros and cons to consider when weighing up your options. The historical significance, employment opportunities, recreational attractions and monetary value of your surroundings should always be considered before moving anywhere, so here are some reasons to move to Charleston, SC, South Carolina’s oldest and second largest city.


While the housing on the market in Charleston SC may be on the pricier side, there is good reason behind it. Between the historical significance of the land, the scenic maritime area, and the recreational opportunities that await you, it is no wonder that people are willing to pay a premium. Whether buying or selling real estate in Charleston SC, it is important to acknowledge these incredible opportunities.

Historical Significance

Fort Sumter, located in Charleston Harbour, was where the Civil War began in April 1861. Confederate soldiers began their siege against Union soldiers, which marked the first movement of the Civil War. Though the city of Charleston had a difficult time recovering from the devastation of war, and had little to no money to rebuild, they flourished through time. Because there was little financial stability to build the city anew, the city of Charleston was forced to refurbish all damaged buildings. This means that most of the buildings found in Charleston from that era are original. With a rich history in the domestic slave trade, the history of the south can be easily traced back to Charleston and the Old Slave Market Museum.

Employment Opportunities

While the rest of the USA sits at 7.3% unemployment rate, Charleston SC currently sits at 6.2%. There are employment opportunities that range from municipal government positions and finance agents to parks and recreation positions. There are many, varied opportunities to be found in Charleston SC, which is always looking for qualified individuals.


Charleston SC is located on the waterfront, and as such, hosts events that include the history of the maritime port. Charleston SC also has an aquarium in the maritime centre, which is conveniently located close to the historical district of the city. Also nearby is the Dock Street Theatre, where local theatre comes to life. Angel Oak Park is another nearby attraction, where the admission to the park is free and features an oak tree aged between 300-400 years old. There is an incredible array of historical attractions scattered around the city; one needs only to look around the corner to find it. South Carolina also boasts the title of the birthplace of barbeque, which opens the door for food festivals/competitions, as well as a booming culinary scene to discover.

Charleston SC has an incredible array of attractions that make it a tempting area to live in for every walk of life. With so much to offer historically as well as a successful, thriving employment market to the environmental recreational areas, there is an abundant amount of reasons to consider moving to South Carolina’s oldest and second largest city. By considering all of the topics mentioned, your decision to relocate will become simple.

This article was written by freelance writer and mother of three, Kathryn Thompson. Follow her on Twitter: @katht35

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