Signers of the Declaration of Independence and authors of the United States Constitution have walked the streets of this historic city. It was the first English settlement to be established south of Virginia and by the mid-eighteenth century, Charleston was the wealthiest and 4th largest city in colonial America.
As you stroll the streets of Charleston you’ll notice an array of architectural excellence can be spotted around every corner. We have the largest concentration of pre-Revolutionary homes in the country that represent the finest architecture of the past – Adamesque, Neoclassical, Charleston single house, Greek Revival, and Italianate.
Area residents actively support the arts including a world-class symphony orchestra, a ballet company, several stage companies, a number of museums, and a growing base of art galleries and artist studios.
Bordered by the Ashley and Cooper rivers, Charleston is a city known for its elegance, hospitality, refined beauty and historic significance. Dating back to 1670, Charleston was the first English settlement to be established south of Virginia. By the mid-eighteenth century, Charleston was the wealthiest and fourth largest city in colonial America. Signers of the Declaration of Independence and authors of the United States Constitution have walked the streets of this historic city. Owning a home in downtown Charleston means living amongst people and architecture that have survived the ages and triumphed through the best and worst of times.
Charleston’s historic district is broken up into “boroughs,” each with its own unique personality. The boroughs include Ansonborough, Harleston Village, Mazyck-Wraggborough, Cannonborough, Elliottborough, Radcliffborough, the French Quarter, and South of Broad. In addition to historic homes, you will find chic condos, renovated carriage houses and a limited number of newly constructed single family residences.
King Street was named among top 10 shopping street in the US by US News and offers world class shopping with unique boutiques, books stores, gift shops, and antiques scattered all over the city.
In Charleston delicious dining options are around every corner – enjoy a local brewery, hotel rooftops, historic homes/inns, or a five-star restaurant. All options are typically within walking distance or have a nearby parking garage.
Experience the entire city by horse and carriage and see houses, gardens, mansions, churches, and parks. Step inside a National Historic Landmark by taking a historic home tour or a boat ride to Fort Sumter. Visit one of the numerous museums or enjoy the waterfront scenery by strolling through the Battery.