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Charleston is known as "The Holy City" due to the number of church steeples in the city skyline. Located on a peninsula formed by two rivers, the skyline has practically no tall buildings. A major port on the eastern seaboard, Charleston's historic district offers many of the city's major historical sites.

Working in Charleston

Charleston is well known for grand live oaks draped with Spanish moss, Cabbage Palmetto trees, and the beautiful historic pastel-colored homes along Rainbow Row. Charleston offers the second largest container seaport on the East Coast. Several information technology corporations have opened facilities here, including Blackbaud, CSS, Modulant, Benefitfocus, and Google. The downtown area offers a growing medical district that includes biotechnology and medical research. The largest employer in the Charleston metropolitan area is the US Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. Until recently, the largest employer was the Medical University of South Carolina.

Climate in Charleston

Charleston offers very hot summers and mild winters. The upstate area does occasionally get some snow accumulation.

Living in Charleston

A popular annual festival in Charleston is the Spoleto Festival USA. The 17-day art festival features a variety of disciplines and over 100 performances by individual artists. Another popular draw is the MOJA Arts Festival, which celebrates African-American and Caribbean arts, culture, and music.

Favorite Neighborhoods in Charleston

The French Quarter is a neighborhood in downtown Charleston. The name refers to the quantity of French Merchants in the area's history. Famous for art galleries, it also offers businesses, restaurants, and Waterfront Park. Many fine historic buildings are found nearby for those who are looking for an apartment to rent in a history-laden area.

Many of Charleston's corporate headquarters are located on Daniel Island. Many of the island's residents can live, work, play, and shop without leaving the area. A carefully planned island with 23 miles of water frontage, Daniel Island is located between the Wando and Cooper Rivers.

On the eastern edge of Daniel Island, you'll find Barfield Park. A natural-style park overlooks the Wando River for this marsh and water-oriented neighborhood. Winding paths and a covered picnic pavilion are features of the neighborhood.

The Center Park neighborhood offers brick town houses that surround a landscaped park with walking paths and playgrounds. Single family rental homes are also available in the area.

Codner's Ferry Park neighborhood offers a community boat ramp, a pool at Scott Park, and a nature preserve at Bellinger Island. Homes offer marshfront, interior, or park views. Elevated homes are prominent in Cochran Park, where magnificent views are the norm.

Mt. Pleasant, SC

Mt. Pleasant is a suburban town across the Cooper River from Charleston. Mt. Pleasant is known for keeping the sweetgrass basket tradition alive. Patriot's Point, home to the World War II aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, is a naval and maritime museum on the Cooper River.

North Charleston, SC

North Charleston is a suburban city in Dorchester and Charleston counties. North Charleston is known for beautifully planned neighborhoods and excellent shopping facilities. North Charleston hosts the Charleston International Airport and Charleston Air Force Base. North Charleston offers sprawling neighborhoods with a wide range of features, including day care, golf, fishing, and playgrounds. Some developments offer jogging trails and fitness centers for residents.

Summerville, SC - "Flowertown in the Pines"

Once considered a retreat from the mosquito-laden marshes of the lowcountry for plantation owners. Summerville offers a small town atmosphere, where you can sit and chat with a friend in one of the many rocking chairs placed outside shops in downtown. Summerville offers easy access to South Carolina beaches as well as a haven for golf enthusiasts.

Charleston Property Managers and Landlords

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The Tradition At Summerville

The Tradition At Summerville

Summerville, SC 29483 (22.00 miles)

Price: $799-$1,160

(843) 548-4160

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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St. James

St. James

Goose Creek, SC 29445 (19.70 miles)

Price: $855-$1,350

(843) 548-4314

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Gregorie Ferry Landing

Gregorie Ferry Landing

Mount Pleasant, SC 29466 (10.36 miles)

Price: $965-$1,705

(843) 410-0312

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Jamison Park

Jamison Park

North Charleston, SC 29405 (13.98 miles)

Price: From $745

(843) 410-0313

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Ashley Oaks

Ashley Oaks

Charleston, SC 29407 (6.43 miles)

Price: From $658

(843) 605-4704

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Riverland Woods

Riverland Woods

Charleston, SC 29412 (4.69 miles)

Price: $1,000-$1,520

(843) 548-4316

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Abberly Crossing

Abberly Crossing

North Charleston, SC 29418 (16.58 miles)

Price: From $865

(843) 737-6594

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Riverland Woods

Riverland Woods

Charleston, SC 29412 (4.69 miles)

Price: $1,000-$1,520

(843) 548-4316

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Abberly Crossing

Abberly Crossing

North Charleston, SC 29418 (16.58 miles)

Price: From $865

(843) 737-6594

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Arbor Village

Arbor Village

Summerville, SC 29485 (21.60 miles)

Price: From $830

(843) 486-2236

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Channel At Bowen

Channel At Bowen

North Charleston, SC 29410 (11.44 miles)

Price: $899-$1,299

(843) 476-4315

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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The Tradition At Summerville

The Tradition At Summerville

Summerville, SC 29483 (22.00 miles)

Price: $799-$1,160

(843) 548-4160

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Abberly At West Ashley

Abberly At West Ashley

Charleston, SC 29414 (6.34 miles)

Price: From $981

(843) 548-4131

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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Edgewater Plantation

Edgewater Plantation

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 (5.79 miles)

Price: $1,075-$1,930

(843) 410-0429

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Bees Ferry

Bees Ferry

Charleston, SC 29414 (9.67 miles)

Price: $975-$1,595

(843) 277-6746

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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The Boulevard

The Boulevard

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 (3.93 miles)

Price: $125-$3,200

(877) 222-4248

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Woodfield Long Point

Woodfield Long Point

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 (5.61 miles)

Price: From $1,100

(843) 410-0432

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Village Square & West Village

Village Square & West Village

Charleston, SC 29407 (5.30 miles)

Price: $675-$800

(843) 605-4708

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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St. James

St. James

Goose Creek, SC 29445 (19.70 miles)

Price: $855-$1,350

(843) 548-4314

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Element At Carolina Bay

Element At Carolina Bay

Charleston, SC 29414 (8.83 miles)

Price: $1,050-$1,545

(843) 737-6598

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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River's Walk

River's Walk

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 (5.62 miles)

Price: $1,210-$2,880

(843) 737-6604

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Cypress River

Cypress River

Ladson, SC 29456 (16.07 miles)

Price: From $825

(843) 628-0683

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Gregorie Ferry Landing

Gregorie Ferry Landing

Mount Pleasant, SC 29466 (10.36 miles)

Price: $965-$1,705

(843) 410-0312

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Woodlocke

Woodlocke

Moncks Corner, SC 29461 (29.36 miles)

Price: $590-$749

(843) 410-0375

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1½

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Furnished Studio - Charleston

Furnished Studio - Charleston

North Charleston, SC 29418 (8.28 miles)

Price: From $1,530

(843) 410-0411

Beds: 1, Baths: 1

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Furnished Studio - Charleston

Furnished Studio - Charleston

North Charleston, SC 29406 (13.10 miles)

Price: From $1,403

(843) 408-4201

Beds: 1, Baths: 1

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Furnished Studio - Charleston

Furnished Studio - Charleston

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 (2.93 miles)

Price: From $1,658

(843) 375-6330

Beds: 1, Baths: 1

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