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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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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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St. James

St. James

Goose Creek, SC 29445 (19.70 miles)

Price: $825-$1,555

(843) 548-4314

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: $662-$1,164

(843) 548-4160

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Jamison Park

Jamison Park

North Charleston, SC 29405 (13.98 miles)

Price: $729-$1,029

(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 $677

(843) 605-4704

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Cute Home Tucked Away under shade of Historic Tree

Cute Home Tucked Away under shade of Historic Tree

Summerville, SC 29485 (19.87 miles) (#708647)

Price: $1,050

(877) 605-0657

Beds: 3, Baths: 2

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Northwoods Townhomes

Northwoods Townhomes

North Charleston, SC 29406 (13.99 miles)

Price: $828-$898

(843) 410-0451

Beds: 2, Baths: 1½

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Avana Wescott Plantation

Avana Wescott Plantation

Summerville, SC 29485 (16.54 miles)

Price: $890-$1,469

(843) 410-0445

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Lakewood Lodge

Lakewood Lodge

Hanahan, SC 29410 (18.13 miles)

Price: $649-$889

(843) 548-4185

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1½

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Audubon Park

Audubon Park

Hanahan, SC 29410 (13.25 miles)

Price: $700-$1,197

(843) 410-0377

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Growden Estates

Growden Estates

Ladson, SC 29456 (19.22 miles)

Price: From $1,195

(843) 410-0305

Beds: 3, Baths: 2½

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Lakes At Pepperidge

Lakes At Pepperidge

North Charleston, SC 29420 (13.93 miles)

Price: $756-$887

(843) 476-4874

Beds: 2 - 3, Baths: 1½

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Lake Oakridge

Lake Oakridge

North Charleston, SC 29418 (8.48 miles)

Price: $704-$1,045

(843) 605-4718

Beds: 2 - 3, Baths: 1½

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Grove At Fenwick Plantation

Grove At Fenwick Plantation

Johns Island, SC 29455 (6.75 miles)

Price: From $899

(843) 548-4184

Beds: 2, Baths: 2

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Cornerstone Apartment Homes

Cornerstone Apartment Homes

Charleston, SC 29401 (0.40 miles)

Price: $1,500-$3,500

(843) 410-2404

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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Charleston Arms

Charleston Arms

Charleston, SC 29407 (4.96 miles)

Price: $662-$829

(843) 605-4700

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1

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Country Club Apartments

Country Club Apartments

Summerville, SC 29483 (21.94 miles)

Price: $505-$595

(843) 376-5226

Beds: 2, Baths: 1

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Harbor Pointe

Harbor Pointe

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 (2.71 miles)

Price: $825-$1,160

(843) 476-4873

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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Cobblestone Village

Cobblestone Village

Summerville, SC 29483 (15.30 miles)

Price: $687-$1,063

(843) 410-0443

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Anchorage Apartments

Anchorage Apartments

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 (6.17 miles)

Price: $945-$1,376

(843) 277-6721

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Magnolia Downs

Magnolia Downs

Charleston, SC 29407 (3.31 miles)

Price: $519-$1,851

(843) 410-0240

Beds: 1 - 4, Baths: 1 - 2

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The Gardens at Ashley River

The Gardens at Ashley River

Charleston, SC 29407 (4.11 miles)

Price: $600-$830

(843) 605-4667

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Magnolia Place

Magnolia Place

Summerville, SC 29483 (22.35 miles)

Price: $640-$680

(843) 410-0442

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1

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Pepperhill Townhomes

Pepperhill Townhomes

North Charleston, SC 29420 (13.49 miles)

Price: $670-$944

(843) 628-0713

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1½

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South Pointe

South Pointe

Hanahan, SC 29410 (11.12 miles)

Price: From $595

(843) 548-4162

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1½

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