Charleston, South Carolina 

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Population

132,609

65% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.4%

Median Income

$52,971

Avg. Home Price

$307,100

Best Places to Live in Charleston, South Carolina

Mid-sized coastal city complex - On the Atlantic Coast North of Savannah and South of Myrtle Beach
Pros
-Historic interest
-Cost of living
-Pleasant winters
Cons
-Hot, humid summers
-Tourist impact
-Air service

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What Bert Has To Say About Charleston-North Charleston Metro Area

Charleston is a unique 300-year-old city with a fascinating historic tradition as an 18th-century seaport and business center and location of the initial moments of the Civil War. History has left its imprint, particularly on the city center, where a large and beautifully preserved mainly residential historic district is popular with local residents and tourists, and has become more popular with wealthy “refugees” from northeastern cities. Today there is some small industry, but major industries and the old seaport are gone. The area is supported by tourism and is known as a good place for small business.


QUICK FACTS

City: Charleston
Zip Codes: 29412, 29414, 29407, 29403, 29455, 29492, 29401, 29450, 29409, 29424, 10 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 48 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Charleston is 4.4% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Charleston jobs have increased by 2.98%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Charleston's cost of living is 21.50% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Charleston's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Charleston's population is 132,609 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 64.91%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Charleston is $307,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.48%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Charleston public schools spend $15,039 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14 students per teacher in Charleston. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Charleston

It's a good time to buy in Charleston. Home Appreciation is up 9.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Charleston Real Estate.

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Reviews for Charleston   71 Reviews
Sheilah - 9/6/2018
Have lived in this city on and off since 1984. The historic beauty kept intact by the BAR (Board of Architectural Review) coupled with some modest modernization continue... Read More

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Not anymore - 4/19/2018
I think Charleston used to be a wonderful place; 30 years ago. Now; not so much. I moved here from the West Coast, and everyone Told me that it would be like going... Read More

NO southern hospitality - 11/14/2017
Okay, i so rarely leave reviews but I moved to the Charleston area based on positive reviews so here's my take: As much as they claim southern hospitality, this place... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
29412, 29414, 29407, 29403, 29455, 29492, 29401, 29450, 29409, 29424, 10 total
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