Review of Charleston, South Carolina

If I Could Give It "ZERO" Stars, I Would
Star Rating - 10/8/2019
For what it's worth, if I could give this place ZERO stars, I would!!!!!!!! I cannot understand why or how the people at the top/the bigwigs/those with money + power, could allow what once used to be such a nice, friendly, quaint, charming + hospitable city give in to over-development, which results in over-crowdedness, which results in angry and frustrated drivers + residents because now, we have more people, apartments, condos, houses, and hotels than we do proper roads + infrastructure, and that is NOT okay!!!!!

When I say Charleston, I'm referring also to the surrounding areas of downtown historic Charleston too (i.e. West Ashley, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, etc.). It is just a massive over-development here now with very poor/outdated infrastructure, resulting in road rage, angry drivers, and lots of speeders + people blowing red lights because they can't get to work on time, even if they do leave early. It's gotten to the point where there is heavy traffic/congestion on the roads at ALL times of the day, regardless, and it is causing major gridlock and disgruntled drivers who do dangerous things, without the thought of other drivers around them.

To add to the major problems that come with over-development, we have jobs that still don't pay livable wages, but yet, the cost of living is sky high!! How does that equal out? This place has become a laughable joke to live and everything that the media likes to promote like Charleston being the #1 Travel Destination we all know is a bunch of overhyped b/s because someone has ties with someone who works with the media and they only promote the few parts of downtown historic Charleston that make it "look" attractive to those who don't know the area at all. What they don't show you is all of the high-rise condos that are being built around the downtown area (money, money, money), and the cramped roads that can't hardly hold any more traffic (the roads are outdated and are falling apart), and the cranes that hang over almost every single road because the construction is ongoing, with truly NOWHERE left to build (but the city + those with money will find a way!). Believe me..... you are not being shown the full picture of the reality of what has become a very ugly, over-crowded, and unattractive area to live with massive amounts of transplants flocking here daily and taking over with their unfriendliness (not a southern trait), lots of money (greedy), and entitled attitudes because they're "better than you" (Pu-leeze!). If you want to save yourself from major unhappiness, then please look elsewhere!! Charleston is not the friendly, hospitable city that it used to be. That all changed in 2007 when Boeing took over the area, followed by Volvo, Mercedes, BMW, Google, Amazon, etc. Stay away!!!!!!!!!!!
Jessica | North Charleston, SC
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I have been to other parts of the US and I will take "Charleston traffic" over any other "big city" (used loosely) traffic. Please, do not try and paint an inaccurately negative picture of Charleston or it's residents. Our city is still alive and well with politeness, friendliness, and a laidback culture. Of course areas are need of improvement like everywhere else in the country. If you are dissatisfied with your living arrangements, feel free to look for new ones. Or, do some research, find a politician's campaign plan you can back, and vote. Otherwise, if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.
A | Charleston, SC | Report Abuse

Te bigwigs and people with power as you put it allow it because they are the ones that benefit finacially. Corrupt politicians in bed with so called developers that seek and destroy and tear down and build without regard to anything but money. This is the disadvantage in living in a hyperbolic predatory capitalist system where the ONLY thing that matters is money money and more money with no regard to preserving the natural landscape for the next generation.. Me Me Me + Money = Charleston and every other US city that has been plowed over and built into a parking lot.
Edmund | Spring Valley, NV | Report Abuse

The big wigs with money are part of the problem. LOL That is why the government needs to raise income taxes on the rich to 70-90%, like Eisenhower did in the 50's and 60's. We had an awesome economy back then, until Reagan gave the rich a big tax break in the 80's. The economy has been in a downswing ever since.
tesla2 | Ogden, UT | Report Abuse

I think its just cities in general. The human population is growing and with it comes what you said. I'm not so sure there is any big city that isn't like that in this century..
j | Denver, CO | Report Abuse
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