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Charleston-North Charleston Metro Area
Review of Charleston, South Carolina
Beautiful but Expensive
I've lived in and around Charleston my entire life. There are some pros and cons to living here. It is truly beautiful with plenty to see, do, and eat. However, these days cost of living has skyrocketed especially in the housing sector. It's become very expensive to live here and many locals are forced to leave the area to find affordable housing since there has been very little to no cost of living salary increases. Infrastructure is poorly planned making commutes to work, and sometimes just getting somewhere on a Saturday afternoon, long and slow going. I would have given 2 stars instead of 3 but can't deny that if you've got the money it's a lovely place to live but if you're lower middle class you will surely find it a struggle to eek out an existence in this ever more expensive town.
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