Why Charleston, SC? Surveys Reveal Why!

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A lot has happened in and around the Charleston, SC area since the ‘Holy City’ was founded in 1670.  Yet (thankfully) some things continue to stay the course.  That’s why Charleston is rated so high in the latest annual ‘Reader’s Choice’ surveys conducted by Condé Nast Traveler magazine.

For the third consecutive year Charleston holds first place on their list of Top 10 Cities in the United States!  Add to that the ranking of No. 5 on the list of Top 25 Cities in the World!  Why, might you ask?  Reasons given include the “sand, sun, history, good food, and friendly people” along with equally high praise for the overall ambience, restaurants, culture, impressive architecture and “amazing shopping.”

As residents of the area ourselves, we firmly agree with the Traveler’s similar No. 1 and No. 5 rankings of Charleston as the Friendliest City in the U.S. and in the World, respectively.  As one reader said, it’s the “insanely nice” locals who enhance the charm of the city.

Of course, our entire Wild Dunes Real Estate organization is proud that Wilds Dunes Resort – our strategic partner on the Isle of Palms – was recognized as one of the Top 20 Resorts in the Southern United States.

Ending on a culinary note, locals and visitors find Charleston cuisine to be praised as well, with our community rated No. 4 in the list of The Best American Cities for Foodies.  According to Traveler, “Our readers’ favorite city in America has gone way beyond standard-issue Southern in recent years, with restaurant creativity to rival much larger cities.”

Those, among others, provide some food for thought on why Charleston is such an outstanding area for real estate investing, ownership or simply for vacation rentals.

When the time is right for you, our Wild Dunes Real Estate team will be ready to partner with you.