What Is Charleston SC Known For?

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As the first city to ever be established in South Carolina it is safe to say that the city of Charleston has a rich history. Over the years it managed to become the largest city in South Carolina as well as the best city in the world. Countless tops and lists have the number one position filled by the city of Charleston, SC and that is one of the things that this city is known for.

Rich History

There aren’t many cities around the globe that can say that they are older than the country that they are in. Charleston, SC being founded in 1670 is one of them and many of the city's attractions are linked to its tumultuous history, from forts to lighthouses, to huge oak trees, history can be found in most places around town. With cobblestone streets and antebellum mansions, any history enthusiast will love to go for a walk through the historic areas of this city. For those who are interested in relocating to this historic city you can get in touch with real estate agents in Charleston SC in order to find the most perfect house.

Tourist destination

If you combine the vast history gathered throughout the years and the amazing beaches available on the countless islands that surround Charleston's peninsula, you’ll get a lot of tourist attractions. With around 7 million visitors every year, this coastal city manages to break record after record. The accommodations or restaurants available on the peninsula are bustling with income gained from the tourism impact and the area keeps developing in order to meet the growing demand. By the end of 2018, there were over 17,400 available rooms in Charleston’s surrounding area while on the peninsula alone there were over 4,500 rooms. The tourism industry is on a constant rise and the Travel & Leisure magazine readers ranked the city as the No.1 city in the world in the U.S. for the 7th consecutive year. For the fourth consecutive year, Charleston has also been named the No. 1 City in the United States and Canada.

The Holy City

The city was founded in 1670 by the 200-300 British colonists who were afterward followed by immigrants from all over Europe. They came to the New World in hope of a better life away from prosecutions of any kind, especially religious. Along with their arrival came also a wide spectrum of religions from Protestant denominations to Judaism as well as Roman Catholicism. Because of its tolerance for the many different religions that were brought along by the immigrants and for the numerous churches, temples, and cathedrals were built, the city of Charleston, SC earned the nickname of the Holy City.


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