long before the first settlers arrived, the landscape was cast. it was the generations of charlestonians that lived in "charles town" and later charleston that left behind a navigable street grid, eight distinct architectural styles, 2,500 historical buildings and the 8 remaining cobblestone streets, the foundation of the city.
the unique entrepreneurial spirit that brought to life the many incredible restaurants, bars and shops has complimented the city by perpetuating charleston's southern charm and historical heritage.
all combined is why Charleston has been named the top city in the U.S. for several consecutive years.
Prior to November 2019 I had never seen anything in South Carolina that wasn't viewable from route 95 and my car window, let alone the beautiful port city of Charleston.
the current statistic that 34 people make Charleston their home every day, would make me around the 5,814th person to move here in 2020, just 8 months from my first visit.
I would gladly raise my glass in toast...
"To all those that made Charleston a destination city, thanks ya'll"