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Welcome to Charleston!

We get why you're thinking of moving to Charleston. We imagined living the Lowcountry lifestyle after starting to vacation here years ago. We made the move 4 years ago and haven't looked back.

We know there's lots to consider when you do, though. That's why we put together this relocation guide.

We hope this helps you make what we think will be one of the best decisions of your life.

What makes Charleston so special?

Many have thought it's a great place to visit for a long time. Maybe that's why Charleston topped Conde Nast Traveler's "Best Small Cities In The US" list for 10 years running. It held that crown once again last year

So we'll start this guide with some words we couldn't have said better. From the 2023 Conde Nast Traveler awards issue.

Charleston may be a small town, but this city punches well above its weight. When you consider everything it has to offer—history, culture, food, charm—it’s no wonder the so-called Holy City has repeatedly topped our list of the best small cities in the U.S. While its robust F&B scene, which includes a steady annual circuit of nationally recognized food and culture festivals, continues to be a draw, visitors are rarely prepared for the city's good looks. Stately homes, cobblestone streets, waterfront views, and an abundance of flowering window boxes only add to its welcoming vibe. Find a seat among its many outdoor terraces for a drink and some fresh oysters (we recommend hitting the Ordinary), and try to resist the urge to up and move here.

Charleston's Communities


If you have school-age children, you'll want to know a bit about the local schools in the communities you're considering.

We compiled them all on a map so you can easily identify them. Each contains a link to the school and where relevant, a profile. We've even got a section for private schools.

Click the photo on the right.

Map of Charleston Area Schools

Jimmy's Charleston Must-Dos

Yep, this is a curated list of things you must at least consider on your travels to Charleston. We've done ALL of them, and a lot more.

These are the best. 😁

Click the photo on the right to check them out.

Jimmy's Charleston Must-Dos

What can you afford in Charleston?

Chat with our lender to find out how much house you can afford here in Charleston.

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