Posted By Stephanie WilsonHartzog @ Apr 25th 2014 10:45am In: Charleston Real Estate Market

As you may already know, Charleston, SC was voted the number 1 city in the United States in 2013 in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards. This makes the third straight year for Charleston winning this honor. On top of that, Charleston ranked number 5 on their list of the best cities in the world in 2013, having reached the number 1 spot the previous year.

If you are looking for a great place to live, or to relocate, this may be a good time to look at how Charleston was able to achieve this honor. Charleston, SC Homes For Sale may be just what you are looking for. Each year Condé Nast Traveler invites readers to rate their favorite travel destinations worldwide in several categories:

  • Culture – Charleston, founded in 1670, is the oldest city in South Carolina. It has a rich cultural history and is one of the most beautiful cities in America with well-preserved architecture and charming cobblestone streets.

  • Friendliness – Visitors have voted Charleston the friendliest city for the last three years. The city proudly exhibits a delightful genteel Southern charm.

  • Atmosphere – A subtropical climate with nearby sandy beaches and golf courses makes this a favorite winter escape from colder northern states.

  • Restaurants – Charleston offers everything from award winning restaurants and outdoor cafes to dockside oyster roasts. Southern favorites include fresh seafood, hot pecan-coated sticky buns, and the best grits anywhere.

  • Lodging – Award winning hotels, historic inns, beach side resorts and charming bed and breakfasts give Charleston a well deserved reputation for superior accommodations.

  • Shopping – There are many noteworthy shopping venues. The most famous area is historic King Street, which offers arts, entertainment and seasonal festivals in addition to more than 60 retailers.

There's no doubt about it, Charleston, SC is a great place to live. It is also a good place to buy a house, with housing prices comparing favorably to other metropolitan areas. Stephanie Wilson-Hartzog is a Charleston, SC native and real estate specialist who has been selling homes since 2003. Contact Stephanie to help you find the right home at the right price.

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