Charleston's historic downtown is the city's biggest draw, a one-of-a-kind district on a peninsula wedged between the Ashley and Cooper rivers. Its narrow cobblestone streets are lined with splendid structures that showcase inimitable architectural heritage spanning a wide range of eclectic styles, from Colonial and Georgian to Gothic Revival and Italianate. Walking through this quarter is like taking a trip back in time. And while Charleston's beauty is world-renowned, drawing tourists from all over the globe, it still retains a hyper-connected, small-town feel. The food, the architecture, the music — all this and more make real estate in Charleston highly sought after.
Charleston's beginnings hearken back to 1670, though it wasn't incorporated as a city until 1783. These days, the city continues to garner accolades as a top vacation spot. In fact, in 2020, the readers of Conde Nast Traveler named Charleston America's number one favorite small city for the tenth year in a row and the Holy City also secured Travel + Leisure's top US city for the eighth consecutive year along with four consecutive years as the best city in the US by Southern Living.
In Charleston, houses for sale include everything from single-story cottages to palatial historic structures with brick façades and impressive interiors.