Ranked in the 93rd percentile


  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Sunny Weather
  • High Income per Capita
  • Stable Housing Market
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Compare Charleston, SC Livability To Other Cities

Best Cities Near Charleston, SC

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Charleston, SC770129,888
Sullivan's Island, SC765.82,049
Summerville, SC7421.447,919
James Island, SC74211,844
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mount Pleasant, SC737.877,907
Hanahan, SC731220,710
Folly Beach, SC737.62,732
Kiawah Island, SC7213.41,543

Recent Charleston Reviews

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Southern Hospitality and affordable

Charleston is everything i thought it would be, quaint in feel but not small and the people are so kind! I never understood Southern Hospitality until I moved here it really is amazing! the Prices of everything and the people make it a great place to be. …
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HerbertBPosted on Oct 25, 2016
History, Southern Charm, Beaches, Great Food, and Friendly Smiles

Growing up on James Island, I lived in Charleston until I was 19, I then moved away to Houston, TX and have since moved back to the area. The best part about Charleston is this, since I was away for nearly 15 years, when I came back, things had changed. Changed for the BETTER! We are now one of the fastest growing relocation cities in America, there …
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wisemanoncesaidPosted on Mar 24, 2014
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Recent Charleston Forum Questions

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How long to get to MUSC from West Ashley and Mount Pleasant? If I get a place in West Ashley inside 526 and close to 17, how long is my morning commute to get to MUSC?Same question if I get a place in Mt. Pleasant, within about ten miles of Charleston?Thanks! I am going to nursing school in August and I need to get a place that will offer a reasonable commute. …
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MattMUSCPosted on Jun 04, 2017
Job and College My family wants to relocate to a coastal city and are very interested in Charleston. My question is, my husband is currently a regional truck driver but we would like him to find a local job so that he can be home with our family every night. In my searching of job sites I haven't been finding much of that job being available so I was wondering what …
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girlonfirePosted on Feb 22, 2015
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Source: The Charleston, SC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).