As soon as you step foot into downtown Charleston, you will fall in love - from the cobblestone streets parts of the French Quarter, to the magnificant homes in the Battery, to the colorful homes in Rainbow Row. Often referred to as the peninsula, the hub of Charleston is a beautiful and historic city nestled between the Cooper and Ashley rivers.
Nicknamed the Holy City based on the array of church steeples that dot the skyline, Charleston is rich in its architectural heritage as well as its history. Homes range from the grande antebellum estates of the battery to narrow townhomes lining the famous Rainbow Row to the traditional side porch 'Charleston Singles". And because of the mild and sunny climate, one could walk for hours and find endless beautiful courtyards and gardens tucked along the cobblestone streets and alleyways.
The story goes that back in the civil war days, homes, such as the Charleston Singles, were built in such a fashion because the owners were taxed based on road frontage of the home. So, the narrower the home, the less taxes you had to pay. Of course, one would believe that the flow of the floorplan also helped in taking advantage of those breezes flowing off the water during the summer months.
A recipient of Conde Nast's #1 City three years running, and recognized by Travel and Leisure and Southern Living Magazines, Charleston is a wonderful place to call home. Nationaly recognized restaurants, beautiful and serene beaches, top notch golfing, international festivals and a wealth of other amenities only add to the city's draw.
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