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Charleston Living

Each year more than four million people visit Charleston because of its world class shopping, dining, history,charm and, of course, the beautiful beaches. Not only is Charleston a great place to visit but it’s a great place to live and work. If you are looking to relocate and need some more information on the Charleston region, this is your resource for data on housing, schools, employment resources and much more.

Comprised of three counties – Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester – the Charleston region is a highly diverse market, strategically located on the Atlantic coast half-way between New York and Miami. The region, which covers more than 3,100 square miles (8,192 kilometers), combines a thriving economy, rich history and breathtaking environment to offer an outstanding business climate and a quality of life that is second to none.

The Chamber works to encourage ways for individuals and organizations in the Charleston metro area to communicate and collaborate effectively in order to plan, implement and evaluate priorities of common interest that will advance the quality of life and economic development for the benefit of all citizens living, working and visiting the region.


To help people moving to the Charleston Region (and perhaps the U.S.) for the first time, the Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA) has created an online Charleston | SC Relocation Guide full of links providing new residents a one-stop regional snapshot including:

  • Community info: Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties
  • Education Resources: K-12 and higher education
  • Working in Charleston
  • Healthcare & Wellness
  • Recreation & Sports
  • Arts & Culture


Planning a Visit

If you are looking for visitor information and need help planning your perfect getaway, please contact the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at 843.853.8000.

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