Homes for Sale in Downtown Charleston
Historic Downtown Charleston
Charleston is the second largest city in South Carolina and the oldest. Founded in 1670 as Charles Town, it became Charleston in 1783. Downtown Charleston is divided into 2 areas which have been divided as north or south of Calhoun Street. This is really because the line of what was called historic Downtown has moved over the years as groups like the Historic Charleston Foundation have become more active in the city. The city is further divided into boroughs with distinct little neighborhoods. It is known as a culinary mecca and houses some of the best restaurants in the country. Close to the beach, it is known for its art and world famous art festival Spoleto. Charleston is known for its manors and was named America’s Most Friendly city by Travel + Leisure in 2011, Condé Nast Traveler gave it the same honor in 2013 & 2014. Southern Living magazine called it “the most polite and hospitable city in America”.
Charleston has had many famous visitors including the pirate Blackbeard and the British with the start of the American Revolution. Downtown is home to multiple universities including the College of Charleston, the Medical University of Charleston and the Citadel. The city has also been a haven for religion and is known as “The Holy City”.
Check out the local CVB for a calendar of events.
Short Videos about Downtown Charleston
Second Sunday is a great way to enjoy friends, music, dining and of course shopping on Historic King Street! The street is closed to traffic so the busy hustle and bustle of crowded sidewalks is slowed to a casual stroll right down the middle of the street.
This is a short Monday evening walk in Historic Downtown Charleston. We just love the fact that we can see show much history and a beautiful atmosphere any evening of the week.