It’s no secret that Charleston is a fantastic place to call home. Whether you live here permanently or find solace along the cobblestone streets a few weeks out of the year, there is no doubt that Charleston, and the historic district in particular, embodies everything the Holy City has to offer.
Surrounded on the north by the Cooper River and to the south by the Ashley River, the Charleston peninsula was one of the first areas settled. The peninsula now offers a mix of peaceful, residential neighborhoods and carefully curated commercial districts with world-class restaurants, shops, art galleries, museums and more. The historic city is extremely walkable and most areas of the peninsula can be reached either by foot or by bike. Community parks and gardens are also intertwined throughout the city, offering peaceful respites from the hustle and bustle.
Beginning in the 18th century, the architecture stylistically reflected international influences from Europe, combined with practicalities which helped to escape the Southern heat such as expansive piazzas and tall ceilings. Traditional town homes are available in addition to luxury apartments, but the typical property is a multi-story home with several bedrooms and bathrooms. Tall ceilings, heart pine and cypress floors, iron gates, intricate gardens, winding alleyways and porches lined with colonnades are only a few of the historic design elements often found in area homes.