Steeped in history and Southern charm, people from all over the world are looking to buy homes in Charleston, SC. In 2012, the readers of Conde Nast Traveler voted Charleston the No. 1 city in the country as well as the best city in the world.

History abounds with numerous museums, historic homes and mansions and a view of Fort Sumter across the Charleston harbor.

Charleston is recognized for its world-class restaurants and award-winning chefs along with its festivals and cultural events like the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Charleston Wine + Food Festival, Charleston Fashion Week and Spoleto Festival USA. The downtown Charleston area is bustling with activity almost year round.

Visitors and residents alike have no shortage of entertainment options – from strolling through the many art galleries along Broad Street and the French Quarter to shopping the boutiques and antique stores along King Street to taking in performances at the historic Dock Street Theatre.

Business professionals can find plenty of opportunity in Charleston as well. The city is home to one of the busiest ports on the East Coast. A thriving medical community is situated in the heart of the city where medical professionals, students and researchers are bringing world-class care to the city.

Recently dubbed “Silicon Harbor,” Charleston is making a name for itself as a digital community, beginning to rival the likes of Austin and San Francisco. The city is not only churning out tech start-ups but witnessing significant expansion and growth of existing technology companies.