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Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County. It is located on Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, or, as is locally expressed, “where the Cooper and Ashley Rivers come together to form the Atlantic Ocean.”
Waterfront Vistas abound in Charleston area. The many different types of waterfront homes are; Ocean front, River front, Marsh front, Tidal Creek, Lake front, Canals and Ricefields. Click here to see what suits you.
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City of Charleston
Charleston, the South Carolina city founded in 1670, is defined by its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and pastel pre-Civil-War-era houses, while Fort Sumter, a Federal stronghold where the first shots of the Civil War rang out, lies across the water.
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Established 1961 in Berkeley County, home of the Naval Weapons Station. In early colonial times the term “Goose Creek men” was used for a group who settled a few miles north of Charleston near a stream called Goose Creek, a tributary of the Cooper River. They became leaders and by the 1690’s many held offices in the colonial government.
The first settlement in Summerville began following the American Revolutionary War; it was referred to as Pineland Village in 1785. Development in the area resulted from plantation owners who resided in the Charleston area, and who came to Summerville to escape seasonal insects and swamp fever. Summerville became an official town in 1847.
Incorporated on June 12, 1972 and is the third largest city in South Carolina. North Charleston has a population of 108,304, with a current area of more than 76.6 square miles is one of the state’s major industrial centers and is the state’s top city in gross retail sales.
Daniel Island is a 4,000-acre island located in the city of Charleston. Named after, the colonial governor, Robert Daniel, the island is situated between the Cooper and Wando Rivers. As of July 2012 it is being developed as a master-planned community complete with residential neighborhoods, parks, trails, recreational amenities and a downtown that is home to shops, restaurants, schools, churches and offices for businesses.
Mount Pleasant is a large suburban town in Charleston, SC. At the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Bridge is Patriots Point, a naval and maritime museum, home to the World War II aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, which is now a museum ship. The Ravenel Bridge, an eight-lane highway that was completed in 2005, spans the Cooper River and links Mount Pleasant with the city of Charleston.
Is named for landowner Thomas Monck, dates back to 1728. Trademarked “Capital of Santee Cooper Country”. This is a symbol of its abundant outdoor activities, such as horseback riding, hiking, water sports, boating and the best freshwater fishing in the South.
West Ashley or as it’s more formally known, west of the Ashley is one of the six distinct areas of the city proper of Charleston. Ashley Hall Plantation, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Middleton Place Plantation and The Charleston to Savannah Railroad are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Island residents incorporated the Town of James Island on January 8, 1993. The Town currently includes a population of 11,500. Approximately 6,000 residents remain in unincorporated Charleston county, and 20,000 in the City of Charleston
It is the fourth largest island on the US east coast. Johns Island is 84 square miles (220 km2) in area, with a population of 14,000 people and was named after Saint John Parish in Barbados by the first settlers to the island.