Best Neighborhoods in Charleston, South Carolina

The Charleston- North Charleston - Summerville Metropolitan area is comprised of three counties in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Charleston is the city seat of Charleston County. Charleston is the 3rd most populous city in the state. Cities within Charleston include Isle of Palms, Folly Beach and North Charleston. North Charleston is in Berkeley County. North Charleston was incorporated in 1972. North Charleston is referred to as the "Hub of the Lowcountry". North Charleston is known for its retail and industrial industries. Summerville is a suburb in Dorchester county. Summerville was founded in 1785 and became a part of the metropolitan community in 2007. Summerville is host to the Flowertown Festival every year.

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Average High - 87.1, Average Low - 42.4


There are no professional sports teams in the Charleston, North Charleston Summerville community.

Crime Rate

The crime rate in the Charleston, North Charleston Summerville community is on par with metropolitan areas of similar size.

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Goose Creek is a community in the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area, and is located in Berkeley County. Goose Creek is home to the Naval Weapons Station. There is a large military presence in Goose Creek including Naval Nuclear Power School. There are two high schools in Goose Creek: Stratford High School and Goose Creek High School. Goose Creek is primarily residential, consisting of single family homes. There is an apartment complex within the Naval Weapons Station.

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Hanahan is a community located in Berkeley County. Hanahan was incorporated in 1972. Hanahan has a large waterway, the Goose Creek Reservoir, in the community and waterways that meander throughout the neighborhood. CSX Transportation has a depot in the Hanahan community. Hanahan is for the most part a residential area. The rental housing stock in the community consists of apartments and homes for rent primarily in the northeastern section of the community

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Citadel Military College of South Charleston is located near the Ashley River. The community around the Citadel accommodates the needs of the students at the college. Hampton Park is located to the west of the campus and provides students and residents great amenities to take advantage of. Some of the amenities of the park include biking, walking and jogging trails, picnic areas, ball fields and lots of open green space. Johnson Hagood Memorial Stadium is a resident of the Citadel community. The housing stock in the Citadel community lies west and north of the Citadel campus. There are a number of condos, apartments, single and multi-family homes for rent or lease.

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Mount Pleasant is a suburban area in the county of Charleston. Mount Pleasant is the 5th largest municipality in the state. Mount Pleasant is bounded by Coleman Boulevard and Charleston Harbor. Confederate Cemetery and Ocean Grove Cemetery are located within Mount Pleasant. Mount Pleasant is largely residential. The majority of the housing stock is single family homes. There are houses to rent or lease in the northwestern section of the community.

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Folly Beach, located on Folly Island, is a part of the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area. Folly Beach is referred to as "The Edge of America" by the residents of the area. There are a number of trendy shops, stores, restaurants and bars in this eclectic community. Folly Beach is becoming a major tourist attraction. Beach front property is highly desirable and can be rather costly. Most of the housing stock in Folly Beach is single family homes. There are apartment communities further inland to the north of the beach.

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Isle of Palms is located in Charleston County and is a barrier island. Isle of Palms was significantly impacted by Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Since that time the Isle of Palms has been rebuilt and redeveloped. There are private communities on the Isle as well as more public residential areas. James Island County Park is a very popular green way in the community and features a climbing wall, picnic area, and plenty of biking and walking trails. The housing stock in the Isle of Palms is predominantly comprised of single family homes. There are some houses for rent or lease as well as apartments but they are few and far between.

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