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Charleston, South Carolina, has a rich history dating back to its founding in 1670. Originally settled as Charles Town in honor of King Charles II of England, the city quickly became a major hub for trade and commerce in the American colonies. Its strategic location on the coast made it a crucial port for the export of rice, indigo, and cotton. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, Charleston played a prominent role in the American Revolution, Civil War, and the abolitionist movement. The city was a hotbed of political unrest leading up to the Civil War, with the first shots fired at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Despite the devastation of the Civil War, Charleston managed to rebuild and thrive in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, Charleston is known for its well-preserved historic architecture, vibrant arts scene, and renowned culinary offerings. It continues to attract visitors from around the world to experience its charm and storied past.

1. The top 10 industries that are hiring locally:

  • Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Government

2. The top 10 recreational activities the area is known for:

  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Wine tasting
  • Sightseeing
  • Kayaking
  • Boating
  • Rafting

3. Average low and high temperature for the month:

  • Low: 45°F
  • High: 75°F

4. Average precipitation for the month:

  • 3 inches

5. Elevation:

  • 5000 feet

6. Average home price:

  • $400,000

7. Average household income:

  • $70,000

8. The top 10 tourist points of interest:

  • National Park
  • Historic Downtown
  • Botanical Garden
  • Museum of Art
  • Zoo
  • Waterfall
  • Winery
  • Scenic Overlook
  • Amusement Park
  • Historical Site

The top 10 restaurants:

Berkeley’s

Location: Charleston

There’s almost always a dog on the patio, something that this true neighborhood spot welcomes by remembering the names of regular pooches as much as their people.

Frannie & The Fox

Location: Charleston

This place proves that everything old becomes new again. Fifteen years ago, locals might have still directed you to restaurants right on Market Street (which this restaurant sits at the corner of) but five years ago the recommendations would have been anything but.

Chubby Fish

Location: Charleston

Chef James London brings a bit of all the styles he’s cooked in to Chubby Fish, leading to a range of different fish preparations, from crudo with chili ponzu to amberjack spread with pickled peppers, to braised grouper cheeks with field peas. Whatever ends up on the menu, you can expect it to be absolutely delicious.

Chez Nous

Location: Charleston

Each day, Chef Jill Mathias writes out the menu by hand: two appetizers, two entrees, and two desserts. The menu is the same at lunch as it is at dinner, and what ensues is a daily dinner party of sorts. It’s seasonal, elevated, European comfort food.

Oak Steakhouse

Location: Charleston

In a city known for its stellar seafood, there are few steakhouses as iconically Charleston as Oak. Located in one of the oldest parts of the city, the historic architecture features large windows, high-ceilinged dining rooms, exposed brick walls, and a central staircase.

Vern’s

Location: Charleston

Charleston already knew they loved Daniel Heinze’s cooking—he was a long-standing Chef de Cuisine at McCrady’s—but when he and his wife Bethany returned from California and started a series of pop-ups to begin testing menu items and concept for their neighborhood restaurant, they started a buzz about the inevitable opening that has hung around well past the place’s launch.

Le Farfalle

Location: Charleston

What is so beautiful about this restaurant is that it is Italian and Charleston at the same time, a bit like a rambling Italian seaside restaurant tucked just a block off King Street. There is a charming courtyard perfect for brunch in dappled sunlight, a formal dining room with high-backed wooden booths, but for most people (just like the kitchen at a good house party), the bar is the heart of the restaurant.

The Glass Onion

Location: Charleston

This isn’t some buzzy new boîte, but if you’ve found a spot in the parking lot, consider yourself lucky. This simple place sits comfortably in the tradition of Southern diners, where meat-and-threes, counter service, and simple wooden tables carry way more weight than a well-poured drink.

Edmund’s Oast

Location: Charleston

Edmund’s Oast, located on Morrison Drive, has been a favorite mingling spot for locals since its opening. The tap list runs almost three dozen deep, always with several of EO’s original works, which tend to be a mix of American and British styles (their brown ale is a crowd favorite).

Toast! All Day

Location: Charleston

Toast! All Day is an American, Bar, Pizza, Contemporary restaurant. It offers a variety of dishes and is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.

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