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Charleston is a super municipality in which to find your new place - you will find a variety of options in many different wonderful areas around the city.
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Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 15.8% 11.8% +4.0% $10,000 to $14,999 7.1% 7.0% +0.1% $15,000 to $19,999 7.0% 7.0% +0.0% $20,000 to $24,999 6.7% 7.3% -0.6% $25,000 to $29,999 6.9% 7.1% -0.2% $30,000 to $34,999 6.2% 6.8% -0.6% $35,000 to $39,999 5.2% 6.4% -1.2% $40,000 to $44,999 5.6% 5.9% -0.3% $45,000 to $49,999 3.7% 5.2% -1.5% $50,000 to $59,999 8.1% 9.1% -1.0% $60,000 to $74,999 8.5% 9.7% -1.2% $75,000 to $99,999 7.9% 8.4% -0.5% $100,000 to $124,999 4.3% 3.7% +0.6% $125,000 to $149,999 2.3% 1.6% +0.7% $150,000 to $199,999 2.1% 1.3% +0.8% $200,000 or more 2.7% 1.5% +1.2%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 5.1% 7.0% -1.9% 10.0% to 14.9% 7.9% 12.0% -4.1% 15.0% to 19.9% 12.1% 14.2% -2.1% 20.0% to 24.9% 10.8% 11.9% -1.1% 25.0% to 29.9% 9.0% 8.9% +0.1% 30.0% to 34.9% 8.2% 6.5% +1.7% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.4% 4.6% +0.8% 40.0% to 49.9% 8.2% 6.3% +1.9% 50.0% or more 26.1% 16.0% +10.1% Not computed 7.2% 12.6% -5.4%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 23.3% 14.8% +8.5% 25 to 34 years 26.7% 28.0% -1.3% 35 to 44 years 16.7% 22.4% -5.7% 45 to 54 years 12.4% 15.1% -2.7% 55 to 64 years 7.4% 8.2% -0.8% 65 to 74 years 6.2% 5.6% +0.6% 75 to 84 years 5.3% 4.3% +1.0% 85 years and over 1.8% 1.6% +0.2%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 53.4% 39.1% +14.3% 30 to 44 minutes 23.0% 25.0% -2.0% 45 to 59 minutes 7.3% 12.2% -4.9% 60 or more minutes 16.3% 23.6% -7.3%
Source: 2000 Census
Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina is one of the most delightful communities on the east coast to rent an apartment. Although the city is the second largest in South Carolina at a population of around 120,000, the pace in Charleston is a bit more relaxed, the folks a bit friendlier and the weather hospitable to an outdoor lifestyle.
Charleston is located on the southern central coast of South Carolina, where the Ashley and Cooper Rivers empty into Charleston Harbor and meet the Atlantic Ocean. This ideal location has made Charleston an important port since 1783, and continues to function today as the east coast’s second largest container port, making the shipping industry the second largest revenue source for the city, behind tourism.
Known as The Holy City because of its many church steeples, it is also known as the "best-mannered" city in the country.Expect polite, hospitality everywhere. When you start the search for your Charleston apartment, know that the city has a very good bus system (including bike racks) but you may want to own a car for accessibility to the beautiful surrounding areas.
Old and Historical
Because it is an old colonial city, you will find many excellent museums and cultural venues like old plantations turned into visitable homes and Civil War battlefields to walk. The Gibbes Museum has over 10,000 works of art and will provide days of viewing for the art lover. The Spoleto festival each year draws thousands of visitors for 17-days of opera, and presents dance, theater, classical music, and jazz productions as well. The outdoor enthusiast will find living on the bay offers almost every type of water sport, and there's plenty to be found inland as well with numerous golf courses. Your Charleston apartment will be a great springboard for discovering all this marvelous old area has to offer.
A Real Bubba
Charleston is known to have some of the best restaurants in the South so if you are a food lover, you won't be disappointed. There are definitely tourist places like Bubba Gump's which has very good seafood but long lines, so go where the local go. Bowen's Island, near Folly Beach, or The Wreck, in Mount Pleasant. There's a local chain (three places) called the Mustard Seed and they also own the Long Pointe Grille which is a local rave about favorite. You'll find plenty of cuisines available here as well as many chain style places too.
Kickin' It Up on King Street
Once in your Charleston apartment, you'll want to find yourself a favorite bar, and there are many to choose from. King Street is where all the college kids go but there are some local favorites tucked in amongst them. Search out The Blind Tiger or Burn's Alley Neighborhood Bar. Wet Willie's is great for cruise ship style drinks, and if you like it more laid back and more mellow, the South End Brewery might work for you. There are plenty of neighborhood bars and there's likely to be one close by.
Charleston's Natural Beauty
Charleston has become a major tourist destination due to its beautiful location and quaint colonial cityscape. To stroll down the colonial streets, shaded by neat rows of Southern Live Oaks, talking to pedestrians, dropping into markets and patronizing the many restaurants and taverns is to get a true feel for daily life in Charleston.
When deciding where to find Charleston apartments for rent, first consider that the city is broken down into six, distinct geographical areas: the Peninsula/Downtown, West Ashley, Johns Island, James Island, Daniel Island, and the Cainhoy Peninsula. Another popular area located outside of Charleston is Mt Pleasant, located 11 miles northeast of downtown Charleston.
Wherever you decide to rent an apartment, you will likely be greeted by pleasant neighbors and a wonderful climate. Crime rates have dropped in the past years and are very low considering the size of the city. The average temperature in the summer is just around 80 degrees and in the winter it only gets down to about 40 degrees.
Parks and Recreation
On the weekends, you can relax in some of the parks and open spaces that are located in and around the Charleston area. Charlestowne Landing and The Battery are both great places to spend a Saturday afternoon.
Famous for its row of colorfully painted homes, Rainbow Row is a popular spot for an afternoon constitutional. In nearby downtown, at the beginning of Market Street is the recognizable front façade of The Market, which offers a quaint bustling of commerce with both indoor and outdoor shops.
Just twenty minutes from Charleston is famous Folly Beach, referred to by the locals as the “Edge of America for its picturesque detachment from mainland South Carolina.
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Map & Local Information
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Is Charleston a town where I'll need a car to get around?
Charleston has a decent bus system with plenty of stops, and a Dash system downtown which is good for short hops, but for living there all the time, you'll probably need a car unless you an live near shops and close to a bus stop. The downtown area is much better for public transportation than the suburbs.
Is Charleston famous for any kind of restaurant or food in particular? What's the local favorite?
As a Southern city on the water, Charleston is known for its seafood and Southern-style cooking. For the former, tourists frequent Hyman's Seafood on South Market Street, although locals prefer Bowen's Island or The Wreck. For the latter, try Melvin's Barbeque or Sticky Fingers. All under the same ownership, the three locations of the Mustard Seed, along with Sette VI, Uno Mas, Long Point Grill, and Boulevard Diner, offer a mid-range dining experience with daily specials.
What do people in Charleston do as far as outdoor recreation?
Charleston residents have many options when it comes to outdoor recreation. Located right next to the Atlantic Ocean, swimming, boating, sailing, fishing, and surfing are all popular pastimes in the area. Francis Marion National Forest, located just northeast of Charleston, offers opportunities for hiking, biking, birdwatching, hunting, and camping. Sumter National Forest, located about three hours to the northwest, has many of the same types of activities.