Why Charleston

Charleston may seem to be a small town, but this city punches well above its weight. When you consider everything it has to offer: history, culture, food, charm, it’s no wonder the ‘Holy City’ has topped Conde Nast Traveler’s list of the best small cities in the U.S. for ten years running. While its robust restaurant scene continues to be a draw, stately homes, cobblestone streets, waterfront views, and an abundance of luxury boutiques keep people coming back.

Dining

The Ordinary

Husk

Leon’s Oyster Shop

Hanks Seafood

Shopping

Billy Reid

Mac & Murphy

Worthwhile

George C. Birlant & Co.

GOLF

Kiawah’s Ocean Course

The Links at Wild Dunes

Patriots’s Point Links

Beresford Creek 

Events

Spoleto

MOJA Arts Festival

SE Wildlife Expo

Volvo Open Tennis

History

Fort Sumpter

Fireproof Building

McCleod Plantation

Drayton Hall

The Neighborhood

South of Broad

South of Broad is Charleston’s most storied and exclusive Downtown neighborhood. Antebellum mansions along East Bay and Meeting Streets abut Lowcountry single houses and converted carriage barns along meandering oak alleys and side streets. Residents here enjoy the tranquility of the suburbs and the proximity of urban living.

The Vibe

Porch Cocktails and Southern Charm

Charleston is a mix of old and new; legacy families and cold-weather halfbacks. In the past decade, the town has evolved into a hip, creative retreat while retaining its historic charm. There’s always something going on downtown from gallery openings to garden tours. Weekends call for being on the water, hitting the golf course, or just hanging out on the porch.

The Market

Real estate SNAPSHOT

AVG Luxury Home Cost: $844,500

2011-2021 Appreciation: 66.47%

AVG Annual Appreciation: 5.23%

AVG Luxury STR Nightly Rate: $515

AVG STR Occupancy Rate: 70%

Hot Property

Chisolm Street Condo

2 Bedrooms

2.5 Baths

15 Ft Ceilings

Home Office

Garden Views

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Kiawah Retreat

While we build our portfolio, investors can use any of over 13,000 partner homes through our affiliation with ThirdHome. This Kiawah Retreat is one of several offerings in the Charleston area available to Laurian Club Members.