Frequently Asked Questions

"How do I get involved in Charleston?"

“How do I get involved in Charleston?”

There is always a way to get involved in Charleston whether its attending an art festival, participating in an event such as Charleston Restaurant Week, or just shopping around downtown, it’s easy to get involved around town. Many newly relocated residents find that the Charleston community is very easy going and is quick to make new friends, making finding new friends here easier than you might think.

"Are there any gay neighborhoods?"

“Are there any gay neighborhoods?”

Not necessarily, no. Many gay Charleston residents choose to live in various areas of town given their different price points, or amenities that they looked for when searching for a home. Some choose to be downtown, close to all of the activity, while some choose to be in a more suburban area or on a waterfront property close to town. In Charleston, most neighborhoods have a symbiotic relationship with one another meaning that nearly every neighborhood in the greater Charleston area has gay families.

"Is Charleston a good place to raise Children?"

“Is Charleston a good place to raise Children?”

Absolutely, Yes! Charleston has amazing public and private school options as well as many family friendly activities such as parks, beaches, and family friendly restaurants and shops. Many people choose to raise their children in Charleston because of its proximity to the water, great schools, and culturally enriching history.

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"Are there any areas I should avoid?"

“Are there any areas I should avoid?”

Depending on what you are looking for in a home or lifestyle in Charleston, there might be a few areas to avoid given what your needs might be. Evaluate what is important to you in your home search in terms of location and then consult your Realtor.

"Where should I live?"

“Where should I live?”

Given the variety of unique areas in the greater Charleston area, consulting your Realtor about which part of town will fit your lifestyle best is very important. While some might enjoy the convenience and amenities that downtown has to offer, the suburban charm of Mount Pleasant could be more desirable given the needs of the family.