Living in Charleston

Are you thinking about relocating to the Charleston area?  Maybe you already live in our Relocating to Charleston Metro Areawonderful city but you are thinking about a move to a new neighborhood.  Or perhaps your family is growing and you need a bigger home?  We want to ensure you have the best and most complete local guide to relocation in the Charleston Metro area.  The following guide breaks down all our major communities, schools and places to work.

Charleston Metro Information

The Charleston area is comprised of 3 counties and over twenty major communities, cities and neighborhoods to fit any lifestyle.  You can choose from beach living, golf communities, historic urban areas, suburban neighborhoods, equestrian rural areas, farms and more.

Our Insiders have created Local Guides for all our most popular Neighborhoods with information on things to do, schools, utilities and services as well as Homes for Sale.  These guides should provide you with everything you need to know what our area has to offer.

You may also register to receive a copy of our Free Relocation Guide by mail.


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Neighborhood Relocation Guides

We have a break down of our most popular communities across the Charleston Metro region within our Tri-County area.

Move to Berkeley County:

Berkeley is South Carolina’s largest county and includes a number of popular communities including

You may read about all of them in our Berkeley County guide.

Move to Charleston County:

Downtown Charleston and our best beach communities are located in Charleston County.





We have broken down the diverse and unique communities in our Charleston County guide.

Move to Dorchester County:

Dorchester County, is expecting more growth thanks to award winning schools, booming industry growth and countless outdoor activities.  Read more about the communities of Summerville, North Charleston and others in our Dorchester County guide.

Schools and School Districts Relocation Guides

Relocating with school-aged children can be very concerning for Families. We have provided information about all the options within the four school districts that comprise the areas public educational landscape. – Berkeley County School District, Charleston County School District, and Dorchester County School District 2 and Dorchester County School District 4.

Many of the highest performing public schools in the state and the nation are among the more than 150 local schools that educate some 106,000 students in these districts. Each district has achieved “Excellent” ratings on the annual evaluation by the South Carolina Department of Education.

For more information and a complete break down of all our School Districts and Private Schools please see our School Guide.

Work and Industry Relocation Guides

You may be relocating to Charleston due to our thriving with unprecedented business growth and economic diversification.  Multinational corporations and fast-growing startups are taking advantage of our globally competitive business environment. In addition to the port, aeronautics and automotive manufacturing, other leading economic drivers include: healthcare, higher education, high tech, and tourism.

Charleston offers the workforce and talent companies need to succeed and grow. From 2010 to 2015, our skilled labor pool has grown four and a half times faster than the U.S. average and twice as fast as South Carolina’s average. A steady stream of well-educated young talent, who come for jobs – or create their own in our business- friendly community – are helping to boost that number, and in turn their entrepreneurial energy creates new job opportunities for all.

For more information about the Charleston Area Region business development, employment and industry see our Work Guide.

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