Charleston Livability

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Downtown

Historic Charleston • Midtown • Upper Peninsula

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Bridges

Mount Pleasant • West Ashley • James Island • Johns Island • Daniel Island

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North

Park Circle • North Charleston • Hanahan • Goose Creek • Wando • Summerville • Moncks Corner

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Beaches

Folly Beach • Sullivan's Island • Isle of Palms • Kiawah Island • Seabrook Island • Dewees Island

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An aerial view of Charleston with the High Battery and Low Battery

Homes on The Battery

The Battery, a seawall and promenade, defines Charleston’s southern boundary. It has a long history of construction, destruction, and expansion since the 1720s. The Battery consists of two sections: the High Battery and the Low Battery, each with different heights and eras. It is home to many historic and grand homes, as well as the public park White Point Garden.

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A tower of the Ravenel Bridge as viewed from a boat on the Cooper River below it

The Bridges of Charleston County

Charleston’s bridges: connecting the city and its islands with history and architecture. Discover the stories behind the Ravenel Bridge, the Legare Bridge, the Ben Sawyer Bridge, and more. Enjoy the views they offer of the city, the harbor, and the creeks and waterways.

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Flood Insurance Map for a part of Sullivan's Island

New Flood Zone Maps

Updated flood zone maps for Charleston County will take effect in January 20211. The maps are based on more accurate data and methods that reflect the flood risks from storm surge, rainfall, and tidal forces2. The maps will impact homeowners and insurance rates, with some properties seeing lower rates and others seeing higher rates.

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Creating a Town Center for Mount Pleasant

Coleman Boulevard is the main street of Mount Pleasant, SC. It evolved from a colonial road to a suburban highway, and then to a more urban and attractive corridor. Through a long history of construction and expansion, the urbanization of Coleman Boulevard faces challenges and controversies from different groups of residents and business owners.

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Homes on the East Battery in Charleston as storm surge waves from Hurricane Hugo crest over the seawall

After Hugo: A Stronger Charleston

Charleston became stronger after Hurricane Hugo in 1989 by improving its building codes, ecosystems, infrastructure, emergency preparedness, and economic diversity. Measures were taken to reduce the vulnerability and enhance the resilience of the Lowcountry to future storms.

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Active Streets: Liberty Center

A proposed a plan to revamp the street level at 151 Meeting Street by activating its covered walkway flanked by stone pillars, which is already continuous with the city sidewalk beyond it.

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A dish of shrimp & grits

Shrimp & Grits

Indulge in the flavors of Charleston’s iconic shrimp and grits, a delightful Southern fusion that showcases the city’s rich culinary heritage. My own take on this Lowcountry staple is a harmony of savory shrimp and creamy grits, a beloved symbol of the region’s vibrant food scene and cultural traditions.

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