Just inland of the port city of Charleston, South Carolina is the bustling area of North Charleston. In fact, North Charleston is the third largest city in South Carolina. Its population of approximately 100,000 is spread out over more than 76 square miles. With 27 distinct neighborhoods to choose from, North Charleston has something to offer everyone. Whether it’s an urban downtown feel or a sprawling suburban neighborhood you want, North Charleston’s low cost of living means there are options for every budget.
North Charleston boasts a low unemployment rate and is largely recognized for its numerous job opportunities in industry and retail. It is home to the east coast facility of the Boeing Company, one the largest employers in the area. Sales jobs, office jobs and service jobs are plentiful and North Charleston has more residents who work in math and computers than 95% of places in the country. Getting to work in North Charleston is easy as the city provides access to many major highways, and public transportation by bus is also available. 26 public schools can be found in North Charleston, including the highly rated Charleston School of the Arts for grades 6-12.
Thanks to the numerous attractions and perpetually sunny weather, residents of North Charleston are never lacking in things to do. The North Charleston Coliseum is a highly regarded venue for concerts, conventions and events, and is also home to the South Carolina Stingrays, a minor league hockey team that plays in the East Coast Hockey League. The city also boasts a performing arts center, an art gallery and a convention center. Riverfront Park is a popular year-round destination and the location of the an outdoor concert series in the summer, as well as the Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial. Downtown North Charleston has no parking meters, so working, shopping and eating out can all be enjoyed without any additional expense. North Charleston is a lively community that provides its residents with the unique opportunity to live, work and play all in the same town.