Charleston, South Carolina

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City of Charleston
City
Nickname(s): "The Holy City", "The Palmetto City", "Chucktown"
Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights)
Location of Charleston in South Carolina.
Coordinates: 32°47′00″N 79°56′00″W / 32.7833333°N 79.9333333°W / 32.7833333; -79.9333333Coordinates: 32°47′00″N 79°56′00″W / 32.7833333°N 79.9333333°W / 32.7833333; -79.9333333
Country United States
State South Carolina
Counties Charleston, Berkeley
Government
 • Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr.
Area
 • City 178.1 sq mi (376.5 km2)
 • Land 108.98 sq mi (361.2 km2)
 • Water 17.1 sq mi (44.3 km2)
Elevation 20 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • City 120,083
 • Density 1,101.9/sq mi (425.4/km2)
 • Urban 548,404
 • Metro 691,153
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 843
FIPS code 45-13330[2]
GNIS feature ID 1221516[3]

Charleston is a city in Berkeley and Charleston counties in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It is the biggest city and is the county seat of Charleston County. As of 2010, the urban population is about 548,404.[1]

Charleston was the capital of South Carolina until 1786 when Columbia became capital.

Surrounding cities and towns[change | change source]

There are many suburbs in the metropolitan area:

Other unincorporated areas[change | change source]

  • Johns Island
  • Wadmalaw Island
  • Morris Island
  • St. Stephen
  • Dewee's Island
  • Yonges Island

Neighborhoods in the City[change | change source]

There are many neighborhoods in the city of Charleston:

Peninsula / Downtown neighborhoods & districts[change | change source]

  • Ansonborough
  • Central Business District
  • Cannonborough
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial District
  • Eastside
  • Elliotborough
  • French Quarter
  • Four Mile-Hibernian
  • Harleston Village
  • Hampton Park Terrace
  • Mazyck-Wraggsborough
  • Medical District
  • North Central
  • Radcliffeborough
  • Rosemont
  • Silver Hill-Magnolia
  • South of Broad
  • Westside
  • Wagener Terrace

West Ashley neighborhoods[change | change source]

  • Air Harbor
  • Albemarle Point
  • Ardmore
  • Ashley Hall Manor
  • Ashley Hall Plantation
  • Ashley Harbor
  • Ashleyville
  • Avondale
  • Byrnes Downs
  • Canterbury Woods
  • Capri Isle
  • Carolina Bay
  • Charlestowne Estates
  • Castlewood Townhouses
  • Drayton on the Ashley
  • Forest Park
  • Grand Oaks Plantation
  • Harrison Acres
  • Heathwood
  • Hickory Farms
  • Hickory Hill
  • Hunt Club
  • Indigo Point
  • Lenevar
  • MacLaura Hall
  • Oak Forest
  • Old Towne Acres
  • Orleans Woods
  • Maryville
  • Melrose
  • Moreland
  • Northbridge Terrace
  • Orange Grove Estates
  • Orange Grove Shores
  • Parkshore
  • Ponderosa
  • Providence Commons
  • Saint Andrews
  • Shadowmoss Plantation
  • Schieveling Plantation
  • Sherwood Forest
  • South Windermere
  • Springfield
  • Stono Park
  • Sylvan Shores
  • The Crescent
  • Village Green
  • Wappoo Heights
  • Wespanee Plantation
  • Windermere

James Island neighborhoods[change | change source]

  • Bayview Farms
  • Charleston Country Club
  • Clearview
  • Harbor Point
  • Harbor Woods
  • Landsdowne
  • Lawton Bluff
  • Parrot Creek
  • Riverland Terrace
  • Stiles Point Plantation
  • Terrabrook
  • White House Plantation
  • Riverfront
  • Secessionville
  • Sol Legare
  • Westchester
  • Woodward Pointe

Johns Island neighborhoods[change | change source]

  • Gift Plantation
  • Grimball Gates
  • Headquarters Island
  • Headquarters Plantation
  • The Gardens at Whitney Lake
  • Twelve Oaks at Fenwick Hall Plantation
  • The Villages in St. Johns Woods
  • The Cottages at Johns Island
  • Winnsboro Lakes

Cainhoy Peninsula / Daniel Island neighborhoods[change | change source]

  • Barfield Park
  • Beresford Creek Landing
  • Beresford Hall
  • Cainhoy Historic District
  • Cainhoy Industrial District
  • Center Park
  • Cochran Park
  • Codner's Ferry Park
  • Downtown Daniel Island
  • Etiwan Park
  • Pierce Park
  • River Reach Pointe
  • Smythe Park
  • The Peninsula

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