Living in North Charleston, South Carolina
North Charleston is the third-largest city in South Carolina and is Charleston's most populous suburb. Life in North Charleston has much to offer, from the fun and hip downtown, Park Circle, to Charleston International Airport on its outskirts. Residents love the family-friendly suburban lifestyle they can find here, just 15 minutes from downtown Charleston. With a growing culinary scene, walkable neighborhoods, and a mix of housing options, what’s not to love about North Charleston?
Things to Do in North Charleston
Cheer on the home team at an SC Stingrays minor league hockey game. They play at North Charleston Coliseum, where you can also find a full calendar of Broadway plays, a professional orchestra, and every genre of live music. The North Charleston Recreation Department offers a slate of activities, classes, and sports for residents of all ages. For year-round outdoor fun with scenic views of the Cooper River, head to Riverfront Park. And a visit to the stunning North Charleston Fire Museum is always fun and educational.
Housing in North Charleston
There’s a good mix of homes to choose from in North Charleston, from new construction and golfing communities to modest bungalows and apartments. Park Circle is the city's historic heart, with a burgeoning restaurant scene along Montague Avenue. Surrounding streets are lined with mid-century and earlier houses, where residents can walk to schools and shops. Other North Charleston neighborhoods include Colony North, Olde North Charleston, Wando Woods, and many others. You can find it here if you want country club living or have your heart set on river views. Ask your neighborhood expert Long & Foster Real Estate Agent to help you find your perfect home in North Charleston.
Transportation and Travel in North Charleston
CARTA bus service operates routes in North Charleston. Charleston International Airport is minutes away, right in North Charleston. There’s also an Amtrak train station in North Charleston. Taxis, airport shuttle services, and ride-hailing services operate in North Charleston. Interstate Highway 26 is the main driving route into North Charleston.