Apartments For Rent in Charleston, SC

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Charleston Guide

What's it like to live in Charleston?

Most areas in Charleston are quiet, as noise from the streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - although that is not the case near the airport (Charleston Executive Airport), Septima Clark Expressway, Interstate 26 or one of the railway lines. It is rather challenging to access public green spaces from the majority of locations within the city since they are sparse. Still, there are approximately 10 parks nearby for residents to enjoy.

What kinds of homes are available in Charleston?

In Charleston, roughly 60% of dwellings are single detached homes, and the rest are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. The average year of construction for properties in this city is 1988. This city offers mainly two bedroom and three bedroom homes. Around 60% of the population of this city own their home and the rest are renters.

What are the schools, restaurants and shopping like in Charleston?

There are only a few high schools and primary schools in Charleston and thus they can be a rather long walk away. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. As far as food is concerned, some renters in Charleston may be able to reach one of over 150 supermarkets on foot, while others will have to rely on another means of transportation. A small number of restaurants and coffee shops are available as well.

What are the best ways to get around in Charleston?

The best method of transportation in this city is very often a car. It is very convenient to park. In contrast, the public transit service in Charleston is not very frequent. Thankfully, the city is linked by about 20 bus lines. Charleston is not very conducive to walking since meeting daily needs is challenging.