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Charleston Ranked Top US city by Travel + Leisure

November 25, 2018
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Anyone who has spent even just a day in Charleston can’t help but recognize the charm and appeal of this magnificent city. It seems the readers of Travel + Leisure also recognize how great a city Charleston is, as the publication just named it the number one US city for the sixth year in a row. It also comes in at number 10 in the publication’s list of the World’s Top 15 Cities. You can claim your own part of this Southern charm by purchasing one of the beautiful homes in Charleston SC built by Grayhawk Homes.

Described by Travel + Leisure editor Nathan Champ as “… one of the most beautiful and well-preserved historic urban environments in the country”, the city’s historic charm is just one element of its ongoing appeal. While the history of the city is maintained to a high degree, it’s the fact that the city also adds contemporary freshness to daily life, avoiding becoming a museum just of history. As Champ explains, “Thanks to a creative local population intent on creating world-class experiences, there is always something new and exciting going on here, from a vibrant cultural scene to innovative food and drink to fresh takes on style and design.”

While some residents worry about the impact of the increase in tourism, the fact is that there is a positive side effect for those who live in Charleston year round. As the CEO of the Visitor’s Bureau, Helen Hill, explains, tourism keeps property taxes low for residents and generally helps keep businesses successful. “A stronger tax base generated by hospitality and tourism reduces some of the pressure on property taxes within our local communities.” According to estimates from the College of Charleston’s Office of Tourism Analysis, tourism to the greater Charleston area brought in $7.4 billion last year.

Living in a popular tourist destination has its perks and Charleston shows that locals can benefit from the popularity in a variety of ways. Lower property taxes, a wealth of shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a city that is determined to always improve and keep visitors and residents safe means an ideal place to call home.

Grayhawk Homes is currently constructing an outstanding community of new homes in Charleston. Middleborough at Shadowmoss Plantation will feature nearly 20 home designs. Among some of the features available are beautiful hardwood floors and a grand entry with 18-foot ceilings. Formal dining rooms, spacious living rooms with gas fireplaces, eat-in kitchens, large islands, a butler pantry, laundry room with built-in shelves, master suites, and loft areas are complemented by wainscotting, tray ceilings, and crown details throughout the home. There’s even the Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club just minutes away.

If you’ve dreamed of making the world-class city of Charleston your home, contact Grayhawk Homes today to learn how you can purchase one of their outstanding homes in Charleston SC. From the perks of the Middleborough community to the draw of the heart of Charleston, you’ll soon be living your dream.

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