Charleston Named Among Nation’s Top Real Estate Markets To Watch

February 3, 2016

For years, Charleston has been known as a top travel destination, winning accolades like Top City in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure and #1 Small U.S. City by readers of Condé Nast Traveler. But these days the national media has also been focusing on our city’s robust real estate market and desirable lifestyle. Recently, real estate website Trulia’s Chief Economist included Charleston on his annual list of 10 hot real estate markets to watch in 2016. The city’s recent ranking as the sixth-highest for job growth in the U.S., plus its reputation as a foodie’s paradise, helped solidify Charleston’s spot on the list, which was published by Forbes magazine.

There are many reasons for Charleston’s increasing popularity as a place to live. Historically, the region has been a popular place for retirees looking to relocate. But now, the Wall Street Journal reports, young affluent families are also moving our way. They appreciate and enjoy the quality of life here – good schools, great restaurants and cultural activities, area beaches, a year-round temperate climate, and an overall more relaxed pace of life.

Another reason people are moving to Charleston? The city’s thriving economy is bringing thousands of new jobs to the region, including the growing technology sector and multimillion-dollar campuses like Boeing, Google and Volvo. And for those who still need to commute for work, numerous daily flights to New York, Chicago and Washington, DC from our newly renovated and easily navigable airport make commuting a viable option.

Each day, more individuals and families are moving here, and many of them are choosing Daniel Island. Our island town is an excellent example of everything Charleston has to offer: a coastal lifestyle, great schools, growing businesses, shopping and dining, world-class recreation and easy access to Charleston’s airport and other amenities. It’s no wonder Daniel Island is a top choice for real estate in this hot market!