North Charleston is no longer a hidden gem. People are flocking to this hip & trendy city to experience why we have become a destination 9 miles north of historic downtown Charleston.
North Charleston establishes a lasting change to your overall Charleston experience. Find out why you should seek unique & experience North Charleston for yourself.
As the center of the greater Charleston area with 77 square miles, we are a city that offers diverse community, prospering businesses, leisure, film locations, and culture.
Charleston was voted the #1 small city in the United States for the ninth consecutive year by Condé Nast. Talk about proximity… we are only 9 miles away from cobblestone streets and Rainbow Row. Also, did you know that our airport was named the 7th best airport in the Untied States? The Charleston International Airport is located in the heart of North Charleston.
This city creates connectivity. We have it all… trains, planes, and automobiles. Did we forget to mention boats? We have one of the largest and deepest ports in the southeast.
North Charleston promotes cross-cultural awareness to shape an appreciation of our past, present, and the future of the city. While the city itself wasn’t incorporated until 1972, the area has a rich history. In the 1600’s, Native American tribes inhabited the banks of the Ashley River. Did you know that Liberty Hill, the oldest community in what is now North Charleston, was established in 1871? In the 1900’s, the Naval Base is what led industry and economics for the city until its closure in 1996.
We have evolved from plantations and the lumber and ship building industries to now being known as the only city in the United States to produce both automobiles and airplanes. North Charleston is the third largest city in the state of South Carolina. This city now encompasses three counties: Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester.
North Charleston has experienced success, growth, and prosperity over the years. As we continue to flourish and become nationally recognized, we have great pride in our noteworthy history just waiting for you to explore.
Things to Do
North Charleston initiates the opportunity to experience something new and entertaining for the whole family.
North Charleston will allow you to escape the ordinary Charleston charm and experience our trendy city for half the price and twice the fun. The city is home to the #1 outdoor music venue at Riverfront Park, Park Circle shops and businesses, the Lowcountry’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Block Party, Tanger Outlets, the North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center, over 7,500 hotel rooms, and much more.
Grab a seat, have a beer, and talk to a local…
You are always welcome in North Charleston.
There’s magic and wonder around every corner. Come experience it for yourself when you #VisitNorthCHS.