Boroughs, Beaches, and Kings: A Guide to Charleston’s Neighborhoods

Venerable old Charleston is growing like a supercharged kudzu vine: The U.S. Census Bureau ranks it 12th in the nation for rate of growth. As the city continues to win over new converts to its unique blend of easy living and creativity, neglected districts are being reclaimed and developed. That means new neighborhoods are being added to maps and the boundaries of established ones are shifting. Areas that simply used to be suburbs have taken on distinctive characters and become destinations in their own right. In short, you need more than a map to get a handle on Charleston, so we’ve created this guide to help you keep up with the ever-changing city.