Incorporated in June 1972, North Charleston has quadrupled its population and increased more than 10 fold in area. Smart growth has led to North Charleston becoming South Carolina's third largest municipality, right in the heart of the Lowcountry.
North Charleston promotes a blue collar lifestyle with walkable communities and sustainable living. Not only a terrific place to live, but as South Carolina’s retail leader, North Charleston offers the best shopping in the state from retail hubs to small neighborhood boutiques. A great place to work and especially play, whether at North Charleston’s Coliseum/Convention Center Complex or by the scenic Riverfront Park at our historical Naval Base Memorial.
We continue to drive the State’s economy as the epicenter of business development, offering a business friendly community, rich with incentives to allow companies to compete on a global scale. Our young, highly skilled workforce attracts diverse industries, such as aerospace, automotive, aviation, bioscience, defense, renewable energy, financial services, and information technology. North Charleston is where businesses flourish.
North Charleston was recently awarded the National League of Cities Award for Municipal Excellence, Home Depot Foundation’s Award of Excellence for Sustainable Community Development, was recognized by Businessweek as one of America’s Most Fun, Affordable Cities, Cottage Living Magazine as being home to one of the nation’s Top 10 Neighborhoods, by Men’s Journal for one of the nation’s Top 30 ‘Coolest Neighborhoods,’ by Green Builder Magazine as being home to one of the nation’s Top Green Developments, by KaBOOM! as a Playful City USA community, and This Old House Magazine named North Charleston’s Park Circle as one of its 2012 Best Old-House Neighborhoods.
Take advantage of all the great attractions, amenities, and entertainment North Charleston has to offer, and discover why North Charleston is a great place to work, live, and play.