The area is supported by tourism and is known as a good place for small business.
To the northwest lie features of a typical southern city, with areas of magnolia-lined streets, older homes, and commercial buildings, mixed in with some less attractive and impoverished areas.
Those used to typical downtown skyscrapers won’t find them here.
Old plantation homes on large spreads lie to the south and west in varying conditions both near the water and further inland; away from the coastal resorts these areas aren’t doing well.
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The rapidly growing North Charleston is actually as big as Charleston and is the third largest city in the state.
The layout is typically suburban with large areas of retail and commercial development; if Charleston represents the “old South” then North Charleston is the newer version.
History has left its imprint, particularly on the city center, where a large and beautifully preserved mainly residential historic district is popular with local residents and tourists, and has become more popular with wealthy “refugees” from northeastern cities.
Today there is some small industry, but major industries and the old seaport are gone.