Antebellum Bed and Breakfast at Thomas Lamboll House

Nineteen King Street, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States

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Places to live near Charleston

by oopsyd

We are thinking of relocating to the Charleston area from Baltimore, Md. We are a little familiar with the area as we vacation there for 2 weeks every year. My husband will be working in Charleston but we would like to live somewhere a little farther from the city maybe a 10-15 minute commute. We are a progressive family with 2 kids under5 looking for a community of like minded people. Where do all the the city folk move when they have children and want a yard and a decent school? Any info from a local would be great.

Re: Places to live near Charleston

by piytravelmike

I'm not a local, but when we visited Charleston the other year, we stayed with a local. She said that Mount Pleasant (across the Cooper River) was where she would like to live (if she could afford to).

Re: Places to live near Charleston

by serricchio

My girlfriend and I just returned from a visit to Charleston. We too are beginning the relocation process. We both have many friends in the Charleston area and have stayed or examined many different areas.

From what I can tell, Mount Pleasant seems to be the prime location for families. It is safe, has good schools, new development and just about all the amenities you could ever want. One problem for us was that the housing was pretty expensive for the area.

Farther out is Summerville. It has a nice downtown, the housing was fairly inexpensive, I have heard Dorchester 2 schools are fantastic. I drove I26 a few times during rush hour. It took about 35-50 minutes to get to downtown Charleston. You can get a lot more bang for the buck out there.

We looked at West Ashley as well. It has beautiful older homes as well as some new development. It is close to downtown but I do not know much about the schools. Rumor has it that if you live in that area you should put them in private schools.

Re: Places to live near Charleston

by BradK1101

Check out Mt. Pleasant just north of the city over the Cooper Bridge. It appears to have a middle/upper class community feel yet with close access to the charm of Charleston. I would estimate it is about a 15 minute drive into Charleston. Good luck on your house hunting.


Re: Places to live near Charleston

by karraokey

I think you ought to look off of Dorchester Road near the airport area. Two nice subdivisions are Covington Hills and Evanston Estates. These are two nicely maintained places and are 15 minutes away from downtown Charleston. I do not believe they have been taken over by the Section 8 Housing Authority crowd.

Travel Tips for Charleston

Closed 2007 - IMAX 3D

by grandmaR

The IMAX closed Sept of 2007, but is scheduled to reopen in the fall of 2009

We have not been to this IMAX although we did visit the one next to the Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans. IMAX theatres seem to be associated with large aquaria. I find them to be a trifle overwhelming, and possibly a bit over-priced. I'm not a big fan of bigger is better.

According to the website, the Charleston IMAX Theatre is the only 3D theatre in South Carolina and has 422 seats with a screen 5 stories tall and 12,000 watts of digital surround sound.

Located at Fountain Walk adjacent to the South Carolina Aquarium.
360 Concord Street
Charleston, SC 29401 USA
(843) 725-IMAX (4629)

Adult (12-61) $8.50
Youth (3-11) $7.50
Senior (62+) $7.50
Double Feature (same day only) $2 off 2nd show You can get combination tickets for this, the Aquarium and Fort Sumter.


COMBINATION..... CHILD 3-5.. YOUTH 6-11.. ADULT 12-61.. SENIOR 62+

IMAX + FT. SUMTER..... $6.50..... $13.00..... $19.50 .....$17.50
IMAX + AQUARIUM ....$14.00 .....$14.00..... $22.00..... $19.00
All Three........................... $13.50..... $19.50..... $32.50..... $30.50
Children age 0-2 are FREE to all destinations. Rates subject to change.
Rates updated 3/1/05

You can also get a Big Ticket Annual Pass

Adult 18-61 $50
Student 3-17 $40
Senior 62+ $45

Know your history, part one

by hslowe


1670--Charles Town founded as the capital of Carolina, with 30 houses and 200-300 settlers.

1718--Blackbeard the Pirate sails into the harbor with four ships; takes hostages for ransom.

1752--Great Hurricane of 1752 devastates the city.

1773--Charleston Museum opens--the first in the country.

1776-- First major naval battle of the Revolution. British warships attack Ft. Moultrie and are repulsed.

1780--British siege begins; lasts 40 days. After a bitter struggle, Charles Town is surrendered to the British, their greatest prize of the Revolutionary War. Two-and-a-half year occupation begins.

1782--Defeated British Army marches out, ending occupation.

1783-- Official adoption of the name Charleston.

1791--President George Washington visits Charleston, lodging at the Daniel Heyward House (87 Church St.). He attends a reception at the Old Exchange and a social evening at McCrady's Longroom (153 East Bay).

1828-29--A young Army recruit named Edgar Allan Poe is stationed at Ft. Moultrie on Sullivans Island for a year. Poe later sets his first published story there.

1843--The Citadel opens.

1860--Ordinance of Secession ratified, proclaiming South Carolina "an independent commonwealth."

1861--(April 12) Confederates open fire upon Ft. Sumter, the first shots of the Civil War.

1863--Union sends fleet of ironclad warships to attack Ft. Sumter. Attack is repulsed.


Magnolia Plantations-Audubon Swamp

by dustmon

Went here with a couple of old folks (Mom and her husband) and walked around the boardwalk with no problems whatsoever. A very easy, beautiful walk around the trees sitting in green, algae covered water....very photogenic! Saw a few birds and some fish in the water, but is was not hot under the trees, and everyone enjoyed the walkies.
about a 30-40 minute drive from Charleston.

Sunset over Charleston

by IanDavies

We drove to Mount Pleasant over to the Isle of Palms where we found a bay on the south of the island towards Fort Moultrie which overlooked Charleston in the distance to the west. We were here around sunset and were treated to a beautiful sunset over Charleston and Charleston bay.

I can't remember the exact location but it was a left turn off the main road when heading west towards the Fort and led to a small car park and a beach.

Great kitchen store

by nyonnetti about Charleston Cooks! Maverick Southern Kitchens

This is a great kitchen store that has a wide variety of culinary utensils and appliances. You can find some unique gadgets that you might not be able to find at a regular department store. The products are also very high in quality. Another plus is the store offers cooking classes specializing in "low country" cuisine. How cool is that?


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