Travel + Leisure has recently released their list of the 2017 World’s Best Cities. The winners on this year’s list are a collection of breathtaking cities from all over the world. The number 2 city on the list? It is none other than Charleston, South Carolina! Charleston has been the number one American city on this list for five consecutive years! Now, that says something. Voted on by Travel + Leisure readers, this list is a compilation of tried and true cities around the globe. If you have ever been to the Low Country, you know why Charleston is so special. However, if you have not had the pleasure of traveling down South, these are the reasons why this oceanfront city is so popular.
With beaches around every corner, a salty sea breeze blowing through the cobblestone streets, and to-die-for cuisine, it would be impossible to list all of the reasons why this town is so great. Known as South Carolina’s Holy City, this beach town is oozing with rich history. Charleston is the state’s oldest and second-largest city. Sitting between the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, it was founded as a port city in 1670. The Battery and Waterfront Park look out over the Harbor. Across the water lies Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were heard. Homes dating back to the early 1700’s are still standing downtown today.
Salt, Sand, and Sunshine
Perhaps everyone’s favorite part about the coast is the beach. There is certainly no shortage of ocean views here. Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, Kiawah Beachwalker Park, and Folly Beach are the main getaways for some fresh, salty air. Furthermore, private places like Wild Dunes Resort, Morris Island, Kiawah Island, and Seabrook Island offer breathtaking views of the coastal landscape. Beautiful, clean beaches are what to expect here in Charleston. Wildlife is abundant here and will have you discovering new things around every corner. Ride horses on the beach at Seabrook, hang out on the fishing pier on Folly, or kayak along the waters of Kiawah. No matter what you do, your experience will keep you coming back year after year.
Headed Down South
Early this year, Gabriel Builders was featured in Charleston Style and Design Magazine in the Winter 2017 issue. The 10-page spread is a beautiful glimpse into our vision as a company and the art of building handcrafted homes. Expanding onto the beautiful coast of our beloved state is something that our company strives to do. As with anything, we learn more about ourselves when we do things out of the norm of the every day.
“We want to be the best at what we do here. We want to be a part of the incredible things happening in the Low Country.” – Gus Rubio
The Destination of a Lifetime
No matter what you discover in Charleston, it is guaranteed that your experience will be a memorable one. But, what if you didn’t have to come back? What if you could be a full-time resident of this breathtaking city that America loves so dearly? We would love to walk alongside you as you venture into seaside living. With this urban destination becoming more and more popular, there is no better time than now to make the move down south.
We have had numerous clients build homes while living out of state. The McMahon’s built a Gabriel Builders handcrafted home on Lake Keowee while they still lived up North. To hear more about their experience, you can watch their testimonial video here. Our team’s top priority is making the transition and long distance as smooth as possible. We keep our clients updated every step of the way. Even from a distance, we want to ensure that our homeowners feel at ease throughout the building journey. Though we are based and primarily build in the Upstate of beautiful South Carolina, we are eager to expand and grow in the coastal region.
To learn more about building a handcrafted home in the Low Country, visit our Services page.