North Charleston, South Carolina
The City of
North Charleston was originally comprised primarily of plantations.
These plantations were subdivided into smaller lots as the
population grew. In 1870, phosphate fertilizer plants were
established on the Ashley River and extensive strip mining occurred.
Charleston Area was a planned industrial community, with its growth
firmly planted in industry, military, and the business communities.
The E.P. Burton Lumber Company was one of the first businesses
operated in North Charleston, in 1901. The United States Navy Yard
was established in 1890 and the General Asbestos and Rubber Company
facilities were built establishing the nation's largest asbestos
A select group
of influential Charleston businessmen formed a development company,
bought the Burton tract, and began to lay out an industrial city in
1912. North Charleston’s Park Circle was born with areas reserved
for industrial, commercial, and residential usage. Park Circle was
planned as one of only two garden city models in the nation. Most
of the original planning concept remains intact today. Streets in
North Charleston bear the names of these pioneer developers: Durant,
Mixon, Buist, O'Hear and Hyde. Because of World War II, continued
economic development and growth occurred as industry and the
military bases grew and expanded into unincorporated areas.
The citizens in
the North Charleston area wanted have personal input over future
development. Many citizens of North Charleston were displeased with
the way parts of the North Area were being developed. On April 27,
1971, North Charleston was incorporated as a separate city from the
peninsula of downtown Charleston proper.
On June 12,
1972, after a series of legal battles and confrontations with the
officials of Charleston, the South Carolina Supreme Court upheld the
voters’ referendum results and the City of North Charleston became a
Charleston's sprawling neighborhoods offer a wide range of
businesses and amenities including nearby schools, sporting
fishing, tennis, playgrounds, as well as local
areas. As part of the area's boom, many developers have integrated
fitness centers and jogging trails into the communities. City
community centers also add to the beauty and integrity to
these carefully planned neighborhoods.
is an excellent choice for living in South Carolina. North
Charleston offers more than 4000 affordable to luxury homes, with a
wide selection of excellent restaurants, accommodations,
malls and specialty shops.
In 2000, North
Charleston’s first public golf course was opened:
The Golf Club
at Wescott Plantation, an excellent 27-hole course has
the finest amenities, including a 12,900 square foot Clubhouse, with
a pro shop, fine dining restaurant, and meeting areas.
opportunities abound in North Charleston including an excellent
variety of activities for everyone. Parks are conveniently located
and North Charleston offers some of the country's finest
Fishing, Hunting, historical tours and excursions, With easy access
to the beaches, inlets, harbor, barrier islands, watersports,
tourist attractions, golf, tennis, sporting events and special
attractions, North Charleston offers a wide variety of special,
recreational and leisure activities for the entire family.
Charleston Area Convention Center Complex was completed,
supporting a total of 202,000 square feet of exhibit, meeting, and
ballroom facilities for the Lowcountry area. Next door is The North
Charleston Performing Arts Center, a 2,300-seat facility offering
smaller venue special events, concerts, Broadway plays and other
excellent family entertainment.
Charleston Coliseum also hosts a variety of special
events, including sporting events, concerts, circuses, showcase
extravaganzas, consumer shows, arts & crafts, and ice-capades and
hockey sporting attractions.
The City of
North Charleston events include The Autumn Family Fest, The North
Charleston Christmas Lighting Festival and Parade, the North
Charleston Annual Arts Festival, and the North Charleston-Hanahan
Farmers Market. Visit Historical
beautiful park facilities,
became known as South Carolina's most notable "Boom Town."
Incorporated in June 1972, North Charleston had a population of
21,000 and an area of seven square miles. The city has since tripled
its population to approximately 80,000 and encompasses over 60
square miles. Continued economic growth has made North Charleston,
South Carolina’s third largest municipality.
Charleston is a vibrant city that attracts more than 2 million
visitors annually. This thriving region boasts a 13,500-seat
(home to East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) minor league hockey team
the SC Stingrays),
arts center and an adjacent hotel complex. The city has
restaurants and beautifully planned
The new North
Charleston brings an atmosphere of prosperity, excitement, and
continued growth to the hub of the Lowcountry.
The new North
Charleston Waterfront Park is a much anticipated addition to North
Charleston area. At the site of the former Charleston Naval base is
a project to revitalize the waterfront with a planned water park and
tourist amenities. This will be a showcase for North Charleston and
offer all an excellent attraction to visit and enjoy for the entire
North Charleston offers many dining choices, excellent
accommodations, great shopping and much, much more. Come and see
what North Charleston has to offer you. Visit, vacation or move on
in. Come enjoy the southern hospitality which North Charleston is
famous for. Come see, stay and play today in beautiful North
Charleston, South Carolina.
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