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57° | Sunny | 7% chance of rain | Sunrise 7:21 a.m. | Sunset 5:27 p.m. | High tide 1:30 p.m. | Low tides 7:39 a.m. + 7:55 p.m.

Walk it out
CHStoday Walk score
We are always walking on sunshine in the Holy City.|Photo by CHStoday team
No. 99. Yeah, you read that right. That’s downtown Charleston’s walkability score out of 100 — making the Holy City a “walker’s paradise” according to the Walk Score’s walkability meter.

When we asked readers, “What do you think is the best way to get around the city?” a few weeks ago. We had an overwhelming response with 82% of readers voting for “On my own two feet (of course)”. We love that you went the sassy route.

A walk score is a numeric ranking that represents the walkability of an address based on pedestrian-friendliness and access to businesses. A city’s walkability score is found by calculating the average walkability of many residential addresses in a city.

Pedestrian-friendliness is calculated by analyzing features of an area’s roads, including the population density, intersection density, and the length of blocks in the area.

Walk Score’s scale of walkability.


Screenshot via Walk Score

Points are given based on the distance between residential areas and businesses, including restaurants, retail, and entertainment. Businesses within five minutes (or about a quarter-mile) are given maximum points, with fewer points given to amenities located further away. Anything within a 30+ minute walk is given 0 points.

Trading in the walking shoes for wheels? Charleston ranks lower for bicyclists with an overall score of 80.

Walk Score’s scale of bikeability.


Screenshot via Walk Score

Something to note is Charleston as a broader area has a lower walk score of 40.

Here are the walk scores to compare Charleston’s surrounding areas.
Click the button below to see five of Charleston’s most walkable + bikeable neighborhoods.
Tuesday, May 30
  • Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition | Tuesday, May 30-Saturday, June 10 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Marion Square, King and Calhoun streets, Charleston | Free | Bring your walking shoes and check out the fine art through a beautiful walk.
  • Killing Pixies / Close Encounter | Tuesday, May 30 | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Tin Roof, 1117 Magnolia Rd., Charleston | $10-$15 | Grab a friend, gel up your mohawk, and prepare for a night of dancing with some fun music.
Wednesday, May 31
  • West Ashley Farmers Market | Wednesday, May 31 | 3-7 p.m. | Ackerman Park, 55 Sycamore Ave., Charleston | Free | Check out the perfect way to support local and get out in your community.
  • Park & Grove Spring Market | Wednesday, May 31 | 5-8 p.m. | Park & Grove, 730 Rutledge Ave., Charleston | Free | Enjoy a seasonal vendor market and spend time supporting local business.
Thursday, June 1
  • Wave Therapy | Thursday, Jun. 1 | 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | Lowcountry Artists Gallery, 148 E. Bay St., Charleston | Free | Take the time to have a look at calming photographs of waves from a Lowcountry native.
  • Young Professionals Social | Thursday, Jun. 1 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Flowertown Bed and Breakfast, 710 South Main St., Summerville | Free | Chat with fellow young professionals in the area to expand your network and career.
  • Game night at Revelry Brewing| Thursday, June 1 | 7-9 p.m. | Revelry Brewing, 10 Conroy St., Charleston | Free | Bring your listening ear to this music bingo night to have the opportunity to win a prize.
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News Notes
Plan Ahead
  • Registration for the Cooper River Bridge Run opens on Thursday, June 1. Race day will be on Saturday, April 6, 2024 but it is never too early to get registered.
  • Bring your appetite because Seabrook Island is hosting a food truck rodeo tomorrow. This is an ongoing seasonal event and will happen again throughout the summer.
  • Picture this: Eating fresh, local fruits and vegetables all summer long while supporting Carolina farms and farmers. Sound ideal? Enter: The Carolina Crate from Lowes Foods, a CSA (read: Community Supported Agriculture) box filled every week with local produce. Learn more.*
  • College of Charleston honors student Ansley Elkins received a Barry Goldwater Scholarship. This is one of the highest awards that can be given out in the STEM field and it was in our Holy City. (The College Today)
Fun Fact
  • Did you know there are 71 music festivals within an 8-hour drive from Charleston? Vivid Seats recently did a data pull and looked at drive times in relation to festivals. Mia here — the results are pretty cool + worth a read. (WCBD)
Just Charleston things
CHStoday shark teeth
Unique finds from a shark teeth search with my friends.|Photo by CHStoday team
Mia here. One of my favorite summer activities in the Lowcounty is to hunt for shark teeth. Lucky for you, I’m sharing my shark teeth-searching secrets.
  • One of the best times to look for teeth is after storms roll through. The storm surge shakes up more water and sand than normal, revealing more teeth.
  • When you are looking for the teeth, pretend it is a piece of metal. The teeth have a shiny coating on the outside that can glimmer similar to metal when the sun hits it.
  • Low tide is the perfect opportunity to search because there is more shoreline exposed.
  • Top spots: Folly Beach duh, Pitt Street Bridge marsh, and Bulls Island.
Happy hunting. I hope these tips help — but if you still can’t find the gemstones of the sea — patience, young grasshopper.
The Wrap
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I hope everyone enjoyed a safe Memorial Day weekend and had some time off of work. My story today about shark teeth stems from an awesome experience I had with Ashby Gale of Charleston Fossil Adventures. He has all of the tips and tricks to educate you on the fossils of the Lowcountry.
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