Alexa, play: “We Are the Champions” by Queen because the Holy City has received yet another accolade.
On Tuesday, Condé Nast Traveler released this year’s list of The Best Cities in the U.S.: 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards, and you’ll probably spot a familiar place as the No. 1 best small city.
Recognized for our history, culture, food, and charm, it seems like all the bases were covered.
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By this point, you may not even be surprised by this ranking, since the awards just keep rollin’ in. Here’s what else we’ve been in the headlines for lately:
🏆 We’ve been ranked No. 1 on Travel + Leisure’s list of the Top 10 U.S. Cities for ten years in a row.
☀️ Wondering where to settle down? Our city is the No. 1 best place to retire in 2022.
⚾ Charleston was named the No. 1 minor league sports market the day before the Charleston RiverDogs were crowned Carolina League Champions for the second year in a row.
🏠 We secured the No. 2 spot on HomeAdvisor’s list of the most profitable cities in the US for rental property owners.
🍴 Our city ranked No. 19 on WalletHub’s list of 2022’s Best Foodie Cities in America, out of 182.
🌴 The Holy City landed a spot on Travel + Leisure’s list of 25 Girls Weekend Getaways That Won’t Break the Bank — acknowledging the picturesque downtown area + restaurant scene.
📚 CofC secured the No. 4 spot on U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 list of Top Regional Public Universities in the South.
And if your friends or family are calling you to debate this ranking, check out why we think we’re the best city in South Carolina for a few talking points (just for fun, of course).