Charleston Awards Highlight Our City’s Strengths

October 15, 2014

Charleston’s been racking up the accolades for years now, but it never fails to amaze us when we see the list of rankings and awards bestowed upon our beloved home town, including recognition for Daniel Island as a top planned community and retirement destination (2013)! Look at the following impressive list of Charleston awards from this year alone:

2014 Charleston Awards:

Best U.S. City
Voted #1 by by Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards

Best American Cities for Foodies
Charleston ranked #4 by Conde Nast Traveler

Most Romantic Getaways in the World
Charleston ranked #4 by Fodor’s

Top Performing Cities in the U.S.
Charleston ranked #11 by Milken Institute

Best Destinations in the U.S.
Charleston voted #13 in the 2014 Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Awards

Top Destinations for 2014
Charleston listed among the top 20 travel destinations in the world by Telegraph Travel

Best Places to Retire
Charleston listed among the best places to retire by Forbes

Friendliest Cities in the U.S.
Charleston ranked #1 by readers of Conde Nast Traveler

Most Amazing Places Uncle Sam Could Send You
Charleston ranked #12 on list of best U.S. military base locations around the world (Huffington Post)

Best Girls’ Trip
Charleston voted #2 by readers of USA Today and

Best Post-College Towns
Charleston featured among the best post-college towns in USA Today

That’s just the tip of the iceberg, when you look at awards and recognition from previous years. Here are some highlights:

2013 Charleston Award Highlights:
Top City in the U.S. and Canada
Charleston voted #1 in the Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Awards survey

Top 10 Cities Overall
Charleston ranked #7 in the Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey

Best Master-Planned Communities in the U.S.
Daniel Island selected among the top 50 master planned communities by Where to Retire magazine

2012 Charleston Award Highlights:
Top Travel Destination in the World
Charleston, SC Ranked #1 by Condé Nast Traveler Readers.

Top U.S. Travel Destination
Charleston, SC Ranked #1 by Condé Nast Traveler Readers.

Top 10 Downtowns 2012
Charleston ranked #2 by

Top 10 Fastest Growing Cities for Software and Internet Technology
Ranked among the top 10 by Fast Company

Top Mid-Size Cities for Jobs
Charleston metro area ranks #5 on list from Forbes

Top 21 Places to Go in 2012
Charleston named as one of the top places to go in the world by Fodor’s Travel