When someone says they live in Charleston, South Carolina, they could mean a lot of different things. The Greater Charleston area (also known as the Charleston Tri-County region) includes Charleston County, SC; Dorchester County, SC; and Berkley County, SC, and encompasses a large vicinity that stretches up from the Atlantic Ocean and radiates outward from Interstate 26. You cannot really talk about life in Charleston without also mentioning Dorchester and Berkeley Counties because the area is somewhat intermingled.
The area is a diverse but connected mix of urban and rural areas bordered by Summerville and Moncks Corner to the north and west, Ravenel and Hollywood to the south and Awendaw and McClellanville to the northeast. Within these boundaries lie numerous waterways and wetland areas, a national forest, a 60,000-acre manmade lake (and part of a second manmade lake, both known for their exceptional fishing), an international airport and numerous smaller regional airports, world-class restaurants, high-end shopping, active agricultural areas, a busy port and many other industries that provide good jobs for residents — and a whole bunch of history.
Area Charleston, SC, zip codes include 29401 (downtown Charleston), 29403 (uptown Charleston), 29405 (North Charleston inside the 526 loop), 29418 (North Charleston outside the 526 loop), 29420 (the newest section of North Charleston), 29404 (Charleston Air Force Base), 29410 (Hanahan, Berkeley County), 29423 (Ladson), 29407 (West Ashley inside the 526 loop), 29414 (West Ashley outside the 526 loop), 29412 (James Island), 29439 (Folly Beach), 29492 (Daniel Island), 29464 (lower Mt. Pleasant), 29466 (upper Mt. Pleasant), 29482 (Sullivans Island), 29451 (Isle of Palms), 29429 (Awnedaw), 29458 (McClellanville), 29455 (Johns Island, Seabrook Island and Kiawah Island), 29470 (Ravenel), 29483 (Summerville, Dorchester County), 29445 (Goose Creek, Berkeley County) and 29461 (Moncks Corner, Berkeley County)
The following overview articles will introduce you to the many “boroughs” of Charleston, South Carolina — where do you want to live?
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