Charleston Ranked #1 City Sixth Year in a Row by Travel + Leisure


Charleston has been named the number one city in the United States by Travel + Leisure magazine for the sixth consecutive year. Not only this, but Charleston has also been named the number 10 city in the world, being the only domestic destination to make the top 15. These titles can be attributed to Charleston’s rich history, award-winning restaurants, and exciting urban culture. In fact, since first being named as the number one city by the magazine, Charleston’s hospitality industry has been booming, employing as many as 40,000 people and touting over $7.4 billion in economic impact. Airlines have even grown to accommodate Charleston’s tourism expansion by bringing in larger planes and at a higher frequency, causing ticket prices to drop 9 percent. As Charleston grows and becomes more acclaimed, its luxurious amenities remain a constant, and Handsome Properties is sharing some of the most coveted homes on the market right now. 

Listed by Lisa Patterson, 17 & 17 ½ Water Street, also known as Tobias Scott House, circa 1867-1868, is a beautifully renovated property consisting of three homes, the main house, the carriage house, and the kitchen house. This house of immense historical importance has been beautifully restored and modernized.

Listed by Debbie Fisher, 15 Orange Street is a grand estate designed by Randolph Martz boasting grand rooms, soaring ceilings, a unique octagonal drawing room, and beautiful wood floors. The main house features four bedrooms, five full bathrooms and one half bath. The two-story guest cottage features 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a kitchen, living room, and private balcony overlooking the garden. With a garden designed by Sheila Wertimer, sparkling pool, and two-car garage, this home is truly a hidden gem.

Listed by LeGrand Elebash, 104 Murray Boulevard was built in 1924 as a replica of the Twickenham Plantation House. This property has blissful views of the beautiful waterfront and deep porches perfect for watching passing boats. This home is in beautiful condition and has been meticulously maintained.

Just down the road, Kiawah Island was named the number 3 island in the continental United States. Kiawah Island is best known for its private beach and golf resort. Kiawah Island is one of the many luxurious amenities that Charleston residents enjoy due to its close proximity (25 miles south of Charleston) and beautiful shoreline! One of the most luxurious properties on Kiawah Island is 165 Flyway Drive. This home is listed by Handsome Properties agents John Dunnan and Elizabeth Dixon. This newly renovated home includes a private boardwalk to the beach and is just a short walk from the Beach Club. With a private pool and patio situated in the dunes, this property also offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Along with these luxury accommodations, the opportunity to purchase exclusive Kiawah Island Golf Membership is available with this property so residents can enjoy all Kiawah has to offer.