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Charleston wears its age well

Built with colonial and Old South wealth, Charleston wears its age well.
Photograph by Bob Sacha

Charleston, S.C.

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Stay in Charleston a while and experience a bit of its unique appeal—a peninsula where the Ashley and Cooper Rivers almost circumscribe the bay; million-dollar houses in the historic district south of Broad Street; gardens behind their iron gates, each a private microcosmos of ordered verdancy; restaurants and antique shops and suburban beaches.

East Battery Street

Dawn spills softly on history-steeped East Battery Street.
Photograph by Bob Sacha

Stand on the seawall down on East Battery to watch the joggers and strollers pass by on the first day of spring, with sailboats in the harbor and seabirds in the air and the scent of gardenia in the breeze. It’s easy to think that the people here really do have one of the most enviable lifestyles in America.

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