Summer is here!

You can definitely tell summer is here from the change in temperatures, humidity and traffic. While this year is very different from any other I can remember, there is still much to love about Charleston. Whether you have lived here forever or consider Charleston your home away from home, our community offers many ways to relax and unwind no matter the season.

Classic Coastal Style

I look at a lot of homes and the peaceful feeling of coastal homes always makes me feel relaxed. Whether you live right on the beach or not, this style can breathe new life into your home with natural elements, cool hues and casual textures. Read more about how to incorporate the coastal style in your home here.

Library Branches Offer Curbside Service

Like many businesses, the libraries are closed to the public due to COVID. You may place books on hold through your online account or by calling the library then pick them up when they are ready. For regular library patrons, this is a great way to get some fresh books to keep reading. Read more about how to utilize this system here.
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Support Charleston’s Black Owned Businesses

Locally and on a larger scale, it is critical that we all support each other regardless of color. As our country and local area try to fight against racial injustice, even if you aren’t a part of the problem, you can be part of the solution. Read about how you can support local black owned businesses here.
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Terrace Theater Offers Drive-In

Many years ago, drive-ins were the place to be on the weekends offering entertainment and a place to gather with friends. Today, skip the gathering and social distance but give the Terrace Theater’s Drive-In a try if you are looking for a night away from home. Read more about The Terrace Theater Drive-In here.
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Charleston Gaillard Center

The Charleston Gaillard Center offers the Lowcountry area a world-class performance hall, event space and wonderful education opportunities through their performing arts offerings. The Center is a non-profit that works with thousands of students from the local area each year. Read more about how you can support The Center here.


Flooding seems to be a bigger issue every year as more catastrophic events leave homeowners and communities devastated. The fact is that our quickly changing climate isn’t always accurately reflected in flood maps, which may leave your home without protection. Nationally, it is estimated that almost 70% more properties are at risk of flooding than FEMA maps show. South Carolina’s risk is estimated lower at 40% of properties but that is still a significant number of properties that are at risk. Visit the Flood Factor website to see your property’s flood risk.