Charleston is no stranger to “best of” lists, and once again it’s been named the #1 city in the latest poll.
You can add it to the Holy City’s long list of accolades.
The latest is from Southern Living, the arbiter of all things below the Mason-Dixon line. With a monthly readership of 23 million, they cover lifestyle, travel, gardens, décor, cuisine, homes, all the fun stuff that makes living in the South so grand.
Each year, they single out the best of the best, in their South’s Best Awards, based on surveys of their loyal readers.
Sid Evans, the magazine’s Editor in Chief, has this to say: “At Southern Living, we’re passionate about celebrating the extraordinary people and places that define Southern hospitality. Our goal is to identify the destinations our readers are loving the most right now—places that represent the very best of the South. This year’s awards are a unique mix of newcomers and longtime favorites.”
Charleston #1 City in the South…. Yet Again
Southern Living tapped Charleston as the #1 Best City Overall. This is the fourth year in a row that it’s been so honored.
Other cities that made the top ten: Savannah, GA; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; Austin, TX; Asheville, NC; Alexandria, VA; Atlanta, GA; Richmond, VA; and Tallahassee, FL.
Charleston appeared 16 times among the top ten lists in several different categories. It racked up a couple other #1 spots. Rodney Scott’s BBQ was selected Best BBQ Joint in SC, and The Dewberry was tapped as the Best New Hotel.
You can read more about the #1 City rankings and more here.
The South’s Best Awards cover these categories: cities, small towns, BBQ joints, classic restaurants, new restaurants, beach towns, mountain towns, college towns, new hotels, historic hotels, neighborhoods, garden shops, boutiques, bookstores, scenic drives, natural wonders, and more. Read the list of all the Southern Living winners here.
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