Au contraire elcid1970. Those of us in NC can’t hold a liberal candle to your fair city of Charleston. Really. NC is NO place for a liberal to relocate.
Charleston area was named both “Top U.S. City” and “Top Destination in the World” by Condé Nast Travelers “2012 Readers’ Choice Awards,” the second consecutive year the historic coastal destination has received the No. 1 U.S. City ranking. In 2011, Charleston was named “#1 U.S. City” by Conde Nast Traveler’s “Readers’ Choice Awards” and “#2 Best City in the U.S. and Canada” by Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards”. Also in 2011, Bon Appetit magazine named Husk, located on Queen Street in Charleston, “Best New Restaurant in America.” America’s most-published etiquette expert, Marjabelle Young Stewart, recognized Charleston in 1995 as the “best-mannered” city in the U.S, a claim lent credibility to by the fact that the city has the first established Livability Court in the country. In 2011, Travel and Leisure named Charleston “America’s Sexiest City” as well as “America’s Most Friendly.” Subsequently, Southern Living magazine named Charleston “the most polite and hospitable city in America.” In 2012, Travel and Leisure voted Charleston as the second best-dressed city in America, only behind New York City.
Yep. NC can’t hold a candle to that. Only good ole boys, guns, and Bibles up in here. And junk cars in the front yards. Lots of ‘em.
Oh, dear. Your descriptions of all the awards of Charleston affirm what I have always known: The Holy City really isn’t a part of the rest of South Carolina. Our good ol’ boys with their guns & Bibles are the main reason we don’t have a Muslim problem here; the beard & burka crowd are scared to death of all those armed infidels.
Back to my earlier post: liberals DO like to relocate to N.C. in the enclaves of Asheville, Chapel Hill, Salisbury (I hear) & Charlotte, which I visited monthly when I was a reservist and would love to go back to.
Old joke in S.C.: Why are the Charlestonians like the Chinese? Because they eat rice, worship their ancestors, & speak an almost unintelligible language.
I’m a Columbia native & it’s kind of neat that an exotic foreign place with its own unique culture is but a two hour drive away. There’s a saying among older Charlestonians:
“Why should I travel? I’m already here!”