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13 Reasons Why Life Is Better In Charleston, South Carolina

Because we LIVE in a town where people come to vacation.

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4. Even Ryan Gosling Loves Charleston

Via monsieurgotstyle.com

Since shooting parts of The Notebook in Charleston, Ry Ry has made frequent visits to the Holy City. When he was spotted in downtown Charleston in Fall 2013, it's said the entire peninsula sank 6 inches* from all the girls rushing to catch a glimpse of him.

*Not a real statistic.

5. King Street is a Mini Rodeo Drive

Historic King Street offers the best shopping and finest retail stores in the state. Enjoy luxury shops and trendy boutiques all in one place and then grab a drink afterwards - schmoozin' and boozin' Charleston-style.

6. Life's a Beach

Via sciway.net

From Folly Beach, to Isle of Palms, to Sullivan's Island, you're never more than 30

minutes away from having your toes in the sand.

In the words of Liz Lemon: "I want to go to there!"

8. Everyone is So Dang Friendly

Via cntraveler.com

"Hey stranger!" "Yes, ma'am" and "No, sir" are all common phrases in the land of southern hospitality. The readers of Conde Nast even voted Charleston the Friendliest City in America!

9. The F0o0o0o0od

Via newsobserver.com

Oh you fancy, huh? Charleston is home to ridiculously luxurious lodging and trendy culinary destinations. We're spoiled with fabulous high-end food and libations no matter where we turn, which makes it super hard to visit other cities and expect the same in return.

The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. #FoodSnob

11. Say it With Me: Happy Hours

Via charlestoncitypaper.com

From heading to Shem Creek after work for happy hours, or braving downtown on the weekends, getting a buzz has never been easier or more fun than in good ol' Charleston.

I, for one, am not complaining.

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