Charleston, S.C. Ranks #34 Best City for People with Disabilities

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four U.S. adults, or 61 million total, have a disability that impacts their major activities. And among Americans age 65 and older, that number rises to two in five. Keeping up with the costs of a disability can be very expensive. The average monthly Social Security disability benefit as of July 2018 was only $1,065.73. That makes a yearly income of $12,788.76, only a few hundred dollars above the federal poverty line for a single individual at $12,140.

With the physical and economic challenges of managing a disability in mind, WalletHub compared more than 180 most populated cities across 31 key indicators of disability-friendliness. Our data set ranges from physicians per capita to rate of workers with disabilities to park accessibility. Read on for our findings, expert insight from a panel of researchers and a full description of our methodology.

Complete Ranking and Analysis

Charleston Ranks #5 for Instagram Photos Per Population Resident in Latest Study

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We conducted an analysis of 29 United States cities known for business, tourism, population and education.? All falling under mid and large sized categories based on U.S. Census data.

We examined the hashtags of each city and how many Instagram photos are tagged to each city.? Then we looked at the July 1, 2017 latest census population data to determine how many pictures are taken per resident of each city.

Based on review of the 29 cities, Charleston ranked as the 5th highest ratio with 23.16 Instagram photos per resident.? We also looked at Charleston County as a whole, combining #Charleston, #NorthCharleston, #MountPleasant, #IsleofPalms, #SullivansIsland and #FollyBeach, and the ranking dropped to #15 with 9.45 Instagram photos per resident.

Here are the full rankings

  1. #Orlando – 45.64 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  2. #LasVegas – 42.91 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  3. #Boston – 23.94 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  4. #SanFrancisco – 23.66 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  5. #Charleston – 23.16 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  6. #Seattle – 21.70 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  7. #NewOrleans – 18.33 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  8. #Miami – 18.14 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  9. #Pittsburgh – 16.01 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  10. #SanDiego – 13.60 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  11. #Portland – 13.19 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  12. #Denver – 12.66 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  13. #Cleveland – 12.29 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  14. #LosAngeles – 10.65 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  15. Charleston County / Lowcounty – 9.45 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  16. #Austin – 9.07 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  17. #Dallas – 8.76 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  18. #WashingtonDC – 8.70 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  19. #StLouis – 8.17 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  20. #SaltLakeCity – 7.29 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  21. #Minneapolis – 6.96 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  22. #Houston – 6.40 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  23. #Charlotte – 5.97 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  24. #Memphis – 5.22 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  25. #KansasCity – 4.79 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  26. #Philadelphia – 4.36 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  27. #Phoenix – 3.40 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  28. #Jacksonville – 2.38 Instagram Photos Per Resident
  29. #NewYorkCity – 2.25 Instagram Photos Per Resident

 

Charleston, SC Ranks #27 in the 2018 Livability.com “Best Places to Live” Annual Survey

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Livability.com have named their 2018 Top 100 Places to Live and coming in at #27 on the list is Charleston, SC.? The Top 10 cities included:

  1. Ann Arbor, Michigan
  2. Manhattan, Kansas
  3. Corvallis, Oregon
  4. Iowa City, Iowa
  5. Charlottesville, Virginia
  6. Palo Alto, California
  7. Madison, Wisconsin
  8. Santa Cruz, California
  9. Rochester, Minnesota
  10. Bellevue, Washington

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Charleston, South Carolina – #27

Author and contributing writer Matt Carmichael states why Charleston came in at #27 on the list:

“Few cities on our Top 100 Best Places to Live list are as steeped in their history as Charleston. Fewer have had so much of their history under the leadership of one man. Mayor Joe Riley began his tenure in the mid-1970s. He has generally been credited with helping grow Charleston into a modern small town while maintaining the antebellum charm that drew so many to it in the first place. If you look at the other cities on our Top 100, you’ll see some trends in amenities and programs that make them great places to live. Many of those ideas had their seeds in Charleston.

The city began its modern resurgence by developing the waterfront area into public space with surrounding low-rise development. Getting the parks right was an important first step for Mayor Riley. “Parks are forever,” he says. Today, cities from Louisville to Tampa to Chicago have invested in creating public waterfront spaces.

The Spoleto Festival, a two-week long arts festival, helped put the city on the international map and forced it to up its game. If you’re going to present a world-class event, Mayor Riley says, you have to be a world-class city. Grand Rapids, Mich., now has a similar program with its annual ArtPrize festival.

One thing that can’t be adapted by other cities is the Citadel, one of the most prestigious military colleges in the nation, which has its home in Charleston. The South Carolina Aquarium is located here as well, and Charleston has ranked well on our Top 10 cities for historic preservation, top 10 downtowns, top 10 spring break destinations among others.

The mayor also hasn’t been shy to borrow ideas from other cities himself. From Nashville, he adapted a program that celebrates the start of the school year with a giveaway of backpacks and schools supplies to 10,000 families. He heard about Louisville’s monthly open house in the mayor’s office and how any residents can drop in on the first Tuesday of each month and tell him what’s on their mind.

Creating great cities for all residents is one of the core values Livability looks for in its Best Places. That’s a point of pride for Mayor Riley. “We worked hard to make this deep south city, where the civil war began, a city of racial progress and racial unity.”

Official Ranking States for Charleston on the Livability.com 2018 Ranking

Top 100 Beers in South Carolina as Ranked by BeerAdvocate

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Beer Advocate has rated the top beers in the United States for 2017.? Here is the breakdown of the best beers in South Carolina, their average rating and how they rank nationally.

If nothing else, you will see some familiar breweries to the Lowcountry and this is an opportunity to start a beer bucket list.

How awesome does that sound, especially at the start of football season.

South + Beer + Football = Priceless!!!!

Congratulations to Westbrook, Coast, Holy City and all those that made this year’s list.

Top Rated Beers: South Carolina (US)
Avg Ratings
Mexican Coffee Cake

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV

4.49 282
Mexican Cake

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV

4.39 2,782
Mexican Cake (Tequila Barrel Aged)

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV

4.44 280
2016 Bourbon (Willett) BA Mexican Cake

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout

4.57 75
Boy King Double IPA

COAST Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.70% ABV

4.29 525
Key Lime Pie Gose

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Gose / 4.00% ABV

4.26 389
2016 Maple Bourbon BA Mexican Cake

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout

4.63 41
Siberian Black Magic Panther

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 12.00% ABV

4.29 185
Two Claw Rye IPA

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American IPA / 7.00% ABV

4.26 189
Gozu

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Gose / 4.00% ABV

4.21 403
Red Wine (Napa Cabernet) Mexican Cake (2016)

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV

4.46 47
Yeast Wrangler

Holy City Brewing
American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.00% ABV

4.36 61
Margarita Gose

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Gose / 4.50% ABV

4.34 67
32°/50°

COAST Brewing Company
K?lsch / 4.80% ABV

4.16 339
Gose

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Gose / 4.00% ABV

4.12 2,598
Shane’s Big DIPA

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.00% ABV

4.13 389
Carnie Fire

COAST Brewing Company
American Amber / Red Ale / 5.00% ABV

4.25 79
Rye Knot Brown

COAST Brewing Company
American Brown Ale / 6.20% ABV

4.21 91
Westbrook / Evil Twin Mini Growler Imperial Stout

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV

4.12 310
Event Horizon Cascadian Dark Ale

COAST Brewing Company
American Black Ale / 7.00% ABV

4.21 83
Bulls Bay Oyster Stout

COAST Brewing Company
Foreign / Export Stout / 5.80% ABV

4.25 62
Dead Arm Pale Ale

COAST Brewing Company
American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.00% ABV

4.14 149
Mr. Chipper

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Flanders Red Ale / 6.80% ABV

4.1 192
ALTerior Motive

COAST Brewing Company
Altbier / 6.30% ABV

4.17 78
One Claw Rye Pale Ale

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.00% ABV

4.04 1,086
India Pale Ale

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American IPA / 6.80% ABV

4.03 1,496
Single Hop Series: All Cascade Pale Ale

COAST Brewing Company
American Pale Ale (APA) / 5.50% ABV

4.22 44
Peanut Butter & Jelly

Edmund’s Oast
American Brown Ale / 5.50% ABV

4.3 31
Lemon Coconut Weisse Weisse Baby

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Berliner Weissbier / 4.00% ABV

4.08 135
Citrocity

Seminar Brewing
American IPA / 6.00% ABV

4.17 55
Rum Barrel-Aged Siberian Black Magic Panther

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 12.00% ABV

4.24 37
Blackbeerd Imperial Stout

COAST Brewing Company
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.30% ABV

4.02 351
Funkmaster Brett IPA

Revelry Brewing Co
American Double / Imperial IPA / 7.00% ABV

4.2 38
2016 Tequila BA Mexican Cake

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout

4.4 19
Viridi Rex

Edmund’s Oast
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV

4.52 14
Brutus

Conquest Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 12.60% ABV

4.23 30
6th Anniversary Hazelnut Chocolate Imperial Stout

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV

4.04 136
Milk Stout

COAST Brewing Company
Milk / Sweet Stout / 5.70% ABV

4.19 32
Single Hop Series: All Chinook Pale Ale

COAST Brewing Company
American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.50% ABV

4.26 24
Paper Airplanes

Birds Fly South Ale Project
American Wild Ale / 6.00% ABV

4.45 14
Belafonte

COAST Brewing Company
Belgian Pale Ale / 5.70% ABV

4.16 34
Sungazer

Charles Towne Fermentory
American IPA / 6.80% ABV

4.29 20
Blueberry Weisse Weisse Baby

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Berliner Weissbier / 4.00% ABV

4.34 17
Mexican Cupcake

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Stout / 4.20% ABV

4.23 23
Weisse Weisse Baby

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Berliner Weissbier / 4.00% ABV

4 153
Brand New Eyes

Birds Fly South Ale Project
Saison / Farmhouse Ale / 5.50% ABV

4.19 26
Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged Mini Growler

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV

4.31 17
The Finisher

Conquest Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 17.50% ABV

4.25 20
Galaxy Rinse & Repeat

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American IPA / 7.00% ABV

4.3 17
Kaldi Imperial Coffee Stout

Quest Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 8.00% ABV

4.01 101
HopArt IPA

COAST Brewing Company
American IPA / 7.70% ABV

3.96 677
Red Legs Scotch Ale

COAST Brewing Company
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 7.80% ABV

4.16 27
Single Hop Series: All Simcoe Pale Ale

COAST Brewing Company
American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.00% ABV

4.18 24
Overly Friendly IPA

Holy City Brewing
American IPA / 7.60% ABV

3.98 137
Udderly Milk Stout

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Milk / Sweet Stout / 5.50% ABV

3.96 275
Leopold

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Wild Ale / 4.30% ABV

4.05 48
September Saison

COAST Brewing Company
Saison / Farmhouse Ale / 6.00% ABV

4.13 27
Chocolate Rye Porter

River Dog Brewing Co.
American Porter / 5.50% ABV

4.06 41
Angry Mash Oatmeal Stout

COAST Brewing Company
Oatmeal Stout / 9.00% ABV

4.2 19
Porter, Smoked

COAST Brewing Company
American Porter / 5.80% ABV

4.12 26
Cabernet Barrel Aged 5th Anniversary

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout

4.18 19
Blackbeerd Imperial Stout (2016) – Heaven Hill Barrel Aged

COAST Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV

4.36 11
Lichtenhainer

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Berliner Weissbier / 4.20% ABV

3.97 107
Rustic Sunday Rye Saison

Birds Fly South Ale Project
Saison / Farmhouse Ale / 7.00% ABV

4.14 22
Bourbon Barrel Aged 5th Anniversary

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout

4.22 14
Galaxy Quest Pale Ale

River Dog Brewing Co.
American Pale Ale (APA) / 5.00% ABV

4.18 16
Smoked Rye Pale Ale

COAST Brewing Company
Rye Beer / 4.80% ABV

4.09 24
Wadmalaw Sunset

COAST Brewing Company
Belgian Strong Pale Ale / 7.50% ABV

4.2 14
Holy City Pilsner

Holy City Brewing
Czech Pilsener / 5.00% ABV

3.96 79
Sacred Heartier

Conquest Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.25% ABV

4.16 16
Harlequin

Conquest Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 8.50% ABV

4.09 22
Craver Peanut Butter Porter

Seminar Brewing
American Porter / 6.00% ABV

4.01 38
World Court Mocha Blonde Stout

Legal Remedy Brewing
American Stout / 7.00% ABV

4.09 20
Oyster Stout

Holy City Brewing
Irish Dry Stout / 5.80% ABV

4 37
Dark Helmet

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Schwarzbier / 6.00% ABV

3.91 272
Lily The Great

New South Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV

4.1 17
Lefty Loosey

Revelry Brewing Co
American IPA / 7.00% ABV

4.18 12
Malice Maple Bacon Russian Imperial Stout

Legal Remedy Brewing
Russian Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV

4.17 12
O’SOO Oyster Stout

Benford Brewing Co.
Oatmeal Stout / 5.10% ABV

3.98 36
Ashley Farmhouse Ale

Freehouse Brewery
Saison / Farmhouse Ale / 6.10% ABV

3.92 89
Lord Proprietor’s Mild

Edmund’s Oast
English Pale Mild Ale / 3.50% ABV

4.19 10
Pink Squirt

Freehouse Brewery
Saison / Farmhouse Ale / 6.50% ABV

4.16 11
Smoked M?rzen

Holy City Brewing
M?rzen / Oktoberfest / 6.20% ABV

4.01 24
Green Door IPA

Freehouse Brewery
American IPA / 6.20% ABV

3.92 82
Mojito Gose

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Gose / 4.50% ABV

4.07 16
Collision Stout

Holy City Brewing
American Double / Imperial Stout / 8.80% ABV

3.97 34
Dave Brown

COAST Brewing Company
Chile Beer / 6.90% ABV

3.98 28
Barrel-Aged Collision Stout

Holy City Brewing
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV

4.13 11
Thomas Creek Trifecta IPA

Thomas Creek Brewery
American IPA / 6.90% ABV

3.9 115
Life Of Don

Freehouse Brewery
American Wild Ale / 7.10% ABV

4.03 17
Thomas Creek Coffee Oatmeal Stout

Thomas Creek Brewery
Oatmeal Stout / 8.00% ABV

3.9 105
New Rye Pale Ale

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.10% ABV

4.02 18
Graveyard Shiftee

Holy City Brewing
American Porter / 8.50% ABV

4.02 18
Aiken Thoroughbred Red

Aiken Brewing Company
Irish Red Ale / 5.20% ABV

4.01 19
PassionFruit Tart

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American IPA / 6.80% ABV

4.03 15
Palmetto Espresso Porter

Palmetto Brewing Company
American Porter / 5.80% ABV

3.88 206
Three Claw

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV

4.08 11
Belgian IPA

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Belgian IPA / 7.70% ABV

4.06 12
Star Spangled Stout Ale

RJ Rockers Brewing Company
American Stout / 6.00% ABV

3.95 28
Rumblefish Hoppy Saison

Birds Fly South Ale Project
Saison / Farmhouse Ale / 6.00% ABV

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4.01 16

11 of Top 15 Hotels in South Carolina located in Charleston Area

The latest USNews and Worlds Report ranked the top 15 hotels by state.? In the state of South Carolina, eleven (11) area hotels made the list for 2017.

They ranked the top hotels in South Carolina based on an unbiased analysis of awards, expert recommendations and user ratings. Out of luxury hotels, 4 earned a Gold badge by scoring in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in the USA. Read the Best Hotels Methodology.

This is how the Top 15 Ranked for 2017 – Best Hotels in South Carolina

  1. Wenworth Mansion – Charleston, SC
  2. The Sanctuary at Kiawah – Kiawah Island, SC
  3. The Sea Pines Resort’s Inn & Club at Harbour Town -Hilton Head, SC
  4. Montage Palmetto Bluff – Bluffton, SC
  5. The Spectator Hotel – Charleston, SC
  6. Belmond Charleston Place – Charleston, SC
  7. French Quarter Inn – Charleston, SC
  8. Market Pavilion Hotel – Charleston, SC
  9. Planters Inn – Charleston, SC
  10. The Restoration – Charleston, SC
  11. HarbourView Inn – Charleston, SC
  12. The Westin Poinsett – Greenville, SC
  13. The Westin Hilton Head – Hilton Head, SC
  14. Grand Bohemian Hotel – Charleston, SC
  15. Wild Dunes Resort – Isle of Palms, SC

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Congratulations to the eleven amazing hotels that continue to make us proud in the Charleston area.

Best Mid-Size Cities for Jobs 2016 – Charleston/North Charleston #7

In the 2016 Forbes Survey for Best Cities for Jobs in 2016, Charleston / North Charleston ranked #7 for mid-size non-farming jobs growth in the United States.? The annual assessment reviews large, mid-size and small cities.? In fact, three South Carolina regions made the 2016 list.

421 cities were ranked based on employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2004 through 2015. Rankings are based on recent growth trends, mid-term growth, long-term growth and the region’s momentum. (source:? Forbes.com)

The top cities in this category in order of ranking include:

  • Provo-Orem, Utah
  • Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Arkansas/Missouri
  • Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Ogden-Clearfield, Colorado
  • Savannah, Georgia
  • Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida
  • Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina
  • Boise City, Idaho
  • Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Stockton-Lodi, California
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Fresno, California
  • Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, South Carolina
  • Trenton, New Jersey
  • North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida

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Compiled Statistical Overview of Charleston / North Charleston, SC provided by Forbes.

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