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Old 09-18-2012, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Coastal South Carolina
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I 've lived in Charleston for over 10 years now and never cared about the 'Charm' or History of Charleston once yet. I love the seafood, rivers and water, and music, parks, waves (when we have em), weather (most of the time), concerts, but really I have never taken a carriage ride, or been interested in the 'Charm' of Charleston once!
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Summerville
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Not a native either but I have always loved the charm of this grand old town...
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Near the water
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If one isn't interested in the charm or history of Charleston then you just don't get it. And probably won't.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Here, finally
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The charm and history of Charleston is a big draw. I feel the energy of the past every time we walk any part of the downtown area.

Even though we've just lived there since April, I'm drawn to the downtown area every time I get back. Coming from Chicagoland I find it neither too congested, nor too hard to get to. I'd run down there for a loaf of bread

As for native I guess I'll never be considered a native. My wife says I'm an a**hole, I guess that will have to do
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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If one isn't interested in the charm or history of Charleston then you just don't get it. And probably won't.

Well said.

Plus the seafood here is not that great.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:36 PM
 
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If one isn't interested in the charm or history of Charleston then you just don't get it. And probably won't.
Here here!

I bet you'd miss it though if you were to move away. It's there, it's a part of you... you just may not recognize it.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Goose Creek, SC
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I like carriage tours. I've had a few successful dates that involved them.

As for the rest, I like the charm here to a point. I do think that some people tend to overdo it a bit.

More as a joke than anything else, I've always wanted to get a table at an outside restaurant during the peak tourist season and every time a carriage tour goes by I hold up a sign that says "He's lying. Charleston was built in 1957 by the Disney corporation." Just to get a reaction out of people.

Then again, a few times in my early 20's while very drunk, I'd walk around with a camera and whenever I saw a tourist taking a picture of something downtown, I'd take a picture of them. Again, just for the reaction.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:22 PM
 
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I 've lived in Charleston for over 10 years now and never cared about the 'Charm' or History of Charleston once yet. I love the seafood, rivers and water, and music, parks, waves (when we have em), weather (most of the time), concerts, but really I have never taken a carriage ride, or been interested in the 'Charm' of Charleston once!
I'm not a native either, but I do love Charleston's charm. I totally understand where you are coming from though. I lived in Massachusetts my whole life before moving here and I can count on one hand the number of times I had been to Boston. I was never interested in the history, freedom trail, Charles River, seeing the Cheers bar, or anything else in Boston.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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Not a native either but I have always loved the charm of this grand old town...

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If one isn't interested in the charm or history of Charleston then you just don't get it. And probably won't.

Hysterical...and so *very* true.
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:35 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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I love the charm and especially the history of Charleston.
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