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Over the last four years, Charleston has been named the top city in the United States by Travel & Leisure magazine. This year, however, Charleston ranked as the #1 City in the World! Charleston is the first American city ever to earn this ranking and recognition. The ranking comes as no surprise to residents and visitors. As a resident of Charleston, we cannot be happier with the incredible quality of life and community. Charleston is located in an ideal coastal setting and is home to amazing architecture, the best restaurants, historical landmarks, and some of the friendliest people we have ever met. With the nearby amazing beaches, such as Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palms, and Folly Beach, Charleston could not sit in a better location. It seems there is always something to do and enjoy; whether it is going to an Arts Festival, a concert, a farmer's market, dining at some of the best restaurants in the world, relaxing at the beach, shopping on historic King Street or just enjoying the beautiful "low country" scenery. There is no shortage of activity! This culture, lifestyle, and waterfront setting makes Charleston such a vibrant and dynamic city and #1 ranking!