Charleston named ‘best small city for starting over’


Charleston has topped yet another best-of list, this time as the perfect small city for people looking to start over in life.

CreditDonkey, a credit card comparison and financial education website, bestowed the honor on the Holy City in a study posted last week. The site arrived at its picks after studying Census and labor statistics, evaluating such factors as population and income growth, unemployment numbers and the available pool of single adults.

The study gave Charleston high marks across the board, noting its “strong tourism industry” and its growing role as a “technology hotspot.”

“With strong numbers across each of our indicators, this charming city on the South Carolina coast is a well-rounded choice for anyone contemplating a fresh start,” the site stated.

South Carolina actually nabbed two spots on the list, with Greenville coming in at No. 6.

Rounding out the top 10 best small cities for starting over were, in order: Madison, Wis.; Durham, N.C.; Provo, Utah; Jackson, Miss.; Des Moines, Iowa; Omaha, Neb.; and Ogden, Utah.

To see the full CreditDonkey report, click here.

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