Joint Base Charleston
628th Air Base Wing, 437th Airlift Wing, 315th Airlift Wing
102 E Hill Blvd, Charleston, South Carolina
In the Joint Base Charleston community, the summers are hot and oppressive, the winters are cold and windy, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 43°F to 89°F and is rarely below 30°F or above 94°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 27 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 89°F and low of 77°F. The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 2 to March 2, with an average daily high temperature below 65°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of 43°F and high of 59°F.
The wetter season lasts 3.4 months, from June 4 to September 18, with a greater than 35% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 51% on July 30. The drier season lasts 8.6 months, from September 18 to June 4. The smallest chance of a wet day is 19% on October 30.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living in Charleston, SC is 18% higher than the South Carolina average and 15% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Charleston, SC, the city’s goods and services are 3% higher than the South Carolina average and 9% higher than the U.S. average.
Getting to Know the Area
Charleston, the South Carolina port city founded in 1670, is defined by its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and pastel antebellum houses, particularly in the elegant French Quarter and Battery districts. The Battery promenade and Waterfront Park both overlook Charleston Harbor, while Fort Sumter, a federal stronghold where the first shots of the Civil War rang out, lies across the water.
Experience any of the many walking tours, horse-drawn carriage rides, or boat tours that Charleston offers to get learn about the city’s rich history. Charleston is home to many beautiful museums and historic landmarks, such as Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art or Middleton Place. Enjoy a day at the beach by fishing, boating, swimming or lounging at Kiawah Island, Folly Island, Sullivan’s Island, Ilse of Palms, or Seabrook Island. The area boasts several beautiful and challenging golf courses, such as the Kiawah Island Golf Club.
Some other points of interest include The Spa at Belmond Place, Freshfields Village, Dewberry Spa, The Shops at Belmond Place, Pier 101, and Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.
For more information, visit Explore Charleston, the official website of Charleston, SC.