Re: Charleston, Columbia or Greenville?
I chose Greenville because I consider it home. They have great food, close to the mountains, shopping is improving, the DT area is unreal, and there is actual economic development that is going on.
Charleston would be my second choice bc it has lovely beaches and a great food scene.
Columbia is the armpit of the state. Not much to do, food is only okay, outside of USC sports it can be very blah.