Charleston, S.C., charms young, wealthy home buyers.

Young professionals are trading in the colder climates of the Northeast to live and work in Charleston, S.C. full time.

Wall Street Journal staffer M.K. Quinlan looks into how and why Charleston, a sleepy, august, Old South, kinda place has taken off as a jobs and (wealthy) young adult home buyers' magnet.

According to the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, the Charleston metro area added 50,500 new jobs in the past nine years, thanks in large part to the development of multimillion-dollar campuses by Boeing, Daimler and Google. Construction is under way for Volvo’s first U.S. plant, set to open in 2018.

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