BEAUFORT, S.C., MAKES SOUTHERN LIVING’S “SMALL TOWNS WE LOVE” LIST

June 16, 2014, Beaufort, S.C. – The historic city of Beaufort, S.C., has been named to Southern Living’s “Small Towns We Love” list featured in its July issue out on newsstands June 20. Southern Living selected five small towns that evoke the best in Southern charm and tradition. www.southernliving.com/travel/best-small-towns

Beaufort, a city known for its history, architecture and Lowcountry cuisine, was recently rated the 3rd most desired place to live in the state according to www.CarolinaLiving.com.

Recent accolades received by the city of Beaufort include:
·    Named Coastal Living’s “Happiest Seaside Town in America” in 2013
·    Ranked #1 healthiest county in South Carolina by the 2014 County Health Rankings (Beaufort County)
·    Ranked #7 (out of 20) on Smithsonian magazine’s “Best Small Towns to Visit List” in 2013

“We are so pleased to be named to Southern Living’s list of “Small Towns We Love,” said Robb Wells, tourism division executive at the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce. “Our small town feel and values, combined with our Southern charm and history, make Beaufort a place we’re happy to call home. And now we’re able to share just what makes us love Beaufort so much with the readers of Southern Living.”

“This is a significant accomplishment for our city,” said Charlie Calvert, chairman of the tourism advisory committee with the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce. “We are honored to be featured in Southern Living’s story and are extremely proud of our town and the recognition it continues to receive.”

Other small towns included in Southern Living’s feature are Fredericksburg, Texas, Senoia, Ga., Mooresville, Ala. and Breaux Bridge, La.

To learn more about Beaufort, S.C., visit www.beaufortsc.org.

About the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce represents the city of Beaufort, the second oldest city in South Carolina. Founded by the British in 1711, the city has a rich history that dates back centuries with ties to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Beaufort is made up of Port Royal Island and its surrounding area within the Lowcountry. The city generates approximately two million visitors annually, and is regarded as one of the most diverse communities because of its historic character and prominent architecture. It is home to one of the largest population of Gullahs, a culture known for preserving its African linguistic and cultural heritage more than any other African-American community within the United States. The Marine Corps Recruit Depot for the Eastern Seaboard can also be found in Beaufort, in addition to the Marine Corps Air Station and Naval Hospital.

The Beaufort Visitors Center is located at 713 Craven Street in downtown Beaufort.

To learn more about Beaufort, visit www.BeaufortSC.org, www.facebook.com/BeaufortSC and https://twitter.com/Visit_Beaufort .

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