Try to find this in Detroit, St. Louis, or New York. It's not going to happen, folks.
I hear people say there is "nothing to do" here. Seriously, I've never had a problem with that.
There are trails to walk and hike, ballgames to attend, theatre productions, festivals and concerts for our enjoyment, not to mention the pure beauty of our city.
There are very few views like the one we have driving in from the west. The site of our city against the backdrop of the Appalachian mountains is absolutely picturesque.
It is time that, as Charlestonians, we defend our city. We have a mayor who truly wants to see our city succeed. We have a young professional population that wants to stay and raise a family in this precious place.
Instead of allowing others to demean our city with ridiculous generalizations, let's fill their minds with the specifics that make Charleston what it is to so many of us - home.
Burton lives in Charleston.