Charleston can now call itself the best city in the South.
The announcement came Tuesday and the accolade comes from Southern Living magazine.
In the fall, the magazine invited readers nationwide to vote on their favorite Southern spots. All told, readers could vote on 13 categories in the South's Best poll — from bars to barbecue joints and everything in between.
The response was unbelievable, according to Sid Evans, the magazine's editor in chief.
"Our team poured over 20,000 submissions and one thing was clear: Southerners are passionate about their favorite places," Evans said.
While standing in Cannon Green, Evans announced the winners Tuesday morning in a Facebook Live video.
"It's just one of the most incredible cities in the South, if not the world," Evans said of Charleston.
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