Both have historic homes, waterfront parks and battery walls, as well as reputations for hospitality. Charleston was named the best southern city this year by Southern Living Magazine. Last year, Beaufort was awarded best small town. But that’s not all these two Lowcountry communities have in common.
“We’re sort of like brothers,” said Beaufort Mayor Keyserling. He’s referring to his life-long, family friendship with Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg. Their cities may be 70 miles apart, but the two catch up by phone at least once or twice a week.