Interview: Georgette George

How long have you been living in Charleston, and why did you decide to settle in this city?
I was born here and left for college. I moved back in the early 90’s and have been thrilled to be back.

How do you find the general vibe of Charleston?
Great. I love how the atmosphere and the growth of unique restaurants.

Which season is Charleston at its best?
Spring. The warm weather is terrific.

What do you think is Charleston’s biggest attraction?
I am torn. This is a hub to the outdoor activities both close by and surrounding us. I think the community is special and the variety of activities that occur. Having lunch on the river is one of my favorite thinks to do. The friendliness of the people is what is best for me.

How would you describe Charleston to someone who hasn’t been here before?
Charleston is a surprise. Everyone that visits me loves the beauty of the mountains, the convenience of the City, the activities that are available and the friendliness of the people they meet.

What are your top 5 dining places in Charleston?
I like a mix of restaurants. Taste of Asia, Olive Garden, Atlantic Sushi, Panera Bread and Main Tin.

What are Charleston’s attractions that every tourists must visit?
Besides the Capitol Complex we have so many varied choices. The Kanawha Boulevard and the varied architecture on our older buildings in town is wonderful to see. I especially love the East End homes. Capitol Street is another favorite.

What are the absolute must-try’s for every visitor in Charleston?
Ellen’s ice cream!

What are the cheap thrills that you can enjoy in Charleston?
I always take people from flatter terrain down Somerlayton Road in South Hills. Also, walking along the Kanawha River or the Capitol Complex is another favorite. We have a variety of shows and events in our area which is always fun to attend.

Georgette GeorgeShe has moved out, but Georgette George has long since moved back into Charleston. For Georgette, Charleston is the only home she’ll ever consider.