Best New Neighborhood Name

DuWap

Staff Pick

Named for DuPont and Wapoo roads, this new West Ashley district added yet another witty portmanteau to Charleston’s growing list of neighborhoods with catchy names. Joining the ranks of NoMo and SOB, DuWap elevated the local nomenclature to dizzying heights. Centuries from now, when little remains of modern-day Charleston, what’s left of civilization will sing of the time when DuWap rose up to become a place of hope and prosperity in a weary world: “What started as an ailing stretch among the ‘burbs of Charleston, became so much more than was foretold by its humble origins. Now we look to DuWap, a shining city on the hill, a fitting name for what became a beacon of goodwill.” —Dustin Waters
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