King Street will be featured in annual ‘Main Streets Across America’

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – National Life Group today announced its annual list of Main Streets Across America. A celebration of streets in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia that embrace a strong sense of community and a commitment to creating an environment where people want to live, work and play.

South Carolina is represented this year by King Street in Charleston

“King Street in Charleston is a great example of a vibrant place at the heart of its community,” said Lee Duncan of Alliance Group, an affiliate of National Life Group. “I am thrilled that King Street is featured this year and that we get to share Charleston’s community pride and unique stories with a broader audience.”

A trip through the Main Streets Across America interactive map reveals many interesting features and facts about these streets and their communities, both current and historical.

The Main Streets Across America website notes, “One of America’s most visually spectacular avenues, King Street runs from Charleston Harbor to uptown, with three sections rightly known for shopping opportunities — the Design District on Upper King, the Fashion District on Middle King, and the Antique District on Lower King.”

This year’s complete map of Main Streets Across America celebrates the following streets (listed alphabetically by state):


State Street City
Alabama Government Street Mobile
Alaska Fourth Avenue Seward
Arizona Main Street Scottsdale
Arkansas Main Street Eureka Springs
California Main Street Santa Ana
Colorado Main Street Buena Vista
Connecticut Farmington Avenue Farmington
Delaware The Circle Georgetown
District of Columbia H Street NE Washington, DC
Florida Park Avenue Winter Park
Georgia Town Center Avenue Suwanee
Hawaii Kilauea Avenue Hilo
Idaho Capitol Blvd Boise
Illinois Main Street St. Charles
Indiana Fountain Square Indianapolis
Iowa Main Street Dubuque
Kansas Commercial Street Mall Atchison
Kentucky Main Street Danville
Louisiana Main Street Opelousas
Maine Maine Street Brunswick
Maryland Main Street Berlin
Massachusetts Main Street Northampton
Michigan Western Avenue Muskegon
Minnesota Water Street Excelsior
Mississippi Oxford Square Oxford
Missouri Broadway Boulevard Sedalia
Montana Main Street Bozeman
Nebraska South 24th Street Omaha
Nevada C Street Virginia City
New Hampshire Main Street Littleton
New Jersey Jackson Hill Main Street Jersey City
New Mexico Canyon Road Santa Fe
New York Main Street Islip
North Carolina Main Street Davidson
North Dakota Broadway Fargo
Ohio Broadway Granville
Oklahoma Main Street Ardmore
Oregon Portland Transit Mall Portland
Pennsylvania Market District York
Rhode Island Main Street Warren
South Carolina King Street Charleston
South Dakota Main Street Square Rapid City
Tennessee Broad Street Cookeville
Texas Main Street Calvert
Utah South Temple Street Salt Lake City
Vermont Church Street Marketplace Burlington
Virginia Davis Street Culpeper
Washington Main Street Vancouver
West Virginia North Main Street Wheeling
Wisconsin Central Business District Beloit
Wyoming Main Street Sheridan

The streets featured in Main Streets Across America were selected based on four primary categories of community attributes that reflect strong ‘main street’ values:

  1. Strong local business presence
  2. Community gathering spots and scenic vistas
  3. Celebrations of history and traditions and reflections of civic pride
  4. Diverse social and cultural events and activities

“As a company, a corporate citizen and a community partner, we at National Life Group believe that main street values still exist and that a handshake, a friendly smile and a personal greeting still mean something in business and in life,” said Mehran Assadi, Chairman, CEO and President, National Life Group. “We strive to live by those main street values every day.”

To view the map of this year’s Main Streets Across America, show support for your favorite street by sharing via social media or to suggest a street for next year’s list, go to:

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