Part of three counties (Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester), the tiny, mostly rural community of Ladson is situated around the Interstate 26 corridor just above North Charleston and between Summerville and Goose Creek. Home to the Ladson Exchange Park Fairgrounds, the community hosts the Coastal Carolina Fair each year, a weekly flea market and an annual gun and knife show. The area is home to several neighborhoods, and thanks to its convenient location, the community is seeing some further development. The cost of living is considerably lower than the rest of the Charleston area, and the community is close to Boeing and the Naval Weapons Station. It is also home to several public schools, making it popular among families.