Best Places To Live In South Carolina
Last week I talked about the Best Places to Live in North Carolina.
This week we're moving on to the Best Places to Live in South Carolina.
If you've decided that you want to retire or relocate to South Carolina, one of these places can be a best place to live in South Carolina for you!
The median sale price of houses in North Carolina is approximately $137,000, while in South Carolina it's $129,000.
So where in South Carolina is there a Best Place for you?!
Are you a coastal baby who must be on the water, or do you prefer one of the crystal clear pristine lakes? Do you want to live in the foothills located in the northwest corner of the State? Or do you like the long hot summers in the heartland in the center of the State?
Each has is own charm and beauty, with plenty to offer!
If you like the Coast, then I'd head to the greater Charleston area. Charleston SC itself is pretty expensive, so I'd check out some of the places surrounding Charleston like Mount Pleasant, Johns Island and James Island.
There's also Isle of Palms, Sullivans Island, and Kiawah Island which are gorgeous, but again a bit pricey!
Beaufort, SC is "a two for one"…you get to be in striking distance of Charleston plus Savannah, Georgia. If you haven't been to Savannah yet, don't miss it!
Now, if you want to avoid the crowds and traffic of the coastal areas, then relocate or retire to one of the pristine, crystal clear lakes so prevalent in South Carolina.
To me, these are some of the most charming, quaint small towns in South Carolina.
If you're interested in college life, you can't go wrong because Clemson University is located in Clemson, and has a "Learning in Retirement Program".
If you're interested in a City with a bit more population, but one that has retained its southern charm, then one of my favorites is Greenville SC with a population of about 59,000, and neighboring Spartanburg with a population of 40,000.
This area is located along the I-85 growth corridor. Many European companies have chosen Spartanburg South Carolina as their home. The downtown of Greenville is filled with shops, restaurants, and live music venues at the Peace Center for the Performing Arts.
If you like it hot, then head to South Carolina's capital city of Columbia.
The winters are mild and you'll make good use of Lake Murray to the west, and Lake Marion to the south. The housing stock is filled with charming, historic, antebellum homes, and college life is active at the University of South Carolina.
Columbia, SC has 2 entertainment districts called The Vista and Five Points. The clubs and restaurants in these areas will keep you hopping and well fed! Columbia has a lot going on for a City of its size.
Well, if you're serious about finding Your Best Place to Live in South Carolina, you're off to a good start by visiting these places.
Whether you're interested in retiring or relocating in South Carolina, there's a place here for you!
About Bob Bencivenga
|Bob Bencivenga is a professional site locator and location analyst for major corporations and has been researching the growth of NC and SC to find the Best Places to Retire or Relocate that are still affordable.|
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