Discovering Piedmont South Carolina Best Places To Live

 

Welcome back to a whole new adventure in finding the best small city or town living for your relocation or retirement, in South Carolina or North Carolina.Discovering Piedmont South Carolina Best Places To Live

If you’ve been with us from the beginning of our journey this spring, you know we’ve hit the North Carolina Piedmont region, the Coastal North Carolina region, and the Coastal South Carolina region.

This week our journey in search of the best small towns and cities with populations of 30,000 or less, takes us into the heart of the South Carolina Piedmont region.

If you’re not familiar with Piedmont South Carolina best places to live, please know it’s the middle third of South Carolina.

It sits between the Blue Ridge Mountains rising to the west and the drop off to the coast in the east.

It’s the part of South Carolina where the climate is hot and humid in the summer and mild in the winter.

Did you know that in 1972 the South Carolina legislature named the white tailed deer the official state animal?

The Piedmont South Carolina best places to live have rolling rocky landscapes where the red clay soil made the transition from hardscrabble farming to manufacturing happen sooner rather than later.

Manufacturing in the Piedmont South Carolina best places to live is not the main economic engine of South Carolina.  However, it built the towns and cities that made it the place where much of the South Carolina population settled down.

What I think of when I hear “Piedmont South Carolina best places to live” is…

  • smaller towns
  • low cost of living
  • state capital
  • prestigious educational institutions
  • diverse economy
  • large peaceful lakes
  • fast moving streams
  • historic battlefields and;
  • people who value community while striving for a high quality of life

I think as we move along, you’ll see what I’m talking about so why don’t we make our first stop in the northern Piedmont region not far from the North Carolina border.

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Located almost equidistant between South Carolina’s two major western thoroughfares, I-95 and I-77, and just outside the Charlotte NC metropolitan area sits the city of York SC, population 7,969.Discovering Piedmont South Carolina Best Places To Live

York SC, also known as the “White Rose City” (the symbol of the English House of York) is a recent favorite of people looking to retire or relocate to the Charlotte  NC area.

A Piedmont South Carolina best places to live for people who want an affordable small-town lifestyle with access to all the big city has to offer.

Having taken the extensive self-guided walking-tour of downtown York SC , I can attest to the city’s impressive history and rich heritage.

But more than that the people are friendly, the atmosphere calm, and strolling along the tree-lined streets I really felt at home here.

Besides having hundreds of historic homes, the downtown has great shopping and I love to hit either the Garden Café or Cotton Gin come lunch or dinnertime.

Head an hour and half south from York SC to the southern edge of the Sumter National Forest, and you’ll find the Piedmont South Carolina best places to live of Newberry SC, population 10, 907.

Discovering Piedmont South Carolina Best Places To Live Learn About Living In South CarolinaNewberry SC has won awards as one of the best small towns in the country, but in my mind its more.

I like to call Newberry SC a complete town with a mild climate, beautiful natural environment, numerous outdoor recreation opportunities.

Great access to the interstate, low housing costs, art and cultural outlets, and a progressive business climate all wrapped up in a small town package.

And if you can’t find it in Newberry SC then the Piedmont South Carolina best places to live cities of Columbia SC, Greenville SC, Spartanburg SC and even Augusta GA aren’t far away.

Walterboro SC, population 5, 780, is actually further south closer to Coastal South Carolina best places to live of Beaufort and Charleston.Learn About Living In Discovering Piedmont South Carolina Best Places To Live

Whether it’s the lure of the outdoors or the slow pace and close knit sense of community, Walterboro SC is the quiet retreat that feels like home.

Explore all types of outdoor festivals, floating down the Edisto River, or take in all the wonderful local history, but most of all you’ll be impressed by the friendly people and surroundings.

Anyway, come back next week for more Piedmont South Carolina best places to live fun!

See You in the Carolinas

This article was updated January 2019

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Robert Bencivenga is a professional site locator for major corporations. Bob finds affordable best places to live in North Carolina and South Carolina. Bob Does Not Sell Real Estate!
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