Investing In Carolina College Towns


Carolina College TownsIf you’re considering buying residential properties in Carolina College Towns and renting them out…you are on the right track.   There’s no better place to do it than in a Carolina College Towns.

Luckily, North Carolina and South Carolina are filled with blossoming college towns.

Before you decide on a town, make sure the campus is made up of resident students, rather than commuters.

You might look at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and think it’s a great place to buy, but a closer look will tell you most of the students commute.

If 30% or less of the students enrolled can be housed on campus, it’s well worth looking at. The lower the better. You will pay more for buildings near colleges, but you will also get more rent.

The supply of college housing is limited due to zoning codes and the lack of available land.

In the case of public schools, they usually don’t have the money to build more housing. The demand is growing due to increasing enrollments of both undergraduate and graduate students.

Try to buy near the college, so your tenants can walk to school.

Some of my favorite Carolina College Towns:

Spartanburg SC

  • University of South Carolina at Spartanburg
  • Wofford College
  • Converse College
  • ECPI University
  • Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic
  • Spartanburg Community College
  • Spartanburg Methodist College
  • Virginia College

Greenville SC

  • Bob Jones University
  • Furman University
  • Brown Mackie College
  • ECPI University
  • Greenville Technical College
  • Holmes Bible College
  • Strayer University
  • University Center of Greenville
  • University of South Carolina -School of Medicine, Greenville
  • Virginia College
  • Webster University

Columbia SC

  • USC School of Law Columbia
  • School of Medicine, Columbia
  • Allen University
  • Benedict College
  • Columbia College
  • Columbia International University
  • Columbia International University Seminary
  • Fortis College
  • ITT Technical Institute
  • Midlands Technical College
  • Remington College
  • South University
  • Strayer University
  • University of Phoenix
  • Webster University

Charlotte NC

  • University of North Carolina – Charlotte
  • DeVry University
  • Strayer University
  • King’s College
  • Art Institute of Charlotte
  • Carolinas College of Health Sciences
  • Central Piedmont Community College
  • Queens University of Charlotte

Raleigh NC

  • North Carolina State University
  • Peace College
  • Saint Augustine’s College
  • Shaw University
  • Wake Technical Community College

Chapel Hill NC

  • University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Durham NC

  • Duke University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Durham Technical Community College

Charleston SC

  • Art Institute of Charleston
  • The Citadel
  • College of Charleston
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Culinary Institute of Charleston

All these areas have vibrant downtown’s which cater to the colleges and universities.  Not only do they offer housing for the students but goods and services for the younger residents.

Carolina College towns are also becoming very popular with retirees, and remember, professors also need housing!!!

Who knows, you may just find your best place to relocate or retire is in one of these college towns in North Carolina or South Carolina.

north carolina and South Carolina Best Places To LiveAbout The Author

Robert Bencivenga is a professional site locator and location analyst for major corporations. Robert researches the growth of NC and SC to find the Best Places to Retire or Relocate that are still affordable.

Robert Does Not Sell Real Estate!
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