Sumter, South Carolina Best Places To Live
Located almost in the geographical middle of the state, Sumter South Carolina is forty-four miles east of the capital city, Columbia SC and is a transit hub for the rest of South Carolina.
So what makes Sumter a “transit hub?” Surrounding the city are Interstates 95, 20, 77 and 26. In addition, seven US highways and many South Carolina routes meet in the center of the city. Sumter is also well positioned to other South Carolina areas.
The Blue Ridge Parkway and the mountains are 175 miles northwest, while Myrtle Beach SC Grand Strand and some of the nicest beaches in the country are only 100 miles to the east.
And so Sumter, SC is known not only for its agricultural products but also manufacturing, textiles and biotech companies.
Sumter also has its own military base, Shaw Air Force base, home to the 20th Fighter Wing since World War II.
Sumter has a population of about 45,000 people and is the county seat of Sumter County South Carolina, which has a total population of about 108,000 people.
Sumter's size is in between a metropolitan center and a small town, with tree lined streets and parks that are perfect for taking a shady break from a summer stroll.
On the housing front, Sumter, SC has an amazingly affordable local housing market. You’ll find the median home value around Sumter is approximately $110,000.
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