Best Places to Live in South Carolina

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What you need to know about South Carolina

Seafood festivals, beautiful parks, rivers and beaches give people living in South Carolina plenty to do. Barbecue restaurants, historic attractions, museums and theaters create cultural connections in South Carolina. The state’s subtropical climate allows residents to enjoy outdoor activities throughout most of the year. The best places to live in South Carolina include Charleston, Greenville and Rock Hill. Agriculture, textiles, paper making and tourism drive the economy in South Carolina.

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Best Places to Live in South Carolina
Discover the most desirable places to put down roots in the Palmetto State

Population

4,727,273
Up by 7%
Lake Wylie Rock Hill
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Glencairn Garden
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Rock Hill South Carolina
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Beaufort South Carolina
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Business

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Business Climate
Beaufort South Carolina
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Housing

Homes Owned 69%
69% Complete
Homes Rented 31%
31% Complete

Median Home Price

$137,600
Higher than the national average
Myrtle Beach South Carolina
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Myrtle Beach South Carolina
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Enjoy an authentic Palmetto State experience in these homes.

Myrtle Beach South Carolina
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Enjoy an authentic Palmetto State experience in these homes.

Featured Cities

Myrtle Beach South Carolina
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Myrtle Beach South Carolina
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Myrtle Beach South Carolina
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Median Household Income

$45,033
Lower than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 25%
25% Complete
Graduated High School 85%
85% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

More About South Carolina Cities

8 Reasons to Move to Rock Hill, SC
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Football games, whitewater rafting, a stroll through Glencairn Garden are just a few.

Why Rock Hill, SC is a Great Place to Live
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Enjoy an authentic Palmetto State experience in these homes.

8 Airbnbs for Your Dream South Carolina Getaway
Enjoy an authentic Palmetto State experience in these homes.

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Enjoy an authentic Palmetto State experience in these homes.

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Enjoy an authentic Palmetto State experience in these homes.

8 Airbnbs for Your Dream South Carolina Getaway
Enjoy an authentic Palmetto State experience in these homes.

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Why Charleston, S.C. Is a Top 100 Best Place to Live 2015
Building upon a rich history, Charleston has evolved into a modern Best Place to Live

8 Reasons to Move to Greenville, SC
Greenville offers all the benefits of a big city, without the inconveniences common to major metropolitan areas

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Outdoor recreation, culture make Beaufort a great place to live

Why Beaufort, SC, Is a Best Small Town 2015
Lowcountry gem sparkles with arts, history and scenic beauty

What Makes Greenville, S.C., a Best Place to Live
Great amenities, vibrant economy and focus on authenticity make this city outstanding

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Iconic eateries make mouths water in this upstate South Carolina city

Neighborhoods in Columbia, SC
Columbia's neighborhoods include single-family homes in historic settings, apartment complexes in urban areas, and planned communities.

Best Places to Live in South Carolina