Known for its equestrian culture, charming Aiken has a lanquid pace, leafy neighborhoods and stately homes. It is a great retirement spot!
Kalmia Landing is a cozy, lushly landscaped 55+ community on 35 acres in Aiken, South Carolina. It was built from the 1980s to 2007 and is dotted with 126 single family homes and 12 condominiums.
Callawassie Island is a barrier island off of the southern South Carolina coast. It sits in Port Royal Sound and is surrounded by tidal creeks and salt marshes.
Beautiful, romantic and full great restaurants and historic architecture, Charleston charms nearly everyone. Is it a great place to retire?
Tiny Edisto Beach is at the mouth of the Edisto River on the southern South Carolina coast. Once populated by rice, indigo, and cotton plantations, today it is a quiet seaside residential community.
Located on Folly Island just south east of Charleston on South Carolina's southern coast, Folly Beach is known to locals as the Edge of America. It was once home to pirates and bounty hunters but today is a quirky beach hamlet popular with surfers and vacationers.
Started in the mid-1600s and on a barrier island of the same name, wooded Hilton Head Island, or Hilton Head, is largely a confederation of 15 gated communities, most of them tucked in large stands of trees.
Hilton Head Island, located on a barrier island of the same name off the southern South Carolina coast, is the setting for beautiful Hilton Head Plantation, an all ages community that appeals to baby boomers, empty nesters, pre-retirees and retirees. Construction began in the early-1970s and is ongoing.
This affluent barrier island community is just 15 miles east of Charleston on the mid-South Carolina coast. It may be best known for its clean beaches, weathered boardwalks and colorful eateries.
Irmo is in the heart of South Carolina's Midlands, just outside of the capital city of Columbia and almost halfway between the state's mountains and its beaches. It has small town charm and a good reputation.
Lexington is in the center of South Carolina, just outside of Columbia, the state capital, and started out in the early-1700s when England's King George II established several backcountry townships.
Land's End is a gated, all ages condominium community. It takes up about a third of a strip of land that juts into Lake Murray. Some sections of the peninsula are only wide enough for a road and nothing else.
South Carolina is nicknamed the Palmetto State and its motto is "Dum spiro spero," which is Latin for "While I Breath, I Hope." The official language is English and the largest city and state capital is Columbia. The area of the state is 32,020, which makes it the 40th in size in the United States. South Carolina was the eighth state to be admitted to the Union on May 23, 1788.
Formerly known as the Province of South Carolina, the area was also one of the 13 colonies that declared its independence during the American Revolution. South Carolina was the very first state to secede from the Union and was the first and founding state of the Confederate States of America.
South Carolina is in what is considered the Deep South and is bordered by the states Georgia on the south and North Carolina on the north.
It has a diverse collection of schools, which range from the large research based universities to the smaller institutions that have a tradition of liberal arts, religion or military teachings.
The state of South Carolina does not host any major professional sport franchises. However, the Carolina Panthers and the Carolina Hurricanes actually represent both North Carolina and South Carolina. There are several minor league teams and also a slew of collegiate teams that are great representatives for South Carolina.
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