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Easley, South Carolina
Lush and Low Key, Easley is Nestled at the Base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Northwestern South Carolina and Boasts a Country Ambiance
Leafy and low key, Easley is nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Upstate (northwestern) South Carolina. It has a country ambiance and is perhaps best known for hosting the annual Senior League World Series, a championship for Little Leaguers.
The well-maintained downtown is lined with one and two story brick buildings and is where many of Easley's fun events occur, including a Friday night outdoor music series and Saturday night movie events. The area is also undergoing a revitalization as town leaders work to attract more restaurants, locally owned shops and housing developers. Cultural amenities include a couple of historic sites (a plantation, a grist mill and more), two museums and a community theater. The Easley Farmers' Market runs from April through October and is open on Saturdays. Locals also enjoy a community garden, and Hunter Farms is the spot for strawberry picking. Neighborhoods vary from very modest with mobile homes to nicely manicured with custom residences.
Greenville is just 20 miles away and full of dining and shopping venues. Lake Keowee, 18,000 acres of shimmering, smooth water, is about 25 minutes away and perfect for fishing, swimming, camping and boating.
Population: 24,000 (city proper)
Age 45 or Better: 40%
Cost of Living: 20% below the national average
Median Home Price: $285,000
Climate: Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 30s and 40s. On average, the area receives 55 inches of rain and 3 inches of snow per year.
At Least One Hospital Accepts Medicare Patients? Yes
At Least One Hospital Accredited by Joint Commission? Yes
Public Transit: None, but the Easley Senior Center provides rides to medical appointments.
Crime Rate: Slightly above the national average
Public Library: Yes, the Pitkens County Library System has a branch here. It has computer classes, free wi-fi and a home delivery book program for people who cannot get to the library.
Political Leanings: Conservative
College Educated: 24%
Is South Carolina Considered Tax Friendly for Retirement? Yes
Cons: The tornado risk is 60% above the national average.
Notes: Easley has grown 20% within the last decade, and home prices have increased 5% since a year ago.
Recommended as a Retirement Spot? Yes
South Carolina is nicknamed the Palmetto State and its motto is "Dum spiro spero," which is Latin for "While I Breath, I Hope." It is 40th in size in the United States and was the eighth state to be admitted to the Union on May 23, 1788. The largest city and state capital is Columbia.
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. The state was the first 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 of Georgia on the south and North Carolina on the north.
The state does not host any major professional sport franchises. However, the Carolina Panthers and the Carolina Hurricanes actually represent both North Carolina and South Carolina.
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