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Best Places to Retire in South Carolina

Best Places to Retire in South Carolina
Do you want to retire in South Carolina? Below are our recommendations for the best places to retire in South Carolina. Click on the destination links to find area description and characteristics, area amenities and things to do, climate and weather, housing options, cost of living, senior assistance, area demographics and job & volunteer opportunities.

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retire in Lake Hartwell CountryLake Hartwell Country, South Carolina - Lake Hartwell Country, the three county region surrounding Lake Hartwell in South Carolina, includes the cities and towns of Clemson, Central, Pickens. Liberty, Easley, Anderson, Belton, Honea Path, Seneca, Walhalla, & Westminster. The area is nestled in the foothills of the SC Blue Ridge Mountains and boasts big-water lakes Hartwell, Keowee & Jocassee.


retire in Anderson CountyAnderson County, South Carolina - Anderson County lies just along I-85 in the northwestern portion of upstate South Carolina, equidistant to Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC. The area, with one of the lowest costs of living in the United States, is a thriving industrial, commercial and tourist center. With more than 15 universities and colleges within 50 miles of Anderson there are many great higher education options for students.

retire in ConwayConway, South Carolina - Conway is one of the oldest towns in South Carolina. Originally names Kingston, the town was created in 1732. It was laid out on a riverbluff in the center of Horry County. Conway is only a few miles from the shores of the Atlantic ocean and its Grand Strand. Conway offers a unique alternative to the beach lifestyle with its rich heritage and more relaxed pace.


retire in NewberryNewberry, South Carolina - We are a diverse community. Several large poultry and cattle farms, along with small and large industrys. We also offer a technical school as well as Newberry College. A wonderfully mild climate coupled with two lakes within a few minutes from our city, enable our citizen many sporting opportunities.

retire in Simpsonville AreaSimpsonville Area, South Carolina - Simpsonville is a city in Greenville County, South Carolina. It is part of the Greenville–Mauldin–Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 18,244 at the 2010 census, and estimated at 19,056 in 2012.

retire in SumterSumter, South Carolina - Located in the midlands about 40 minutes from the State's capitol

retire in Hilton Head IslandHilton Head Island, South Carolina - Sometimes referred to as simply Hilton Head, is a Lowcountry resort town located on an island of the same name in Beaufort County, South Carolina. It is 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Savannah, Georgia, and 95 miles (153 km) southwest of Charleston. The island gets its name from Captain William Hilton.

retire in Capital City/Lake Murray CountryCapital City/Lake Murray Country, South Carolina - The Capital City/Lake Murray Country Region is a must on your travels through or relocation to South Carolina. Located in the center of the state, this region boasts exciting attractions offering entertaining and unique experiences. Historical sites and recreational facilities including golf and water related activities are all a part of this Jewel of the South.

retire in Upstate South CarolinaUpstate South Carolina, South Carolina - We are surrounded by mountains, lakes, and rivers. Natural beauty with small town charm. Best of both worlds as we are 45 minutes from Greenville SC, and 90 minutes from Atlanta GA. Clemson University, a top twenty ranked university is in our back yard.


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