In 2014, United ranked South Carolina #2 in the United States for inbound residents. That, my friends, is a lot of people moving to South Carolina and it is absolutely no wonder why. We have it all here and I am going to give you 20 undeniable reasons why moving here will be the best idea you have had all year long!
1. Warm Weather
Depending on which part of the state you choose to live in, you will have 7-8 months of warm weather. I don't know about you, but that is a plus in my book!
2. Clean Air
Even in the big cities you can walk outside and smell clean, fresh air.
3. Slower Pace of Life
Yes, this is true. Even if you decide to live in one of the bigger cities in South Carolina you will find that we move at a slower pace. Which is lovely by the way.
The cost of living in South Carolina is 7.3% lower than the national average. That means that all that money you save you can actually have a vacation once in a while!
5. Southern Hospitality & Politeness
Yes, we do have our rude people. Doesn't every state? But, on average, we are polite and hospitable. In fact, we have been ranked as one of the friendliest states in the nation!
6. Beaches & Mountains
What more could you ask for? You can drive from one to the other in less than a day! How many can actually say that?
We have GREAT colleges and many to choose from.
8. City & Country
You don't have to choose one over the other here. It's the best of both worlds.
9. The Food
Hey, it is absolutely no secret that southern food is the best food. Now, don't put words in my mouth. I didn't say it was the best for weight management...I said it was mouth-watering and amazing food.
No matter which region you get it in...yes, we have three different kinds, it can't be beat anywhere else.
11. Outdoor Fun
So you don't have to worry about what you ate for lunch! In all seriousness however, with all the warm weather we have loads of time to find outdoor activities. There is so much you can do here in South Carolina all you have to do is close your eyes and pick one!
12. Best Hospitals
We have some of the top ranked hospitals in the nation including Baptist Hospital in Columbia, SC, and MUSC in Charleston, SC. In fact, MUSC ranks #2 in the nation for Pediatrics.
If you like it, boy, do we have it! You can shop all day and well into the night.
14. Prime Fishing
And, when you are done with all that shopping, you can relax with a cane pole or rod and reel. South Carolina has some of the best fishing around.
15. Art Culture
Not into fishing? Well, South Carolina has many wonderful museums, local art shops, art "walks". I personally, am not a fisherman, but I do love to hunt down beautiful pieces of art.
Yes, we have it. Loads of it. From Alternative to Zydeco. Just choose your tunes.
17. Horse Racing & Darlington Raceway
Aiken, SC is the prime location for all things horse related, but if that is too slow for you then we have Darlington Raceway where the fastest go to break records.
Tired of the rat race? We can definitely give you a better connection with nature here. South Carolina has 47 state parks covering more than 80,000 acres of land.
19. Front Porch Sitting
You can laugh if you like, but when you try it you will never want to be anywhere else. There is nothing better than sitting on the front porch in a rocking chair, your feet propped up, and a glass of ice tea beside you as you watch the clouds roll by.
20. Sunrises & Sunsets
Some of the most beautiful times in South Carolina. We tend to have some gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. I don't think I have seen a bad one in all my years except when it was raining and there wasn't one.
I’m sure I could give you more reasons to move here. In fact, it would be quite easy to do so, but I bet you are planning your move here now. And, why wouldn’t you? There is no where finer than South Carolina!