Where to live in South Carolina
As the capital of South Carolina, Columbia is a rich resource of history and culture. The cities love of art is enriched by the number of artists who live there. There is always something to do in Columbia; you can see a concert at the Colonial Center, an ice show at the Carolina Coliseum, a Broadway show at the Kroger Center, a national dance touring company at The Township or a regatta at Lake Murray.
Charleston has a lot to offer both residents and visitors alike. The city is proud of its history and tradition and is home to world renowned golf courses and pristine beaches. The mild coastal climate allows freedom to explore year-round. Visit Fort Sumter, the setting of the first shots of the Civil War; take a historic guided walk through the homes of famous Charlestonians or a relaxing boat ride.
Nestling on the Reedy River in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville is well known for its zoo and the Symphony Orchestra, as well as its many historic sites. It is named “The Textile Capital of the World,” for its important and historic role in the industry. It is a bustling yet picturesque city, full of Southern charm.
Summerville, also known as “Flowertown,” is situated on a pine-forest ridge. It hosts the annual Flowertown festival which is the largest arts and crafts festival in South Carolina. It is held on the first weekend of April in the Summerville Azalea Park. Summerville also offers unique boutiques, antique stores, antebellum plantations, historic homes and kayaking and canoeing.
Spartanburg is the jewel of the upstate. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Spartanburg is full of exciting attractions, beautiful scenery, historically significant sites, and friendly people. You can taste the world in the city’s many international restaurants, sample historic charm at Cowpens National Battlefield and enjoy live entertainment at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium.
The fifth largest city in South Carolina, Rock Hill is home to many historic and cultural attractions. Feel as though you have taken a step back into the 18th and 19th century as you visit Historic Brattonsville. Enjoy golfing and paintball. Visit Glencairn Garden, a serene six acre garden is bursting with nature's finest colors, or enjoy a stroll through the scenic River and Cherry parks.