There are many reason South Carolina is considered one of the best places to retire in the nation. Not only is the state home to some of the best cities to live in, it is also full of award-winning small towns rich in charm and history and brimming with all the amenities modern families are looking for.

Economically and culturally, the state has everything one could ask for.  There are low unemployment rates, great schools and thriving civic centers. There is also a rich college athletics landscape and dozens of annual events to delight visitors and residents of every age and interest. Whether you like music, arts, kid-friendly festivals or the bright lights and country magic of the state fair, once you’ve experienced South Carolina’s local communities you’ll never want to live anywhere else.