The competition for the title of best places to retire in South Carolina is fierce, primarily because there are so many great places in the state to live in. It’s not just retirees in search of nice weather migrating to the state, either. With so many cities in South Carolina ranking so highly on state and national quality of life indexes and boasting low cost of living, it’s no surprise that singles, couples and families of all ages and interests are choosing to make the state their home.
Naturally, everyone has different opinions on how to determine the best places to live in South Carolina. For some families, access to good schools and children’s programming take precedence. For others, proximity to nature via trail-ways, parks, lakes or beaches are the highlight. However, the following recommendations for the best places to retire or relocate to in South Carolina share a few core values. They are all safe, economically prosperous and rich in Southern charm.