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About South Carolina


Retirement Living in South Carolina


South Carolina is another great option for active adult homebuyers. Here, they will find several Retirement Communities, which feature affordable houses in varying styles and sizes, plus an array of on-site amenities, which they can enjoy.  This state is surely one of the Top Retirement Destinations in the country thanks to its attractive coastal beaches, favorable climate and rich local and tourist attractions.


South Carolina Climate and Geography is Ideal for Active Retirement


55+ Neighborhoods are choosing South Carolina because of its gorgeous landscape. With gentle rolling hills, marshlands and stunning coastline -- this state offers its residents with a bunch of reasons to relocate here.


Similar to North Carolina, South Carolina residents also experience a humid, subtropical climate. Of course, temperature and precipitation vary depending on which part of the state you are in. In the summer, those in the northern part can experience hot and humid weather with temperatures ranging from 86-93°F. In winter, temperatures can go as low as 32°F. Snowfall is significantly uncommon in most of the state while those in the coastal area, receive as little as an inch of snow every year.


South Carolina offers Plenty of Recreation, Culture and Entertainment for Active Adults


The number one tourist hotspot in South Carolina is of course the beautiful Myrtle Beach. Aside from swimming, you can try out other more watersports like fishing, boating, canoeing or kayaking, jet skiing, and so on. In addition, Myrtle Beach is lined-up with restaurants, shops and other entertainment places.


Retirees who love to reminisce history can visit some historical sites like the Fort Sumter. It’s the scene of the first Civil War battle. There’s also the Ninety Six National Historic Site and the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site.


Some natural scenic hotspots include the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Table Rock State Park. These two places are perfect for hiking, camping, and other outdoor activity. Those who’re looking for social leisure can visit some art galleries and museums like The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, the Greenville County Museum and the South Carolina State Museum.


Active adults can invite their family to watch concerts and shows at the North Charleston Colosseum and the Newberry Opera House.


There are dozens of famous local attractions scattered all around South Carolina. And some of them are located near 55+ Neighborhoods which is absolutely convenient.


Cost of Living and Taxes to Consider when Retiring to South Carolina


The cost of living in South Carolina is more or less at an average rate. The property tax rates are quite lower compared to the other states, however the utilities and healthcare care, may cost you. The tax system in South Carolina is a progressive one. But, good news to those who’re looking for Retirement Communities in South Carolina, retirees won’t need to pay for their Social Security income plus they’re given a $15,000 discount by the government, for any other type of retirement income they are also receiving.


South Carolina Healthcare for those in Retirement


Active Adult Communities are building themselves near hospitals since they know how important it is for its residents to have easy access to premium healthcare services.


And one noticeable feature South Carolina has, is its great number of Veteran Hospitals which are located in different parts of the state. These include the William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Veterans Health Administration, and the Moncrief Army Health Clinic. In addition, other first-rate hospitals and medical centers located here are the Lexington Medical Center, Palmetto Health Baptist, The Regional Medical Center and the Columbia Regional Care Center.


Furthermore, there are also some specialized medical centers available in this place. Overall, there are 65 hospitals found in South Carolina so you really won’t worry about anything related to healthcare in this state.