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South Carolina Overview

South Carolina
Population 4.6 million
Capital Columbia
Largest Cities Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Spartanburg
Topography Mountains, beaches, lakes
Climate Subtropical
Time Zone Eastern Time/GMT -5
Lifestyles Beach, boating/sailing, equestrian, fishing/hunting, golf, history, private community, retirement community, tennis, water sports
Important Annual Events April: The Heritage PGA tournament, Hilton Head Island. May-June: Spoleto Festival U.S.A., Charleston.
Popular Real Estate Locations Charleston, Hilton Head Island, Myrtle Beach

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South Carolina

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South Carolina is called “the land of smiling faces and beautiful places.” Its people are hospitable, its topography is diverse, and its climate is temperate enough to enjoy the outdoors year-round.

Columbia is the capital city and home to the main campus of the University of South Carolina, several museums, a zoo, and a hip downtown entertainment district. Nearby Lake Murray is a popular place to spend a weekend fishing and boating.

Charleston is famous for historic homes and landmarks, cultural activities, a lively downtown, world-class dining, beautiful beaches, and challenging golf courses.

Hilton Head Island is a popular resort and retirement area with family-friendly beaches, private golf communities, and numerous tennis facilities.

Farther north on the coast, the “Grand Strand” region around Myrtle Beach is known for amusement parks, entertainment, and more public golf courses per capita than anywhere else in the nation.

Greenville and Spartanburg are near the Appalachian Mountains, with hillier terrain and cooler temperatures. BMW has a major manufacturing facility here, and the area has the largest foreign investment per capita in the nation.

Real estate in South Carolina reflects the diversity of the state and includes mountain homes, lake houses, beach houses, golf course villas, and historic homes. Easy access to so many lifestyles makes houses here excellent real estate investments, whether they are primary residences, income-producing properties, or second homes.

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