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Best Places to Live in South Carolina in 2020-21

Home to popular vacation towns, South Carolina is known for beaches, warm weather and hundreds of golf courses. Check out the best places to live in South Carolina.

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Myrtle Beach, SC

badge #1 in Best Places to Live in South Carolina

Although it's better known to outsiders as a vacation hot spot for beachgoers and golfers, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is also an a… more

  • 7.0 Overall Score
  • 6.4 Quality of Life
  • 5.7 Value

Greenville, SC

badge #2 in Best Places to Live in South Carolina

Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville has transformed from a blip on the national map to a bustling metro… more

  • 6.9 Overall Score
  • 6.6 Quality of Life
  • 7.8 Value

Spartanburg, SC

badge #3 in Best Places to Live in South Carolina

Spartanburg is known for its beautiful scenery and rich past.  With a history that predates the Revolutionary War, Spartanburg be… more

  • 6.8 Overall Score
  • 6.2 Quality of Life
  • 7.7 Value

Charleston, SC

badge #4 in Best Places to Live in South Carolina

There is no place quite like Charleston. The region features a unique blend of historic preservation and new development, displayed i… more

  • 6.8 Overall Score
  • 6.3 Quality of Life
  • 6.1 Value

Columbia, SC

badge #5 in Best Places to Live in South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina, is a traditionally Southern town with a modern twist. The abundance of oak, pecan and magnolia trees help t… more

  • 6.4 Overall Score
  • 5.8 Quality of Life
  • 7.2 Value