If majestic palmettos and access to some of the best beaches in the U.S. aren’t enough motivation for you to move, perhaps the low cost of living in South Carolina will convince you.
But the cities on this list aren’t necessarily just the cheapest places in SC. Instead, we looked at the average cost of living, as well as key components such as transportation, housing, dining options, and utilities. From this, we looked for cities that offered a nice balance between affordability and quality of life.
With an expansive dining, art and shopping scene, as well as history galore, are you surprised to find that South Carolina’s second largest city is an affordable place to call home?
Founded in 1670, Charleston is the oldest city in the state, and as such, historic homes, churches and other structures dot nearly every corner of it. Another piece of trivia: The first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor.
Considered one of the top cities for theater, Charleston is the site of the popular Spoleto Festival USA, a performing arts event held every spring.