Best Places to Live in South Carolina

AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in South Carolina by using a Livability Score out of 100. The Livability Score for each city in South Carolina is calculated from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. South Carolina has a population of 4,774,839 and a population density of 147.5. The capital city is Columbia and the largest city in South Carolina is Columbia. To filter the results, use the filters on the left to sort by state, population and category.
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Rank City Livability Ame­nities Cost of Living Crime Edu­cation Emp­loyment Housing Weather
1Pawleys Island, SCPopulation: 7886AAC+A+C+A+A
2Kiawah Island, SCPopulation: 1,44884FBA+A+A+A+A
3Tigerville, SCPopulation: 1,68184DAB+A+A+AB+
4Clemson, SCPopulation: 13,90483A+ABA+D+BA
5Mount Pleasant, SCPopulation: 67,96383A+DB+A+B+AA
6Boykin, SCPopulation: 11283FA+C+A+AA+A
7Blythewood, SCPopulation: 1,63182C+DA+A+AAA
8Charleston, SCPopulation: 120,90382A+D+BAC+B+A
9Northlake, SCPopulation: 3,89182BABABBB+
10North Augusta, SCPopulation: 21,22482AA+C+B+C+C+A
11Mauldin, SCPopulation: 22,84982AB+B+B+C+C+A
12Fort Mill, SCPopulation: 10,91281B+B+BB+BBB+
13Sullivan's Island, SCPopulation: 1,90581D+FA+A+AA+A
14Aiken, SCPopulation: 29,49481A+AD+AC+BB+
15Arcadia Lakes, SCPopulation: 90980BDC+A+AAA
16Summerville, SCPopulation: 42,86480A+C+C+AC+BA
17Irmo, SCPopulation: 11,22180AAD+ABC+A
18Lexington, SCPopulation: 17,90080A+C+C+ABBA
19Goose Creek, SCPopulation: 36,53680AC+BB+BBA
20Five Forks, SCPopulation: 14,30680BDBA+AB+B+
21Briarcliffe Acres, SCPopulation: 49680BFC+AAA+A
22Forestbrook, SCPopulation: 3,85879BC+BABBA
23Lake Wylie, SCPopulation: 9,13579C+D+BA+B+B+B+
24Hilton Head Island, SCPopulation: 37,42079B+FC+ABA+A
25Tega Cay, SCPopulation: 7,59579FDA+A+AB+B+
26Hanahan, SCPopulation: 18,05279B+C+BBC+BA
27Boiling Springs, SCPopulation: 8,89279A+B+DB+BBB+
28Camden, SCPopulation: 6,85279A+AFB+C+BA
29Bluffton, SCPopulation: 12,18679A+DCABB+A
30Murrells Inlet, SCPopulation: 7,64179B+D+BB+C+B+A
31Oswego, SCPopulation: 4478FA+CA+ACB+
32Lyman, SCPopulation: 3,23478BA+BBC+CB+
33Greer, SCPopulation: 25,50778A+AD+BCC+B+
34Quinby, SCPopulation: 1,20278D+A+BAC+CA
35Florence, SCPopulation: 36,96178A+A+FBCC+A
36Springdale, SCPopulation: 2,66078B+B+D+B+C+C+A
37Columbia, SCPopulation: 129,75778A+BFBCBA
38Newport, SCPopulation: 4,10378CB+CABBB+
39Rock Hill, SCPopulation: 66,26478A+A+DBCC+B+
40Port Royal, SCPopulation: 10,80578C+C+BB+CBA
41Forest Acres, SCPopulation: 10,43678AC+FA+C+BA
42Simpsonville, SCPopulation: 18,33177AAFBC+C+A
43Easley, SCPopulation: 20,04677AADBCC+A
44Conway, SCPopulation: 17,46677A+ADBD+C+A
45Chapin, SCPopulation: 1,46977B+B+D+B+C+C+A
46Lake Murray of Richland, SCPopulation: 4,81377FDB+AAAA
47West Columbia, SCPopulation: 15,19477A+AFBCC+A
48Travelers Rest, SCPopulation: 4,60577AACC+CC+B+
49Lugoff, SCPopulation: 7,16177C+A+DB+C+CB+
50Garden City, SCPopulation: 8,74877AADB+CCA
51Sumter, SCPopulation: 40,53377AA+FBCCB+
52Due West, SCPopulation: 1,09277FA+A+BC+C+B+
53Sangaree, SCPopulation: 9,19377AAFBC+C+A
54Seven Oaks, SCPopulation: 16,19477BAFAC+C+A
55Beaufort, SCPopulation: 12,52276A+D+FB+C+B+A
56Seabrook Island, SCPopulation: 1,70576FFA+A+AA+A
57North Hartsville, SCPopulation: 2,94176C+A+C+BCCA
58Wade Hampton, SCPopulation: 19,91076B+B+DB+CBB+
59Centerville, SCPopulation: 6,59476BA+DBC+C+B+
60Burton, SCPopulation: 6,24076BADB+CCA
61Greenville, SCPopulation: 59,26176A+CFBCBB+
62Aynor, SCPopulation: 75576CAACCBA
63Stateburg, SCPopulation: 1,44176FB+AAB+BA
64North Myrtle Beach, SCPopulation: 13,92676A+D+FACB+A
65Myrtle Beach, SCPopulation: 27,43376A+BFBCBA
66Fountain Inn, SCPopulation: 7,47476C+A+CBCCA
67St. Andrews, SCPopulation: 20,48876AA+FB+D+CA
68Taylors, SCPopulation: 22,08476B+AFB+C+C+B+
69Socastee, SCPopulation: 19,33876AB+FBCC+A
70Shell Point, SCPopulation: 2,38476FC+BAC+BA
71Edisto Beach, SCPopulation: 58176FFBA+BA+A
72Liberty, SCPopulation: 3,26676C+A+CBCCA
73Spartanburg, SCPopulation: 37,33376A+A+FBD+CB+
74North Charleston, SCPopulation: 98,15076AAFC+CC+A
75Seneca, SCPopulation: 8,09276B+A+DC+CCA
76Moncks Corner, SCPopulation: 8,05376BADBCC+A
77Hartsville, SCPopulation: 7,82976AA+FBCCA
78Hollywood, SCPopulation: 4,72875D+BBC+C+BA
79Cayce, SCPopulation: 12,58475B+AFBCCA
80Georgetown, SCPopulation: 9,18475A+A+FBDCA
81Orangeburg, SCPopulation: 13,91075AAFBD+CA
82Lesslie, SCPopulation: 2,70575DABC+CBB+
83Johnsonville, SCPopulation: 1,44275D+A+BBCCA
84Surfside Beach, SCPopulation: 3,94075ADDACB+A
85Powdersville, SCPopulation: 7,89875BB+DC+C+BA
86Jackson, SCPopulation: 1,57675FA+AB+CD+A
87Duncan, SCPopulation: 3,17375CA+BC+D+CB+
88Modoc, SCPopulation: 24675FA+C+ACC+A
89Pendleton, SCPopulation: 3,01475BA+CBDCA
90Central, SCPopulation: 5,08275CA+BBDD+A
91Dentsville, SCPopulation: 14,04175BAFB+CCA
92Dalzell, SCPopulation: 4,53975DA+DAC+CA
93Cottageville, SCPopulation: 92575DA+A+CCCA
94Little River, SCPopulation: 9,56574C+CD+B+C+BA
95Bamberg, SCPopulation: 3,60074BA+DBCD+A
96Ridgeland, SCPopulation: 4,07074BAD+D+D+C+A
97Belvedere, SCPopulation: 5,84574BA+FC+CD+A
98Hampton, SCPopulation: 2,79374BA+D+BCD+A
99Clover, SCPopulation: 5,13574BA+DCCC+B+
100Prosperity, SCPopulation: 90374FAB+BCCB+
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