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 4,630,351 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
1Clemson, SCPopulation: 13,90483A+ABA+D+BA
2Mount Pleasant, SCPopulation: 67,96383A+DB+A+B+AA
3Blythewood, SCPopulation: 1,63182C+DA+A+AAA
4Northlake, SCPopulation: 3,89182BABABBB+
5Charleston, SCPopulation: 120,90382A+D+BAC+B+A
6North Augusta, SCPopulation: 21,22482AA+C+B+C+C+A
7Mauldin, SCPopulation: 22,84981AB+B+B+C+C+A
8Lexington, SCPopulation: 17,90081A+BC+ABBA
9Sullivan's Island, SCPopulation: 1,90581D+FA+A+AA+A
10Fort Mill, SCPopulation: 10,91281B+BBB+BBB+
11Irmo, SCPopulation: 11,22181AAD+ABC+A
12Aiken, SCPopulation: 29,49481A+AD+AC+BB+
13Arcadia Lakes, SCPopulation: 90981BDC+A+AAA
14Summerville, SCPopulation: 42,86480A+CC+AC+BA
15Five Forks, SCPopulation: 14,30680BDBA+AB+B+
16Briarcliffe Acres, SCPopulation: 49680BFC+AAA+A
17Goose Creek, SCPopulation: 36,53680AC+BB+BBA
18Forestbrook, SCPopulation: 3,85880BC+BABBA
19Hilton Head Island, SCPopulation: 37,42079B+FC+ABA+A
20Lake Wylie, SCPopulation: 9,13579C+DBA+B+B+B+
21Tigerville, SCPopulation: 1,68179DDB+A+A+AB+
22Pawleys Island, SCPopulation: 7879AFC+A+C+A+A
23Tega Cay, SCPopulation: 7,59579FDA+A+AB+B+
24Oswego, SCPopulation: 4479FA+CA+ACB+
25Murrells Inlet, SCPopulation: 7,64179B+CBB+C+B+A
26Bluffton, SCPopulation: 12,18679A+DCABB+A
27Kiawah Island, SCPopulation: 1,44879FFA+A+A+A+A
28Boiling Springs, SCPopulation: 8,89279A+BDB+BBB+
29Hanahan, SCPopulation: 18,05279B+C+BBC+BA
30Lyman, SCPopulation: 3,23478BA+BBC+CB+
31Columbia, SCPopulation: 129,75778A+B+FBCBA
32Springdale, SCPopulation: 2,66078B+AD+B+C+C+A
33Greer, SCPopulation: 25,50778A+AD+BCC+B+
34Forest Acres, SCPopulation: 10,43678AC+FA+C+BA
35Quinby, SCPopulation: 1,20278D+A+BAC+CA
36Camden, SCPopulation: 6,85278A+BFB+C+BA
37Chapin, SCPopulation: 1,46977B+AD+B+C+C+A
38Conway, SCPopulation: 17,46677A+ADBD+C+A
39Rock Hill, SCPopulation: 66,26477A+ADBCC+B+
40Florence, SCPopulation: 36,96177A+AFBCC+A
41West Columbia, SCPopulation: 15,19477A+AFBCC+A
42Lake Murray of Richland, SCPopulation: 4,81377FDB+AAAA
43Simpsonville, SCPopulation: 18,33177AAFBC+C+A
44Easley, SCPopulation: 20,04677AADBCC+A
45Port Royal, SCPopulation: 10,80577C+CBB+CBA
46Newport, SCPopulation: 4,10377CBCABBB+
47Garden City, SCPopulation: 8,74877AADB+CCA
48Travelers Rest, SCPopulation: 4,60577AACC+CC+B+
49Seven Oaks, SCPopulation: 16,19477BAFAC+C+A
50Myrtle Beach, SCPopulation: 27,43377A+BFBCBA
51Due West, SCPopulation: 1,09277FA+A+BC+C+B+
52Aynor, SCPopulation: 75576CAACCBA
53Centerville, SCPopulation: 6,59476BA+DBC+C+B+
54Seabrook Island, SCPopulation: 1,70576FFA+A+AA+A
55Lugoff, SCPopulation: 7,16176C+A+DB+C+CB+
56Sangaree, SCPopulation: 9,19376AB+FBC+C+A
57North Myrtle Beach, SCPopulation: 13,92676A+D+FACB+A
58Beaufort, SCPopulation: 12,52276A+D+FB+C+B+A
59Sumter, SCPopulation: 40,53376AAFBCCB+
60Socastee, SCPopulation: 19,33876AAFBCC+A
61St. Andrews, SCPopulation: 20,48876AA+FB+D+CA
62Boykin, SCPopulation: 11276FFC+A+AA+A
63Wade Hampton, SCPopulation: 19,91076B+B+DB+CBB+
64North Hartsville, SCPopulation: 2,94176C+A+C+BCCA
65Greenville, SCPopulation: 59,26176A+CFBCBB+
66Fountain Inn, SCPopulation: 7,47476C+A+CBCCA
67Burton, SCPopulation: 6,24076BADB+CCA
68Taylors, SCPopulation: 22,08476B+AFB+C+C+B+
69Seneca, SCPopulation: 8,09276B+A+DC+CCA
70Edisto Beach, SCPopulation: 58176FFBA+BA+A
71Cayce, SCPopulation: 12,58476B+AFBCCA
72Spartanburg, SCPopulation: 37,33376A+A+FBD+CB+
73Orangeburg, SCPopulation: 13,91075AA+FBD+CA
74Georgetown, SCPopulation: 9,18475A+A+FBDCA
75North Charleston, SCPopulation: 98,15075AB+FC+CC+A
76Moncks Corner, SCPopulation: 8,05375BADBCC+A
77Johnsonville, SCPopulation: 1,44275D+A+BBCCA
78Shell Point, SCPopulation: 2,38475FCBAC+BA
79Surfside Beach, SCPopulation: 3,94075AD+DACB+A
80Hartsville, SCPopulation: 7,82975AA+FBCCA
81Liberty, SCPopulation: 3,26675C+A+CBCCA
82Jackson, SCPopulation: 1,57675FA+AB+CD+A
83Hollywood, SCPopulation: 4,72875D+BBC+C+BA
84Dentsville, SCPopulation: 14,04175BA+FB+CCA
85Lesslie, SCPopulation: 2,70575DABC+CBB+
86Central, SCPopulation: 5,08275CA+BBDD+A
87Pendleton, SCPopulation: 3,01475BA+CBDCA
88Powdersville, SCPopulation: 7,89875BB+DC+C+BA
89Duncan, SCPopulation: 3,17375CA+BC+D+CB+
90Little River, SCPopulation: 9,56575C+C+D+B+C+BA
91Bamberg, SCPopulation: 3,60075BA+DBCD+A
92Prosperity, SCPopulation: 90374FA+B+BCCB+
93Stateburg, SCPopulation: 1,44174FC+AAB+BA
94Cottageville, SCPopulation: 92574DAA+CCCA
95Belvedere, SCPopulation: 5,84574BA+FC+CD+A
96Modoc, SCPopulation: 24674FA+C+ACC+A
97South Congaree, SCPopulation: 2,19274DA+C+C+CC+A
98Oak Grove, SCPopulation: 10,71874CAFBC+CA
99Anderson, SCPopulation: 26,62674AA+FCD+CB+
100Hampton, SCPopulation: 2,79374BA+D+BCD+A
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