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: 7888AAB+A+C+A+A
2Tigerville, SCPopulation: 1,68186DAA+A+A+AB+
3Kiawah Island, SCPopulation: 1,44886FBA+A+A+A+A
4Mount Pleasant, SCPopulation: 67,96384A+DA+A+B+AA
5Blythewood, SCPopulation: 1,63184C+DA+A+AAA
6Boykin, SCPopulation: 11284FA+B+A+AA+A
7Northlake, SCPopulation: 3,89184BAA+ABBB+
8Mauldin, SCPopulation: 22,84983AB+AB+C+C+A
9Fort Mill, SCPopulation: 10,91283B+B+AB+BBB+
10Sullivan's Island, SCPopulation: 1,90583D+FA+A+AA+A
11Clemson, SCPopulation: 13,90482A+AC+A+D+BA
12Charleston, SCPopulation: 120,90382A+D+BAC+B+A
13Summerville, SCPopulation: 42,86482A+C+B+AC+BA
14Arcadia Lakes, SCPopulation: 90982BDB+A+AAA
15Five Forks, SCPopulation: 14,30682BDAA+AB+B+
16Springdale, SCPopulation: 2,66081B+B+AB+C+C+A
17Briarcliffe Acres, SCPopulation: 49681BFB+AAA+A
18North Myrtle Beach, SCPopulation: 13,92681A+D+AACB+A
19North Augusta, SCPopulation: 21,22481AA+CB+C+C+A
20Forestbrook, SCPopulation: 3,85881BC+AABBA
21Lake Wylie, SCPopulation: 9,13581C+D+AA+B+B+B+
22Tega Cay, SCPopulation: 7,59581FDA+A+AB+B+
23Goose Creek, SCPopulation: 36,53681AC+BB+BBA
24Hilton Head Island, SCPopulation: 37,42080B+FB+ABA+A
25Murrells Inlet, SCPopulation: 7,64180B+D+AB+C+B+A
26Simpsonville, SCPopulation: 18,33180AACBC+C+A
27Quinby, SCPopulation: 1,20280D+A+AAC+CA
28Oswego, SCPopulation: 4479FA+C+A+ACB+
29Lexington, SCPopulation: 17,90079A+C+D+ABBA
30Lyman, SCPopulation: 3,23479BA+BBC+CB+
31Lake Murray of Richland, SCPopulation: 4,81379FDA+AAAA
32Aiken, SCPopulation: 29,49479A+AFAC+BB+
33Bluffton, SCPopulation: 12,18679A+DCABB+A
34Boiling Springs, SCPopulation: 8,89279A+B+DB+BBB+
35Newport, SCPopulation: 4,10379CB+BABBB+
36Greer, SCPopulation: 25,50779A+ACBCC+B+
37Irmo, SCPopulation: 11,22178AAFABC+A
38Stateburg, SCPopulation: 1,44178FB+A+AB+BA
39Seabrook Island, SCPopulation: 1,70578FFA+A+AA+A
40Shell Point, SCPopulation: 2,38478FC+A+AC+BA
41North Hartsville, SCPopulation: 2,94178C+A+B+BCCA
42Fountain Inn, SCPopulation: 7,47478C+A+BBCCA
43Port Royal, SCPopulation: 10,80577C+C+BB+CBA
44Rock Hill, SCPopulation: 66,26477A+A+DBCC+B+
45Hollywood, SCPopulation: 4,72877D+BAC+C+BA
46Lugoff, SCPopulation: 7,16177C+A+DB+C+CB+
47Columbia, SCPopulation: 129,75777A+BFBCBA
48Lesslie, SCPopulation: 2,70577DAAC+CBB+
49Chapin, SCPopulation: 1,46977B+B+DB+C+C+A
50Ware Place, SCPopulation: 2477FAA+A+D+CA
51Branchville, SCPopulation: 1,13276DA+A+CCDA
52Elloree, SCPopulation: 75676DA+A+CCDA
53Garden City, SCPopulation: 8,74876AADB+CCA
54Modoc, SCPopulation: 24676FA+B+ACC+A
55Wade Hampton, SCPopulation: 19,91076B+B+DB+CBB+
56Centerville, SCPopulation: 6,59476BA+DBC+C+B+
57Islandton, SCPopulation: 576FAA+A+D+CA
58Sangaree, SCPopulation: 9,19376AAFBC+C+A
59Roebuck, SCPopulation: 1,51576DAACCC+B+
60Liberty, SCPopulation: 3,26676C+A+CBCCA
61Seven Oaks, SCPopulation: 16,19476BAFAC+C+A
62Burton, SCPopulation: 6,24076BAFB+CCA
63Loris, SCPopulation: 2,58476C+A+BCD+CA
64Pinopolis, SCPopulation: 66276FDB+AB+B+A
65Ridgeland, SCPopulation: 4,07076BAC+D+D+C+A
66Duncan, SCPopulation: 3,17375CA+B+C+D+CB+
67Conway, SCPopulation: 17,46675A+AFBD+C+A
68Pendleton, SCPopulation: 3,01475BA+CBDCA
69Seneca, SCPopulation: 8,09275B+A+DC+CCA
70Pelion, SCPopulation: 77975D+AC+BC+C+A
71South Congaree, SCPopulation: 2,19275DAB+C+CC+A
72Burnettown, SCPopulation: 2,69675D+A+ACCD+A
73West Columbia, SCPopulation: 15,19475A+AFBCC+A
74Hanahan, SCPopulation: 18,05275B+C+FBC+BA
75Elgin, SCPopulation: 2,59875C+ABCCC+B
76Bonneau Beach, SCPopulation: 1,74475DA+AD+C+CA
77Camden, SCPopulation: 6,85275A+AFB+C+BA
78Folly Beach, SCPopulation: 2,61475DFCA+BA+A
79Catawba, SCPopulation: 1,26675FAABCC+B
80Sumter, SCPopulation: 40,53375AA+FBCCB+
81Jackson, SCPopulation: 1,57675FA+AB+CD+A
82Rockville, SCPopulation: 17275FDB+A+C+AA
83Powdersville, SCPopulation: 7,89875BB+DC+C+BA
84Lincolnville, SCPopulation: 1,74275CA+BCCD+A
85Little River, SCPopulation: 9,56575C+CCB+C+BA
86Greenville, SCPopulation: 59,26175A+CFBCBB+
87Walhalla, SCPopulation: 4,24075BA+C+D+D+D+A
88Meggett, SCPopulation: 1,23275FDA+B+BAA
89Taylors, SCPopulation: 22,08475B+AFB+C+C+B+
90Prosperity, SCPopulation: 90375FAABCCB+
91Socastee, SCPopulation: 19,33875AB+FBCC+A
92Varnville, SCPopulation: 2,43775CA+BC+DD+A
93Salem, SCPopulation: 13575FA+A+FCC+A
94Dalzell, SCPopulation: 4,53974DA+DAC+CA
95Pine Ridge, SCPopulation: 2,27874FAABC+C+A
96India Hook, SCPopulation: 3,56774FC+B+B+BC+B+
97Oakland, SCPopulation: 1,75674FA+BBCD+A
98Due West, SCPopulation: 1,09274FA+B+BC+C+B+
99Bamberg, SCPopulation: 3,60074BA+DBCD+A
100Salley, SCPopulation: 40074FA+A+BDDA
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