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: 67,96385A+DA+A+B+AA
5Blythewood, SCPopulation: 1,63184C+DA+A+AAA
6Boykin, SCPopulation: 11284FA+B+A+AA+A
7Mauldin, SCPopulation: 22,84984AB+A+B+C+C+A
8Northlake, SCPopulation: 3,89184BAA+ABBB+
9Fort Mill, SCPopulation: 10,91283B+B+A+B+BBB+
10Clemson, SCPopulation: 13,90483A+ABA+D+BA
11Charleston, SCPopulation: 120,90383A+D+AAC+B+A
12Sullivan's Island, SCPopulation: 1,90583D+FA+A+AA+A
13Arcadia Lakes, SCPopulation: 90982BDB+A+AAA
14North Augusta, SCPopulation: 21,22482AA+C+B+C+C+A
15Five Forks, SCPopulation: 14,30682BDAA+AB+B+
16Goose Creek, SCPopulation: 36,53681AC+B+B+BBA
17Briarcliffe Acres, SCPopulation: 49681BFB+AAA+A
18Forestbrook, SCPopulation: 3,85881BC+AABBA
19Lake Wylie, SCPopulation: 9,13581C+D+AA+B+B+B+
20Irmo, SCPopulation: 11,22181AACABC+A
21Tega Cay, SCPopulation: 7,59581FDA+A+AB+B+
22Summerville, SCPopulation: 42,86481A+C+C+AC+BA
23Hanahan, SCPopulation: 18,05281B+C+ABC+BA
24Lexington, SCPopulation: 17,90080A+C+C+ABBA
25Hilton Head Island, SCPopulation: 37,42080B+FB+ABA+A
26Murrells Inlet, SCPopulation: 7,64180B+D+AB+C+B+A
27Quinby, SCPopulation: 1,20280D+A+AAC+CA
28Aiken, SCPopulation: 29,49480A+ADAC+BB+
29Oswego, SCPopulation: 4479FA+BA+ACB+
30Bluffton, SCPopulation: 12,18679A+DC+ABB+A
31Lake Murray of Richland, SCPopulation: 4,81379FDA+AAAA
32Port Royal, SCPopulation: 10,80579C+C+AB+CBA
33Greer, SCPopulation: 25,50779A+ACBCC+B+
34Boiling Springs, SCPopulation: 8,89279A+B+DB+BBB+
35Newport, SCPopulation: 4,10379CB+BABBB+
36Stateburg, SCPopulation: 1,44178FB+A+AB+BA
37Chapin, SCPopulation: 1,46978B+B+CB+C+C+A
38Aynor, SCPopulation: 75578CAA+CCBA
39Seabrook Island, SCPopulation: 1,70578FFA+A+AA+A
40Lyman, SCPopulation: 3,23478BA+C+BC+CB+
41Shell Point, SCPopulation: 2,38478FC+A+AC+BA
42Rock Hill, SCPopulation: 66,26478A+A+DBCC+B+
43North Hartsville, SCPopulation: 2,94178C+A+B+BCCA
44Fountain Inn, SCPopulation: 7,47478C+A+BBCCA
45Due West, SCPopulation: 1,09277FA+A+BC+C+B+
46Springdale, SCPopulation: 2,66077B+B+DB+C+C+A
47Hollywood, SCPopulation: 4,72877D+BAC+C+BA
48Johnsonville, SCPopulation: 1,44277D+A+ABCCA
49Lugoff, SCPopulation: 7,16177C+A+DB+C+CB+
50Lesslie, SCPopulation: 2,70577DAAC+CBB+
51Conway, SCPopulation: 17,46677A+AFBD+C+A
52Duncan, SCPopulation: 3,17376CA+A+C+D+CB+
53Garden City, SCPopulation: 8,74876AADB+CCA
54Simpsonville, SCPopulation: 18,33176AAFBC+C+A
55Modoc, SCPopulation: 24676FA+B+ACC+A
56West Columbia, SCPopulation: 15,19476A+AFBCC+A
57Wade Hampton, SCPopulation: 19,91076B+B+DB+CBB+
58Prosperity, SCPopulation: 90376FAA+BCCB+
59Centerville, SCPopulation: 6,59476BA+DBC+C+B+
60Forest Acres, SCPopulation: 10,43676AC+FA+C+BA
61Seneca, SCPopulation: 8,09276B+A+DC+CCA
62Columbia, SCPopulation: 129,75776A+BFBCBA
63Roebuck, SCPopulation: 1,51576DAACCC+B+
64Sangaree, SCPopulation: 9,19376AAFBC+C+A
65Cottageville, SCPopulation: 92576DA+A+CCCA
66Seven Oaks, SCPopulation: 16,19476BAFAC+C+A
67Jackson, SCPopulation: 1,57676FA+A+B+CD+A
68Burton, SCPopulation: 6,24076BAFB+CCA
69Pinopolis, SCPopulation: 66276FDB+AB+B+A
70Liberty, SCPopulation: 3,26676C+A+CBCCA
71Pendleton, SCPopulation: 3,01475BA+CBDCA
72Central, SCPopulation: 5,08275CA+BBDD+A
73South Congaree, SCPopulation: 2,19275DAB+C+CC+A
74Sumter, SCPopulation: 40,53375AA+FBCCB+
75Bonneau Beach, SCPopulation: 1,74475DA+AD+C+CA
76Camden, SCPopulation: 6,85275A+AFB+C+BA
77Catawba, SCPopulation: 1,26675FAABCC+B
78Burnettown, SCPopulation: 2,69675D+A+B+CCD+A
79Rockville, SCPopulation: 17275FDB+A+C+AA
80Powdersville, SCPopulation: 7,89875BB+DC+C+BA
81Lincolnville, SCPopulation: 1,74275CA+BCCD+A
82Greenville, SCPopulation: 59,26175A+CFBCBB+
83Little River, SCPopulation: 9,56575C+CCB+C+BA
84Meggett, SCPopulation: 1,23275FDA+B+BAA
85Taylors, SCPopulation: 22,08475B+AFB+C+C+B+
86Varnville, SCPopulation: 2,43775CA+BC+DD+A
87Socastee, SCPopulation: 19,33875AB+FBCC+A
88Easley, SCPopulation: 20,04675AAFBCC+A
89Pine Ridge, SCPopulation: 2,27875FAABC+C+A
90Ridgeland, SCPopulation: 4,07075BACD+D+C+A
91Dalzell, SCPopulation: 4,53975DA+DAC+CA
92India Hook, SCPopulation: 3,56774FC+B+B+BC+B+
93Bamberg, SCPopulation: 3,60074BA+DBCD+A
94Oakland, SCPopulation: 1,75674FA+BBCD+A
95Salley, SCPopulation: 40074FA+A+BDDA
96Cayce, SCPopulation: 12,58474B+AFBCCA
97North Charleston, SCPopulation: 98,15074AAFC+CC+A
98Kershaw, SCPopulation: 1,90474CA+BC+D+D+B+
99Gaffney, SCPopulation: 12,47374AA+CC+DDB+
100Travelers Rest, SCPopulation: 4,60574AAFC+CC+B+
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