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
1Pawleys Island, SCPopulation: 7887AA+C+A+C+A+A
2Kiawah Island, SCPopulation: 1,44887FA+A+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
6Blythewood, SCPopulation: 1,63182C+DA+A+AAA
7Boykin, SCPopulation: 11282FAC+A+AA+A
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
29Murrells Inlet, SCPopulation: 7,64179B+D+BB+C+B+A
30Bluffton, SCPopulation: 12,18679A+DCABB+A
31Lyman, SCPopulation: 3,23478BA+BBC+CB+
32Greer, SCPopulation: 25,50778A+AD+BCC+B+
33Quinby, SCPopulation: 1,20278D+A+BAC+CA
34Florence, SCPopulation: 36,96178A+A+FBCC+A
35Springdale, SCPopulation: 2,66078B+B+D+B+C+C+A
36Columbia, SCPopulation: 129,75778A+BFBCBA
37Newport, SCPopulation: 4,10378CB+CABBB+
38Rock Hill, SCPopulation: 66,26478A+A+DBCC+B+
39Port Royal, SCPopulation: 10,80578C+C+BB+CBA
40Forest Acres, SCPopulation: 10,43678AC+FA+C+BA
41Simpsonville, SCPopulation: 18,33177AAFBC+C+A
42Easley, SCPopulation: 20,04677AADBCC+A
43Conway, SCPopulation: 17,46677A+ADBD+C+A
44Chapin, SCPopulation: 1,46977B+B+D+B+C+C+A
45Lake Murray of Richland, SCPopulation: 4,81377FDB+AAAA
46West Columbia, SCPopulation: 15,19477A+AFBCC+A
47Travelers Rest, SCPopulation: 4,60577AACC+CC+B+
48Lugoff, SCPopulation: 7,16177C+A+DB+C+CB+
49Garden City, SCPopulation: 8,74877AADB+CCA
50Sumter, SCPopulation: 40,53377AA+FBCCB+
51Due West, SCPopulation: 1,09277FA+A+BC+C+B+
52Seven Oaks, SCPopulation: 16,19477BAFAC+C+A
53Sangaree, SCPopulation: 9,19377AAFBC+C+A
54Beaufort, SCPopulation: 12,52276A+D+FB+C+B+A
55Seabrook Island, SCPopulation: 1,70576FFA+A+AA+A
56North Hartsville, SCPopulation: 2,94176C+A+C+BCCA
57Wade Hampton, SCPopulation: 19,91076B+B+DB+CBB+
58Centerville, SCPopulation: 6,59476BA+DBC+C+B+
59Burton, SCPopulation: 6,24076BADB+CCA
60Greenville, SCPopulation: 59,26176A+CFBCBB+
61Aynor, SCPopulation: 75576CAACCBA
62Stateburg, SCPopulation: 1,44176FB+AAB+BA
63Myrtle Beach, SCPopulation: 27,43376A+BFBCBA
64North Myrtle Beach, SCPopulation: 13,92676A+D+FACB+A
65Fountain Inn, SCPopulation: 7,47476C+A+CBCCA
66St. Andrews, SCPopulation: 20,48876AA+FB+D+CA
67Taylors, SCPopulation: 22,08476B+AFB+C+C+B+
68Socastee, SCPopulation: 19,33876AB+FBCC+A
69Shell Point, SCPopulation: 2,38476FC+BAC+BA
70Edisto Beach, SCPopulation: 58176FFBA+BA+A
71Spartanburg, SCPopulation: 37,33376A+A+FBD+CB+
72Liberty, SCPopulation: 3,26676C+A+CBCCA
73North Charleston, SCPopulation: 98,15076AAFC+CC+A
74Seneca, SCPopulation: 8,09276B+A+DC+CCA
75Moncks Corner, SCPopulation: 8,05376BADBCC+A
76Hartsville, SCPopulation: 7,82976AA+FBCCA
77Oswego, SCPopulation: 4476FC+CA+ACB+
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+
88Pendleton, SCPopulation: 3,01475BA+CBDCA
89Central, SCPopulation: 5,08275CA+BBDD+A
90Dentsville, SCPopulation: 14,04175BAFB+CCA
91Dalzell, SCPopulation: 4,53975DA+DAC+CA
92Cottageville, SCPopulation: 92575DA+A+CCCA
93Little River, SCPopulation: 9,56574C+CD+B+C+BA
94Modoc, SCPopulation: 24674FA+C+ACC+A
95Ridgeland, SCPopulation: 4,07074BAD+D+D+C+A
96Bamberg, SCPopulation: 3,60074BA+DBCD+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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