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
4Blythewood, SCPopulation: 1,63184C+DA+A+AAA
5Boykin, SCPopulation: 11284FA+B+A+AA+A
6Northlake, SCPopulation: 3,89183BAA+ABBB+
7Sullivan's Island, SCPopulation: 1,90583D+FA+A+AA+A
8Mount Pleasant, SCPopulation: 67,96382BDA+A+B+AA
9Arcadia Lakes, SCPopulation: 90982BDB+A+AAA
10Mauldin, SCPopulation: 22,84982BB+AB+C+C+A
11Springdale, SCPopulation: 2,66081B+B+AB+C+C+A
12Briarcliffe Acres, SCPopulation: 49681BFB+AAA+A
13Charleston, SCPopulation: 120,90381A+D+BAC+B+A
14Fort Mill, SCPopulation: 10,91281C+B+AB+BBB+
15North Myrtle Beach, SCPopulation: 13,92681AD+AACB+A
16Five Forks, SCPopulation: 14,30680CDAA+AB+B+
17Goose Creek, SCPopulation: 36,53680B+C+BB+BBA
18Quinby, SCPopulation: 1,20280D+A+AAC+CA
19Oswego, SCPopulation: 4479FA+C+A+ACB+
20Summerville, SCPopulation: 42,86479BC+B+AC+BA
21North Augusta, SCPopulation: 21,22479C+A+CB+C+C+A
22Simpsonville, SCPopulation: 18,33179B+ACBC+C+A
23Hilton Head Island, SCPopulation: 37,42079C+FB+ABA+A
24Murrells Inlet, SCPopulation: 7,64179C+D+AB+C+B+A
25Forestbrook, SCPopulation: 3,85879D+C+AABBA
26Tega Cay, SCPopulation: 7,59579FDA+A+AB+B+
27Lake Wylie, SCPopulation: 9,13578FD+AA+B+B+B+
28Stateburg, SCPopulation: 1,44178FB+A+AB+BA
29Seabrook Island, SCPopulation: 1,70578FFA+A+AA+A
30Lexington, SCPopulation: 17,90078B+C+D+ABBA
31Aiken, SCPopulation: 29,49478B+AFAC+BB+
32Shell Point, SCPopulation: 2,38478FC+A+AC+BA
33Clemson, SCPopulation: 13,90477CAC+A+D+BA
34Newport, SCPopulation: 4,10377DB+BABBB+
35Lyman, SCPopulation: 3,23477CA+BBC+CB+
36Lake Murray of Richland, SCPopulation: 4,81377FDA+AAAA
37Chapin, SCPopulation: 1,46977B+B+DB+C+C+A
38North Hartsville, SCPopulation: 2,94177D+A+B+BCCA
39Branchville, SCPopulation: 1,13276DA+A+CCDA
40Elloree, SCPopulation: 75676DA+A+CCDA
41Greer, SCPopulation: 25,50776B+ACBCC+B+
42Rock Hill, SCPopulation: 66,26476B+A+DBCC+B+
43Modoc, SCPopulation: 24676FA+B+ACC+A
44Port Royal, SCPopulation: 10,80576D+C+BB+CBA
45Boiling Springs, SCPopulation: 8,89276C+B+DB+BBB+
46Centerville, SCPopulation: 6,59476BA+DBC+C+B+
47Irmo, SCPopulation: 11,22176C+AFABC+A
48Garden City, SCPopulation: 8,74876B+ADB+CCA
49Roebuck, SCPopulation: 1,51576DAACCC+B+
50Loris, SCPopulation: 2,58476C+A+BCD+CA
51Pinopolis, SCPopulation: 66276FDB+AB+B+A
52Pelion, SCPopulation: 77975D+AC+BC+C+A
53Sangaree, SCPopulation: 9,19375B+AFBC+C+A
54South Congaree, SCPopulation: 2,19275DAB+C+CC+A
55Elgin, SCPopulation: 2,59875C+ABCCC+B
56Bonneau Beach, SCPopulation: 1,74475DA+AD+C+CA
57Fountain Inn, SCPopulation: 7,47475DA+BBCCA
58Folly Beach, SCPopulation: 2,61475DFCA+BA+A
59Catawba, SCPopulation: 1,26675FAABCC+B
60Jackson, SCPopulation: 1,57675FA+AB+CD+A
61Rockville, SCPopulation: 17275FDB+A+C+AA
62Powdersville, SCPopulation: 7,89875BB+DC+C+BA
63Seneca, SCPopulation: 8,09275B+A+DC+CCA
64Lincolnville, SCPopulation: 1,74275CA+BCCD+A
65Conway, SCPopulation: 17,46675A+AFBD+C+A
66Hollywood, SCPopulation: 4,72875FBAC+C+BA
67Meggett, SCPopulation: 1,23275FDA+B+BAA
68Prosperity, SCPopulation: 90375FAABCCB+
69Camden, SCPopulation: 6,85275A+AFB+C+BA
70Varnville, SCPopulation: 2,43775CA+BC+DD+A
71Salem, SCPopulation: 13575FA+A+FCC+A
72Ridgeland, SCPopulation: 4,07074C+AC+D+D+C+A
73Lugoff, SCPopulation: 7,16174DA+DB+C+CB+
74Pine Ridge, SCPopulation: 2,27874FAABC+C+A
75Greenville, SCPopulation: 59,26174A+CFBCBB+
76Columbia, SCPopulation: 129,75774ABFBCBA
77Oakland, SCPopulation: 1,75674FA+BBCD+A
78Due West, SCPopulation: 1,09274FA+B+BC+C+B+
79Seven Oaks, SCPopulation: 16,19474CAFAC+C+A
80Wade Hampton, SCPopulation: 19,91074C+B+DB+CBB+
81Salley, SCPopulation: 40074FA+A+BDDA
82Kershaw, SCPopulation: 1,90474CA+BC+D+D+B+
83Pendleton, SCPopulation: 3,01474CA+CBDCA
84Lesslie, SCPopulation: 2,70574FAAC+CBB+
85Liberty, SCPopulation: 3,26674DA+CBCCA
86Peak, SCPopulation: 4674FADABC+A
87Jamestown, SCPopulation: 11574FBBBCBA
88Cottageville, SCPopulation: 92574DA+ACCCA
89Ninety Six, SCPopulation: 2,07274D+A+ACD+DB+
90Duncan, SCPopulation: 3,17374DA+B+C+D+CB+
91Florence, SCPopulation: 36,96174A+A+FBCC+A
92McBee, SCPopulation: 1,02174CA+BC+D+FA
93Pamplico, SCPopulation: 1,25574FA+BC+CD+A
94Taylors, SCPopulation: 22,08474BAFB+C+C+B+
95Little Mountain, SCPopulation: 25974DC+D+AC+BA
96Landrum, SCPopulation: 2,33573D+A+BCD+CB+
97Cowpens, SCPopulation: 1,52273CA+ACDD+B+
98Mulberry, SCPopulation: 39473CA+FBD+FB+
99Fairforest, SCPopulation: 1,36273BA+B+DD+DB+
100Little River, SCPopulation: 9,56573D+CCB+C+BA
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