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Places With The Best Education System In South Carolina 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score78
  • Murrells Inlet, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,161
83
  • Tega Cay, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,026
85
  • Five Forks, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,929
  • Life in Five Forks, South Carolina is as fine as wine, as the saying goes. My family has lived here for three generations now, and we think it is one of the best areas in the state of South Carolina to…[read more]
85
  • Mount Pleasant, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 77,907
  • It is a great place, (mt p), no doubt about it., but I will say I laugh a bit at the folks claiming all the great restaurants in town .. Perhaps that's all the soccer moms wanting a great selection of…[read more]
83
  • Lake Murray of Richland, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,798
83
  • Fort Mill, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,181
  • I like everyone else moved to Charlotte because of the booming economy, warm weather and great cost of living. One of my first jobs was in Fort Mill so I was able to meet the community at large. Let me…[read more]
79
  • Lake Wylie, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,472
  • Lake Wylie, SC is simply one of the best places to live, I have lived here for several years and love it. If you love living life on a beautiful lake, this is the place for you. Lake Wylie offers many…[read more]
73
  • Socastee, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,786
  • I live in the Socastee area and you can't find a better option for the cost of living. Socastee is in the Myrtle Beach area, easily accessed from Conway via Highway 544 or taking Highway 17 and turning…[read more]
72
  • Powdersville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,888
80
  • Lexington, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,315
  • You have to living here for over a year I cannot say I hate the town but can't say I like it either. At first you look at it and fall in love with the quaintness of it. Then you see that southern…[read more]
77
  • Clemson, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,008
  • I've lived in Clemson since I was a student here in the late 1970s and I can honestly say it used to be a great bedroom community to live in. But once the university went from "we will never exceed…[read more]
87
  • Mauldin, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,723
  • I work in the tech industry, and the Greenville is an amazing area for tech growth. Unfortunately, anyone who was interested in tech and wanted to stay home in South Carolina has the same information. …[read more]
86
  • Hanahan, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,710
  • I came to the Charleston-Goose Creek area for Veterans Affairs visits, but it's also an important place to the Navy. Although the port city isn't military-dominated anymore, it still has a few important…[read more]
68
  • Central, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,187
79
  • Wade Hampton, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,673
  • There are so many charming towns in South Carolina, but Wade Hampton captures the image of a regal Southern town in spectacular ways. Walk around town and you'll see beautiful trees with Spanish moss…[read more]
83
  • Simpsonville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,183
  • Greenville continues to become a great powerhouse of technology for South Carolina, and Simpsonville is coming up with it. Living in Simpsonville, SC gives you access to amazing views and beautiful…[read more]
81
  • James Island, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,844
  • There are a few neighborhoods in this area and some are very nice, while others are not. For example, the Deerwood development is lovely and managed well. However, the James Island neighborhood is not…[read more]
77
  • Taylors, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,719
  • Taylors is a comfortable and calm town in South Carolina that looks out to the hills that tread carefully into North Carolina. I'm a South Carolina native, and the one thing I appreciate more than…[read more]
73
  • Irmo, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,851
  • Irmo, SC is a beautiful town in the Columbia area. It’s just 20 minutes away from Columbia proper, but a lot of Columbia businesses are just 10 or 15 minutes away. Irmo is just a few minutes away from…[read more]
79
  • Greer, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,739
  • I've lived in a few parts of South Carolina, and Greer is one of the most charming towns. If you work in tech and want to enjoy weather of northern South Carolina--along with the lower South Carolina…[read more]
68
  • Forestbrook, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,218
74
  • Forest Acres, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,571
  • Living in Forest Acres is like embracing the beauty of nature while getting the convenience of the SC capital. The town is under 10 minutes away from Columbia in usual traffic, making commutes easy. …[read more]
75
  • Port Royal, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,891
  • As a homeowner in Port Royal, South Carolina, I can vouch that this place is wonderful. If you are a member of the military and need a home close to the base here, then consider this community. The homes…[read more]
76
  • Summerville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,919
  • The 6 member town counsel removed the Mayor's power several years ago and got away with it. Now they are power crazed and should not be running down a sidewalk much less running a town. Summerville is…[read more]
74
  • Clover, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,593
74
  • Greenville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 62,776
  • I must say. This city is the biggest, in the small state of SC. It has had an upgrade or makeover to fool you, asthetically. Just like the fake majority of people that occupy it. It is the center of the…[read more]
74
  • Hilton Head Island, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,651
  • Living in Hilton Head can be a headache from April through October when weekenders and vacationers pour onto the island causing the population to tripple. Only 20 miles from Savanna, GA, I can always…[read more]
60
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,106
  • We moved to SC eight years ago from the suburbs of Washington, DC. I never anticipated that I would miss living near a city so much, so this review is biased in the sense that I would prefer living…[read more]
76
  • Boiling Springs, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,945
75
  • Little River, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,239
69
  • Lugoff, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,103
65
  • Valley Falls, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,805
63
  • Abbeville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,184
76
  • Goose Creek, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,553
  • I've lived in Goose Creek most of my life and think it's a settled, quiet, safe, place to live. Not much exciting here but if you are wanting to escape cold winters or over- population it might be worth…[read more]
67
  • Woodfield, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,526
71
  • North Augusta, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,310
  • Church steeples, tall trees, and beautiful homes! Living in North Augusta, SC is like sitting in the epicenter of South Carolina's blazing business growth. South Carolina is getting another amazing…[read more]
77
  • Garden City, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,456
78
  • Bluffton, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,765
  • Are to looking to visit on vacation? Then your options include bed-bug ridden hellhole motels, poorly constructed townhomes next to trailers bought by out of state investors or a mediocre resort that'll…[read more]
65
  • North Myrtle Beach, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,201
  • I moved to North Myrtle Beach in SC about two years ago. It was the best decision I ever made because I have always loved being at the beach. While this is part of the Myrtle Beach area, it's not as…[read more]
60
  • Hartsville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,816
65
  • Berea, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,497
  • Berea is a very welcoming community and the people are very friendly. It is a conservative town, but my neighbors are very nice. We have a very diverse community and the community continues to grow.…[read more]
53
  • Moncks Corner, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,300
  • There's an element of the government ran gangstalking program here. You will be followed while driving your car by the locals, and even if you're just walking down the street a few blocks. They love…[read more]
74
  • Charleston, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 129,888
  • This place is a high crime/low income nightmare. they have no attractions, no shopping malls, no entertainment. The crime goes mostly unreported. We have had at least 9 shootings near our home in "the…[read more]
70
  • Cayce, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,684
  • Cayce, South Carolina is a great place to live. I have lived here for 2 years and enjoy this area. I had to relocate for my job and I chose Cayce because of the easiness in which I can commute to…[read more]
66
  • Seneca, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,228
56
  • West Columbia, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,947
  • Sadly, West Columbus, South Carolina is one of those places you really want to like, but you can't. One would think that living in South Carolina itself would be a pleasant experience. However, after…[read more]
74
  • Aiken, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,403
  • The large (2100 acres) urban forest Hitchcock Woods is smack in the middle of Aiken. Hitchcock Woods is owned by the Hitchcock Woods Foundation, a very well-funded non-profit organization managed by a…[read more]
67
  • Camden, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,017
65
  • Piedmont, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,940
63
  • Oak Grove, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,900

Moving to a new city in South Carolina is a stressful process. Combine that with having to find a new school for your kids and stress levels can reach epic proportions! As they say “education is the cornerstone of our society” so you want to be sure that you find the right school for your children. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of cities with the best education system in South Carolina with a minimum of 5,000 people.

Your children’s academic success can depend on your choice of education system. Finding the right city with the best education system in South Carolina is no easy task. The quality of education varies from state to state, city to city and even district to district. In creating this list, we wanted to take into account more than just test scores. Although we do believe that standardized test scores are important we also wanted to factor in classroom sizes and graduation rates.

To further narrow down your list of the cities with the best education system in South Carolina, you can use the filters above. This will allow you to filter based on cities or neighborhoods, city size as well as home and rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your housing budget. You can also filter based on other important categories that may be important to you like amenities, cost of living, crime, employment, housing and weather.