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Places With The Best Housing In South Carolina 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score69
  • Ladson, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,776
  • Ladson is just outside of Charleston, and when I was a kid, it was a small town that had fairly affordable living for the area. It was always a place to live if you wanted less traffic and less of busy…[read more]
66
  • Burton, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,648
77
  • Fountain Inn, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,044
74
  • Seven Oaks, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,981
  • Seven Oaks, SC is a comfortable community just outside of Columbia, resting in the trees and gentle slopes of inland South Carolina. For me, it was a great way to enjoy the grace and culture of the…[read more]
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]
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]
64
  • Dillon, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,675
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]
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]
83
  • Tega Cay, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,026
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]
44
  • Laurel Bay, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,651
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]
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]
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]
63
  • North Charleston, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 106,113
  • North Charleston is not a place recommended for starting over in life. You will be followed by weird people. At night it gets to be unsafe. It's like all places in America whenever a 'new' resident…[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]
65
  • Centerville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,828
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]
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]
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]
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]
71
  • Sangaree, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,658
63
  • Lancaster, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,971
67
  • Easley, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,464
  • I am an extreme couponer living in Easley, South Carolina, not far from the North Carolina border. It is just your average town, nothing really sets it apart from the next town. It has got your normal…[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]
83
  • Lake Murray of Richland, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,798
65
  • Piedmont, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,940
70
  • Dentsville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,192
  • We have excellent schools and are within close proximity to many different towns and downtown. I moved to Dentsville for the convenience and school district and I have been pleased so far. There are a…[read more]
62
  • St. Andrews, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,272
  • Since I work in Columbia, living in St. Andrews, South Carolina meets all of my living needs. I can literally be in Columbia and at my employer’s office in less than fifteen minutes. I must say that at…[read more]
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]
77
  • Garden City, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,456
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]
66
  • Spartanburg, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,570
  • Spartanburg, South Carolina is a great little city to live in! After living there myself, I can safely say I love it! Spartanburg has plenty of great schools, restaurants, and things to do and see. …[read more]
69
  • Rock Hill, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 70,251
  • No trip to South Carolina is complete without visiting Rock Hill. Rock Hill is a boasted gem of South Carolina's vivid history, biography, music, and tourism. I have lived in Rock Hill in the past, after…[read more]
63
  • Red Bank, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,006
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]
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]
76
  • Boiling Springs, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,945
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]
69
  • Lugoff, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,103
64
  • Gantt, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,788
  • This is possibly my favorite place to live after moving to two other towns in South Carolina over the past five years. The town is very small, and you have to venture over to Greenville if you enjoy…[read more]
74
  • Clover, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,593
65
  • Batesburg-Leesville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,273
58
  • Union, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,081
54
  • Bennettsville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,692
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]
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]
60
  • Welcome, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,629
58
  • York, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,989

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in South Carolina. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in South Carolina to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in South Carolina as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in South Carolina, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.