Sumter is a town that is full of beautiful homes and families. It's a town where I would want to raise my children. I visited the area after graduating college for a business trip, and it was nothing but pleasant. There aren't as many large businesses as you might find in other cities, but highways like 401 and 378 take you to the cities that have numerous job opportunities.
While walking around the town, I noticed that there are quite a few parks. People enjoy sitting outside on their porches or on park benches to take in the sights and the sounds of nature. Manchester State Forest is a beautiful area to explore with trails for the novice and those who are a bit more seasoned at hiking. I enjoyed walking my dog in some of the parks while living in Sumter for a short time because my hometown doesn't have many opportunities like that. The school system in Sumter seems like it's above-average with buildings that appear to be almost new and teachers who seem to truly care about the students.