South Carolina treats tourists to gentle Blue Ridge foothills, tumbling waterfalls, big blue lakes, sandy Atlantic beaches – and everything in between. Many had been visitors to South Carolina, vacationing in various spots, for years before deciding that it was not only a beautiful place to visit, but an ideal place to live.
The initial draw to the Carolinas from a tourist standpoint is often the beautiful southern landscape. From the mountains of Table Rock, Caesar’s Head, and Paris Mountain, there are a host of beautiful views and fun activities such as hiking and mountain biking, just to name a few.
In South Carolina’s north central region, Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge is a birders’ and photographers’ paradise based in the town of McBee.
Besides feathered species, animals like beavers, river otters, fox squirrels and tiger salamanders make Carolina Sandhills their home. Photographers can capture plenty of wildlife wonders on film
If you love the water, there are a number of lakes such as Jocassee, Kiwi and Hartwell that offer fishing, water sports, and guided tours. For beach lovers, there is the fun and excitement of Myrtle Beach, which has something to offer for all ages and backgrounds.
In the southern low country on the sparkling Atlantic coastline, Edisto Beach State Park is located on secluded Edisto Island.
Visitors can explore a salt marsh environment and a seaside oak forest with a winding nature trail. Anglers can cast a line from sandy beaches or try their luck at fishing the salt marsh for whiting or flounder. A boat ramp and dock provide easy access to Big Bay Creek on the western side of the park. Biking and saltwater swimming are other popular island pursuits.
You won’t want to miss the famous Grand Strand and Myrtle Beach area. With shimmering beaches, spectacular golf courses and grand architecture, this area has much to offer RVers. Stretching for more than 60 miles along the Atlantic Coast, the area is comprised of several communities (Myrtle Beach is considered the hub of the Grand Strand), including Ocean Drive, North Myrtle Beach, Cherry Grove, Atlantic Beach, Surfside, Litchfield and Pawleys Island.
Cost of living, in general, is lower in SC. Groceries and property insurance is comparatively lower.
For all below reasons, you can move to South Carolina and…
1) Be surrounded by beautiful scenery
2) Be within a short distance of many tourist attractions
3) Buy more things and be comfortable for comparatively less money