According to a Census Bureau report, the three most rapidly growing metropolitan areas on the East Coast in 2016 were all in South Carolina — for the third year in a row. If you’re wondering what’s so great about the Palmetto State, there are too many reasons to list here, but we’ll give you a few to start.
1. The Southern way of life can’t be beat
It’s true that life is slower and more relaxed in the South. Rather than spending an extra hour in the office, South Carolinians opt for an evening picnicking on the beach or a long walk in the park. Meals are spent enjoying Southern comfort food like shrimp and grits, sweet tea and she crab soup.
2. There’s warm weather year-round
A slower pace of life is made possible in part because residents are able to enjoy their time outside the entire year. With only a few weeks of “real” cold weather (40s and 50s) and plenty of sunny days, it’s no wonder people are happier in South Carolina.
3. Property taxes are some of the lowest in the U.S.
South Carolina’s property tax rate is the sixth lowest in the country, which means residents can fulfill dreams of owning a home sooner than they ever imagined. According to the Census, from 2011 to 2015, nearly 70 percent of South Carolina residents owned and lived in their home.
4. There’s so much to see and do
It doesn’t matter where you live in South Carolina — you’re always within driving distance of something fun. The coastline is long and beautiful, the mountains are inland and diverse, and other southern cities like Nashville, Atlanta, Savannah, Wilmington and Asheville are so close, you’ll feel like neighbors.
5. It feels like a vacation destination
And that’s because it is! Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head and Charleston are three of the hottest southern cities for tourists. Even when you go away for a trip, coming home will feel just as relaxing as a vacation to a far-off land.
So, what are you waiting for? Let South Carolina put a spell on you.
If you’re looking for a new place to call home, Waterbridge community in Myrtle Beach could be for you. Resting on 700 acres of land, 120 of them devoted to preservation of the natural habitat, you can go canoeing or kayaking on the community lake, swim in the largest residential swimming pool in South Carolina or explore Myrtle Beach. Learn more about your potential new home at Waterbridge by calling (888) 404-9933 today.