RETIRING IN SOUTH CAROLINA
There is no question: South Carolina is a great place to live in retirement. It’s not only affordable overall, but also it has mild weather in winter and is downright gorgeous. “Spend a day or two in the Palmetto State, and you may quickly understand the state slogan — ‘smiling faces and beautiful places.’ The state’s ‘Lowcountry’ region, which extends 150 miles along the state’s coast, is renowned for its miles of sugary white-sand beaches, historic architecture and abundant golf courses”, says FORBES in an article in 2015 about Best Places in US to retire.
South Carolina is one of the most popular places to retire in America, so don’t expect to be alone if you choose to spend your golden years here. Numbers of retirees are choosing our state as an ideal place to retire so there are numbers of individuals who share many of the same interests.
South Carolina’s climate is mild in the winter, and while it can be hot and humid in the summer, living in the coastal regions near the ocean offers beautiful sea breezes throughout the summer months.
The Charleston area is filled with history and one can never exhaust the plethora of activities and interesting places to see. Throughout its history, Charleston has served as a cultural capital of the South. Visual arts are well represented here with the Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston’s premier art museum, in addition to numerous art galleries. Each spring, Charleston is host to Spoleto Festival U.S.A., a 17-day art festival featuring a variety of artistic performances. Other annual events include the Moja African-American Arts Festival, the Worldfest Charleston International Film Festival, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, the Charleston Food and Wine Festival, the Christmas Parade of Boats, and the Christmas in Charleston Celebration.