Skip to main content
The Official Web Site of the State of South Carolina

Live in South Carolina

Why do more than 5 million people call South Carolina home? The answer is easy. From the beach to the mountains, the Palmetto State offers something for everyone. Sunny summers and mild winters allow residents to experience the outdoors year-round.

The state has eight metropolitan areas, including Anderson, Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach and Spartanburg. Great universities and colleges, minimal commute times and friendly people make South Carolina the ideal place to build your future.

Thrive Where You LiveEnjoy where you live graphic. 100+ Mile of Mountain Views, 47 State Parks, ACC & SEC Sporting Events, 14 Lakes and Reservoirs, 187 Miles of Coastline

Learn more about the Palmetto state and what it offers from the South Carolina Department of Commerce, the South Carolina Department of Education, the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Learn more about relocating to South Carolina.

The language used in this document does not create an employment contract between the employee and the agency. This document does not create any contractual rights or entitlements. The agency reserves the right to revise the content of this document, in whole or in part. No promises or assurances, whether written or oral, which are contrary to or inconsistent with the terms of this paragraph create any contract of employment.