Quality of Life

Steeped in history and tradition, South Carolina is home to natural beauty, world-renowned events, a low cost of living and unparalleled access to the U.S. and travel abroad. People from around the world have recognized what South Carolina has to offer – tourism in the Palmetto State brings in $15 billion per year.


From the foothills of the Appalachians in the northwest, to the 187 miles of Atlantic Ocean on the east coastline, residents and visitors enjoy the outdoors, including leisure activities on the many rivers and lakes throughout the state.


South Carolina’s location on the eastern seaboard yields warm summers and mild winters. Residents enjoy outdoor activities year-round and companies see few weather-related interruptions.

Performing Arts

From the 17-day Spoleto Festival in Charleston, to the more than 200 annual performances at the Newberry Opera House, the arts are evident in all forms across the state and offer something for all ages.


Sports and Entertainment

Between the PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour championships, many have come to recognize South Carolina’s status in the golf world. With more than 400 championship golf courses – including three on Golf Digest’s “100 Greatest Golf Courses” and seven of their “100 Best Public Golf Courses,” the Palmetto State has no shortage of courses for every level of golfer.

Sports enthusiasts also enjoy ACC and SEC sporting events; the annual Family Circle Cup, which attracts top-ranked women tennis players; and famed races like the Colonial Cup Steeplechase and the U.S. Cycling Pro Championships.