Only One South Carolina City Ranked As One Of The Most Livable Cities In The Country
There is a lot to love about South Carolina, which is why so many people love living here. So I was a little shocked when I came across a list of the best places to live in the country. Why? Well, only one South Carolina city was included on the list which rated the most livable cities. Can you guess which one it was? It’s a city that gets lots and lots of love (for good reason). Charleston! And while I love Charleston, adore visiting, and even follow several influencers who live there and almost convince me it would be a great place to move- I’d say the humidity in the summer might categorize it as “unlivable”. At least for my hair!
The list was created by a company called “Livability”. They do their list a little differently and only include cities with a population between 75,000 and 500,000 people. So the major cities are nowhere to be found on this list. They curated the cities “based on nearly 100 data points and an algorithm taking into account measures of a city’s economy, housing and cost of living, amenities, transportation, environment, safety, education, and health.” To learn more check out the Livability Top 100 Methodology.
So back to Charleston. This southern historic gem received a LivScore of 720 (out of a possible 1000). Its highest scores came in the areas of transportation, economy, and environment. There aren’t too many cities that are as gorgeous as Charleston is, especially in the historic district. Cobblestone streets, palmetto trees, pastel-colored homes, and water views. It’s truly stunning. Those homes will cost you a pretty penny though!
While South Carolina only scored one city, Charleston, on the most livable cities list the other Carolina faired better. North Carolina had five cities receive the honor. This included Cary, Concord, Durham, Asheville, and Winston-Salem. You can read more about the cities on this list and see the full list from Livability here.