I just returned to the frigid tundra that is the Carolinas after spending 5 days in the Caribbean sun. And it’s a harsh reality! I’m thankful for the time spent but struggling to get back into the swing of things. And I’m really disliking the 6o degree temperature swing. I’m still craving that island lifestyle. And let’s face it, who among us doesn’t dream of being financially stable enough we can leave the daily grind behind? I always say I wish I could work because I wanted to not because I had to. But I’ll have to win the lottery for that to ever be the case. However, if you’re lucky enough to be able to slow down and enjoy life you’ll be glad to know that not one, not two, not three but FOUR South Carolina towns were named the best to “escape the rat race”.

The Study

This is according to a study by Joy Organics which named the 150 best US Cities at Towns to “Escape The Rat Race”. The towns are in different areas of the Palmetto State, but one thing is for sure they offer a slower pace of life so many of us desire. In contrast, North Carolina only had two places included on the list. We will take the win in this friendly state rivalry this time! JoyOrganics says that the cities and towns on this list are the “most sought-after towns and cities” for “those waiting to distance themselves from the relentless pace of the rat race”.

Keep reading to learn a little more about each of these 4 South Carolina cities to escape the rat race and see where they ranked. You can read the full study by JoyOrganics and see the methodology here. And if you can’t quit your job and move, maybe even a quick weekend trip will be good for your soul!

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