In the United States today there are approximately 40 million Americans age 65 and older, who collectively make up about 13% of the population. Whether you’re approaching retirement age or are already part of that group enjoying the golden years of your life, it’s never too early (or late) to find the dream piece of real estate you’ve always wanted.
For many that means lake homes, while others prefer living in the Lowcountry where it’s a bit quieter. Whatever your particular preference, there’s a good chance you can find exactly what you’re looking for in real estate in the great state of South Carolina. Here are three general reasons for everyone to consider buying real estate and retiring to the Palmetto State.
- Weather: Painfully obvious, yes. But no list of this sort would be complete without mentioning perhaps the state’s greatest natural perk. Obviously, the precise kind of weather will depend on which part of the state you call home, but generally speaking you’ll be entitled to seven or eight months of warm weather. Even when the winter does come, it will be relatively mild compared to much of the country.
- Plenty to Do: The serene nature alone might be enough for you to enjoy for years to come, but for those who need things to do, South Carolina has plenty to offer. Those who are interested in history will find a lot of it here. For example, Charleston was home to the first public college, the first museum, and the first playhouse ever in the United States.
Maybe golf is more your thing? You’re in luck because SC is home to more than 300 public and private golf courses in total, and Myrtle Beach is considered the Golf Capitol of the world!
- Relaxed Lifestyle: It might be hard to quantify, but it’s true what people say about the south being a little more relaxed than any other part of the country. In addition to be a little slower pace in general, there’s also less to worry about financially. The cost of living in South Carolina is about 7% lower than the national average.
If the beauty of South Carolina alone isn’t enough to attract you to the state, consider these other great reasons to retire here.