South Carolina is bordered byNorth Carolina to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and Georgia to the south and west. South Carolina is the 40th largest state by area, and with a population of approx. 4 million, is the 26th most populous state. Major industries in South Carolina include farming (tobacco, soybeans), textiles, manufacturing chemicals, processed foods, machinery, electronics, paper products, and tourism.
South Carolina was named to honor King Charles I (Carolus is Latin for Charles). The nickname for the State of South Carolina is "The Palmetto State".
South Carolina has several state taxes, including a state income tax, a state sales tax, and property taxes.
State Capital: Columbia
State Motto: "Dum Spiro Spero" - While I breathe, I hope
State Bird: Carolina wren
State Flower: Yellow Jessamine
State Song: Carolina
State Tree: Sabal Palmetto
State Gemstone: Amethyst
State Fish: Striped Bass
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Most Liveable State: 46
Lowest Overall Taxes: 18
Best Environment for Education: 29
Lowest Crime: 46
In 2008, Coldwell Banker looked at the cost of a typical 2,200-square-foot house with 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, a family room and a two-car garage. The neighborhood - a more subjective measure - is one "typical for corporate middle-management transferees." The following is a sample of cities in the state:
Cities in the state that ranked in the top 100 "Best Places to Live" by CNNMoney.com include:
Major cities in South Carolina include Columbia, the capital, and Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Greenville, Rock Hill, Spartanburg. Fripp Island and Hilton Head Island are populor recreational destinations.
If you would like me to help you find a realtor in a specifc area of the state, just contact me and I would be happy to help you.
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