Building a Home? The Best Places to Live in South Carolina

March 21st, 2023 | by Tim Rawlings

Are you interested in building a new home in a state that’s filled with southern charm? South Carolina may be calling you home with its beautiful weather and booming economy. If you love being outside, being active, and are over shoveling snow and brutal winters, the Palmetto State may be perfect for you.

But which city will you move to? Let’s look at the top four best places to live in South Carolina.



This wonderful city is nestled halfway between South Carolina’s capital, Columbia and Augusta, Georgia. People love living here due to its proximity to Georgia and the city’s packed events calendar and old-school southern feel. The town goes by the motto “come sample the south,” as they hold many events and festivals for town residents.

To learn more about this region, check out Discover South Carolina for more information.



Located in Fairfield County, Winnsboro is a small town with a population of about 3,000 people. This town is often referred to as the “Charleston of the Upcountry.” It was named in honor of the Winn Family, commemorating early settlers from the revolutionary war period.

Winnsboro is the perfect town for people who love a historic feel — it’s even listed on the National Register of Historic Places! Winnsboro offers several historical monuments to check out and explore, as well as several festivals that draw large crowds from Winnsboro and beyond.



Chapin, South Carolina, is a small town known as the “Capital of Lake Murray.” This town has almost 1,500 residents and is located at the northern tip of Lexington County. The lake separates Chapin from the rest of the county. People love this town because it offers a rural feel with southern charm, hospitality, and lake life.

What’s more, Chapin is known for its adorable downtown farmer’s market that offers a wide range of vendors selling fresh produce and meat, antiques, collectibles, and much more.



If you’re looking to escape city life entirely and live a lifestyle that’s more ‘off the grid, Rowesville may be just the fit for you. The population is just around 300 people, making it the perfect location for peace, quiet, and serenity. Purchasing land in this small town is extremely affordable.

You can get the best of both worlds by living in this small town and still having access to several major cities within driving distance, such as Charleston, South Carolina, and Greensboro, North Carolina.


Building a Home?

Interested in a beautiful new home to enjoy the Lowcountry? Check out Build on Your Land, a perfect all-around builder for brand new homes in South Carolina.

Build on Your Land builds a new, beautiful, energy-efficient home right on your already-owned land!