South Carolina Apartments For RentSouth Carolina stretches from the upcountry of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the low country of Charleston. It is naturally beautiful with long and controversial history with lots of true southern charm thrown in for good measure. It is called the Palmetto State to honer the official state tree, which is the Sabal palmetto. While apartments are available all over South Carolina, the greatest majority are located in the larger cities of Columbia, Charleston, Rock Hill, Greenville and Mt Pleasant.
The state runs on agriculture annually turning out record crops of peaches, tobacco, tea, cattle, poultry, watermelons and peanuts. However the tourist industry is the industry that brings in the most money by far. Visitors make annual pilgrimages to Fort Sumter, where the Civil War began, tour the still standing antebellum plantations and swarm the beaches of Myrtle Beach and Sea Island. South Carolina has a humid subtropical climate with long and hot summers, with short and mild winters. For the most part it is pleasant all year round. The over all state cost of living comes in at about 4% below the national average. Apartment rentals routinely run at about 10% below national averages. Columbia is the state capital with 120,000 residents. It is home to one of the 10 best zoos in America. Living here is pretty decent with costs running 18% below average. The median price for all apartments is about $570 per month. Charleston is home to nearly 100,000 people. It is the oldest city in the state and one of the chief ports of entry into the southeastern United States. Charleston is culturally rich in history, beauty and charm. The city boasts wonderful low country restaurants and eclectic cuisine served up by a diverse population. However, all that cultural diversity and beauty comes at a steep price. Living in Charleston will cost you more than 6% above any other nearby State. The median price for studio and one bedroom apartments is $600 per month. Two bedroom, two bath apartments rent starting at $715 per month.