Located in Aiken County, one hour west of the state's capitol, Columbia, South Carolina, and 30 minutes east of Augusta, Georgia, within 2 hours drive from the South Carolina coast and the mountains. Voted one of the nation's "top 10 places to retire in the U.S.", and home to thoroughbred training and racing, has distinct seasons, a thriving downtown and the most hospitable people anywhere!
The quality of life in this historic Southern city is unparalleled. From recreation to education, it's all here for your family. Aiken is proud of its award-winning public schools, nationally known for academic excellence, as well as its parks, golf courses, equestrian events, concerts and many cultural activities that are enjoyable for every member of the family.
Whether you wish to live in a historic antebellum house downtown, a cozy cottage in the country or alongside a grassy green fairway Aiken is an ideal place to establish a new home. Especially appealing is Aiken's cost of living, which is well below the national average. Residents enjoy a moderate climate throughout the year, and are just a short distance from beaches, mountains and lakes.