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Living in South Carolina

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 22, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCThere are no big cities in South Carolina.  Because even our cities are much more similar to the vibe of a small town than to a big city. That’s what helps preserve the charm of South Carolina. With an undeniable character marked by palmetto trees and ethereal dangling moss, wrought iron accents to the architecture, signature hospitality, and friendly smiles from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Lowcountry, South Carolina is Southern living at its finest.

Local Flavor: South Carolinians Never Need An Excuse To Get Dapper

But they certainly won’t pass one up, either. In South Carolina, women get dressed in their best classic pastels, Lilly, and hats while men break out the seersucker and bow ties for events like Polo matches, Marsh Tacky, and the big man on equestrian campus: The Carolina Cup. Men and Women of South Carolina even take full advantage of days like National Seer Sucker Day to celebrate and display a love for Southern and South Carolina traditions and just plain looking good.

Cuisine: The South Carolina Barbeque Is Better And The Peaches Are More Plentiful

Anyone who moves to South Carolina will notice a lot of new additions to their daily menus including classically southern staples like shrimp and grits, biscuits, boiled peanuts, blue crabs, and hush puppies. Don’t forget to douse it all in generous amounts of hot sauce before washing it all down with a sweet tea. Peaches are big here too. Even though they’re synonymous with Georgia, South Carolina actually produces more of them and they’re amazing. But if you’re looking for that one true South Carolina dish, then you have to grab a plate of their barbecue. This mustard-based goodness takes the southern classic and makes it something all their own.

Nightlife: South Carolina Shows You A Laid Back Good Time

You won’t find the bright lights and never ending night scene of places like Las Vegas or New York City. This is South Carolina, where life is laid back and everyone has to be up early in the morning for work, church, or brunch. But that doesn’t mean that people here don’t know how to have a good time. If you’re invited to an oyster roast, cancel everything and go. You’ll have one of the best nights of your week and make some new friends while you’re at it. As for a night out on the town, you’ll find your time spent mostly around the many local restaurants, bars, taverns, and pubs where you can kick back and relax with friends while enjoying some of the awesome local craft beer.

Weather: South Carolina Is The East Coast Paradies

The Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the East Coast are usually either blanketed in heat or snow. The Southern coastal states are just marked by stifling heat. But South Carolina falls right in the perfect pocket, giving them one of the best climates along the coast. Summers do get hot and humid, with July highs ranging from the high 80s to the mid-90s and the humidity can sometimes make you feel like you’re swimming on dry land. But the spring and the fall are glorious and the mild temperatures of the winter make those summer months well worth it. January highs hover around the high 50s and low 60s across almost the whole state and have lows that rarely dip below freezing. You might see the occasional snowflake fall from the sky but it’s rarely more than passing flurries.

Commute: Horns Honk Less In South Carolina

All those laid back vibes throughout South Carolina make getting around the state better than a cool breeze on a summer day. Although you do need a car to get around the Palmetto State, you won’t waste your life away in it. The average commute time for the state overall is 23.2 minutes, which is nearly two minutes under the national average.

Cost Of Living: South Carolina’s Price Tag Is Almost Too Good To Be True

Many places around South Carolina provide a high quality of living, which would make most people assume that it is an expensive place to live. But it’s not. In fact, the cost of living index in South Carolina is 92, and that’s 8 points lower than the national cost of living index of 100. Housing is the most affordable part about living here. So you can take those extra dollars and spend some having fun around South Carolina and save the rest for a rainy day.

Memories Are Made At South Carolina Beaches

Although winters aren’t long and cold in South Carolina the way they are farther up north, there’s still no more exciting time in South Carolina than spring. It’s the time when the famous coastline comes back to life and everyone can get ready for their family vacations. The beaches here aren’t just for tourists—everyone across the state enjoys the coastline. Myrtle Beach is the most prominent resort area with over 60 miles of shoreline but there are plenty of other beaches to enjoy including Hilton Head Island, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Isle of Palms, Garden City, and Sullivans Island, among others.

The Differences Of Lowcountry And Upstate

South Carolina isn’t just resort beaches. The state is also differentiated by Lowcountry and Upstate South Carolina. Although the areas do share many similarities and South Carolina traditions, they have distinct things that set them apart. Low Country is marked by marshy lands where you’ll find a strong Gullah influence, much more closely related to a stereotypical Georgia, especially around St. Helena Island. This is the area where you’ll find thicker accents, a lot of antebellum and postbellum homes, and a festival to celebrate everything from the endangered gopher tortoise to catfish, rice, watermelon, and more. Upstate South Carolina is located to the northwest region of the state with the city of Greenville being the most prominent of all of its destinations. 

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Best East Coast Living is in South Carolina

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCThe Lowcountry has quickly become one of the best places for living on the East Coast, and it’s easy to see why. Consider the area features breathtaking scenery, incredible history, an irresistible dining scene, and so much more. If you’re looking for the perfect place to call home, the Lowcountry has so much to offer!

It Boasts the No. 1 City in the World

The Lowcountry can credit its crown jewel, the city of Charleston, for making the entire region one of the most desired places to live on the East Coast. In 2016, the city was not only named Travel + Leisure’s “No.1 City in the U.S. and Canada” for the fourth consecutive year, but it was also selected as the “No. 1 City in the World.” With this ranking, Charleston, SC, became the first domestic city to earn the title “World’s Best City.”

The Area Is Steeped in History

Are you a history buff? If so, you will love living in the Lowcountry. This region played a vital role throughout the course of American history. At the center, you'll find Charleston, a colonial seaport founded in 1670 that became one of the wealthiest hubs during the 19th-century. The barrier islands and surrounding areas of the Lowcountry also offer a fascinating history of well-known political figures, devastating wars, and an interesting heritage. Strike up a conversation with a local and you’ll likely hear a few tall tales and ghost stories, which only add to the area’s character.

The People Are Friendly

Even with the rapid growth, it has held onto its genial, Southern charm. Whether you are familiar with the area or a complete newcomer, you’ll be at ease amongst Lowcountry residents who will greet you with our world renowned hospitality.

The Scenery Is Spectacular

While a bustling historic city center and friendly folks are appealing reasons to pack up and head to the Lowcountry, it’s distinctive flora and fauna only found here that makes people never want to leave. With majestic live oak trees covered in Spanish moss, quiet marshes, pristine beaches, and beautifully preserved island communities, the Lowcountry is truly one of the most idyllic places on the East Coast to call home.

The Food Is Irresistible

Typically defined as a geographical and cultural region along the South Carolina coast, the Lowcountry is an area that was influenced by African, French, English and Caribbean cultures. One of the best ways to experience our past is through present-day cuisine. Here you’ll find traditional dishes prepared unlike anywhere else. Add award-winning restaurants, talented chefs, and plenty of fresh ingredients straight from the ocean, inlet, and farm, and you’ll quickly understand why the Lowcountry has become a top foodie destination.

The Lowcountry is a coveted destination on the East Coast. Filled with history and culture, food and fun, this beautiful part of the world offers so many things to see and do. For more information apartments in West Columbia, SC contact Abberly Village.

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What is it Like Living in Columbia, SC?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCColumbia is enjoying one of the most exciting urban revitalizations in the United States. At the heart of this renewal is an area known as The Vista, a 1200-acre district in the heart of the city. This historic area features a high concentration of historic buildings, which have been rehabilitated with contemporary flair. Restaurants and bars, art galleries and museums, unique shops and professional office space, sporting arenas and entertainment venues add up to make this area popular with area residents and visitors.

The Colonial Life Arena is the largest arena in the state and is home to the University of South Carolina's men's and women's basketball teams. With seating for 18,000, the arena hosts the Columbia Riverbanks Region's most exciting entertainment and family shows. Another significant asset in the Vista is the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. This state of the art facility contains nearly 150,000 square feet of exhibit, classroom and ballroom space, and will bring much new convention and meeting business to the Vista area. Main Street is undergoing a beautification project, conducted block by block, replacing curbs and gutters, adding brick pavers for sidewalks, angled parking, new street lights, plantings and site furnishings. Downtown Columbia is one of the most beautifully landscaped cities of the South.

A long growing season in a semi-tropical climate creates lovely gardens and fantastic natural beauty. Spring comes early to Columbia. In February, frogs start singing again and daffodils pop open. The floral display is breathtaking as abundant dogwoods, redbuds, magnolias and azaleas fill each neighborhood with an awesome array of color. Summertime brings warm days and sunshine. Summers are long, and the color changes of autumn normally take place in late October and November. The hills around Columbia take on the typical reds, oranges and golds of a New England fall. When the leaves finally drop in December, a mild winter is on its way. The average high temperatures in January and February are 55°F and 60°F, with lows averaging 34°F and 36°F. For snow lovers and skiers, the white covered mountains of North Carolina are but two hours away.

Recreational opportunities include boating and fishing on Lake Murray, a 50,000 acre paradise just northwest of Columbia. With its 500+ miles of shoreline, it is a natural wonder to explore and a true fisherman's challenge. Columbia's spectator sports include University of South Carolina Gamecock football, basketball and baseball. Parks and playgrounds are managed by the City of Columbia, Richland County and Lexington County, as well as some of the smaller towns that make up the metro area. Two area state parks are here, as well as the Congaree Swamp National Park. Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a top ten zoo in the US and offers extraordinary gardens and woodland paths. The list of annual events is long and fun! The people of Greater Columbia love to have a good time. Three Rivers Music Festival, the Okra Strut, the State Fair, the Peach Festival, the Catfish Stomp, the Greek Festival, Lexington FunFest...they all celebrate an aspect of life in the Riverbanks Region.

The cost of housing in Greater Columbia is 93.2% of the national average. Additionally, Greater Columbia is justifiably proud of its outstanding educational system. From elementary schools that teach Japanese and Latin to the University of South Carolina with its highly ranked business school, Columbia's schools are truly on the cutting edge.

Nine institutions of higher learning are located in Columbia, including Midlands Technical College with its four area campuses. Recognizes as the region's leader in health care and medical research, Greater Columbia has 10 major hospitals, all offering diversified medical care and wellness services and programs to the community. The University of South Carolina's School of Medicine is affiliated with seven area hospitals. Columbians continually cite the location as one of the city's greatest assets. Day trips to the mountains of the Upstate, the beautiful beaches of the Grand Strand and the historic sites and parks of the Lowcountry are a benefit of living in Columbia. People move to Columbia for a multitude of reasons. Many for jobs, many for military transfers, many for retirement...whatever your reason, welcome! You're going to love it!

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Abberly Village Apartment Homes

1000 Abberly Village Circle, West Columbia, SC 29169

Call: 833-334-9767
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