South Carolina is where the summer comes early, stays late and the weather always seems perfectly in tune with living a comfortable life. There is something for everyone in South Carolina, so bring your imagination and “Find Your Freedom”.
The “Midlands” area offers a balance of industry, commerce, recreation, agriculture and natural beauty. It is a great area to live, work and play. Employment is strong and the cost of living is very reasonable. Friendly people, beautiful weather, a reasonable tax base and home values, excellent schools, unparalleled medical facilities, an international airport, easy access to the beaches and mountains, Lakes Murray, Monticello and Wateree with nice parks and recreational possibilities, these are just a few of the opportunities afforded to you when you call the South Carolina “Midlands” your home.
The temperature reaches an average high of 90 degrees in July and an average low of 30 degrees in January. Precipitation averages 4 inches monthly. Snowfall very minimally occurs in winter. The average annual temperature in the area is 63.8 degrees.
You will find a sophisticated cultural scene, an active arts community, a wide range of recreation, exciting attractions and spectator sports, top-notch meeting and special event facilities, golf courses, restaurants, specialty shopping, state and national parks, biking, boating, swimming and some of the state’s best fishing at the area lakes and rivers. We invite you to explore our lakes, quaint towns, battlefields, historic homes and more.
You won’t be disappointed whether you visit Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens, Columbia Museum of Art, or EdVenture. There are theater groups, dance groups, the South Carolina Philharmonic and festivals galore.
Boaters gather in the summer evenings on Lake Murray, Lake Wateree and Lake Monticello to have dinner while the sun goes down. Professional fishermen from across the country troll their waters for largemouth bass, bream, crappie and catfish; others sail, ski, dive, camp on the islands and pontoon around. Independence Day boat parades and fireworks are favorite lake activities.
Once used to transport goods, Columbia’s rivers now are recreational. In downtown Columbia, the Broad and Saluda rivers merge to form the Congaree River, providing the name for a grand-scale concert event, The 3 Rivers Music Festival which boasts a weekend of rock, pop, gospel, classical, blues, funk and country music.
Area sports leagues and local parks provide an array of activities for young and old. Thanks to our wildlife management programs, the heavily wooded countryside offers excellent deer, turkey and small game hunting.