The national real estate website Movoto recently ranked the Top 10 cities in South Carolina cities to live in. Hilton Head Island came in at No. 2, behind Five Forks. To justify its ranking of the island, the site said, “Even without some of the state’s most beautiful beaches taken into account, this Beaufort County town still made it to the top of our list for its overall high score in quality of life.” Charleston tied Hilton Head at the No. 2 spot.
The rest of the list was (4) Mauldin, (5) Mount Pleasant, (6) Greenville, (7) Lexington, (8) Beaufort, (9) Fort Mill and (10) Goose Creek. The rankings were based on total amenities, cost of living, median home price, median rent, median household income, student-to-teacher ratio, total crime, tax rate, unemployment, commute time, temperature and air quality.