McCormick : South carolina

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What it's Like to Retire in McCormick

McCormick is a very tiny town in western South Carolina near the Georgia border. Its population is about 1500.  McCormick is a very low cost place to retire. Its other attraction is the presence of Lake Thurmond, one of the county's largest man-made lakes.

Where to Retire in McCormick and Home Prices

There is at least one active adult community in McCormick (see link at top right). The town is so small it is hard to report median home prices - they are probably from the $50's into the mid $150's.


What is special about McCormick

It is the county seat of McCormick County. Lake Thurmond, one of the country's largest man-made lakes.

What is not special about McCormick

McCormick is a very small town in rural South Carolina - obviously not for everyone


Who will like retirement in McCormick

People who want to live on or near a big  lake in South Carolina will like McCormick.

Local economy is driven by

Tourism and real estate related to the lake are the drivers of the local economy.


Climate and Physical Environment

McCormick is located on beautiful Lake Thurmond in northwestern South Carolina near the Georgia border. The average July high temperature is 95 and the average January low is 31. The wettest month is March (5").

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

McCormick does have a few restaurants, and it is home to the "Mack" (McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah), which presents artist exhibits and hosts community programs and events.



McCormick's crime rate is above the national average.


Medical facilities

Augusta, Georgia would be the closest for hospitals.



The closest airport is in Augusta, Georgia, about 50 miles away.


Valuable Links

Town of McCormick

Guide to South Carolina retirement communities

100 Best Retirement Towns
City-Data page for McCormick



What people are saying about McCormick

Savannah Lakes Village, SC
My wife and I have just returned from SLV after spending 3 days looking at homes and checking out what the community and the area has to offer us if we moved to the area. I would like to thank Jim Hogan of Better Homes and Gardens for taking the whole day to take Barb and I in and around the whole community. We scheduled over 15 homes to look at and visited all the facilities within the community. The most important thing we can say is that you have to schedule a visit to the area and the community to get a full understanding of what SLV has to offer you as a new member of the community. Every person looking for a retirement home has and wants certain items that will make them move to a new location. SLV has a lot to offer but I have to say again that you have to visit SLV to see if they fit in to the next stage of your life. We have not ruled SLV out as our future retirement home but we plan to keep looking to see what other locations have to offer before we make a decision. If after reading about SLV and you want to schedule a visit please call Jim at 894-378-1619, you will not find a better person to explain what SLV and the area has to offer. I told Jim that they needed a new moto for SLV. \'You have to see it to believe it\" Best of Luck, Bob and Barb.
Posted by pearson8029 on October 22, 2015
It Sucks!
This community has nothing to offer. Nothing for a retiree. No medical, no shopping, no restaurants, no entertainment, no transportation, no nice people.
Posted by The Italian on August 15, 2011

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Facts about MCCORMICK
  • State: SC
  • Environment: Rural,Lake,Boating Community,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): Less than $100,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Cost of Living Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Culture Index: <80 (Very low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: admin

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