Orangeburg : South carolina


What It Is Like to Retire in Orangeburg

Orangeburg, population 13,000,  was chosen an All-American city in 2005.  Located in central South Carolina this small town has several colleges (including top-rated Claflin University and South Carolina State University - both predominately black schools). It is known as the Garden City and has a lovely downtown. Orangeburg has an active and very successful redevelopment program. Photo of St. Paul United Methodist Church courtesy of Wikipedia and Pollinator, photo of Downtown Loop courtesy of Wikipedia and JayeeDior12, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/

Where to Retire in Orangeburg and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in this area of SC. According to the median home value was $107,216 in mid-2021


What Is Special about Orangeburg

Edisto Memorial Gardens - Orangeburg Rose Festival - South Carolina State University - The I. P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium - Grand American Coon Hunt - Hillcrest Golf Club (municipal)

What Is Not Special about Orangeburg

It is somewhat remote in SC's interior. As a small town it won't appeal to people looking for a faster pace.

Who Will Like Retirement in Orangeburg

People who like living in a college town enjoy it here. Claflin University is an historic black university. Religion is important as well with Southern Methodist College in town as well.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Education and agriculture.

Climate and Physical Environment

Orangeburg is located in the center of South Carolina. It is on the banks of the North Edisto River.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The colleges in town have cultural offerings. The Rose Festival and the N. Edisto Museum provide opportunities as well.


The crime rate is above average.

Medical Facilities

TRMC of Orangeburg and Calhoon is in town.


Columbia Airport is about 35 miles

Valuable Links

City of Orangeburg

For more information about how to retire in South Carolina or towns like Myrtle Beach , Summerville, or Charleston

Wikipedia entry for Orangeburg


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