Manning : South carolina


What It Is Like to Retire in Manning

Manning is a small town of just under 4,000 people in central South Carolina, south of Florence. It is home to F.E. DuBose Campus of Central Carolina Technical College. Nearby Lake Marion is famous for it's landlocked striped bass and Manning is home for the annual Striped Bass Festival. Photos of The NRHP-listed Commercial Historic District in Manning and photo of Alderman’s 20 Stores in One courtesy of Wikipedia and Bill Fitzpatrick; photo of Clarendon County Courthouse courtesy of Wikipedia and Upstateherd, all photos Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/


Where to Retire in Manning and Home Prices

The median home value was $80,043 in early 2020, according to Zillow.


What Is Special about Manning

Manning is a small town but has shops and restaurants. It is close to lakes known for good fishing, and has a historical trail with pictures depicting the American Revolution.

What Is Not Special about Manning

High crime rate and the town is not considered walkable.

Who Will Like Retirement in Manning

Retirees looking for a small historic town close to lakes and fishing may enjoy living here. The town is the county seat and has a hospital and a library.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Public Administration and Retail drive the economy

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 45 degrees with July's average at 81 degrees.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Manning has restaurants and shops, and is close to hiking, parks and golf.


The crime rate here is high.

Medical Facilities

McLeod Health services the area


The nearest regional airport is in Florence about 50 miles away; Charleston is the nearest international airport, about 80 miles away.

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