South Carolina State House – Photo Credit: Andy961
Are you currently considering the purchase of Isle of Palms real estate, either as vacation property or as your primary residence? If you are, then it’s important to learn a little bit about the actual state of South Carolina in terms economic and educational possibilities as well as entertainment value. South Carolina should definitely be on your list of places to live, and the following are a few things that you should know about the state should you decide to have a residence in South Carolina.
The unemployment rate for South Carolina sits at slightly above the national average. In March of 2013, the unemployment rate was 8.4 percent. Although that’s 0.8 percentage points higher than the national average, it was a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from the previous month. Not to mention that the unemployment rate has been steadily declining since its peak in November 2009, when it stood at 11.9 percent. However, employment possibilities in the state are certainly looking up. According to a survey done by Manpower Group, the Greenville-Mauldin-Easley metropolitan area tied for first for the best cities for jobs with a 24 percent net employment outlook.
You’ll have no trouble finding things to do in the state, as there is a huge diversity of options available. Visit the South Carolina Aquarium located in Charleston in order to view the many different aquatic exhibits that boast everything from sharks to stingrays. Spend an afternoon at the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden in Columbia, where you’ll be able to check out over 170 acres of plants and animals. Then, of course, there’s the famous beaches of South Carolina, the most famous of which is Myrtle Beach. If you’re trying to avoid the tourists, then you should visit Hilton Head instead.
There are a lot of excellent universities in South Carolina. The state is home to one of the top public universities in the form of Clemson University as well as one of the top ten private schools in the south according to Forbes in Wofford College. Other excellent colleges include the University of South Carolina at Columbia, Winthrop University and the College of Charleston.
South Carolina is steeped in American history. Make sure you head over to Fort Sumter in Charleston in order to view the location of the very first battle of the Civil War. Visit Charleston to admire the beauty and historic value that the city is so known for. To view the site of one of the most famous battles of the American Revolution, visit King’s Mountain National Military Park.
As you can see, there’s more than enough of value in the state of South Carolina in terms of employment, entertainment, education and history to warrant your interest in Isle of Palms real estate. South Carolina has much more to offer visitors and potential buyers of South Carolina real estate. So make sure you get an opportunity to visit South Carolina if you ever get the chance, and then you can make your own decision based on your visit.
Mike has visited South Carolina many times, he even owns some real estate in the state. He knows that South Carolina is one of the best states to either visit or make a permanent residence in.