A great place to live, Aiken, S.C. combines small town living with big city amenities.
There’s something for all Aiken’s 162,000 citizens to enjoy from golf courses to a rich equestrian tradition to an array of museums and cultural activities. With an average annual temperature of 65 degrees, there is always a beautiful climate to explore what Aiken has to offer.
Downtown Aiken features a vibrant atmosphere with restaurants, businesses, shops and nightlife.
Aiken is just minutes from Augusta and a short drive away from the state capital in Columbia. The beautiful beaches of the South Carolina Lowcountry can be reached in only two hours.
While a symbol of Southern charm, Aiken is also home to leading industries and research.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site, where cutting-edge applied research and development is conducted, is located here.
Students in Aiken County School District receive more than $40 million annually in college scholarships and continue to score above the national average on SAT and ACT testing. The area also has a great post-secondary educational environment with the University of South Carolina Aiken campus and several technical schools nearby.
The Aiken Regional Medical Centers provides world-class treatment in over 40 specialties.