Builders in Aiken SC take great pains to discover the best possible locations for their communities. They look for areas that are remote enough to be free from traffic congestion — yet, close enough to shops, jobs and amenities that residents feel they are a part of a thriving community. This Thanksgiving season, local builders have much to be thankful for in Aiken.
1. We Have A Low Cost of Living.
BestPlaces.net reports that Aiken’s cost of living is 12.30% lower than the U.S. average. Furthermore, AreaVibes.com calls Aiken “extremely livable” and gives the city an A+ for affordability — citing, specifically, our significantly lower transportation and health care costs.
2. We Have Tons of Good-Paying Jobs.
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions provides residents with 6,000 jobs in nuclear processing. The Mox Project at the Savannah River site employs an additional 2,800 people who turn plutonium into fuel. The highly-ranked Aiken County public school district employs another 3,312 employees. Other top area employers that provide over 500 local jobs include: Savannah River Remediation (environmental), Kimberly Clark Corp (paper products), Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Bridgestone Tires, Aiken County government, AGY (fiberglass yarn), Crane Merchandising Systems (vending), Parsons (construction), WSI-SRS (security), Shaw Industries (carpet yarns), the University of South Carolina Aiken — and many more.
3. We Offer A Great Lifestyle.
Quality of life is important when choosing a place to live — and builders in Aiken SC fully understand this. They’ve decided to set up shop here because the city successfully blends its historic “small town” charm with a beautiful, natural setting. Residents can take a stroll through the 2,000-acre Hitchcock Woods, which is ideal for walks and equestrian pursuits. Art galleries, quaint shops, gardens and historic mansions are all part of the fabric we weave here in Aiken, South Carolina. If you love horses, you’ll be right at home here in “horse country,” where thoroughbred racing and ranches are not just commonplace — but a whole lifestyle too.