For those of you who are simply wishing to escape the cold winters, Aiken’s average annual high is 78 degrees, with a comfortable low of 50f. With about 34 inches of rain annually and only 63 rain days,this is a great town to enjoy the great outdoors, whether it is horses, golf or simply taking life a little slower in retirement.
The sandy soil in Aiken provides for phenomenal footing for any equine discipline. Olympic competitors, professional trainers and those just looking for a great place to enjoy their horses move to Aiken or come here on a seasonal basis.
But there is more to Aiken than just horses; the area is also the home of Palmetto Golf Club, which was first started back in 1892 making it the 5th oldest course in the entire USA and the oldest in South Carolina.
Next door in Georgia just 20 miles west is the world famous Augusta National which annually hosts the Masters. Such golfing stars as Tiger Woods can be seen playing following in the footsteps of old greats like Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus and even Bob Hope.
Life in South Carolina does allow everyone to save more of their wages as the cost of living is much less than the national average in all critical areas such as housing, transportation and health care. There are of course still great amenities in the area; with several full service hospitals.
The Aiken Regional with its Cardio Institute, Womens’ Life Center and the new Cancer Care Institute are all within the city limits. While less than 20 minutes away in Augusta Georgia, the Medical University hospital and the MCG Health Center offer even more options.