Cities In South Carolina
The largest cities in South Carolina are also some of the most beautiful and historic. Some of the cities are located near the coast, while others are further inland. Most of South Carolina's major cities boast well-known colleges or universities, while others are located near major highways and airports. However, all of the cities are either home to major fortune 500 companies, or some of the nation's most well known landmarks, destinations, or festivals. Below is a list of five of South Carolina's most popular cities.
- Columbia Columbia is the state's capital and home to the University of South Carolina, the state's largest college. Columbia is also the largest city in South Carolina with a population of nearly 130,000. First Citizens Bank and AgFirst Farm Credit Bank are headquartered in the state, and Bank of America and Wells Fargo have office buildings in Columbia. Columbia is also home to Riverbanks Zoo, one of South Carolina's most popular tourist attractions. The city of Columbia is also home to the State Fair.
- Charleston Charleston is probably the most popular and historic city in South Carolina. The second largest city in the state, Charleston is a beautiful coastal city that features old buildings and wonderful horse and buggy tours. One of the most photographed parts of the state is "Rainbow Row," a series of colorful, historic houses located on East Bay Street. Charleston is also home to the College of Charleston, which is the nation's thirteenth oldest university.
- Greenville Greenville is South Carolina's sixth largest city (the largest in the Upstate) and is strategically located off Interstate 85 between Charlotte, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia. Greenville is the North American headquarters for Michelin and BMW, while the city boasts some of the state's most popular festivals; including Euphoria Greenville, Fall for Greenville, and the Indie Craft Parade.
- Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach is one of the fastest growing cities in South Carolina and is the number one tourist destination in the state. Not only does the city offer several miles of beautiful beach, Myrtle Beach is the number one golf destination in the entire east. Myrtle Beach is also home to one of the most popular boardwalks in the country.
- Rock Hill Rock Hill is the largest city in York County and the fourth largest city in South Carolina. Rock Hill is home to Winthrop, one of the state's finest private colleges. While Rock Hill does not feature any large companies or corporations, the city is located on North Carolina's border and is only minutes from Charlotte. However, Rock Hill is home to a plethora of seasonal events, none more popular than the nationally recognized Come-See-Me, which has been featured in "Southern Living Magazine."