Quality of Life

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From consistently high academic achievement in schools, access to state-of-the-art medical care, consistently low crime rate, to a variety of recreational and cultural amenities, the quality of life in Pickens County, South Carolina is second to none.

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With the state's #1 county-wide school district and #1 public high school, a technical college system that supports the needs of high-tech industry and a nationally recognized research university all within its borders, Pickens County is a state leader in education.


During the last 20 years Pickens County's population has increased 27%, making it one of the fastest growing counties in our region of South Carolina.  According to the 2010 Census, the county's population is 119,224 and the local region is home to nearly 1.4 million people.

Health Care

Cannon Memorial Hospital and Baptist Easley Hospital, both located in Pickens County, combined with other specialty and urgent care facilities in our local region, offer a high level of medical care to area residents. 

Recreation and Cultural Amenities

Whether you are taking in a broadway production at the Peace Center for the Performing Arts, spending the day on an area lake, or taking in college football game at Clemson University, Pickens County boasts a number of outstanding ways to spend your leisure time.

Crime Rate

The Pickens County Sheriff's Office, local municipal police forces along with state and federal agencies work together to make Pickens County's crime rate one of the lowest in South Carolina.


Pickens County and the surrounding region enjoy a temperate climate that allows residents to spend time enjoying outdoor activities all year. The average temperature during the Spring months is 63.8°F, Summer is 77.5°F, Fall is 61.7°F, and Winter is 45.3°F.

Cost of Living

Pickens County is located in the Greenville MSA and enjoys a considerably lower cost of living when compared to markets such as Atlanta, GA, Charleston, SC, Boston MA, and Charlotte, NC.


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