Not only is Woodside a beautiful community full of friendly faces, it’s also located in gorgeous Aiken, South Carolina. One of the added benefits of living in Aiken is the excellent cost of living. Aiken offers lower tax rates than most states, better gas prices and a real estate market that allows you to get more for your dollar. Here are a few reasons why living in Aiken just costs less:
The Southeast continues to be one of the least expensive areas of the country to live.
South Carolina consistently ranks in the top 10 best states for property taxes and transportation costs.
The cost of food, housing, transportation and healthcare in Aiken is 15 to 60% less than many major metropolitan areas and as much as 40% less than other popular retiree destinations, including the mountains and coasts of North and South Carolina.
The above statistics were obtained from About.com, GasBuddy.com, BestPlaces.net and the 2010 ACCRA Cost of Living Index (Coli.org).