6 Reasons to Make Walterboro Your New Lowcountry Home

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If the stress of city living is crimping your quality of life, why not slow things down on the Front Porch of the Lowcountry?

Walterboro is the hot new relocation destination for people who want to escape from the traffic of Charleston, Summerville, Columbia, Beaufort and Savannah. There is so much to love about Walterboro.

 1. Home Sweet Home

Walterboro is home the minute you get here. People make sure you know they’re glad you’re here because there’s enough room for everyone.

“It got kind of crowded for me and I was looking for a place that had good schools,” said Amy, who moved her family to Walterboro from Isle of Palms, outside Charleston. “It’s a great experience just to be able to have your children go outside and play. I cannot imagine anyone coming here and not feeling welcome or at home and safe.”

Walterboro is the perfect size where most everybody knows everyone else. People greet you by name on the street and ask about your children 

2. Affordability

Make yourself at home and take then next step by buying a home. Big city living costs are starting to descend on Coastal South Carolina communities, but not on Walterboro. Buy a charming Lowcountry home here for 80 cents on the dollar and enjoy the arts and cultural activities that abound here without breaking the bank.

“The house that we have we probably couldn’t afford if we lived in Charleston or any of the bigger cities,” say Aaron and Denise, a young couple with children who relocated from Charleston.

3Best of Both Worlds

In Walterboro, we’re big enough for a charming downtown and two commercial exits on I-95, filled with wonderful antique stores, boutiques, and restaurants but small enough that nature shimmers all around us.

To top it off, Walterboro is centrally located between bigger cities like Charleston, Beaufort, Summerville, Columbia, and Savannah, right off of I-95, and within an hour of two international airports. There’s big city access from small town living. You can truly have your cake and eat it too.

4. Natural Attraction

Nature abounds within the city and beyond. The renowned Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary, a 600-acre environmental wonderland just steps from a downtown that teems with coastal South Carolina flora and fauna, sits right on the edge of town. Just 14 miles south, the Donnelly Wildlife Management Area is an 8,000-acre jewel of the ACE Basin, the East Coast's largest estuarine preserve.

But you don’t need a sanctuary visit to enjoy the natural beauty surrounding Walterboro. Ample acreage of unspoiled vistas greet folks who move here, whether to farm or just commune with nature. 

5. A Great Retirement Location

For all the reasons above, Walterboro is a wonderful place to spend your golden years. For those here to relax, the weather and unhurried pace are a perfect fit. Those who prefer to exercise their body and mind can take advantage of the wide open spaces, wonderful hunting and fishing options, and even tuition-free courses for retirees and those 60+ at USC Salkehatchie, right here in Walterboro.

Walterboro takes care of its retirees. Healthcare is just minutes away at Colleton Medical Center, which has won awards for its Wound Care Clinic and nursing staff. 

6. A Business-Friendly Environment

Walterboro is a place where small businesses are free to grow and succeed on their merits. “Red tape” and “congestion” are not part of Walterboro’s vocabulary. The result is a thriving downtown of small businesses and growing commercial corridors that provide opportunities for entrepreneurs and employment for residents.

Mayor Bill Young sums it up: “Consider what life would look like with more time in your day, more money in your pocket and more space to stretch.”

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Here on The Front Porch of the Lowcountry, we like to watch things grow. Like your own farm, your event space, your food truck or any of the other dreams you shelved for so long. You can grow here thanks to wide open spaces, welcoming regulations and lower cost of living. So come plant your dreams in Walterboro. The Front Porch of the Lowcountry.

  • Business-friendly environment

  • Lower cost of living

  • Wide open spaces

Active Retirement


Whether you seek ample acreage to farm or spread out in, or a tiny yard with an antique cottage, there’s a place for you here in The Front Porch of the Lowcountry. Check out Walterboro and Colleton County: world-class health care, low cost of living, neighborly people and easy access to everything you want or need. Come see for yourself. We’re saving you a spot in Walterboro. The Front Porch of the Lowcountry.

  • World-class healthcare
  • Lower cost of living
  • Small town charm

Lowcountry Living


Coastal South Carolina has seen so much growth in recent years, it can be a little challenging. We invite you to visit Walterboro, and consider what your life would look like with more time in your day, more money in your pocket, and more space to stretch. Walterboro’s wonderful, and we’re pretty sure you’ll make it more so. Come see for yourself, here on The Front Porch of the Lowcountry.

  • Less traffic
  • Small town living
  • Charming community