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Where to Retire in Florence and Home Prices

The National Association of Realtors reports the median sale price of a home in Florence to be $193,800, in the 4th quarter of 2021.

What Is Special about Florence

Florence is in a good location as it is where two interstates intersect (I95 and I20), which makes for easy traveling and allows it to be an industial hub. It is half-way between New York City and Miami, Florida, and not far from the beaches.  There are many neighborhood parks on over 600 acres and miles of trails.  Although summers are hot, the other three seasons are mild.

What Is Not Special about Florence

Florence has hot and humid summers and a high crime rate.  It is not considered a walkable community.

Climate and Physical Environment

The summers in Florence are hot and humid with the average July temperature 81 degrees.  The other three seasons are mild with the average January temperature 45 degrees. The wettest month is July.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Art Trail Gallery; Florence After Five Concert Series; Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library; Florence Little Theater; Florence Museum of Art, Science, and History; The 10,000 seat Florence Civic Center.


The crime rate in Florence is almost double the national average.

Medical Facilities

McLeod Regional Medical Center; Carolinas Hospital System; VA Primary Health Care Center


Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority; Florence Regional Airport; Amtrak

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