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Living a College Town Lifestyle in Orangeburg, South_Carolina

Chosen an All-American city in 2005, Orangeburg is a delightful college town. With a population of 13,000, Orangeburg is located in central South Carolina. This small town has several colleges (including top-rated Claflin University and South Carolina State University - both predominately black schools).

Orangeburg is known as the Garden City and has a lovely downtown. Orangeburg has an active and very successful redevelopment program.

Photo of town square courtesy of Wikipedia and Akhenaton06.

Where to Retire in Orangeburg and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in this area of SC. According to the median home value was $107,216 in mid-2021

What Is Special about Orangeburg

Edisto Memorial Gardens - Orangeburg Rose Festival - South Carolina State University - The I. P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium - Grand American Coon Hunt - Hillcrest Golf Club (municipal)

What Is Not Special about Orangeburg

It is somewhat remote in SC's interior. As a small town it won't appeal to people looking for a faster pace.

Climate and Physical Environment

Orangeburg is located in the center of South Carolina. It is on the banks of the North Edisto River.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The colleges in town have cultural offerings. The Rose Festival and the N. Edisto Museum provide opportunities as well.


The crime rate is above average.

Medical Facilities

TRMC of Orangeburg and Calhoon is in town.


Columbia Airport is about 35 miles

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