Aiken, South Carolina

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Aiken Relocation Guide

Welcome to our Aiken Relocation Guide. Inside you will find City & School information, housing for sale and rent, and other stuff helpful when relocating to Aiken, SC.

Aiken is a unique and wonderful place to live. Our citizens enjoy excellent city services, exceptional recreation activities and facilities and beautiful parks and gardens.

Few cities have enjoyed as colorful and vibrant a history as Aiken. From its origins as a terminus for the “Longest Railroad in the World”, to a period of popularity among the social elite for its horsing activities and climate, Aiken has never forgotten to pay tribute to its defining moments. Aiken had a population of 30,778 at the 2018 U.S. census estimate.

Aiken was recognized with the All-America City Award in 1997 by the National Civic League. Aiken has also  been named by Southern Living Magazine as the 2018 “South’s Best Small Town”, an honor they have achieved a total of four times over recent years.

The Southside is the southern area of the city of Aiken, which strongly increased in development after the construction of the Savannah River Site. It now serves as the premiere shopping district in Aiken County, being the location of the Aiken Mall, multiple retail stores, and several restaurants. Two large residential communities, Houndslake Country Club and Woodside Plantation, have multiple golf courses within the communities. Many newcomers take up residence in either Houndslake or Woodside; however, the most prestigious homes are located in historic downtown Aiken.

The median household income in Aiken, SC is $53,433. Males have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,985. According to, as of April 2019, average rent for an apartment was $773. One bedroom apartments rented for $720 a month on average, and two bedroom apartment rented for an average of $860.

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