Orangeburg, South Carolina is 37 miles east of the state capital, Columbia. First settled as an Indian trading post in 1704, today the city has a population of 13,964 residents and is the seat of Orangeburg County. Known locally as "The Garden City," Orangeburg lies on the banks of the scenic Edisto River near Lake Marion and the town's modern residents enjoy the area's small-town charm.
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Immerse yourself in history! Settled early in America's history, Orangeburg has 29 locations on the National Register of Historic Places, making the town a great place for those with an affinity for the past. Residents can explore the Treadwell Street Historic district, dating from the late 1800s, or the Maj. John Hammond Fordham House.
Explore the Garden City! New residents will appreciate the Edisto Memorial Gardens, which were developed in the 1920s; the gardens are home to 75 varieties of roses. These roses are the inspiration for the annual Orangeburg Festival of Roses, a town tradition since 1972. The festival includes a bass fishing tournament, river race and Princess of the Roses pageant.
Enjoy the culture! The Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center, housed in the Edisto Gardens, is one of the best arts centers in the surrounding areas, offering classes and workshops for residents. The town is also home to the Orangeburg Part-Time Players, the Orangeburg Civic Ballet and the Henderson-Davis Players of South Carolina.
Stay in shape! The town's Hillcrest Recreation Facility has a public golf course, tennis courts, soccer fields as well as baseball and softball fields. Kids can beat the heat at the Memorial Gardens Spray Park.
It's a buyer's market! Sale prices in Orangeburg have recently fallen 29.2% year-on-year, meaning now is a great time to buy. Families moving to Orangeburg will want to look for homes near the highly-regarded Brookdale Elementary School.
Great for renters! With the city's affordable home prices and a median rent near the state average for South Carolina, rent to own properties and houses remains a great option in Orangeburg; the sooner you move, the sooner you can be kayaking or fishing for bass or bream on Lake Marion in nearby Santee State Park.
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