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MedPro International’s Featured Destination: Orangeburg, SC

MedPro International’s Featured Destination: Orangeburg, SC

Explorers will find a unique blend of history, culture, and community spirit in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Nestled in the heart of the Palmetto State, Orangeburg boasts a rich heritage and various cultural and recreational opportunities. Explorers can enjoy parks, museums, and community events such as a concert series, crafts fair, a winter wonderland, and more. The city’s charm extends to its welcoming community, where Southern hospitality is a way of life.


The Garden City

Edisto Memorial Gardens dates back to the 1920s when five acres of azaleas were planted.

Orangeburg is known for its vibrant cultural scene, featuring local art galleries and music festivals, but its nickname “The Garden City” was inspired by its lush surroundings. The city’s proximity to nature, including Congaree National Park and Edisto Memorial Gardens, with the Edisto River winding through the area, provides opportunities for outdoor recreation and a peaceful escape. Overall, Orangeburg offers a harmonious blend of history, community, and nature, making it a great place for individual Explorers and their families seeking a well-rounded and enriching lifestyle. In January, the coldest month, Explorers will experience average lows of 37°F (2.77°C) to highs of 57°F (13.88°C). The hottest month, July, brings average lows of around 72°F (22.22°C) to highs of 91°F (32.77°C). 


Quality of Life
  • Cost of Living: 25.8 percent below the national rate
  • Population: 83,094 based on the 2020 Census estimate
  • Median Home Sale Price: $227.300
  • Median Rent: $895 (1 bedroom)
  • Median Household Income: $38,052
  • Per Capita Income: $22,282
  • Live below the poverty line: 26.5 percent
  • Median Age: 32.6 years
  • Average commute time: 29.6 minutes


Regional Medical Center-Orangeburg is ranked high performing in three procedures/conditions by U.S. News & World Report.



Explorers can enroll younger family members in the Orangeburg County School District.

Overall grade: C (

  • Student-teacher ratio: 15 to 1
  • Serving:  students in Pre-K, K through high school

Additionally, there are several universities in and around Orangeburg for Explorers or family members wanting to take a class or pursue a degree. South Carolina State University, Claflin University, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, and nearby University Of South Carolina in Columbia.


Public Transportation 

Columbia Metropolitan Airport CAE has nonstop flights to seven U.S. destinations: New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, Charlotte, Atlanta, and Dallas.

The Cross County Connection Public bus service operates two color-coded routes providing transportation to the regional medical center and healthcare providers, schools, colleges, universities, government offices and agencies, the downtown area, and the greater county area.


Top Attractions

An Explorer enjoys the view on Hilton Head South Carolina.

Edisto Memorial Gardens Take in the intoxicating fragrance of 4,800 blooming rose plants representing 120 varieties at the Edisto Memorial Gardens. Set alongside the picturesque Edisto River, the gardens date back to the 1920s when the first parks superintendent planted 5 acres of azaleas. Today, visitors will enjoy a butterfly, sensory, and stunning terrace garden children’s garden,

I.P Stanback Museum & Planetarium Explorers can get an unblemished view of the stars at the I.P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium on the South Carolina State campus. The museum hosts exhibitions throughout the year, and the planetarium features Sky-Skan Automation and the NASA Education Resource Center.

Shopping Check out downtown for an eclectic mix of apparel shops, jewelers, antiques, and collectibles. Explorers will find some of their favorites, such as Foot Locker and Bath & Body Works, at Prince of Orange Mall. Explorers can also venture to neighboring Columbia, Charleston, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach.

Dining From barbecue and shrimp and grits to fajitas and katsu, get ready for a taste of the old and new South with a dash of international flavor. Mexican, Japanese, Italian, American, and more are all on the menu in Orangeburg.

 Nightlife Orangeburg is a college town, but there are plenty of welcoming spots for Explorers to have a good time. Brooklyn Restaurant & Lounge’s signature drinks are a must. Enjoy karaoke, a live band, or a pop-up shop at Cloud 9 Hookah Lounge and Bistro.

Road Trip Several neighboring cities providing diverse activities and entertainment are just a short drive away from Orangeburg. Columbia is the state capital and home to the University of South Carolina, with museums, nightlife, theater, sports, tours, and more. Explorers can get their toes wet in Myrtle Beach, a vacation resort favorite. Hilton Head is another popular getaway for beach lovers, and Charleston is known for its cuisine and historic sites.


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