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MedPro’s Featured Destination: Florence, South Carolina

MedPro’s Featured Destination: Florence, South Carolina

Welcome to Florence, South Carolina−the American Dream wrapped up in contemporary Southern charm. Halfway between Miami and New York, Florence offers Explorers the chance to achieve their professional goals while enjoying the best of small-town living. Located in the state’s Pee Dee region, Florence’s recently revitalized downtown is a destination for dining, cultural events, live music, shopping, and the arts. Florence is a great destination for young professionals with a below-the-national-average cost of living and quick access to East Coast travel via I-95.

 

The Palmetto State
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a favorite spot for locals and tourists.

Once Explorers arrive in South Carolina, AKA the Palmetto State, they may recognize some familiar territory. But save the treasure hunting with John B and the rest of the Pogues until you have fully experienced all the amenities of Florence. Take a guided tour down the Lynches River, then enjoy some old-school barbecue at one of the city’s many all-you-can-eat barbeque restaurants. Get more bang for your buck, whether you’re shopping for designer goods or hand-made crafts. Finish the day at one of the local breweries for drinks and live music. Explorers will enjoy mild winters, with January temperatures averaging 35 °F (1.6°C) to 56°F (13.3°C) and July temperatures averaging between 72°F (22.2°C) to 91°F (32.7°C).

 

Quality of Life
  • Cost of Living: 19.7 percent below the national rate
  • Population: 40,072 based on the 2020 Census estimate
  • Median Home Sale Price: $265,000
  • Average Rent: $983
  • Median Household Income: $52,425
  • Per Capita Income: $32,482
  • Live below the poverty line: 18.1 percent
  • Median Age: 39.1 years
  • Average commute time: 19.5 minutes

 

Home to QVC, pharmaceutical developer Patheon, McLeod Health, MUSC Health Florence Medical Center, Francis Marion University, and Florence-Darlington Technical College. McLeod Regional Medical Center is ranked No. 5 in the state by U.S. News & World Report, rated high performing in nine procedures/conditions.

 

Education

Explorers can enroll younger family members in Florence 1 Schools.

  • Overall grade: B (niche.com)
  • Student-Teacher ratio: 13 to 1
  • Serving:  students in Pre-K, K through high school

 

Transportation 

Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority (PDRTA) serves the six counties making up the Pee Dee region, including Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, and Marlboro.

Florence Regional Airport (FLO) has connecting flights out of Charlotte to locations across the U.S., including New York, Miami, and Las Vegas, and internationally to destinations such as the Bahamas.

 

Top Attractions
MedPro International Explorer Nikka (Right) and family member on Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach Wanna get away for the weekend? Head to Myrtle Beach, a short drive east, for 60 miles of beaches, great seafood, 90 golf courses, shopping, the boardwalk, Myrtle Beach Sky Wheel, and plenty more fun to keep you entertained.

Pecan Trail Visit a wide variety of local restaurants, shops, and markets featuring pecan and pecan-related products. Pecan pie martinis, white Russian pecan pie, pecan Danish pizza; the tasting adventures are endless on the Pecan Trail.

Edisto River Paddle along the longest free-flowing blackwater river in the United States. Discover amazing wildlife, scenery, and outdoor adventure.

Florence County Museum See collections highlighting Florence’s local history as well as works by celebrated 20th-century artists and current artists representing some o the region’s best work.

Charleston Vibrant culture, rich history, great food, and friendly people make Charleston the perfect city for an extended weekend or more. Voted by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of the best cities in the United States and the world, Charleston is a must-destination for many.

Darlington Raceway Catch some of NASCAR’s best drivers go full speed at the iconic 500 at Darlington, part of the NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series.

Shopping Whether you’re car shopping, need a new outfit for the weekend, or looking for a one-of-a-kind gift, Florence has plenty of places to find what you’re looking for.

The Angel Oak tree is estimated to be between 400 to 500 years old.

The Angel Oak Estimated between 400 to 500 years old, the Angel Oak is considered one of the oldest living oak trees east of the Mississippi River. The 65-foot tall oak takes up 17,000 square feet with its massive limbs, with the longest at 187 feet.

Congaree National Park By foot or paddle, explore one of the largest forests in the southeast. Explorers can hike, kayak, canoe, camp, fish, and more.

Hilton Head Island Get your beach on at this popular outdoor retreat. A tourist hotspot, Explorers can golf, swim, shop, sea dolphins, and enjoy great food.

 

 

 

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