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Who hasn’t heard James Taylor’s words;
“In my mind I’m gone to Carolina
Can’t you see the sunshine?
Can’t you just feel the moonshine?
Ain’t it just like a friend of mine
To hit me from behind?
Yes, I’m gone to Carolina in my mind”
This article is the 5th installment of our series called “10 Reasons To Love….”
Today, we share why we love South Carolina!
As Strand Security celebrates 10 years in business in 2020, we are sharing a new blog each month. We love living and working on the Grand Strand and this year-long celebration of all things we love is an ode to our beautiful state and community!
Here are the 10 reasons we love living (and working) in South Carolina, now find yours!
Yes, you read that right!
2,876 miles of tidal coastline in South Carolina means a lot of beaches. Want to know where to go to find the BEST beaches? Look no more, but read this.
Did you know South Carolina has mountains? Sassafras Mountian stands 3560 feet tall. Discover the Blue Ridge Mountains in South Carolina!
Take adventure to new heights in the majestic mountain region of the Palmetto State. With spectacular hiking trails, scenic waterfalls and sweeping views, the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina are an outdoor enthusiast’s dream.
Outdoor enthusiasts as well as those who despise winter snow and cold, rave about the sub-tropical climate of South Carolina.
Did you know that Sweet Tea is thought be originated in Summerville, SC?
Learn more about it here!
There certainly are recipes that scream ‘South Carolina Home Cooking’
They include delicacies like
Find those recipes and more here.
While we as residents of South Carolina certain know that southern hospitality is charming, it’s always wonderful to hear someone form outside our beautiful state sing our praises.
It’s an experience, not just a one-time event.
Whether you love the Gamecocks, the Tigers or the Chanticleers, chances are that you’ll love the overall experience that South Carolina football gives us like nothing else.
Check out the picture in this article that says it all!
There are many different types of South Carolina Barbecue, but they all start with pork!
In South Carolina, that meat is invariably pork — sometimes pulled from a whole hog, sometimes chopped from a slow-smoked shoulder or ham, but always deriving from somewhere on the pig. In fact, try this experiment. Take a South Carolinian to a barbecue buffet (there is not shortage of such operations in the Palmetto State) and ask him or her, “go get me some barbecue.” What you’re going to get back is guaranteed. The steam table may be loaded down with ribs, chicken quarters, and maybe even sliced brisket, but unless they just recently moved to the state from Ohio, your dining companion is certain to bring you back a plate piled high with pork.
Southern houses and porches – the perfect pair!
Our lovely weather is conducive to long evenings on the porch. Unless you live in one of our cities in a small apartment, most South Carolina houses feature a front (or rear) porch as a must-have outdoor room!
There are so many wonderful State parks, beaches, lakes and other nature-rich areas to explore in South Carolina.
Places like Brookgreen Garden, The Myrtle Beach State Park, Editso River and Rave Cliff Falls! Learn more here.
Let us know in the comments, here or on Facebook, what you love most about our beautiful Palmetto State!
We at Strand Security are celebrating 10 years on the Grand Strand!
So many wonderful things have happened to our Strand families, our business and within our community! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to share our wonderful community with you.
We arrived in 2010 to start a new life in South Carolina; to kick off this year-long celebration, let’s count the ways we love the Grand Strand.
With over 60 miles of beaches, the Grand Strand spans from the Winyah Bay in the south to Little River in the north; it is an arc of beach land on the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina, United States.
With over 60 miles of beaches, you will find a beach you love.
Did you know…
The Grand Strand is home to 90 (yes, ninety) golf courses?
That’s a huge number and a huge variety of places to play. There is a course for every golfer, whether you are a beginner or a life-longer player, or somewhere in between
While we are at it, we looked for the number of minigolf courses. While it was harder to find a number, it is at least 30 by this account.
Ready to tee up?!
While the beach and golf are the two main attractions for tourists, there are many more ways to entertain the family when visiting, or living on the Grand Strand.
and so much more! Did we mention the golf courses?
When the sun goes down the fun begins.
Fireworks can be seen on many evenings at Broadway at the Beach and/or Barefoot Landing, attracting thousands of visitors to come to eat and play.
Don’t forget to check out Family Kingdom as the fun just begins when the sun disappears! Ride the old wooden coaster ‘The Swamp Fox’ or try your luck playing carnival games.
Did you know…
While it was always known as ‘the family beach’, Surfside Beach now has another beautiful title to uphold. Surfside Beach was listed as one of the Top 10 best family beaches!
The Grand Strand is simply a beautiful place to visit and live.
No matter your taste, there’s a place for you at one of the many tables on the Grand Strand.
While the Grand Strand offers large chain restaurant access like Margaritaville, TGI Fridays, 5 Guys and Friendly’s, there are plenty of spots that less overcrowded and less corporate.
No matter your taste, when living on the Grand Strand you will eat well.
Murrells Inlet is called the Seafood Capital of South Carolina!
It wasn’t always as family-friendly as it is today though. In the 1800s, pirates hid in the inlet creeks waiting to plunder unsuspecting English ships. You may have heard of one in particular called Blackbeard.
While you can go fishing, crabbing or even scuba diving, why not lay on the beach all day and come eat seafood at night in one of many restaurants on the Marsh Walk?
“Southern hospitality is a phrase used in American English to describe the stereotype of residents of the Southern United States as particularly warm, sweet, and welcoming to visitors to their homes, or to the South in general.”
And friendly we are!
If you’ve never experienced it, you’ve been missing out.
We simply can’t deny that living on the Grand Strand is… grand! While Strand Security and our family have been residents for 10 years, we’ve realized what a great deal we have here in the south!
Homes are affordable, as are groceries and other living expenses; the cost of living in South Carolina due to low taxes is a huge attraction for new residents. The lure of these beautiful yet affordable southern homes brings many northerners to our beloved Grand Strand.
Please tell us why you love the Grand Strand!
Keep an eye out for many more ’10 Reasons To Love…’ articles in 2020!