About South Carolina



Admittedly, the Palmetto state’s “street cred” in the equestrian community seems underwhelming on the surface: The state ranks a modest No. 37 nationwide in number of horses with 94,773.

Yet just like a brushing a stallion brings out a beautiful shine, a closer inspection of the Palmetto state’s “horse power” shows it’s got a rather significant pedigree. Top jockeys, trainers and owners have originated from here. The Aiken area is known for its thoroughbred pastures. And South Carolina is one 10 states with an official horse, the Carolina Marsh Tacky.

The Lowcountry, too, has a long history with riding, breeding and racing. And while hardly center ring today, it remains on the periphery of the horse world.

South Carolina equestrian properties are regaining interest after being affected by the housing downturn in the past few years. Deals are available. 

In many cases, the horse farms aren’t that far from cities and suburbs.

South Carolina is located in southeast United States. Three geographic regions cover the state. The Atlantic Coastal Plain (or the South Carolina Low Country) extends west from the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic Coastal Plains are swampy, flat and marked by rivers near the coast. The Coastal Plains are forested and lined with sandy hills as you move inland. The higher elevations and rolling hills of the Piedmont are located northwest of the Atlantic Coastal Plain. The more low lying Blue Ridge Mountains cross northwest South Carolina with elevations reaching 3,000 ft.


South Carolina's economy is historically based on agriculture. Tobacco, poultry, cattle, dairy, soybeans and hogs are important agricultural products. Growth of the textile industry met an ill fate in the 1920s with the appearance of the boll weevil--sending many African Americans north in search of work. Textile and clothing industries are based in Piedmont and continue to be an important industry to the state, along with chemical products, paper products, machinery and tourism.


  South Carolina in Numbers :
img Horse Population : Approximately 94,773
img Total Economic Impact: over $ -- billion
img Population : 4,255,083
img Land area : 30,109 sq. miles
img Capital : Columbia
img Counties : 46
img Highest Point : Sassafras Mountain:  3,560 feet
img Lowest Point : Atlantic Coast – sea level
img 10 largest Cities :
  • Columbia: 117,088
  • Charleston: 106,712
  • North Charleston: 86,313
  • Rock Hill: 59,554
  • Mount Pleasant: 57,932
  • Greenville: 56,676
  • Sumter: 39,679
  • Spartanburg: 38,379
  • Summerville: 37,714
  • Hilton Head Island: 34,497


Private Home with 22 Unrestricted Level Acres

Gaffney, Cherokee County, South Carolina

If you are looking for privacy, peace, and quiet this may be the home for you. This carriage-house home comes with 22 unrestricted level acres, a 2-stall barn w/tack room, utility building/workshop and a chicken coop!! This brick home has been extremely well maintained. You will find 2318 SF of living space featuring 2 spacious bedrooms and 2 full baths. Hardwoods on stairway and through upstairs. Landing area between the bedrooms ( approx 9 x 13) is large enough for a guest area. Large combo living and dining room area makes this the perfect setting for family gatherings and entertaining. Quality construction with thermashield insulation and solar powered attic fan. Did I mention the neat dollhouse? And there's storage galore throughout ! This home is loaded with character and you will not want to leave. 100% USDA Loan eligible area. Property's like this don't come along often so make your appointment today!

Peggy Wilson, Peggy Wilson's Legacy Real Estate

22.00 ACRES
2318 SQ FT
10 Acre Lot with Barn and Pool - A Must See!

Pauline, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

Own a piece of Rock 'n Roll history! The Marshall Tucker Band's George McCorkle built this house in 1979 on a beautifully wooded 10-acre spread. A winding driveway leads to the house--a true country estate! Let's start outside where the 12' x 51' covered back porch/deck overlooks a 16' x 34' in-ground pool with decorative 6-foot high fencing. A barn and a separate building, an ideal workshop or "Man Cave," are added amenities. Inside, the spacious yet cozy den sports a large brick fireplace and built-in bookcases. Near the den is a large pool room (18' 6" x 13'9") with 2 4' x 7' walk-in closets. An adjacent room about the same size is the perfect bar room, with 2 large sliding glass doors looking out over the back deck toward the pool. The broken-brick flooring would handle any spills! The kitchen-breakfast area runs 24' across the back of the house, accented by a bay window with another view of the pool and wooded countryside. Conveniently located off the kitchen is the stone floor dining room. The front porch is 32' x 6'. Through the front door enter the dramatic foyer (17' x 7'), with a high ceiling that goes to the second floor! Upon entering, one's urge is to look--UP! To the right is the living room with a ceiling fan and wood floor. Up the staircase and to the left one finds the master bedroom (12' x 19'). Its walk-in closet (10' x 7.5') also has a door in the rear leading into the attic storage area. The double-vanity bathroom (10' x 12') has a jetted tub and separate shower. The second bedroom (15' x 12') is connected to the bonus room (19' x 17'). The third bedroom is 12' x 11.5'; all bedrooms have ceiling fans. The cedar-sided house also includes the following upgrades/amenities: HVAC upstairs upgraded last year, downstairs 9 years ago, decorative metal fence in the front, as well as around the pool, roof replaced in 2004, new windows and insulation redone last year, new gutter guards, new front door, and new sliding glass door. For those interested in hunting, there are wild turkey and huge deer population!

Peggy Wilson, Peggy Wilson's Legacy Real Estate

10.00 ACRES
3212 SQ FT
Stately Home on Waterfront Lot

Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

New Roof, New Exterior Paint, Newly Refinished Hardwood Floors, New Walkway. This stately two-level home on almost three acres of wooded land adjoins Lawson Fork River. The setting is enhanced by the circular drive merged into the landscape. Enter the sheltered front door into the two-story foyer with beautiful lighting, which carries over into the formal dining room. As you look around the living/great room your eyes behold a dramatic effect of the vaulted openness to the 2nd level with an open walkway. A tall mantle with tile surrounds the gas log fireplace. The great room opens to the dining room which has a wall of windows! The upstairs railed balcony offers an expansive view of the great room. The house is wired for Surround Sound. Enter the kitchen with breakfast area, keeping room, gas log fireplace and here are updated appliances, including the GE Monogram built-in refrigerator, 5 cook-top Viking gas stove and granite counter tops with some tile back-splash. Other appliances include a Whirlpool trash compacter, GE Monogram ice-maker, GE self-cleaning convection oven, and Advantium Convection/microwave combo. The gas cook-top (with downdraft) is integrated into an island with a wine rack on one end and cookbook shelves on the opposite end. Another island has a double sink with garbage disposal and trash compacter. Both islands have space for bar stools. A butler's pantry is on the wall at the breakfast area near the floor-to-ceiling window. The keeping room has a built-in entertainment center housing cabinets and shelves. French doors lead to the great room. The kitchen features wide baseboards and crown molding. From the kitchen to the garage there is good sized laundry room and a walk-in pantry. The master bedroom is ultra spacious with a gas log fireplace, book shelves, plantation shutters, mantle molding over windows, and built-in entertainment center with in-the-wall speakers. The spacious spa bath with skylights has a Jacuzzi jetted tub, separate shower, knee space vanity, lots of mirrors and long counter with 2 sinks. The large shower has 2 heads and 2 controls! Extra, extra large (6x18) walk-in cedar lined closet, with many shelves and drawers, provides super organization. There are front and back stairs to the upper level. Here you have two bedrooms two full baths, a bonus room and study/4th bedroom. From the main level to the deck (21x14) you have a hot tub under a covered gazebo. It was replaced two years ago. A portion of the back yard is fenced for the animals and children to roam and play. Doors to under the house lead to plenty of room for storage or a workshop. The B-Dry water proof lifetime warranty protects the foundation. There is also an out building (12x24) for storage or hobby space. The oversized two car garage has good height for larger vehicles. The door was replaced in 2011. The house is served by three heating/cooling systems serviced by Waldrop. This house has a Kohler generator providing a back-up power source, two hot water heaters, and one is a Rinnai tankless water heater with a never-ending supply of hot water. The owners plan to leave all the window treatments with the house. Also installed Leaf Guard Gutters. The house is located on about three acres and borders Lawson Fork Creek. Enjoy walks through the woods and notice the abundance of wildlife and allow the beauty of nature to surround you. This is a most prestigious area of Spartanburg and so convenient to everything. Owner has priced to sell at $449,000.

Peggy Wilson, Peggy Wilson's Legacy Real Estate

2.76 ACRES
3862 SQ FT
7.31 Acres Only 35 Minutes from Tryon International Equestrian Center!

Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

If you want a spread in the country, this is it! 7.31 (USDA Eligible) acres of Unrestricted Property adjacent to Cambridge Subdivision. Newly renovated with fresh paint & new carpet throughout main level and stairs to lower level, new roof with architectural shingles, new gutters & vents plus a new 3 ton HVAC. The kitchen has a tiled back splash, new counters, new sink, new faucets and refinished cabinets and a convenient pass-through opening from from the kitchen to the den. There is a wood stove insert in the den which has a mantle and is surrounded by brick accent. The wood stove has a fan to blow warm air and can heat the main level very comfortably. One wall in the den has shelves for displaying pictures, books and accent pieces. The chimney has been recently cleaned. The lower level with two spacious rooms and full bath can serve multiple uses. It could be a business, private living area for a family member, a perfect area for guests or entertaining. Imagine entertaining on the lower level coordinated with cookouts and games on the back lawn. If you installed a pool on the back lawn your guests would have the privacy of the downstairs bath without accessing the main living quarters. If that is not enough you have the two car plus detached garage/workshop (30'x30') with 220 outlet for power tools. The detached garage with more than 1200 square feet is plumbed and ready to finish. It also has new doors. The garage attached to the house is an oversized two-car garage. The concrete driveway extends beyond the house to the detached garage. This location is convenient to the interstate, GSP Airport, BMW, and both Greenville and Spartanburg within minutes.

Peggy Wilson, Peggy Wilson's Legacy Real Estate

7.31 ACRES
2400 SQ FT
Gorgeous Home, 10 Acres in Taylors, SC, Country Living in Town

Taylors, Greenville County, South Carolina

Fantastic 10 acre horse farm very conveniently located near GSP International Airport, Downtown Greenville, SC and the NC mountains. There are so many features that it is almost impossible to describe all of them. 4 stall barn with lights and running water, 600 square foot hayloft, 2 equipment sheds and horse and tack are included.

Alonso Llano, Trailside Realty Solutions

10.00 ACRES
3800 SQ FT

Abbeville, Abbeville County, South Carolina

If peace and tranquility are what you are seeking, look no further. This 15+ acres with a creek, a pool and 2 pastures for livestock is located just minutes from the Abbeville square. Tons of storage for tractors and other equipment with several outbuildings and a detached 2 car garage. The custom built home features 3 BR, 3.5 BA with Cypress siding. The large, eat-in kitchen boasts custom, maple Hershberger cabinets and leads to an spacious screened porch with fireplace. The living spaces in this home are huge and offer impressive natural light streaming through the large Pella windows. The living room and dining room both feature wood-burning fireplaces and the living room has gorgeous built-ins. Large master bedroom on main level and master bath ensuite with his and her walk-in closets , curved ceiling and tile shower. Home has ADT burglar alarm and an unfinished basement. The yard hosts many beautiful trees such as Crepe Myrtle, large Oaks, and Black Walnut trees. Home is only minutes from Greenwood, Lake Russell, and the historic town of Abbeville, South Carolina. This is one you need to see for yourself to truly appreciate all its glory.

Renee Simchon, Greenwood Realty, Inc

15.00 ACRES
3015 SQ FT
Stunning South Carolina Equestrian Estate Ready for New Owners

Anderson, Anderson County, South Carolina

Now you CAN have it all. From the inviting southern porch, complete with haint blue ceiling, to the exquisite gourmet kitchen, which includes a 6 burner gas cooktop and stainless appliances, this stunning large home has everything on your wish list! Quality is apparent when you walk in the front door onto thick stone floors which give way to the warmth of wood in the oversized living room. Gather the family and extended family in the large distinguished dining room. As you tour this lovely home, you can't help but be awed by the abundance of the room sizes. Tastefully painted in easy to accommodate colors that get their spirit from the natural beauty outside every window. Survey your estate from the 24' X 17' upper deck off the kitchen. It provides a perfect entertaining space that looks out over the tennis court, the outdoor fireplace, an oversized lower level brick patio and the 2 barns. Did we mention your very own tennis court? Why not? Play tennis or watch others play while sitting in the courtside gazebo. Master-on-main complete with an en suite that includes a sizable floating glass shower and a soaking tub, is complimented by his and hers under-sinks surrounded by tasteful granite counter tops. His and her's closets, deep molding and a private sitting area round out the perfectly appointed Master Suite. Bedrooms are abundant with an additional bedroom on the main floor, with it's own full bath to three more on the upper floor with two more full baths. Get Zen in the meditation room, or watch your favorite movie in the media room. Saying this home has storage is an understatement. The home offers several storage options with a walk in attic storage and another large storage room on the lower level. If that isn't enough, you will find vast storage options in either of the two barns. The convenience of a central vacuum system makes clean up a breeze. This convenience allows you more time to spend with your horses. With 10+ acres, there is plenty of room to ride. The main barn is a dream come true for any horse that enjoys comfort. Complete with 4 tack rooms and 6 stalls, the barn even offers enough extra room for your boat, or whatever other treasures you wish to store inside. And just in case you have more than 6 horses, you have a second barn to utilize. The implements are negotiable. This estate is an oasis from the city but close to all that the city has to offer. It is within just a few short miles from the vast array of restaurants and shopping of Anderson. The metropolitan city of Greenville, the culture of Clemson University and the abundance of waterfalls and hiking opportunities the area is known for is literally just outside your door. Come home to everything you ever dreamed your home could (and should) be.

Tookie Nemchak, Keller Williams Western Upstate

10.97 ACRES
4182 SQ FT
Country Living Close To Town with Room for Horses!!!

Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina

This English Tudor Estate is situated on 6.88 acres that is partially wooded and has pasture area, offering country living that's close to town. Home has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 fireplaces, deck, inground pool, wood stained hand rails, exposed beams, 2 car garage, stream, PLUS a 2 car garage/ shop that could easily be converted to a barn and so much more!

Renee Simchon, Greenwood Realty, Inc

6.88 ACRES
1900 SQ FT
Peace and Tranquility!!

Waterloo, Laurens County, South Carolina

Own a masterpiece! Peace and solitude in the country! Conveniently located on 14 acres in Waterloo between Laurens and Greenwood, this home features 7BR/6.5BA on a large private fishing pond. Enter into open foyer with large dining room to your left and living room to your right. Master BR suite with large bath and walk-in closet to right. Great room and eat-in kitchen flow together. From family room you walk out to large covered patio with pool with pretty views of the pond. Second floor features open gathering area\2nd great room for TV or entertainment plus 4BR/4BA. Third floor features 2BR/1BA. Laundry room located just off kitchen, as well as, half bath. Large and bright Sunroom perfect for relaxing and entertaining. Three gas heating units/electric air conditioning. Step in tub in Master Bath. Two 70 gallon water heaters. Outstanding views of stocked pond from home. Sturdy pier. Well constructed home with many extras including hardwood floors, tile, brick and carpeted floors, granite countertops and gas logs in two fireplaces. Three staircases. Long private drive to home with lovely entrance and decorative security gate. Ideally located between Greenwood, Clinton, and Laurens, this home is close to interstate highway via Laurens or Clinton. Home has a two car garage that is currently being used as a bedroom. However, it will be an easy conversion to return to a garage. Shed type roof for carport at present. Located in the WaterOaks subdivision, there are no HOA fees. WaterOaks is not listed in Greenwood MLS. Adjacent pasture acreage can be purchased and would work well with cows or horses. Square footage is 5700 square feet (not counting converted garage) per Laurens County Courthouse. Pool is 532 square feet per LCH. There are 10 owners around the large pond. Current owner will cut out 14 acres from his 60.62 total acres and provide plat. He will also cut out pasture property should buyer desire more acreage. Map shows 284 Nanaloo Ave-address is actually 402 Nanaloo Ave

Renee Simchon, Greenwood Realty, Inc

14.00 ACRES
5700 SQ FT

Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina

Magnificent 60-Acre Estate unparalleled in its offering of Elegant Living combined with flowing creeks, ponds and horse sanctuary only 3 minutes from downtown Greenwood, South Carolina. Harmonious layout and panoramic views create a peaceful and serene feeling from the moment you enter the driveway. Never before offered for sale, the gorgeous estate is one of Greenwood’s premier homes perfectly situated among 200yr old pecan trees, exquisite views, multiple ponds, flowing creeks complete with Barn, tack room, enclosed wash rack, pastures with large paddock, enclosed turnout shed and so much more! Superbly designed and immaculately maintained, a perfect estate for the passionate equestrian or anyone desiring their own private sanctuary…$755,500 with 35 aces or $875,900 with 60 acres (optional owner financing on additional acreage package) Truly a must see to appreciate everything this magnificent estate has to offer!

Renee Simchon, Greenwood Realty, Inc

35.00 ACRES
4600 SQ FT

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