About South Carolina

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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 :
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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

 

 
$850,000
132 Acres

Enoree, Spartanburg County, South Carolina


This is a great place to build your dream home,

Murrill Boitnott , Keller Williams Historic

132.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$500,000
Large home near horse boarding

Travelers Rest, Greenville County, South Carolina


This property would be ideal for the horse lover with a 30 x 50 barn. It is a spacious home originally built by a well known entrepreneur in the city. This house boasts of 4 very large bedrooms, dining, kitchen, den and 24 x 35 game room. The possibilities are endless. Located 1 mile from the Swamp Rabbit Trail, shopping in the quaint downtown Travelers Rest and 7 miles from downtown Greenville. If you are looking to board your horses this barn is incredible. Maybe you are a cop collector, well you have found the perfect fit. Maybe you need a spacious place to run a small business, well here you are!!! Gorgeous pool with a brick wall encompassing the entire deck with easy assess to the pool and steam shower.

Murrill Boitnott , Keller Williams Historic

2.20 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4000 SQ FT
 
$499,900
CLOSE TO TRYON INTERNATIONAL EQUESTRIAN CENTER

Campobello, Spartanburg County, South Carolina


Offered by Kelly Vogel, Realtor with KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY - 1707 John B White Blvd, Sr, Suite E Spartanburg SC 29301 TALLY HO and off we go! Finally, here it is... the very best blend of Equestrian, Contemporary, Vintage and Rustic, together with acreage, pastures, water, mountain views and perfectly situated smack dab in the middle of HORSE country. And best of all it is AFFORDABLE. This truly unique home with over 4000 square feet on 17 acres, is just a quick 12 mile drive to Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) Host of the 2018 World Equestrian Games and several exclusive Fox Hunt Fixtures. This secluded estate- is warm and well apportioned with plenty of unique features like an enormous kitchen, with gas cook top, updated appliances, generous cabinets, mission style Kitchen Island, and warm exposed brick walls. Stepping into the Great room, more exposed brick walls carry your eye up to the vaulted wooden plank ceilings and then back down to the custom built in book cases. This room is also enormous, and a perfect place to entertain, or cozy enough to curl up with a blanket and read a good book on a chilly Sunday afternoon. Large doors lead out on the screen porch and deck; there you can enjoy views of the pond, wildlife, your horses or other livestock grazing happily in their pastures. Take walk over to your private dock and sit down by the clear spring fed and stocked pond, cast a fishing line, go for a kayak tour out to the little island or just sit back in a comfy chair and soak up all the peace and quiet. Back inside, home has countless possibilities and uses, the walk out basement with kitchenette could be the perfect in-law suite complete with its own separate entrance, large family room, bedroom and full bath. Current owner makes use of the kitchenette as a picnic- BBQ prep area. The indoor-outdoor transition is virtually seamless from this thoughtfully designed walk out basement. There are additional finished rooms in the walkout basement that could be a used as a gym, hobby-sewing room, home theatre, game rooms, home schooling class rooms, offices - the possibilities are just endless! Property is compatible for a variety of land types necessary for all great homesteads: woodlands, grasslands, pasture lands, ponds, future riding arena and farming. The current landscape provides a fantastic backdrop for all your outdoor activities. Owners have gone to great lengths to ensure privacy while promoting and conserving all the natural beauty of this tranquil setting. There is something for everyone in every season. Raised and enclosed organic vegetable gardens, bee hive/farming, and in recent past fresh eggs from the chicken coop. Property conveys with multiple outbuildings, which can be customized for equipment storage or easily converted to accommodate the spectrum of potential equestrian needs. An additional 1.26 acre adjacent parcel conveys with purchase, (1-11-00-082.05) this level parcel has been sited and photographed to show the easy possibility of adding a 250x150 riding arena. Call me today to schedule your personal tour 864.266.4220. Please be sure to check out the Aerial tour https://vimeo.com/234264681

Kelly Vogel , Keller Williams Realty

17.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4500 SQ FT
 
$1,175,000
Luxury Home on over 21 acres perfect for equestrian enthusiast!

Taylors, Greenville County, South Carolina


Amazing Outdoor Living! Relax and enjoy the panoramic views by the beautiful in-ground pool, on the arbor covered patio, or the Trex deck with access to the Sauna House with Full Bath and sitting area, or from either of the front porches.This luxurious, updated, full brick ranch home has everything from pool to fireplace and trim work to fabulous finishes. This 4600+ sq.ft. Home is tucked back from the road providing the privacy of over 21 acres of land. Enjoy the beautiful countryside views from the pool, arbor covered, stamped concrete patio, deck, or front porches. Lovely mature landscaping frames the main entrance to the home. As you enter warm hardwood floors, beautiful trim work and built in cabinetry of the formal dining room greets you. Open to the dining room is the Great Room with detailed trey ceiling, wood fireplace, and hardwood floors. Separating the Great room from the Spacious Kitchen is a large eat-in bar with beautiful granite like, solid surface countertops. Stainless steel appliances include: convection oven, microwave, dishwasher, and gas cook top located on the convenient center island. Just off the kitchen, the breakfast room has additional cabinets and counter buffet area. The open floor plan is perfect for keeping connected to your family throughout the day or for entertaining. The large Florida/Sun Room is bright and airy and can be closed off from the great room perfect for relaxing. The spacious Master bedroom has trey ceiling, shuttered windows, New, full bath with dual sink vanity, claw foot tub, and separate fully tiled shower. Of the additional 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, two of the bedrooms one with built in window seat, share full bath with dual vanity and plenty of cabinets. The 4th bedroom is en suite to a full bath. There is also a guest 1/2 bath, Large walk-in Laundry with built in cabinets, sink and another 1/2 bath. The Office/Mud Room off the kitchen has built in cabinets and desk. Upstairs is large bonus room with 3 living areas. Property has detached 30x75 garage/barn with electric, fenced pasture land with stable/Barn perfect for horses, and Large/Tall Covered Pole Building, could be used as covered arena. This amazing home has all the privacy and amenities of luxury living in the country, and is only minutes away from shopping, restaurants, entertainment, hospitals and schools.

Joanna Keskitalo , Joanna K Realty, Inc.

21.70 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4700 SQ FT
 
$1,865,000
LANDRUM, S.C.

Landrum, Spartanburg County, South Carolina


37 + acres runs parallel with South Carolina Interstate 26/ Great spot for commercial opportunity. County water & sewer. Fully fenced with pond. Close to Tryon Equestrian and Lake Bowen. Call Dawn Glass 864-923-9960

Dawn Glass , Lake Murray Properties, Inc.

37.29 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$799,000
Magnolia Farm, 23 Acre Equestrian Oasis in Bluffton, SC

Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina


Welcome to Magnolia Farm, the largest private equestrian estate available in Bluffton, minutes from Old Town and Hilton Head Island, all for under $800k. Combining 4 lots, this almost 23 acre property backs up to the trail system of Midway Farms as well as Palmetto Bluff, which features the top Equestrian Center in the Lowcountry. Up to 14 stalls, round pen, hunter/jumper ring w/ irrigation & night lighting, & 6 large paddocks, this is an ideal location for breeding or training. Down the magnolia lined entrance sits an elevated log cabin inspired home w/ 2 lock-outs overlooking an in-ground pool. Each have their own kitchen & living room w/ the main unit boasting 2BR/1BA w/ stone gas fireplace. Other unit is 1BR/1BA & being sold FURNISHED. Plenty of room to build another home on the property. NEW windows & doors, & new HVAC in 2016. Fabulous location- 20 minutes to Savannah, 20 minutes to the beaches of Hilton Head Island, 5 minutes to Old Town Bluffton.

Alison Melton , Charter One Realty

22.90 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1728 SQ FT
 
$250,000
Beautiful Home in Middle of a Vineyard - Horses Allowed!

Jackson, Aiken County, South Carolina


STUNNING HOME sits on over 1 acre of land overlooking a vineyard. Easy layout to have fenced pasture for 1-2 horses in a beautiful setting. Details of this home are hardwood floors, heavy crown molding, 2 fireplaces, storage & more! Kitchen boasts custom cabinets, granite countertops, abundance of storage space & spacious breakfast area. Enclosed 2-car garage can easily be converted back to into a garage/workshop! Large walk-up attic space can be finished or use as plenty of storage. This is a great deal for the square footage And an opportunity to make this your own private horse farm! Home has new roof! Call for your private showing today! Buyer to confirm all details of this home.

Joanie McCraw , Keller Williams Realty Augusta Partners

1.12 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
4175 SQ FT
 
$389,000
75 Acre Horse Farm with Remodeled Home

Cowpens, Cherokee County, South Carolina


75 acre farm fenced with access gates, gently rolling terrain, mostly open, some woods, a large pond and also borders a creek. lots of road frontage, conveniently located in Cherokee County just off scenic foothills highway 11 and 110 near Cowpens National Battlefield Park. Minutes from Gaffney, Chesnee , Cowpens, Spartanburg and Tryon Equestrian Center. a Great Country location approximately 6 miles from I-85 exit 83.

J. Reginald Wylie , Reg Wylie Realty, Inc.

75.26 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1410 SQ FT
 
$599,000
Just Reduced! Horse'n Around Farm in 3 Runs Plantation

Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina


ALL NEW and drastically reduced! Fabulous new Elite Construction 6 stall barn with two living quarters in popular 3 Runs Plantation 11.12 acres of established double fenced irrigated pastures and run in shed. Professionally landscaped with gated entry and stone driveway Barn has wash stall, grooming stall, feed room and guest quarters with laundry. 4 bay 40X36 garage and workshop area with rear overhang for trailer 30 miles of groomed & marked trails Competition level jump & dressage arenas at the Clubhouse Complex South Complex includes a X-Country Schooling course and competition level jump and dressage arenas. Clubhouse & outdoor pavilion Pool & cabana Activity Center w/fitness equipment

Suzy Haslup , Meybohm Realtors

11.12 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1512 SQ FT
 
$479,000
Turn - Key Horse Property in Aiken, SC

Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina


This is a lovely 4 Bedroom Colonial located in a perfect Equine Facility. The barn is 5 y rs old and has 2 separate turn outs and 1 medical paddock, a 2/3 stall barn with tack/feed room and 1 run in shed. Simply tack up your horses and walk into Hitchcock Woods, a 2000 acre preserve with miles of trails and Cross Country jumps. It also offers a riding ring and a swimming pool. Only 5 miles to downtown Aiken which has many quaint shops , great restaurants and outdoor cafes.

Mirabelle Mike Dickhart , Sandy Hills Realty

2.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
2600 SQ FT

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