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

 

 
$634,000
Low country living, where horses meet deep water!

Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina


Living here has been the greatest experience ever! The community has everything you can practically imagine within the very secure, gated community. With miles of riding trails, central equestrian center and polo fields, all your equine needs are met. Hay can be delivered, and many farriers and vets are in community daily. All the communal areas are impeccably clean and cared for. Close to all downtown Bluffton stores, restaurants, shopping malls, medical facilities and hospitals are all close by. Bluffton is centrally located to Beaufort, Hilton Head and Savannah and a simple scenic drive to Charleston. Easy drive to airports, and BEACH!!!!! Where else could one find everything you need in one small town, with access to everything the amazing Lowcountry has to offer. This home has everything for the equestrian enthusiast without the labor of a horse farm. The most amazing quality of this community is the neighbors, all pet friendly no matter how large of an animal you have! Our physical neighbors love receiving manure to make compost, and are willing to help out with pets(all sizes if need be) great neighborhood, quiet and kid and pet friendly!!! The barn was added by present owner and can easily be converted to either a guesthouse, shop or pool house. Take a walk or bike ride, cruise in your golf cart, or just sit on the porch or float away on a hammock and enjoy the scenery and quiet in Rose Hill! There are picnic areas with bbq's around the community pools and parks. It is simply amazing!!!

kathleen moezzi

1.55 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3241 SQ FT
 
$775,000
Historic Plantation home site

Charleston, Dorchester County, South Carolina


Living within the manicured grounds of a historic Rice plantation in Charlestons famed Ashley River Plantation District offers a lifestyle the few get to experience. As you turn into the avenue of Oaks that mark the entrance to Middleton Plantation, this is where you leave the ordinary behind. Located within a private enclave of 9 homes, developed adjacent to the plantations award winning equestrian center, 24 Middleton Oaks if perfectly designed to offer an easy lifestyle that blends entertaining with outdoor living, and loads of privacy. This is a classic Craftsman Styled home tucked seamlessly into a wooded 1.68 acre lot with sweeping views of the stables, paddocks and trails of the Middleton Equestrian Center. The Equestrian Center is a full service boarding facility offering dressage, jumping and cross country. The Middleton Hunt operates out of the farm and there are hundreds of miles of trails available to ride or carriage. The historic Rice Paddies are one of the prettiest rides anywhere around Charleston.

Terri Seignious , Akers and Ellis

1.67 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3148 SQ FT
 
$1,400,000
Bespoke 13 Acre Horse Farm in Exclusive Equestrian Neighborhood Near TIEC

Campobello, Spartanburg County, South Carolina


Refined Casual Living: Introducing Hummingbird Hill, a 12.71 acre farm nestled into the picturesque landscape below the Blue Ridge Foothills. Located within Golden Hills of Fairview Farms subdivision, an exclusive equestrian enclave with a private trail system. The 4,727 square feet residence was meticulously remodeled in 2016, including the addition of a master wing and gracious home office/bonus room. Home was re-crafted using the finest materials and keen attention to detail. Upon arrival, you'll notice expansive flower gardens surround the home, which provide cut flowers from spring until late October. From a riotous collection of peonies, to hundreds of iris, along with roses, lilies, robust annuals, and hydrangeas, the warmer months offer a feast for the eye. Once inside, the main living area offer an open dining/kitchen, a rather inviting den with stone fireplace and french doors that open onto a private deck. The kitchen is a masterpiece and was designed with entertaining in mind. Featuring commercial Thermador appliances, custom cabinetry, two sinks, three ovens and a warming drawer. The island is a marvel in itself. Adorned with horse corbels, it was constructed using one of the largest single slabs of labradorite extra blue stone, which creates a dazzling optical phenomenon of a blue green to deep blue sheen that shimmers in the light. Island also offers a farmhouse sink and dual dishwashers. Adjacent butler pantry offers floor to ceiling custom cabinetry. The secondary master suite is on the main level and boasts a luxurious bath with stone floors, all onyx accent tiles and dual onyx sinks, vaulted ceiling with skylights, walk in tile shower, soaking tub and heated floors. Upstairs, you'll find two guest bedrooms with pastoral views and a full bath. The new master wing was designed to be a place for relaxation amongst bespoke + luxurious amenities and appointments. The suite offers a separate laundry room, his and her closets with sliding barn doors, a spa quality bathroom and oversized bedroom with vaulted ceilings, antler chandelier from a Georgia hunting lodge, stone fireplace and stunning views from picture windows. All cabinetry, barn doors and window trim in Master Suite locally crafted custom Alder. Master bath features heated floors, dual sinks with backlit onyx counters, walk in onyx tile shower with rain shower head, vanity area and a water closet with bidet. For the ultimate relaxation, unwind in the oversized soaking tub overlooking gardens and stunning backlit onyx wall. Enjoy morning coffee and take in the views from the private covered deck reserved for the master wing. Above the master suite, there is a spacious office suite or bonus room with bath, vaulted ceiling and storybook views. Enjoy Carolina evenings under the stars with good company on the gracious back brick terrace. A full walk out basement offers abundant space for storage, home gym and could be finished into an in law suite, man cave or rec room. If you are searching for a turn key, bespoke farm set amongst an idyllic setting. Look no further. Welcome to Hummingbird Hill.

Damian Hall , Blackstream | Christie's International Real Estate

12.71 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5.5 BATHROOMS
4727 SQ FT
 
$545,000
87+ / - Acre Horse Farm with 14 Stall Barn and 1600 SF Loft - Style Living Quarters

Florence, Florence County, South Carolina


One-of-a-kind property!! 87+/- acres backs up to Jefferies Creek. Huge 14 stall barn (each stall with own water supply) plus tack room, wash bay, locker room, 2 offices and half bathroom. 1689 square feet of open living overhead complete with 2BR/1BA overlooks the riding ring and .75 acre stocked pond. Multiple fenced in pastures, lighted riding ring plus miles of riding trails. 12-15 acres of property is cleared and valuable timber awaits. Perfect place for equestrian center and hosting weddings or events.

Adam Crosson , RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS

87.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1600 SQ FT
 
$435,000
POPULAR GREENVILLE / SIMPSONVILLE AREA -- 5 ACRES W / BARN, 3800+SF OF BEAUTIFUL HOME

Simpsonville, Greenville County, South Carolina


VERY PRIVATE PROPERTY! Located on 5 secluded acres with a two-stall barn featuring a tack room, hay loft, and storage area with 2-3 areas for animals plus a run-in shed in pasture. Recently sealed asphalt driveway. Extra detached garage. All well maintained and less than 10 minutes to shopping in Simpsonville! The home itself has been recently updated and upgraded to assure the new homeowner of a solid purchase! Newer roof, upscale hvac, hot water heater, new decks, and so much more! With approximately 3930SF, this home boasts all the spaces you will need and love! Two master suites plus a secondary bedroom on the main level, two potential laundry rooms, four full baths, an amazing sunroom, plus a large loft area! Come see the pride of ownership in this property! And be sure to call the listing agent for additional details... 864-238-5498.

Susan McMillen , Allen Tate

5.10 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3930 SQ FT
 
$575,000
Majestic Victorian estate and horse farm on 22 acres with fenced pastures

Landrum, Greenville County, South Carolina


Greeted by a white picket fence this majestic Victorian estate takes you back to the classic country charm of a bygone era. Pristinely manicured grounds with fenced pastures, ample storage outbuildings for farm equipment, boats, vehicles on 22.3 acres. A workshop, barn, a run in shed and a party porch make this horse farm idyllic for your family and friends. Double wrap around porches with broken red tile floors, welcome you to relax on the porch swing and white wicker rockers surrounded by lush hanging ferns. Inside are 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths with updated plumbing, wiring, and windows. Charm and character abound with original beadboard ceilings and heart of pine hardwood flooring in many rooms. Enjoy three working fireplaces, a formal dining room, living room, den, master bedroom, kitchen and mudroom on the first floor. Upstairs a large central hall opening to the large second floor veranda, and three large bedrooms and 1 large bath complete the second floor. The location is conveniently located between Greer SC and Landrum SC.

Valerie Miller , Marchant Real Estate

22.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3226 SQ FT
 
$262,500
18 acre fencedHorse Training Facility with barn / lit arena 30 min from Augusta GA

Williston, Barnwell County, South Carolina


Welcome Home to Black Dog Ranch!!!

Roberta Sheehan , Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate Co.

18.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1650 SQ FT
 
$357,500
A BEAUTIFUL 63 +- ACRE FARM with fenced pasture and large pond.

Cowpens, Cherokee County, South Carolina


A great country farm located near Cowpens National Battlefield Park just off highway 110. Convenient to I-85, 221, scenic highway 11 and I-26. Tryon Equestrian Center is about 35 minutes away. Ideal for horses or cattle. Lays well with gently rolling terrain with large pond and borders a creek.

J. Reginald Wylie , Reg Wylie Realty, Inc.

63.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$412,000
18 stall barn, 2 arenas, beautiful home on 31 acres (additional home available!)

Abbeville, Abbeville County, South Carolina


Your turnkey horse farm is now available in beautiful Abbeville, SC! Situated on 31.09 acres of rolling hills, mature pasture, woods and lined by a creek, 138 Durham Rd is perfect for horse lovers and nature enthusiasts of all kinds. The 3 bed, 3 full bath home has a great airy layout boasting hardwood floors, generously sized bedrooms, lots of windows and direct access to the first of two barns on the property. This barn feature 6 stalls, tack room, wash rack and half bath. The second barn hosts an additional 12 stalls (2 of which are set up as a large foaling stall but can easily be converted back), a second wash rack, and a 12x30 office with room for an additional bath. The property also features two arenas and a round pen - a 120x210 jumping arena and a 66x132 dressage arena, both having sand base footings. There is an additional hay shed/tractor shed near the main house.The owners have gone to great lengths establishing Bermuda, clover and other grasses for their equine friends. Most of the property is fenced and ready for your boarding/training/riding lessons, equine therapy business or whatever else you can dream up! Lake Greenwood, shopping and restaurants are just minutes away and you're within a few hours of Aiken, Tryon, Camden, Greenville, Asheville and Atlanta. View the virtual aerial tour on Youtube for more and schedule your private showing today!

Holly Douglas , Clardy Real Estate, Inc

31.09 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
2300 SQ FT
 
$2,100,000
PEPPER PLANTATION, WANDO RIVER WITH DOCK, SEPARATE GUEST HOUSE, 2 PADDOCKS

Awendaw, Charleston County, South Carolina


Stunning, modern, Low Country Farmhouse, by Cobb Architecture, hidden on 2 1/2 acres on the banks of the Wando River. Main house is comprised of 4 bedrooms and the Guest house has another 2 full bedrooms plus kitchen and living space. This 4 year old home provides low country living at its finest; a private gated equestrian community, only 12 miles from downtown Charleston. Enjoy the most private dock in Mt Pleasant; the 422' Bulls Bay Custom Dock with premium covered pier head and all the extras! Amazing sunset views on the river, abundant nature and tidal marshes. Open concept floorplan built with fine quality materials and finishes. Architecture and interior details are carefully crafted with intent and purpose. Every room in the main house was thoughtfully designed to provide water... House with 2 bedrooms over a 2+ car garage complete the perfect guest retreat. Detailed home feature sheet is available upon request. Property is close to everything yet feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of town. The home and Guest House are secluded and not easily visible from the road. As you drive down the historic oak tree lined driveway you will feel your stress melt away. The upscale farmhouse comes into view with the majestic Wando River just behind it. This home was designed to immerse the owner and guests in nature. The rear of the home faces the river with expansive views of the water and wildlife. This northern exposure was selected for the best views, amazing sunsets, and shaded porches. Over 1450 sq ft of outdoor living areas are available off the main house and 580 sq ft off the guest house. This type of attention to detail is evident throughout. As you stand at the elegant, understated entrance, the view through the Mahogany double front doors, past the beautiful foyer, leads to a breathtaking river view directly off the rear porch, and the 422" Bulls Bay custom covered dock. To your left is a large formal dining room for those times you may want to eat and entertain inside. Connecting the dining room to the kitchen is a walk through butler's pantry with built-in partner desk, file drawers, granite desk and countertops, dual bookshelves, large storage closet, food pantry with custom shelving, and glass front cabinets and open shelving. Even this space has a nice view! A well organized person's dream space! Stepping into the kitchen, the chef in the family will also be very happy. Extremely large kitchen island flows into seating for 6 with unparalleled views. Thermador appliance package includes 48" gas range, 6 burners, French griddle, convection oven and smaller oven. 30" built-in column refrigerator, 18" built-in column freezer with water and ice, commercial style range hood, dishwasher, pot filler, glazed terracotta tile backsplash, plumbed coffee station, custom cabinets with mixer lift, trash/recycle can, spice cabinet, cookie sheet/cutting board storage, pegged plate drawer, hidden below granite microwave space, glass accent doors, lift cabinet doors, utensil drawer dividers etc. Too many fantastic details to hit them all. The great room is open to this space (open concept plan) and has the same stunning views of the Wando River. This space boasts a wood burning fireplace with marble/granite surround and hearth, Mahogany beams on the ceiling, built-in shelving next to fireplace with installed TV lift (tv that disappears into the cabinet below). Head outside through the large glass back porch doors to the incredible covered porch. It spans the entire rear elevation of the home, adding almost 500 sq ft of additional space for entertaining and relaxing with family and friends. Stunning 180+ degree view of the Wando River, marshes, wetlands and abundant wildlife. This home flows perfectly for entertaining guests or just for a cozy family evening watching the sunset. Finishing off the main level just off the foyer and great room is a study or home office with glass French doors, built-in bookcases, ceiling fan, layered lighting & storage. A powder room, and 3-stop, two door, accessible elevator complete the main level. No need to carry suitcases or groceries upstairs by hand! Next head upstairs in the light filled stair tower to the upper level. The entire back side of this home is the master suite. Walk through the master bedroom door and prepare for the best view on the entire property! The bedroom is nestled between the large sitting room/den and the luxurious en-suite bath, featuring an elegant claw foot tub, stone floor, custom cabinets with marble countertops, towel warmer, spa shower with custom frameless glass door, and ending with Hansgrohe plumbing fixtures. His and hers master closet with custom shelving system, fold out ironing board, and built in safe. Master bedroom opens to a huge, private covered porch (almost 500 sq ft), adding additional living space to the suite. It's true luxury space for the owners to take in the beautiful sunsets with their favorite beverage. An additional 2 bedrooms with Jack & Jill bath containing recycled glass & shell countertop and walk-in closets with custom shelving complete the 3rd floor. The Main House also has a spacious suite on the ground floor level. This space was specifically designed for flexibility. A foyer leads to the living room with double glass doors (for entry, sunlight, and views) to its own covered porch outdoor living space, a full bedroom and walk in closet plus a private bath room. The bath includes a zero entry walk-in shower for ease of entry for handicapped or any less mobile person. This space would be perfect for mother or mother-in-law, parents, nanny, guests, teenager or college/adult children, craft, workshop, sewing room, billiards, man cave.... Dual Door Elevator opens up to this space and/or the garage,) and also serves the 2nd and 3rd floors for access to the whole home. The laundry room is also on this level and, with the elevator door to this room, it doubles as the family laundry chute. Wet and dirty after just coming from the boating, fishing, swimming, kayaking, horseback riding, or the beach? No problem. Drop your wet swimsuit and towels in the laundry, slip on a robe, elevator up to the 3rd floor for a shower. This home was designed with outdoor living while keeping the main level living spaces neat and clean. 3 additional storage spaces are also on the ground level. The garage is one of the cleanest you will ever see. Keep 2 cars in here and up to 4 more at the Guest House garage.. The entire home has 5" wide character grade white oak hardwood floors on the main and upper levels (except for bathrooms). Stairs are also wood. This home is also smart wired and has a Sonos, 5 zone sound system, is wired for alarm system, has universal remote controlled & installed amplifier. Dish TV antennas for both the main and the guest house are in place. The construction quality is unsurpassed. Features include: open concept floorplan, 3 stop hydraulic elevator, 50 year metal roof, exposed rafter tails, 2 X 6 construction, spray foam insulation, Sherwin Williams Emerald Paint inside and out Main House, Rhino Shield exterior Guest House, 3 separate HVAC units Main House, 2 tankless Rinnai water heaters, gutters and downspouts, 10 ft ceiling main, 9 ft ground floor and 3rd floor, solid core 8 ft doors, Bulls Bay Custom Dock with pier head, roof, benches, swimming ladder, lighting, hose bib, kayak rack and permit for single davit boat lift. ARB approved 2 stall barn & storage room plans are available. Moving on to the Guest House. Again a meticulously designed living space, also serving as the ideal retreat for guests, extended family, or living space for adult or college aged children. This house has 2 good sized bedrooms, 1 full bath and an open concept kitchen/living room. The garage has room for up to 4 vehicles through 2 garage doors. There is also laundry and a half bath in the 750 sq ft air conditioned garage. A finished loft space provides flexibility as a small bedroom or office. The loft leads to easily accessible attic storage. Ask me to see the Charleston Home and Design magazine article on "livin' little" from the Fall 2013 issue on this space. Everything was purposefully designed for efficient living. Ask agent for detailed house and guest house specification sheets. This one won't last. Come see this unique property today!

Julie O'Reilly , Keller Williams Charleston/Mt Pleasant

2.44 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3917 SQ FT

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