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

 

 
$1,279,900
72 Acre South Carolina Luxury Horse Barn / House, With State Of The Art Features!

Seneca, Oconee County, South Carolina


Come see this gorgeous, private 72 acre luxury estate w/ serenity and convenience around every turn. Finished in 2017 and less than 15 minutes to Lake Keowee, Clemson, Seneca, and I-85, this property is centrally located, allowing you to be in Greenville in under 1 hour and Atlanta in under 2 hours. Lake Hartwell beaches and access ramps also a 5-minute drive from the property. The property boasts a sprawling custom barn with luxurious living quarters above as well as a separate 40’x60’ pole barn for all of your farm, boat, and RV storage needs. With 2,450 square feet of heated space, the home features amazing custom finishes throughout beginning with a 2-story foyer leading up to an open concept floor plan, stunning cathedral ceilings with a cedar cupola and windows all around the home with 360-degree views allowing an abundance of natural light into the residence. With hardwood floors throughout the open living space, you will find a chef’s kitchen with top grade finishes as well as a large walk-in pantry. The spacious dining and living areas are perfect for entertaining large groups of friends or small family gatherings. The double-sided, floor-to-ceiling stone fireplaces provide warmth and a beautiful focal point for the living area and just outside of that for the covered porch, completed with a stunning natural stone floor that spans an entire 60 feet of the residence. This is where you will experience year-round sunsets over the South Carolina sky with ceiling fans to keep you comfortably enjoying the serenity no matter the weather. The master suite includes a custom maple walk-in closet and 8’ sliding glass door access to the magnificent covered porch. You will then enjoy the grand master bath, complete with a large walk-in shower, jetted bubble tub, custom cabinets for maximum storage and lovely granite and tile finishes. There are two additional bedrooms, a full laundry with custom cabinetry plus a sink, and a second full bath featuring a large claw foot tub with stunning fixtures paired with marble floors and countertops. Downstairs, the barn was carefully designed with quality and convenience in mind. Features include six 12’x12’ stalls complete with top of the line stall packages including rubber stall mats, custom powder coated galvanized steel stall doors with self-cleaning tracks, metal chew protection for corners and edges, removable stall dividers and metal retainer channels, handcrafted Dutch door turnouts, hot and cold water in the wash rack, fully insulated and heated tack room with laundry, and a large half bath. Around the exterior of the barn, you can utilize the additional dry space provided by large shed roofs, extending the useable space for horse runs, storage, and activities such as grooming, bathing, and more. Steps away from the barn, you access the 60’ round pen, featuring 7’ tall galvanized steel panels with a ride-through gate situated under Chestnut trees that provide shade from the sun while exercising horses. A large patio awaits another few steps from the residence to host bonfires in the large flagstone fire pit while still situated to view those lovely sunsets over the South Carolina woods. The property must be seen to be believed! With 72 acres of land to explore, you will encounter an abundance of wildlife along the many shaded trails that are great for walking, horseback riding or ATV access, a 2 acre stocked pond, multiple creeks and springs that run inside the property with full access, making this an outdoor lover’s paradise. Horse pastures are safety fenced with water and electric available as well as a track system for the highest standard in natural horse keeping known as a “paddock paradise.” Whether you like to hunt, fish, horseback ride, bike, or ATV or enjoy nature’s beauty, this property truly has it all. Contact the listing agent or check the attachments for a full list of the features. Don’t miss this property!

Johnathan Lower , Berkshire Hathaway Home Services C Dan Joyner Realtors

71.72 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2450 SQ FT
 
$995,000
PRICED TO SELL !!!!! 122 acre with an Brand New Estate Home in Fairfax SC

Fairfax, Allendale County, South Carolina


Welcome to SOW'S EAR!! Priced to sale!!!!!! A spectacular South Carolina property worth your time to view. This is a Brand new home on 121.45 acres with a Guest lodge that sleeps 10 plus and 3 full bathrooms. In addition, ther are Two large farm sheds and oneenclose metal building with a full kitchen, Bathroom and walk in cooler. This farm is Ideal for Hunting, Fishing, Farming and raising Horses and enjoy those family gatherings on three fresh water ponds. The main house was just recently completed with hard wood floors and hard surface counter tops through out. Downstairs includes a large pantry and large laundry room for families needing extra space. The Porches are my my favorite place to relax and enjoy the out doors that comes with a handicap assisted lift. Three bedrooms , three bathrooms and two half bath plus the billiards room with a magnificent view from every window. The property has a complete irrigation system and deep well for maintaining the landscaping. One last thing the cook shed out back has a complete kitchen / bathroom with air condition for those that enjoy grilling, just as an extra bonus.

Rick Reeves , Carolina One Real Estate

121.45 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3185 SQ FT
 
$2,150,000
Luxury Equestrian Estate with Custom Stable

Wagener, Aiken County, South Carolina


Six-year-old custom built 6,100 square foot brick Georgian Colonial designed by the award-winning architectural firm of McIntyre-Capron of Philadelphia, Pa. and built by Kisner Construction of Aiken, SC. Extensive custom millwork and hardwood floors are throughout the house and volume ceilings accentuate the grandeur of this magnificent home. The first floor is well designed for entertaining and family living with an open concept. Elegant entry hall with grand staircase and arched doorways give way to a welcoming family room with fireplace and French doors leading to a large screened porch. An expansive gourmet kitchen is a delight with high-end appliances, extensive granite counter tops and a large eating area surrounded by a circular set of windows. The stately dining room is perfect for gatherings and the large study with built-ins provides a comfortable retreat. Main floor master suite includes sitting and dressing areas; his and hers bathrooms and individual walk-in closets. A second generous sized guest room with full bathroom is also on the first floor. There are two additional private guestrooms on the second floor, each with a full bath, walk-in closet; and a comfortable sitting area. In addition to the house, there is a stunning custom designed stable measuring 60 X 96'. The barn includes inlaid rubber pavers in the center aisle, tongue and groove stained pine walls and ceiling, four 12 X 12' stalls with Nelson automatic waterers as well as two 12 X 12' wash stalls with infrared heaters, a 20 X 20' feed room, a 20 X 20' tack room, a powder room, laundry room and an exquisite 1640 square foot one bedroom apartment with a loft and full bath. Other structures include a screened observation hut adjacent to the irrigated full regulation size riding arena with a mixture of screenings, sand and clay and a 40 X 56' equipment building with built-in workbench, electricity and water. To learn more, visit windsweptfarm-aiken.com

Pat Blewett

23.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
7 BATHROOMS
6100 SQ FT
 
$2,980,000
Waterfront Plantation - Inspired 5 - Acre Estate on the Intracoastal Waterway

Pawleys Island, Georgetown County, South Carolina


Every so often art is created with brick and mortar 4 Lower Waverly is inspired by an 1841 Natchez, Mississippi plantation and that inspiration echoes throughout the entire property. This classic southern estate rests on 5+ acres atop a high bluff overlooking a mile of the Waccamaw River. Timeless appeal greets you upon entering the private property as you admire its 300 year old live oak trees, colorful azaleas, and beautiful camellias lining the drive, carport, home and separate garage. The garage has three bays and a 2 bedroom guest house above. The custom wood work and attention to detail make this home a living masterpiece. A walnut library, large master with great views, home theater, billiard room, gourmet kitchen, harmonious porches, dock off of the river and more inspires a life of exceptional living. Plans for an architecturally designed swimming pool and terrace are available and furnishings are negotiable.

Perry Peace , Peace Sotheby's International Realty

5.40 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
8601 SQ FT
 
$600,000
Fully Remodeled Brick Ranch on 5 acres, Beautiful views, barn / outbuildings

Simpsonville, Greenville County, South Carolina


This beautiful all brick ranch home, with its 3 bedrooms and 2 ½ bathrooms, sits upon 5 scenic acres in Simpsonville. No detail was left undone in the renovation of this home. Walk up the charming front porch, into the foyer and immediately notice the gleaming hardwood floors throughout the home. In the gourmet Chef’s kitchen you will appreciate the abundance of custom cabinetry and quartz countertops. Enjoy the luxury of high end, stainless steel appliances and pot filler over your gas range. Open from the kitchen, you will see the large great room, perfect for entertaining with its large windows and doors which lead to the glorious screened porch. You will want to just sit and relax on the porch as you watch your horses in the pastures. Back inside, just off the kitchen, is the lovely dining room as well as a den/sitting room. Down the hall you will view the living room which is set up for a personal theatre experience with its 7.1 surround sound system. The master bedroom is on the rear side of the home so you can enjoy the view of your pastures. You will not be disappointed with the newly renovated master bathroom with the heated tile floors, double vanity, walk in shower with rain head and large walk in closet. For your convenience, the master closet is open to the large laundry room with custom drying racks. Finishing off the living area there are two good size bedrooms and a beautifully remodeled full hall bath. The home also has an oversized attached two car garage with door to the mud area, pantry, and half bath. Just outside is the newly built paver patio and outdoor kitchen with gas grill, smoker, and a granite counter. While outside you will notice the fully vinyl fenced and crossed fenced property and pastures. Perfect for your horses. The barn is set up with two stalls, a tack room and wash room. The walls in the barn are fully moveable so it can be set up as something other than a barn if that suites your needs. There is also a large shed on property, currently being used to store hay. Do not overlook the third outbuilding to store your yard toys and other equipment. Make sure you ask about the special area for your RV. You are going to enjoy the serene country setting of this beautiful home and still be five minutes from shopping and dining. It is the very best of both worlds. This property will not disappoint.

Alesha Oppatt , Coldwell Banker Caine

5.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2800 SQ FT
 
$624,900
Happy Earth Farm

Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina


Happy Earth Farm is the perfect 28+/- acres for a gentleman farmer or equestrian. Established grass pastures generously furnished with mature live oaks. Renovated brick ranch with a modern flair, saltwater pool, guest cottage (432 sf), greenhouse, chicken coop, outhouse with shower, and fabulous "glamping" set up. 42x40 equipment barn with overhang has power for easy conversion to house horses or livestock. Home boasts an open floor plan, wood burning fireplace, abundant natural light, bamboo floors, granite counters, custom cabinetry. Master suite features a large walk in closet, beautiful shower, and large spa style tub. Property has been operated as an organic farm as well as "glamping" and cottage having a steady rental history. This truly unique property needs to be seen to be appreciated. A 5 minute drive to Stableview makes this perfect for equestrians or just someone looking to live the farm life in luxury.

Willie Hartnett , Meybohm Real Estate

28.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2768 SQ FT
 
$769,000
Equestrian Inspired Estate in Bluffton, SC

Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina


Classic Southern charm abounds in this luxury Rose Hill estate home, perched on the edge of the Equestrian Center, a 50 acre+ facility with a 35 stall full service barn, hunter/jumper ring, dressage ring and polo field. Rose Hill also features over 17 miles of trails, perfect for exploring with equine partners. With an outstanding location on one of the premier streets in Rose Hill Plantation, just steps from the Lowcountry marshes, this equestrian inspired estate overlooks the paddocks of the Rose Hill Equestrian Center. The home itself presents an ideal two-story arrangement, featuring 4600 SF+ of livable space, and encompasses 5 bedrooms - all with private en-suite bathrooms, an office (which can be used as a 6th bedroom if needed), living room, dining room, family room and expansive back porch, elevated over the meticulously landscaped and fenced backyard. The home was constructed with gatherings of family and friends in mind, all while keeping the primary living area on one floor. A welcoming covered front porch leads you into the formal section of the home, anchored by the living room with its dramatic cathedral ceilings and French doors leading out to the rear deck. The formal dining room is flooded with natural light from the front facing windows and accented with beautiful crown molding. Serving as the heart of the home, the renovated kitchen offers desirable white cabinetry, Stainless Steel appliances, including a “Smart” double oven, walk-in pantry and tech center. The kitchen beautifully flows into a casual dining area and the family room with its custom Savannah Grey brick fireplace and built in cabinetry. The remainder of the first level offers a spacious office with a half bathroom and glass French doors leading to the Living Room, which can also be used as the 6th Bedroom. The luxurious Master suite with sliding doors to the back porch offers tremendous views to the private backyard and the paddocks. Two additional guest suites are found on the first level as well as the redesigned laundry room. Guests or other family members will enjoy their privacy in the additional upstairs suites. The Bonus Room over the 3-car garage serves as another bedroom with a full bathroom and walk-in closet, complete with pine flooring throughout. For those looking for a bit more space, ascend the stairs from the family room to an 800sf “In-Law” suite. Numerous closets surround this expansive living area with additional space to add a small kitchen. Separate doors lead into another large bedroom and a full bathroom. Four-legged family members will be in heaven at this property as they enjoy running around the fenced in yard, which is beautifully landscaped. They will also enjoy eating their meals at the custom feeding station in the laundry room, which was designed for the family’s furriest members. The location of the property is also ideal for equestrians who want their horse(s) nearby but cannot have the responsibility of caring for them on their property. If you board your horse at the Rose Hill Equestrian Center, you may request to have your personal equine partner turned out in the paddocks directly behind this property, as the current owner enjoys.

Alison Melton , Charter One Realty

1.46 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
5.5 BATHROOMS
4612 SQ FT
 
$240,000
Five acres and a home in Georgetown County, South Carolina

Georgetown, Georgetown County, South Carolina


Three bedroom two bathroom house on five acres of land.

Christine Hughie , Coldwell Banker Chicora Advantage

5.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2201 SQ FT
 
$795,000
Beautiful Established Wedding Venue and Equestrian Center

Greer, Greenville County, South Carolina


This Beautiful Established Wedding Venue and Equestrian Center offer's so many possibilities. The High Quality renovations that have been done are Amazing! This income producing venue offer's the perfect location, just 25 miles from Tryon International Equestrian Center, and 19 miles from Greenville. This beautiful property is located in the heart of horse Country! The Equestrian Facility includes 14 spacious stalls, multiple tack rooms, wash stall, storage area, 100 x 200 Covered Riding Arena and 12.3 Acres/about 8 acres of open pasture land. There is a apartment attached to the barn and event center that offer's a 1 bedroom, office, 1 full bathroom, kitchen and living/dining room. There is a private pond behind the Covered Arena. The Event Center offer's a very large open floor plan with high end finishes such as tongue and groove knotty Pine throughout, Gas Fireplace, 1 full bathroom and 4 half bathrooms, and a spacious Bride's suite to top off this Exceptional venue!

TRACEY ROUSE , RE/MAX RESULTS

12.30 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
4388 SQ FT
 
$322,500
Beautiful Country Home Close to Lake Hartwell & Clemson

Starr, Anderson County, South Carolina


This Beautiful Country Home is the perfect location for both Equestrian Life and Lake Life. Peaceful setting yet close to town. This well maintained Cape Cod offers Master Suite with Ensuite Bathroom and 2 walk-in Closets, 2 Spacious Guest bedrooms each with walk in closet, 1 Guest bathroom, Large Living Room with Vaulted Ceilings, Formal Dining Room, Spacious Eat-in kitchen with Vaulted Ceilings, lots of storage, and a Spacious attached Two Car Garage with a tool shed attached! The Large Kitchen offers SS Appliances, Custom Maple Cabinets and a brand New Electric Oven. Fresh coat of paint throughout, New Flooring in all bedrooms and Dining Room and Gorgeous Cherry Wood Floors in Living Room that has a unique island. For the Equestrian, there is a 3 stall Shed-Row barn on 9.63 acres with Fenced Pastures and great soil for riding. Also located just 30 minutes from T. Ed Garrison Arena and 90 Minutes to Tryon International Equestrian Center host of the 2018 World Equestrian Games. For Lake Life, just 10 minutes to Sadlers Creek State Park and Boat Launch!! Not enough space and you need more space? Possible Room for expansion into the attic!

TRACEY ROUSE , RE/MAX RESULTS

9.63 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1889 SQ FT

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