Population: 6,221 Average real estate: $85,200

Why Darlington, SC

Darlington is one of South Carolina’s best-kept secrets, and Darlington residents like it that way. 


Darlington boasts seventeen entries in the National Register of Historic Places but is famous for the Darlington Raceway, which hosts NASCAR’s Southern 500 race every year.

At just 4.5 square miles, Darlington features traffic-free streets, low-cost living and convenience. This town an hour from the beach, and an hour from the nearest city, is a family-oriented community that prides itself on its rich history and Southern hospitality. 

The community is proud to host NASCAR’s Southern 500 Race every year. After the excitement settles from the race, Darlington returns to its routine sense of community and families stay actively involved in their children’s education The oldest elementary school in South Carolina is located in town, and Darlington’s education system ranks among the best in the state, proving that academic excellence is a long-standing tradition here.      

Downtime in Darlington can include trips to the traditional shops and historic sites located downtown in the Public Square, which dates from 1835. A walk only six blocks from downtown puts you in Williamson Park, a 64-acre nature reserve featuring trails and leisurely strolls. Of course, if you’re looking for something a little more exciting, residents might suggest the Sweet Potato Festival, a celebration of Darlington’s community-oriented partnerships.  

With a population of fewer than 7,000 people, Darlington’s laid-back and relaxed environment affords freedom from the urban grind. 

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