With its mild temperatures and miles of Atlantic shoreline, South Carolina offers plenty of things to love as a retirement destination. Along with its warm weather, the state is known for its Southern hospitality and old-fashioned charm, which makes it a hub for senior living, with the average median monthly cost of living being $700 for senior apartments. As of the 2020 census, Parker is the 49th most-populated city in South Carolina, with a population of 12,175, which allows the area a sparse suburban feel.
If you’re exploring retirement options in South Carolina, here’s what you need to know about senior living communities in Parker, SC.
About Parker, SC
Parker, South Carolina, is located in the west-central area of Greenville County, the most populous county in South Carolina. It is located in the wider geographic region of Piedmont, a plateau wedged between the Atlantic coastal plain and the main spine of the Appalachian Mountains. The eastern boundary of Piedmont is marked by the Atlantic Seaboard, while the West is bound by the stunning peaks of the Blue Ridge mountains.
Lovers of the blues would know about the Piedmont blues, a style that originated in the area in the late 1800s. The Piedmont blues style of music is characterized by its eclectic make-up: it’s a heady, invigorating swirl of country, ragtime and other popular songs, very much distinct from other blues styles. It is this dynamic and unforgettable quality that makes living in South Carolina so rewarding – here, rich heritage and diversity meet a stunning landscape, providing you with no end of cultural or outdoor activities to enjoy. Couple that with some Southern charm and it’s not hard to see why people choose to make this area their home.
Weather in Parker, SC
Summers tend towards being hot and muggy, while wet and cold winters are the norm. The temperature throughout the year ranges from 34 to 89°F, and rarely dips below 22°F or exceeds 96°F. If you’re thinking of having family down to visit, the best times of the year for them to head down are between early May to early June and late August to mid-October. This is when residents most enjoy their warm weather activities.
Amenities in Parker, SC
While Parker, SC, is fairly quiet, nearby cities offer a host of amenities to enjoy. The nearby city of Anderson is replete with dining and shopping options, as well as lush parks, and arts and entertainment opportunities. Some of our favorites are:
- The pristine and thriving Linley Park, perfect for a tranquil summer afternoon or summer barbeques.
- Anderson County Museum, the largest in the city, features artifacts that stretch back from the Civil War and various art pieces
- The cozy atmosphere for Mama Penn’s Restaurant, one of our favorite places for a casual evening out.
If you’re thinking of making the move to Parker, SC, why not come on down and discover the place for yourself? If you’re looking for retirement communities, feel free to schedule a tour with us, and see for yourself what makes living here so wonderful.