The city of Goose Creek in the Charleston, SC area, has been named one of the Best Places to Live in the country. On its list for 2020, Money Magazine included Goose Creek at #38 among its “Best Places to Live in America.”

This picturesque city in Berkely County has a population of 43,000 but retains a small-town feel. Even so, it is just 25 minutes north of Charleston, making it accessible to all that the area has to offer. 

Goose Creek Makes ‘Best Places to Live’ List

Each year, Money Magazine ranks the best places to live in the country. In 2020, the only city in South Carolina to make the top 50 list was Goose Creek, a city just outside of Charleston. 

Money Magazine ranks cities with at least 25,000 residents and has some specific criteria to make the list. For example, cities are immediately eliminated if the median income level is less than 85% of the state, or the crime rate is double the national average. Other factors used in the ranking include the cost of living, employment opportunities, diversity, housing, amenities, health and safety, education, and weather. 

The magazine says, “Life in Goose Creek is pretty sweet.” Mayor Greg Habib responded to the news, “We’ve always been a great place to live and raise a family, and it’s nice to be recognized for that.”

What Sets Goose Creek Apart?

Since the 2008 recession, the county’s GDP has nearly doubled. The area attributes this to major companies like Google, DuPont, and Volvo Cars North America that have operations close to Goose Creek. 

Housing in the area is also incredibly affordable. Median home prices in Goose Creek are roughly $220,000, but homebuyers can expect to pay nearly double that if they choose to live in nearby Charleston. 

There is a strong sense of community in Goose Creek and plenty of opportunities for leisure. The city is home to the Goose Creek Church, one of the oldest in the state. It also hosts the annual Goose Creek Fabulous Fourth in the Creek celebration and a Spring Concert series. Residents can enjoy the scenic paths at the Marrington Plantation Trailhead as well as enjoy varied cuisine at the local eateries. 

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