Population: 6,071  Average real estate: $143,000

Why Marion, SC

The city of Marion, SC boasts southern charm, friendliness, and enthusiasm for life. This “pretty little town on the way to the beach” also makes it a priority to maintain the beauty that is Marion for more than 80 years.

Surrounded by history, by 1979, the city of Marion had preserved and had declared about a 1,150 acre historic district on the National Register. The area contains some 90 buildings and several monuments.


The city of Marion is named for Francis Marion, a Brigadier General from South Carolina in the American Revolutionary War.

Once an agricultural economy based on cotton and tobacco, Marion has become more diversified with large factories producing a wide range of products.

Marion’s natural beauty is one of the area’s finest resources. Two rivers bound the city to the west and east. A short picturesque drive from the city is Little Pee Dee State Park, a great place for camping, fishing and other water sports and the drive takes you along one of the most scenic rivers in the country.

For more information on the area go to: http://www.marionsc.gov/