Retire in Sumter, SC

Livability Score
50
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
40819
Median Househould Income
39072
Median Age
33.8
65 Years and Over
5905
Median Home Value
133000
Unemployed
2555
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Simply Southern Bistro

Excellent food! We got the fried squash and zucchini which are strips ... $5.99. Very yummy. I had the prime rib sandwich with fried mac-n-cheese balls (2)...

2. Hamptons

Well here playing tennis at Palmetto and needed some healthy food. Hard to find here in Sumter among all the fried food. This was a delightful surprise!...

3. J O'Grady's

Very nice and friendly staff! You will feel welcomed from the moment you step foot into the door. Jim one of the bartenders was very helpful with pointing...

4. Thai Chili

Thrilled to find this spot in Sumter. Don't be fooled by the location, it's a small standalone building and is very small and quant inside. Service was...

5. 67 Delicatessen

Been to NY multiple times, so when I found a deli that claimed to be a NY deli, I just had to try it. I was impressed that the corned beef and pastrami...

Golf
1. Wyboo Golf Club

This is not one of the greatest golf courses I have played, but it is great for what it is. To start with, $14 + $3 service charge on Golf Now for a...

2. Carolina Lakes Golf Course

Open to military ID card holders only. Best course in the area and well maintained. A lot of challenges-water, sand, trees. Course has great par 5s and...

3. Lakewood the Links At

This is the other course I like to place in Sumter. It is well maintained and the price is very reasonable as well. The greens are bermuda but putt...

4. Beech Creek Golf Course

This is one of the better golf courses in the Sumter area. It is not a great course but it is my preferred course in this area. It is a good deal too....

5. Mount Vernon Inn

I stayed here a few nights in 2001 while doing some work at nearby Shaw AFB. The staff was really friendly, then again it could've been me being a sucker...

Active
1. Swan Lake Iris Gardens

Stopped here for the yearly Iris Festival. We were impressed at the beauty of this facility, It has a large number of different waterfowl. A butterfly...

2. YMCA

We use the after school program, the gym and the pool. We are pleased with the new gym equipment, the planned after school activities and homework help. We...

3. Wyboo Golf Club

This is not one of the greatest golf courses I have played, but it is great for what it is. To start with, $14 + $3 service charge on Golf Now for a...

4. Carolina Lakes Golf Course

Open to military ID card holders only. Best course in the area and well maintained. A lot of challenges-water, sand, trees. Course has great par 5s and...

5. Sparkleberry Landing

An old boat ramp located off Camp Mac Boykin Road, about 1 mile down Sparkleberry Landing Road. It provides access to the swampy northwest portion of Lake...

Arts
1. Pearl Fryar's Topiary Garden

I never knew this place existed until a group that I am part of decided to make a mini day trip out here today. I did not know what to expect, as that the...

2. Button Museum

On a trek from Asheville to Savannah, we decided to make the detour to Bishopville to see the Button Museum and Pearl Fryar's Topiary Garden, and were...

3. South Carolina Cotton Museum

My husband and walked in and were very welcomed. One of the gentlemen, I forget his name, made us feel very welcomed. He walked us back to where it began...

4. Sumter Speedway

Tucked away in the South Carolina Midlands, this dirt track in Sumter, SC is a terrific opportunity for a great evening with your family. Adults are...

5. Millennium Studios

Great place with varies experiences at her shop! She has instructed paint nights, open paint nights, themed (girls night out, MOTHER-SON, father-daughter,...

Shopping
1. Simpson Hardware and Sports

First time I went in there was today. Within 50 feet of the entrance I was asked if I needed help with anything. I was just looking around so proceeded to...

2. Ashley HomeStore

We ordered a new set of living room furniture through them last year. The salesman was very adamant about trying to help us find what we were looking for...

3. TJ Maxx

Out of all the TJ Maxx stores I've ever visited, I feel this location is the most organized and attractive. The employees always seem happy to see...

4. Bi-Lo

The prices at Bi-Lo are probably 15% higher than they are anywhere else in Sumter. Couple that with the fact that they're nearly all the way out in South...

5. Stanley Welch Clothiers

This place is a Sutmer, SC Staple. There's a men's side and a women's side, and both offer complimentary alterations. The women's side has everything...

Health
1. Dental Team of Sumter

Wow, this is truly the best dentist I've ever had. I broke the back of my molar off and he numbed me up before jabbing me with the needle AND I didn't even...

2. The Transcendent Table

What a special place The Transcendent Table truly is. Professional and creative the therapist is with her treatments. I went in with a head ache and general...

3. Eye On Broad

I don't have any experience with the optometrist here but the optical staff is amazing!! I have been looking all over for glasses for my 3 year old (as you...

4. Dermatology & Skin Surgery

Great office from receptionist to Doctor. Awesome music in lobby. Dr. Reynolds who has this Super Kool personality.

5. Physicians Health & Injury Clinic

Dr. Friday is amazing! I've been going for almost a year and have felt better than I have in years!!

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