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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Folly Beach is a town in South Carolina with a population of 2,712. Folly Beach is in Charleston County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Folly Beach offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Folly Beach there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Folly Beach and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Folly Beach are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$577,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,058
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    144.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    108.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    36.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    866.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,780.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    180.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    3%
  • 10-17 years
    4%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    24%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    23%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    45%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    2%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Folly Beach

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$85,476
National
$55,322
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Folly Beach Reviews

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Folly Beach is a beautiful area with welcoming people. The scenery is gorgeous, the beach is clean and plastic-free, and the dining options are varied to meet most tastes and budgets. Traffic in the summer months is horrendous, no joke. I would advise tourists to try visiting one of the MANY other beaches available throughout the lowcountry during these months when traffic to Folly is at a standstill... it's a great beach but I'm not sure that it's quite THAT good, haha!
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I live in Folly Beach and while it might not be affordable to own a home here you can find a place to rent for a decent price. The beach is beautiful and locals enjoy the busy summer season as well as the slow winter season when all the locals emerge to really enjoy the peacefulness and beauty of the island.
I was able to see my first dolphin there. The water was nice and the beach was clean. If you need help there are plenty of lifeguards that can help you. there is a restaurant there. Its nice and quite