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Category Archives: Planning Tools

  1. best college town

    Aiken, SC: an Ideal-Living “Best College Town”

    Aiken, SC: an Ideal-Living “Best College Town” In 2017, Aiken, SC was named by Ideal-Living magazine as a “Best College Town,” and with University of South Carolina Aiken’s track record, it’s clear to see why. Read on for more information on the university, the awards they’re receiving, and why retiring to a college town is…

  2. best area for me

    The Best Lifestyle Community for You: How to Find It

    Determining the Best Lifestyle Community for You: A Planning Guide The Woodside team has more than 60 years of combined experience helping people find the best lifestyle community to fit their needs. With a new year and a new season of community research approaching, we’ve combined the most commonly asked questions with owner feedback to…

  3. best places to retire in the south

    FAQ: South Carolina Taxes and Retirement

    South Carolina Taxes: Everything You Need to Know With low property taxes and generous income tax breaks for seniors, South Carolina has landed on Kiplinger’s list of Top 10 tax-friendly states for retirees. David Slade, The Post and Courier   The Woodside team of professionals has compiled a list of the most popular questions on South…

  4. cost of living in Aiken, SC

    Cost of Living: How Much Could you Save?

    There is a stark difference between cost of living and quality of life. (Typically, one rises with the other.) Consider a community with warm and friendly neighbors, social events, varying amenities, and the new home of your dreams situated comfortably inside. Add to this a setting in a culturally rich town with a thriving downtown,…

  5. aiken sc cost of living

    Guest Post: Avoiding the 7 Deadly Estate Planning Mistakes

    If you’re currently researching your options for retirement, you may recognize the name of our guest writer! Bob Carlson of www.RetirementWatch.com has become one of the most trusted voices for retirees and those looking to plan for retirement in the most effective ways, and we are proud to welcome Bob as one of Woodside’s newest property…