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Pros

-Diverse economy
-Healthcare
-Cost of living

Cons

-Isolation
-Entertainment
-Crime rates


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Florence has a thriving economy as a transportation and distribution center with manufacturing and agriculture added to the mix. The main transportation routes from the north and east split at this point, continuing inland to Atlanta and down the coast to Savannah and into Florida. Manufacturers include Honda, GE, Maytag, DuPont, and Southeastern Steel. The town is typically Southern with a simple grace and slow pace. The downtown business district is plain and has some historic interest.


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    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Florence is 5.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Florence jobs have Increased by 1.80 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Florence's cost of living is 11.00% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Florence's population is 38,228 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 28.23 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Florence is $132,800. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.27 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Florence public schools spend $11,173 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.2 students per teacher in Florence.

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  4/28/2014
MOST OF SOUTH CAROLINA IS THE BIG LIE-especially F

The "Growth Initiative of Myrtle Beach" extends to Florence, 90 miles inland. There are HUGE disparities in the demographics published and reality. DO NOT MOVE HERE. ...

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  12/31/2011
Lack of creative restaurants and fine dining

Florence is a great place to go out for BBQ or fried foods but it lacks creative or fine dining options. There are some good ethnic options. Not a good town for...

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  6/3/2011
Great Place to Live!

Florence is a great place to work and live in SC. It offers an excellent hospital system, adequate interstate infrastructure, and decent shopping. It has an...

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