Why Southern Living Loves Woodside Plantation

If you are considering a move – or retiring – to Aiken, SC, may we recommend Woodside Plantation? If you’re not quite ready to take our word for it, Southern Living offers their own insights. Woodside Plantation is one of only 14 Southern Living Inspired Communities, embodying southern charm and sensibilities and honoring the southern landscape it is built upon. Additionally, the magazine profiled this community earlier this summer. Here is what the editors have to say:

“The secret’s out: we love Aiken. Voted this year’s Best Small Town, this historic South Carolina gem is more than just an equestrian’s paradise. It’s a place filled with culture, tradition, and plenty of Southern hospitality and charm to go around. In fact, after just one visit, you might find yourself ready to pack your bags and relocate; if that’s the case, then you’ve got to check out Woodside, one of our very own Southern Living Inspired Communities.”

Just ten minutes from downtown, Woodside is the perfect place to call home for those who want to be just steps away from everything that exciting Aiken has to offer, yet still be able to retreat to true community living.

Just beyond the entrance of Woodside, you can find just about everything that lends itself to a blissful, Southern lifestyle. Woodside’s developer was dead-set on keeping the natural, lush beauty of the area a focal point, and because of that, the community is home to 15 miles of nature trails, ponds for fishing and kayaking, and plenty of open space for soaking up the Southern sun. Additionally, Woodside boasts four golf courses, tennis and pickleball courts, and a swimming pool that promises endless outdoor fun for all ages. And, although Aiken’s food scene is not one to be missed, there are also eight dining options within the community to keep your tastebuds happy.

Our editors (and readers, too!) can’t say enough good things about life in Aiken, and Woodside is the perfect compliment to this Southern treasure. Whether you’re looking for a community of friendly faces, a unique and thriving culture, a delicious culinary destination, or you’re just looking for something new, Aiken’s got it. Even better, Woodside gives you a community within the town to call home.”

To read the article on SouthernLiving.com, click here. If you’re interested in seeing Woodside for yourself – or just have a question about the area, let the real estate agents at Aiken A Team be your guide. Call (803) 292-6779 or use our online contact form.

Joe Murphy, of Woodside-Aiken Realty, is one of Aiken’s most experienced real estate agents. He specializes in homes in Woodside Plantation as well as buying a home after retirement. Whether you are an Aiken, SC, native, new to the area, or looking for the best place to retire or downsize, contact Joe to discuss whether buying or selling in Aiken County might be the right fit for your family. Call (803) 292-6779 today.