Chester County S.C.
With a location between the growing metropolitan area of Charlotte, North Carolina (only 30 minutes to the north) and South Carolina's capitol city Columbia to the south (only 40 minutes away), Chester County is ideally situated for growth - both in terms of new citizens wishing to live in the county's country charm and for business with an excellent highway and rail transportation system in place. Residents of Chester County truly have the best of both worlds. The county's small towns include the county seat of Chester, and the smaller incorporated communities of Richburg, Great Falls, Lowrys and Fort Lawn. All offer a low cost of living, a rural setting and less than a 30 minute drive to the Charlotte Metropolitan Area. Ideally situated, these communities offer residents an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and small town living with just a two hour drive to the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west and the Atlantic coastline less than three hour drive to the east. The Catawba River forms the county's eastern border while the Broad River serves as its western border.