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What Does the Aiken Area Have to Offer?

The Aiken area has a lot of historic and natural wonders to offer. If you’ve been thinking of making a move, why not consider Aiken?

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The Aiken area has a lot to offer. Many people are already aware of Aiken’s charming shops and restaurants in the historic downtown area, but not as many are aware of some other things you’ll find here. If you are thinking of moving to Aiken, you need to check out some of these fabulous areas.

One of my personal favorite places is Hopeland. Hopeland Gardens is a 14-acre estate that was opened between 1969 and 1970. The garden is connected by a network of paths resting in the shade of 100-year-old live oaks.

A scenic walk through these paths will lead visitors to fountains, statues, a reflection pool, and a gazebo.

The Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum is also on site. Hope, the owner, was known in both England and America as the “Great Lady of Racing.”


If you are thinking of moving to Aiken, you need to check out some of these fabulous areas.


Also in the area is Hitchcock Woods. With about 2,100 acres of forest habitat, Hitchcock Woods is among the largest urban forests in the nation. This local area has equestrian ties, as well—as it was once owned by equestrians Thomas and Louise Hitchcock.

Today, the forest is owned by the Hitchcock Woods Foundation—a nonprofit resource to residents and visitors alike. With more than 65 miles of sandy trails, all who come to Hitchcock Woods will find access to a stunning variety of ecosystems.

Hikers, dog walkers, and equestrians are welcome, but bicycles and motorized vehicles are prohibited.

Finally, be sure to check out the Aiken County Historical Museum. This living museum is set in one of Aiken’s famed winter colony cottages and is home to frequently-changing exhibits. Sometimes, residents themselves bring in items for special exhibits.

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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