We’re bringing promise to Lake City.
Science & Nature
Inspired by local native Ronald McNair, Lake City is a town devoted to learning — whether it’s about the nature in our own back yard or about solar systems millions of miles away.
We’re surrounded by so many ways to learn and explore.
Arts & Culture
Besides its place in South Carolina history, Lake City was a bustling agricultural center in its heyday. Today, it’s a center for artistic and community-minded culture. Learn about our attractions and local arts and culture.
Our people make the difference.
We wouldn’t be the town we are without the energetic, progressive-minded people of yesterday and today who work so hard to make a difference..
We look back as we look forward.
At a time when so many American small towns have given up hope, Lake City is building a brilliant future. Track our progress and get involved.
Find a simple life – and a brilliant future – in our historic and progressive Southern small town
When you think of the best Southern small towns, what comes to mind? Charming and bustling historic downtowns, magnificent homes with sweeping piazzas, and warm people who extend the kind of hospitality you can’t find anywhere else in the world. Those characteristics are all right here in Lake City, a 150-year-old eastern South Carolina town located a short drive from world-class cities, spectacular beaches and breathtaking mountains.
But what makes Lake City truly different is that at the same time we honor our history – including our rich tradition of agriculture and contribution to South Carolina’s history and economy – we are charting our future. By recognizing and building on what makes our town special, the Lake City community is working tirelessly to preserve the charm and simplicity of small-town life while opening up a world of opportunities for everyone who cherishes Lake City as an authentic American treasure.
Maybe you’re just stopping by for a day as a respite from your South Carolina beach vacation or I-95 road trip. Or maybe you’re ready to leave the hectic life of the city behind and looking for the best Southern small town that combines a quieter life with a chance to make a great living. Here are just a few reasons to keep Lake City in mind.
Interested in learning more about Lake City? Contact the City of Lake City at 843-374-5421 today!