Aiken is a city situated in the Augusta-Richmond County metropolitan area, which is part of South Carolina, United States.
Aiken is very good for those who like quiet surroundings, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing around 70% of the dwellings in Aiken, while the remainder are mainly mobile homes. This city also has a selection of housing sizes; it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly three quarters of the population of this city own their home while the rest are renters. The median year of construction for properties in this city is 1988.
A car is generally required in Aiken to reach one of over 50 supermarkets. With respect to education, high schools and primary schools are not numerous in Aiken, and therefore may be a very long walk away. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
Aiken is especially car friendly. Parking is quite easy. However, Aiken is not very well-suited for walking since running common errands is very inconvenient on foot.