Founded in 1835, the city of Aiken was named after William Aiken, the president of the South Carolina Railroad. The City of Aiken is located near the mid-point of South Carolina's long border with Georgia, about 15 miles east of Augusta. US 1 and US 78 pass through the heart of the city, and Interstate 20 skirts its northern border.
Among the many things that have helped to shape Aiken, three of the main events are the railroad, the Winter Colony influence, and the largest industrial impact for the area, the Savannah River Site.
Why choose Aiken?
Easy access to highway - - I-20 (Augusta and Columbia)
Horses! - Equestrian sports are a big part of Aiken’s appeal with polo matches and steeplechase races often on the calendar of events. Many prize-winning thoroughbreds train here and are kept in expensive stables that are built to the highest standards.
Wonderful Way of Life - Aiken is known for its grand homes, beautiful gardens and quaint city center with parks and restaurants. A place you’ll want to live in.