We had the opportunity to visit SC last Sept. We stayed at Myrtle Beach and took a drive of the area. It's very nice there and we plan on going back. We're beginning to look at an area for semi-retirement. We want to live close enough to be able to go to the ocean, but not too close to it. Can anyone tell us about the Aiken area? It looks like there are mountains by it. So far about the only info that I know about it is the population is about 25,000 people. Any info on that area would be appreciated. Also, is Summerville a suburb of Charleston or is it a ways away?