a small slice of southern living

Would You Rather Live in the Country or the City

July 10th, 2013 admin

Both city and country living have benefits and disadvantages. Before you decide where to move, read this guide to determine which is best for you.

Living in the Country

People often move to the country because they want a peaceful atmosphere. Their closest neighbor may be miles away, and they enjoy the quiet and privacy of being more secluded.

Many people also enjoy being around nature in the countryside. They may own large plots of land that they can farm, garden Read the rest of this entry »

Considering a Summer House in Elloree, South Carolina

May 16th, 2013 admin

If you like to vacation in South Carolina, then you are probably well aware that one of the best times to visit this area is during the warm and beautiful months of summer. After all, this is a wonderful time to enjoy some time in the sun, on the beaches, and even out on the ocean. If you take a lot of vacations out to the area of Elloree, South Carolina as it is, then why not consider the option of buying a Read the rest of this entry »

Landmarks and State Parks Near Elloree, South Carolina

March 23rd, 2013 admin

If you are planning a trip south the little town of Elloree, South Carolina is worth a stop. Just a little over 1 square mile of land with a population of less than 1000, Elloree continues to share its small town charm with visitors fortunate enough to happen upon the area. Located in Orangeburg County near Lake Marion in central SC, close to I95 and I26, Elloree is definitely worth a side trip.

Forgo the run-of-the-mill motels along the I95 corridor. Instead, Read the rest of this entry »

Best Eats in Elloree

May 31st, 2012 www.elloreesouthcarolina.com

You’ve set your ADT home security and you’re off for an exciting weekend in Elloree. What are you going to do when you get there? Here are a few restaurants to hit up on your weekend in SC and don’t forget to order the sweet tea!
Amporn’s Thai – You don’t think of ethnic cuisine when you think of South Carolina but sure enough, Elloree has a great Thai restaurant right in the heart of town. Get the pad Thai and the dumplings.
Back Street Bar and Grill – If you like a good burger as much as the next guy you’ve got to love Back Street. It’s been a local favorite for years and it’s the best grill in town. It’s the ONLY grill, actually, but that doesn’t make a difference!
Elloree Diner – When you think classic diner you think of a place like this. They’re open early and late and you can get breakfast anytime! Whether you’re in Elloree to fish, visit family or just get away, this kind of place is the diner of yesteryear but it doesn’t know it’s out of date.

Rock Out a Marathan in 2011

January 22nd, 2011 www.elloreesouthcarolina.com

If you’re planning on being in Elloree in the first part of November you might want to make plans for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon (and Half Marathon) slated to hit the city on November 5th. Considering Savannah is a little under two hours from Elloree it might just be the perfect race for you if you want to excitement of the actual event in awesome Savannah plus the quiet charm that comes afterwards when you return to Elloree. This year marks the race’s inaugural run and features music and cheerleaders at every mile. How’s that for a fun southern time? And the whole time you’re running you will be running to the beat of rock, country, jazz and blues; and there’s finish line festival and concert in the offering. And if you haven’t been training in awhile, fear not; the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series offers training plans designed by Matt Fitzgerald beginning at 24.95 and covering up to 18 weeks of training plans, guidance, and motivation. If you don’t think you should have to pay for a training program, why not start a running club of your own and work together as a team to accomplish your goals? Maybe check in with the YMCA to see if you can get something started there’s one in Orangeburg if you’re already local to Elloree. Either way, November gives you enough time to get the process started so you can get the race done in style all while rockin’ out to sweet Southern charm!

Holiday Lights

November 22nd, 2010 www.elloreesouthcarolina.com

We bet there’s nothing that will get you into the holiday mood faster than a display of enchanting Christmas lights that sparkle with southern charm like no other. If we’re right and you want to know where to go to get the sparkle started, here’s a list of nearby holiday light displays that are sure to get anyone into the holiday spirit. Enjoy!

  • Anderson Lights of Hope (Anderson) runs from November 25 through December 25 and is an almost one-mile drive through Christmas light animation with over one million multi-colored lights and over 60 displays (both animated and stationary). The drive takes about 20 minutes from Read the rest of this entry »

The Event of the Season

August 19th, 2010 admin

Grab your fishing poll, your mom or dad and head out to the Santee State Park for the Annual Big Daddy Fishing Event. If you’re under the age of 13 and have an interest in fishing or have a child who falls into that category, then you can’t miss this event. Each child must be sponsored by an adult and will get a prize just for taking part in the tournament. You can make a whole weekend out of the event and spend the night camping or in one of the Santee Park cabins. This event is part of the Children in Nature program and also coincides with the 75th anniversary of the state park service. Read the rest of this entry »

Spend the Afternoon at Santee State Park

August 19th, 2010 admin

One of the best attributes of the town of Elloree is its close proximity to the Santee State Park. Less than ten minutes away, the possibilities are endless. You can pop over and cast a quick line into the Marion River, famous for enormous catfish, spend the afternoon with the kids biking or playing on the playground, or even head out for a weekend vacation in one of the many cabins and villas they rent out.CampingCypress View Campground has over 100 sites, which are suitable for tent or RV camping. Restroom facilities with hot water allow you to enjoy nature without giving up all the comforts of daily living. If you’re going to be staying for more than one night, it’s a good idea to make a reservation ahead of time by calling the campground at 1-866-345-PARK. Reservations can also be made online. Read the rest of this entry »

Sit Down and Stay a While

August 19th, 2010 www.elloreesouthcarolina.com

The quaint town of Elloree, true to its southern roots, has plenty of home-style southern cooking to offer. But, they also have a range of other options no matter what you’re in the mood for. If you’re driving through and need to grab a bite to eat or returning to visit friends or family, check out one of these tasty restaurants.

  1. Blues Alley: This classic American steakhouse located on Cleveland Street in the heart of this small town is a favorite amongst residents. The relaxed atmosphere, which often includes Read the rest of this entry »

A Small Town with a Whole Lot of History

August 19th, 2010 admin

If you’ve grown up roaming the Cleveland Street in the heart of this small town or are visiting for the first time, take the chance to stop in at the Elloree Heritage Museum & Cultural Center. The museum houses 10,000 square feet worth of exhibits. Step back in time and see what Cleveland Street looked like in the year 1900. A recreation of stores, a bank and a hotel of the area will take you back over a century. Lessons on how cotton is grown and picked will give you an appreciation for the plant that helped this town get its start. You can also see demonstrations on a cotton gin and press. The museum also contains an art gallery that houses pieces from local artists.Tours of the museum are can be scheduled Monday through Saturday, and schools can arrange a visit Monday through Friday. If you plan on making regular visits to the museum or just want to make a contribution various memberships can be purchased ranging in price from 25 to 1000. Information about special events and camps and classes can be found on the museums website. Read the rest of this entry »