Newcomers

We thank you for considering Camden a place to call home.

Whether you are a young professional looking for a vibrant but affordable community, a growing family looking for great schools and parks, or a retiree looking to relax and unwind, we have what you’re looking for. Our community has so many resources, and we hope you’ll visit us to experience everything that Camden has to offer.

The City of Camden provides everything you need in a community: a top-ranked public school system, great public safety services, plenty of activities, beautiful parks, and a phenomenal quality of life.
Horse drawn carriage at street festival in Camden, SC

Camden is a small town of approximately 7,000 residents, famous for our exciting steeplechase races, like the Carolina Cup, and for our many historic sites dating back to colonial times. But there is much more to Camden than just horses and history…

Camden is lovely and well-maintained, known throughout the region for our gorgeous tree-lined streets and the breathtaking architecture of our antebellum mansions. Our city offers a level of sophistication you don’t often see in small towns: we have a thriving arts scene and a wide variety of cultural activities available.

Camden has many shops and restaurants downtown, in addition to an extensive amount of publicly owned green space and parks. We have miles of trails where runners, hikers, and equestrians can explore the natural beauty of our landscape. In addition, the proximity of Camden to both Lake Wateree and the Wateree River provide ample opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, and boating.

Discover the history of Camden.

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Find things to see and do in Camden.

Our Vision

Illustration of the future of Camden, SC

Our vision plan includes many projects that all lead to the same goal: making Camden a great place to live, work, and play!

New restaurants, shops, and apartments will create a modern urban center in downtown Camden that residents and visitors will enjoy for years to come.

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