Live oaks dripping with moss line quiet, light-dappled roads. Antebellum architecture and brick-lined walkways welcome visitors to Ridgeland, South Carolina.
A quaint little town 32 miles northeast of Savannah Georgia, Ridgeland is the county seat of Jasper County. Known as “The High Point of the Lowcountry,” Ridgeland began as a railroad stop between Charleston and Savannah.
Originally called Gopher Hill for the indigenous Gopher Tortoise, Ridgeland celebrates its beginnings with Gopher Hill Square, a park boasting a large Gopher Tortoise sculpture, and the annual Gopher Hill Festival. For nearly 40 years, this festival has attracted residents and visitors alike. Pink Tub races, food, arts and crafts, live music, the Grand Gopher Parade, a classic car show, and more fill this entertaining weekend.
With a well-maintained park system, Jasper County Farmer’s Market, and more, many new residents are finding their rental apartments in Ridgeland.