Aiken South Carolina gained a reputation during the first hundred years as “a place for a splendid time to be had.” Those words reign true today. Aiken SC was once a summer retreat for Charlestonians escaping the threat of malaria, Aiken South Carolina became a Winter Colony during the late 1800’s. The “grand health resort” had the perfect climate and a healing combination of warm dry air scented with pine and spring water. South Carolina Equestrians began bringing horses for pleasure and grandiose cottages and stables sprang up everywhere. Polo is played on Sunday afternoons in Aiken South Carolina just as it was in 1882. A two hundred year old ambiance is embraced by Aiken South Carolina residents and visitors alike. Amidst the bustling downtown area is the envied model of Aiken land South Carolina preservation at its finest.