Relocating to Florence, South Carolina

Welcome to Florence! 

Moving to an unfamiliar place can be very overwhelming. Here's a list of helpful resources online that you can rely on as you're beginning your move to Florence, South Carolina. For suggestions on how to meet other moms in Florence, go to this blog entry. Also, you can "like" the Florence Mom Facebook page to receive regular updates on events on your newsfeed.

Junior League of Florence

Looking to extend your network while volunteering for a great cause? Junior League of Florence is a women's  group in Florence that is dedicated to volunteering and fundraising for non-profit organizations. They run and plan impressive community events every year like Merry Marketplace, Shamrock and Touch-A-Truck. To see more details, go to Junior League of Florence's Facebook page.

Morning Fun for Babies & Toddlers

Florence is a very family-oriented town. Many churches have a morning half day preschool program for babies and toddlers starting at 3 months old. Many parents use these programs to run errands in the mornings while their children learn and socialize with other kids in a Christian environment. See my Preschool or Mothers Morning Out suggestions for toddlers.

Florence Welcoming Club for Women

Whether you're new in town or have been here for a while, you should check out the Florence Welcoming Club! If you're interested in Book Club, Nimble Fingers, Bunco Girls' Night Out, Recipe Club and many other activities, they are the club for you. 

Florence Welcoming Club is a non-profit women's group that provides residents and newcomers an opportunity to meet and get to know the various civic and social activities in the community. 

For more information, e-mail Meeting location: Lutheran Church of the Incarnate World 1900 Second Loop Rd., Florence, SC 29501 Facebook Page 

Get connected with on Facebook and get updates on new and upcoming family-friendly events on your newsfeed.

City of Florence

From where to set up and pay your water bill to where the DMV is located, you'll find everything regarding getting your utilities turned on and transitioning as a new resident on the City of Florence's website:

Dump Your Own Trash for Free at Florence Dump Sites locations (City of Florence)

Did you know that you can dump your own trash yourself for free in Florence, SC? It's easy and convenient and all of the sites are open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7AM - 7PM. They have separates bins for all different wastes and recyclables. Find the Florence dumpsite that is closest to you. See all site locations. 

Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce's website is a great resource to learn more about Florence and what kind of recreational activities you can find. If you are planning on opening a business in Florence or want to get more connected with other businesses, it's also a great idea to become a Chamber member and start networking. They have a lot of networking events like Business After Hours throughout the year and many of them are held at really nice venues and businesses. 

Young Professionals of Florence

If you're a young mom and also a working professional, there is a Young Professionals of Florence group you can connect with. They have a website but it is not regularly updated. It is best to connect with them on the Young Professionals of Florence Facebook page. Events are regularly updated on there. 

Go to the family-friendly events page to find free things to do or upcoming events coming up in Florence.

Myrtle Beach, Columbia and Charleston are only a couple of hours drive away from Florence. Find Day Trip ideas for a family weekend getaway.