.....or Berkshire or Herts perhaps.
Well, whatever, Aiken, South Carolina, could almost be in the English home counties. The bridle path might be on Esher Common. .
As could the house, flanked by azaleas,
with its English-style stables
(most American horses live in barns and look out on the inside).
Aiken has polo fields and a race track and steeplechasing which is very unusual in America. And horses in every nook and cranny.
Not tacky or flashy like some Florida gated community...
As do one or two other touches.
Plus we found an interesting restaurant, Davor's. From the name, I guessed it was owned by a Croat and that proved to be true. But the best thing about it was ...
...something called Tuxedo Cake. Now I know that I'm too prone on my road trips to gravitating towards decadent desserts then regretting it but this one proved to be a sweet surprise, as was Aiken.