It’s easy to see why so many people want to live in the Upstate of South Carolina. It’s a unique mix of natural beauty and strong economic growth, of mild weather and a low cost of living. The Upstate is the fastest-growing area in South Carolina, and the real estate market in Greenville and Spartanburg counties is strong.
Greenville’s early history was focused on the Reedy River, where numerous mills made it the Textile Capital of the World. While textiles are no longer a major factor in Greenville’s identity, the Reedy River still is. The waterfall in the heart of downtown has inspired an urban renewal that has led to a beautiful and economically robust Main Street that has won the city several awards.
Greenville County attracts food lovers with its diverse array of quality restaurants; athletes with its cycling culture and Swamp Rabbit Trail; art lovers with its many independent art studios, concerts, museums, plays, and big-name performers; and families with its great schools and family-friendly attractions including the Children’s Museum, Greenville Zoo and the Fluor Field baseball stadium.
Several major national and international companies, including Michelin, General Electric, Lockheed Martin and Hubbell Lighting, have invested heavily in Greenville County, providing jobs and strengthening the economy.
To learn more about what makes Greenville County a great place to live, visit the official Visit Greenville website.
There are 23 other cities and communities within Greenville County, each with its own attractions and charms:
- City View
- Five Forks
- Fountain Inn
- Golden Grove
- Sans Souci
- Travelers Rest
- Wade Hampton
- Ware Place
Spartanburg County played a key role in our nation’s independence, with many Revolutionary War battles fought on its ground. The pivotal Battle of Cowpens was an important turning point in the war, and you can visit the battlefield today.
Nicknamed “Hub City,” Spartanburg serves as a cultural center for surrounding communities, with its many galleries, art studios, and more. Lovers of the outdoors will appreciate Spartanburg’s many parks, nature preserves, hiking and cycling trails, and farmer’s markets. When you’re hungry, you can find plenty of delicious Southern comfort food, as well as fine restaurants and ethnic cuisine from around the world.
Spartanburg is the headquarters of major businesses including Denny’s restaurants, Milliken, and Advance America. The only BMW manufacturing plant in North America is located in Greer, providing jobs as well as an economic boost to the whole Upstate area.
To learn more about what makes Spartanburg County a great place to move to, visit the official Visit Spartanburg website.
There are 39 other cities, towns, and communities within Spartanburg County, each with a unique history and attractions. They are:
- Boiling Springs
- Central Pacolet
- Cherokee Springs
- Cross Anchor
- Glenn Springs
- Inman Mills
- Little Africa
- Southern Shops
- Valley Falls
- White Stone