Located only about 10 miles east of Greenville, Spartanburg, South Carolina, offers a charming town that is much more reasonably priced than Greenville. If you are thinking of buying a home in this area, consider Spartanburg before making a final decision.
Spartanburg offers a diverse economy where many international companies have put down roots in the community, including BMW, Adidas America, Inc., and Dish Network. The largest number of jobs in Spartanburg is in the manufacturing sector, followed by government and retail trade.
There are outstanding recreational activities to watch or participate in at all levels in Spartanburg. It is easy to understand why the Carolina Panthers have chosen this city as their preseason-training location. Children find many opportunities to participate in various sports under the auspices of the Youth Athletic Associations. Cornhole, softball, kickball, and flag football are available to adults. There are school-sponsored athletics at high school and college levels.
Spartanburg has many local shopping opportunities. Head downtown to find many unique boutiques. While you are downtown, check out the local coffee shops as they are a great place to catch up with friends. WestGate Mall offers more than 954,302 square feet of retail space with room for six national anchor retailers. Up to 31 merchants will gladly welcome you at Hillcrest Shopping Center.
Spartanburg is a very walkable community, so many families spend time walking to schools. Spartanburg contains two school districts with 11 public and private high schools. The city is also home to a school for the deaf. The city is home to Spartanburg Community College, Spartanburg Methodist College, Wofford College, Converse College and the University of South Carolina Upstate, as well. Approximately 15,000 students seek their higher education in the community.
Spartanburg has charming neighborhoods with many containing a mix of different demographics. These neighborhoods include:
Converse Heights- Located between Downtown and Eastside shopping centers, most of the children walk along tree-lined streets to attend Pine Street Elementary School.
Duncan Park – This area surrounding Duncan Park Lake on the city’s south edge offers many recreational opportunities, including bike trails.
Fernwood – Many homes in this neighborhood were built at the end of World War II, and it borders Cottonwood Trail.
Forest Park- This neighborhood abutting Duncan Park is one of the most stable in Spartanburg with many residents having lived in the beautiful split-level homes for a long time.
Hampton Heights – Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this neighborhood is the oldest neighborhood in Spartanburg, and it is one of the closest knit.
Hillbrook – Located near Hillcrest Shopping Center and the Eastside, this neighborhood has many homes with large yards.
Hillcrest – Located just to the east of Hillcrest Shopping Center, many professionals find it easy to walk to work from this neighborhood.
Beaumont Mill Village – Many feel like this neighborhood is a community by itself, but it is part of Spartanburg, and its central location just north of Converse College allows residents to enjoy many community activities.
The charming town of Spartanburg offers many great reasons to live there. Come visit it before making a final decision.