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Spartanburg is a large city located near Greenville in Upstate South Carolina. This artsy, education-focused, beautiful and lively city is a wonderful place to call home.

 

Real Estate

Spartanburg real estate includes a pleasant mix of quaint historic homes and stunning estates with lots of land. Among friendly and well-maintained neighborhoods, you will discover a variety of home styles, including traditional, Colonial, Craftsman and more. The city’s oldest intact neighborhood, Hampton Heights, teems with 19th century homes, displaying architectural styles from Queen Anne and Craftsman to Neoclassical. The median home price in Spartanburg is below both the state and national average, making this an affordable place to live.

 

Lifestyle and Attractions

Spartanburg is the largest city and county seat of Spartanburg County. With a population of about 40,000, Spartanburg is a thriving town situated about 30 miles east of Greenville. While residents may easily access the city, there is so much to do in the heart of Spartanburg. The city is home to eight colleges and universities, including University of South Carolina Upstate, Converse College and Wofford College, at which the NFL Carolina Panthers train each summer. The college-town feel of Spartanburg contributes to its culture as an artsy, bike-friendly, laid-back and youthful city. The downtown business district centers on Morgan Square, a charming area filled with historic landmarks and buildings hosting eateries, shops and other small businesses. The community comes together with a number of annual festivals and events, including the International Festival, Spring Fling, Retro Fest and more.

 

Music plays a major role in Spartanburg’s history and present-day culture. Today, residents may enjoy musical performances at Memorial Auditorium, a venue hosting large concerts and events, the Chapman Cultural Center, a small theater for smaller-scale performances, or Barnet Park, an outdoor amphitheater for summer concerts. Learn about history, art and science at Spartanburg’s many museums and educational centers, including the Spartanburg Science Center, the Spartanburg Art Museum, the Regional History Museum, the Hub City Railroad Museum, or Cowpens National Battlefield.

 

The largest employers of Spartanburg include BMW Manufacturing Co. and Milliken & Company. There are plenty of parks and outdoor recreation venues in and around Spartanburg, including Hatcher Garden, a public botanical garden and woodland preserve, and Croft State Park, a 7,000-acre park with boating access to Lake Craig, 50 campsites, and equestrian, biking and hiking trails.

 

Nearby Schools and Higher Education

Spartanburg students are served by two districts, District 6 and District 7. Between the two, there are 16 elementary schools, six middle schools, and three high schools located in Spartanburg. Additionally, there are five private schools here. Spartanburg is home to seven colleges and universities, including Converse College, Spartanburg Community College, Spartanburg Methodist College, University of South Carolina Upstate, Wofford College, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Sherman College of Chiropractic.

 

History

Spartanburg County formed in 1785, deriving its name from the Spartan regiment of the Colonial army during the Revolutionary War. In 1781, the Battle of Cowpens was fought in what is now known as Spartanburg County. This battle was led by General Daniel Morgan and turned the tide of the war as Continental troops drove the British to defeat. The city of Spartanburg was officially incorporated in 1831, but it wasn’t until several decades later that the town saw major growth. After the introduction of the railroad, Spartanburg became known as “Hub City”, as many railroad lines fanned out from the town’s center. Like many towns in the area, Spartanburg evolved into a textile-manufacturing town in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, the city is a diverse manufacturing center with a variety of firms represented.

 

Approximate Distance to:

 

Greenville: 30 Miles

 

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport: 18.5 Miles

 

Hospitals:

  • Spartanburg Medical Center: 1.5 Miles

  • Mary Black Health System: 3.5 Miles

 

Major Highways:

  • I-585: 2 Miles

  • I-26: 4 Miles

  • I-85: 6 Miles


 

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