Western Upstate Welcome/Overview
Nestled at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, the Upstate of South Carolina is a vibrant, exciting area with a progressive future. Whether looking for a place to retire or to build a family, our neighborhoods offer a large selection of amenities from which to choose.
With award winning public school districts, a large selection of private schools and over 40 colleges and universities, our educational system is tailored to meet the needs of any student.
Shopping consists of outlet malls, large retailers such as Macy’s and Anthropologie along with a thousand small boutiques selling antiques to hand-made jewelry and everything in between. Home to the Governor’s School for the Arts and Sciences, our artist community nurtures the novice, professional and aspiring alike.
A restaurant for every taste is always in short driving distance with farm to table offerings, exotic fare or mom and pop meat and three’s.
Recreational opportunities range from city and county parks, lakes, hiking in the mountains, a plethora of golfing communities designed by world class designers, cultural centers and theaters or a scant three hour drive to the beach.
Our corporate community is home to BMW, Michelin North America, Milliken & Company, Hubbell Lighting, Denny’s, many banking centers and home offices to some of the world’s largest companies. Health care is outstanding featuring the Gibbs Cancer center and the Heart Center.
Finally, our diverse population along with our small town feel make our Upstate a place that truly offers a standard of living second to none.