Spartanburg, South Carolina:
A Perfect Place to Learn and Live
It’s all about affordability
Spartanburg is not only one of the most beautiful places in the country to live, but it is also one of the most affordable. In 2007 the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association listed the cost of living in Spartanburg at 9.6% below the national average.
- Spartanburg named one of the South’s Top Cities for Music & Meetings
- Spartanburg, S.C., savors its Colonial-era past and its BMW present.
- Spartanburg - One of Relocate America's Top 25 Places to Live to go to School
- Spartanburg named a Top 50 city
The cost of living allows residents to enjoy the many opportunities it provides for recreation, cultural activities and general family-oriented fun. Here are some links from VisitSpartanburg.com:
- Outdoor Attractions and Activities
- The arts are alive in Spartanburg
- Bring the whole family!
- The music scene is exploding with talent
- Spartanburg is steeped in our country's heritage
time to shop
Location, Location, Location
Spartanburg is centrally and conveniently located at the intersections of Interstates 26 and 85. We are right in the middle of everything! Driving directions and maps
- 1 Hour from Charlotte
- 1 Hour from Asheville
- 3 Hours from Atlanta and Charleston
- 4 Hours from Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head and Savannah
There are so many options to choose from when looking for a place to live in Spartanburg. Whether it is an renting an apartment or house, sharing dorm-style living, or even purchasing a home, there is something for everyone.
The cost of education includes a cost of living. Most of our students use financial aid loans for living expenses as well as tuition and fees. That makes Spartanburg a very attractive place financially.
CNNMoney.com’s 2007 Tax-Friendly Places report ranks South Carolina as a tax-friendly place on the basis of state and local tax burdens, based on tax as a percentage of income:
- South Carolina 10.7%
- North Carolina 11%
- Ohio 12.4%
- Vermont 14.1%
CNNMoney.com also concluded that a paycheck goes a lot farther in the
Upstate than in other cities. The buying power of a $50,000 income in
Spartanburg shrinks to $46,990.39 in Chattanooga, TN; $40,520.84 in Richmond,
VA; and $37,986.37 in Seattle, WA.
For more information see the following websites:
www.carolinaliving.com - cgi.money.cnn.com/tools/ - www.placesofvalue.com
Spartanburg is located in the upstate region of South Carolina and is
the sixth largest city in the state. Free
insiders guide to Spartanburg here.
Provided below are links to help you become acquainted with Spartanburg. Within many of these sites you will find links to area events, activities, schools, churches, and more.