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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.

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:

Downtown Spartanburg

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

Living in Spartanburg

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.

Local Sites

Downtown Spartanburg

Spartanburg Events Calendar

Sponsored by VisitSpartanburg.com

TravelSC.com
VisitSpartanburg
I was blown away!
City of Spartanburg
Spartanburg County
Spartanburg
Spartanburg - Wikipedia
South Carolina

News and Magazine Sites

Go Upstate
Carolina Living
Spartanburg News

I-26 from Columbia


Sherman College is approximately 25 minutes from the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) in Greer, SC, and 70 minutes from the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC.

Greenville Spartanburg Airport