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There's only one Spartanburg. We call it home.

Spartanburg, South Carolina is the ideal place to learn and live with great weather, plenty of outdoor activities, community events and a low cost of living. Located in South Carolina’s Upstate region, Spartanburg is the sixth largest city in the state. The city of 40,000, which is part of a larger metropolitan area of 300,000, is known for its beauty, quality of life and friendly people.

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Interesting Spartanburg Facts

  • Spartanburg was named one of America’s coolest towns
  • Money magazine called Spartanburg one of “Four Booming Locales Where You Can Get a Job and Live Easy”
  • Sperling’s BestPlaces ranked Spartanburg as South Carolina’s best city
  • SmartMoney recognized our city as one of the five best real estate buys in the country
  • We have 200 miles of walking trails, biking trails, and blueways 
  • Great list of local eateries
  • Locally grown produce is widely available
  • Downtown Spartanburg enjoys a high concentration of cultural facilities and entertainment areas
  • More information about Spartanburg is available: Fun facts

Spartanburg Festivals

  • Chapman Cultural Center arts programs
  • Music on Main (Thursdays, Apr-Aug)
  • Art Walk (Third Thursdays)
  • Jazz on the Square (Fridays, April, May, Sept, Oct)
  • Spring Fling (May)
  • Red, White & Bloom (July)
  • Spartanburg International Festival (Oct)
  • Ghost Tours (Fridays and Saturdays, Sept-Nov)
  • Dickens of a Christmas (Dec)
  • Skating on the Square (Nov-Jan)

The best way to experience Sherman College and South Carolina’s beautiful Upstate area is to visit.

Major metropolitan areas within 200 miles:

Spartanburg is in the middle of everything! Conveniently located at the intersections of I-26 and I-85, you won’t have far to go if the big city beckons.

  • Asheville is 63 miles away
  • Charlotte is 76 miles away
  • Atlanta, GA is 173 miles away
  • Charleston, SC is 208 miles away

Interesting SC Facts

  • The only tea plantation in North America is near Charleston, SC. Head to The Charleston Tea Plantation for a cool glass of the southern staple, sweet tea.
  • The World’s largest Ginkgo farm is in Dazell, SC. This vast farm is over 12,000 acres!
  • A few awesome movies were filmed in SC: Forrest Gump, Die Hard: With a Vengeance, Shag, Dear John, Days of Thunder, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, and Deliverance!
  • Venus Fly Traps are only native to NC and SC.

SC Festivals

  • Lower Richland Sweet Potato Festival in Hopkins, SC
  • World Grits Festival in St. George, SC
  • Rockabillaque in N. Charleston, SC
  • Puddin’ Swamp Festival in Turbeville, SC

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