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Catch some feels while spinning your wheels on the Upstate’s 590 miles of paved trails. Find the latest craft craze on tap at one of our 23 breweries. Ignite a passion for learning at one of the region’s premier museums. Root for the home team at a Greenville Drive game. Revisit history at one of our four national parks. Ride the rapids on one of our wild and scenic rivers. Or kick up your feet and revel in our scenic mountain overlooks.

There’s something for everyone in Upstate South Carolina’s diverse communities, where big-city influence meets Southern indulgence. And with a cost of living 5.3% below the national average, your money goes further here.

Whether you crave an urban high-rise in the center of it all, a convenient suburban community, or rolling pastures to enjoy nature’s serenity, our region offers unmatched quality of life.

Industry leader quote about how "there's something for everyone in the Upstate."

Upstate South Carolina has 219 days of sunshine; 1,800 miles of shoreline; 425 waterfalls; and 150+ public parks


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Raising a Family

The abundance of natural resources, cultural and sports offerings, where entertainment options are around every corner, make the Upstate an ideal location to raise a family. The strength of our community is showcased through the presence and performance of our K-12 education systems, which serve more than 221,000 students across the 10-county Upstate.

Education Accolades

  • #1 Best Public Elementary School in SC, Niche.com 2021
  • #1, #5, #8, #13 Best Private Schools in SC, Niche.com 2022
  • 16 Blue Ribbon Public Schools, 2021

Health Care Recognitions

  • #2 Bon Secours, SC Hospitals, US News & World Report 2022
  • #3 Spartanburg Medical Center, SC Hospitals, US News & World Report 2022