Recently cited “Best City to Live in South Carolina” by Sperling’s Best Places, Spartanburg is a beautiful and aspiring city of 40,000 residents which serves as the institutional and commercial hub of a metro area of 250,000 in the Upstate of South Carolina. The Washington Post describes our community as an “unconditionally friendly city.” With a multitude of arts programs, festivals, and music, Spartanburg is an active community and is the first city in South Carolina to earn a bronze designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community. Spartanburg is a “College Town,” boasting eight institutions of higher learning that provide a wide array of lifelong learning opportunities. The partnerships created with students, faculty and the community continue to bring richness to the quality of life in our City. Our historic Southern destination offers a unique blend of living history, stunning natural beauty, and vibrant activities for every age and interest.
Nestled in foothills of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, part of Spartanburg’s charm and allure comes from the the old-fashioned small-town quality of life, where neighbors stop to chat over iced tea and life seems to take a more leisurely pace. At the same time, the city is renowned for its sophisticated cultural arts, award-winning schools, advanced hospitals & medical community, and an abundance of outdoor leisure activities.
Visit us to explore our past, learn of our present, and become part of our future. There is much to discover in Spartanburg and many exciting reasons to call our Southern town home.