Located in one of the best areas for outdoor recreation, Spartanburg boasts a
diverse economy and a thriving downtown. Nestled among rolling foothills at
the base of the Appalachian Mountains, Spartanburg was named the first
Bicycling Friendly Community in South Carolina by the League of American
Bicyclists in 2007. From the Hub City Connector - a 12.5 mile bicycle-pedestrian trail traversing the city’s urban core - to renowned Hatcher Garden,
Spartanburg residents are able to enjoy nature year-round.
Entertainment and cultural opportunities are abundant. The Chapman Cultural
Center, located in the heart of downtown, opened in 2007 and houses four
museums and the David Reid Theatre, a 500-seat performing hall. Downtown
Spartanburg is also home to The Showroom and Spartanburg Memorial
Auditorium, a pair of music halls that attract top regional and national acts.
Outdoor music is also a tradition in Spartanburg, with Music on Main and Jazz
on the Square drawing hundreds of people to downtown’s streets.
Spartanburg County’s 286,868 residents also enjoy an eclectic mix of shopping
and dining options expected of an urban area of its size. There are six colleges
and universities located within county lines. And when the urge to travel strikes,
the conviently located Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is serviced by
7 airlines. Just 3 hours to both Atlanta and the coast, 90 minutes to the state
capital in Columbia, SC, an hour from Asheville, NC, and 60 minutes to Charlotte,
NC, Spartanburg sits within an easy drive of many desirable destinations.
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