Spartanburg Real Estate
In 1831, Spartanburg was incorporated, later becoming known as the "Hub City", because of the railroad lines that radiated from the city forming the shape of a wheel hub.
During the late 19th century, Spartanburg became a center for textile manufacturing, with around 40 textile mills being established through the early 1900s. Like most communities in the Upstate, by the 1970s, the production of these mill towns began to decline as more and more textile production were moved to different countries with cheaper labor.
However, in 1994 BMW opened its first full production factory outside of Germany in Spartanburg county, which has resulted in many other large companies setting up shop in the Spartanburg area.
Over the past decade, developers and community leaders have spearheaded an effort to revitalize Spartanburg's downtown commercial district. This has resulted in the remodeling of Morgan Square, the restoration of a number of historic structures, and the relocation of several businesses and company headquarters to the downtown vicinity.
Along with an increase in the number of businesses moving to downtown Spartanburg, city officials have been working on attracting individuals and families to the area by hosting festivals and events downtown, including Music on Main, Spring Fling, Red, White & Boom, and Downtown Sunday Market.
In an effort to connect Spartanburg and make it easily accessible for all its residents to enjoy, The Daniel Morgan Trail System (The Dan) is currently in the works. The Dan, is Spartanburg’s 50-mile urban trail system consisting of existing and proposed trails. When complete, it will link residents across the Spartanburg community to jobs, educational opportunities, transit, and recreation. The Dan will be the physical link connecting tourism, environment, and health, as well as Spartanburg’s economic, and community development projects.
Spartanburg SC is a College Town. The area is home to seven colleges and universities, including Wofford College, Converse University, and Spartanburg Community College. The area is also home to USC Upstate, Spartanburg Methodist College, and Sherman College of Chiropractic. The close to 15,000 students that flock to the area during the school year are important members of the community.
Morgan Square is the “central park” of downtown Spartanburg. Home to the Old Town Clock, originally built in 1881, Morgan Square serves as the center of Downtown Spartanburg’s business district. Enjoy an afternoon visiting local shops and eating at one of the many restaurants within walking distance.
Visit The Chapman Cultural Center, an 86,000-square-foot facility that is home to the cultural community for visual and performing arts, science, and history. It is the home to the Spartanburg County Museum of Art, the Regional History Museum, Ballet Spartanburg, and the Spartanburg Science Center among others.
Right next to the Chapman Cultural Center you will find Barnet Park. The seven-acre city park is home to the Zimmerli Amphitheater, which provides an outdoor theater for musical, dance, and drama performances. The picnic pavilion and several miles of walking trails make the area a nice getaway from the business district, day or night.
If you are considering living close to Downtown Spartanburg, you need to check out Silver Hill. Silver Hill, a new urban residential community, boasts high-design architecture embodying different textures, select styles, and functional floorplans. Located behind the Chapman Cultural Center and Barnet Park, Silver Hill homes provide easy access to all that downtown Spartanburg has to offer.
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Spartanburg - Town vs. County Stats
Avg Price in Spartanburg: $317,500 / County Avg $357,800
Avg Taxes in Spartanburg: $1,800 / County Avg $1,800
Avg Sq. Ft. in Spartanburg: 2,110 / County Avg 2,157
Avg Price per/sqft in Spartanburg:$150 / County Avg $166
Avg Walkscore in Spartanburg: 23 / County Avg 15
Avg Year Built in Spartanburg: 1989 / County Avg 2003
Avg Days on Website in Spartanburg: 89 / County Avg 91