Schools and Community Information
The Upstate is one of the fastest growing areas in the country, with new residents moving to the area every month. To learn more about this area, we invite you to preview the information below:
Area Colleges and Universities
Greenville is located in the Piedmont region of South Carolina in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Greenville County is the centerpiece of a region considered to be the “economic engine of South Carolina” and the most populous county in the state. Since its beginning as a small farming community in 1786, Greenville County has grown into a large and diverse metropolitan area and one of the Southeast’s premiere areas for business. Over the past thirty years, Greenville has transformed itself from the textile capital of the world to a destination for both international and national corporations, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution operations. And more recently, Greenville has become known for the development of a high-tech business sector. Greenville is now home to world-class companies such as Lockheed, General Electric, Michelin and many more.
About Laurens County
Laurens County serves as the gateway to the rapidly-growing Piedmont of South Carolina. The County offers a unique blend of sustained economic growth and the charm of small-town America. Laurens County is located mid-way between the metropolitan areas of Greenville and Spartanburg and the state capitol of Columbia.
Laurens County offers a rural living environment while the metropolitan lifestyle is only minutes away. Lake Greenwood, which borders Laurens and Greenwood Counties, offers water sports, fishing and lakefront properties. Presbyterian College in Clinton offers college sports and theater opportunities. Musgrove Mill Golf Club, designed by Arnold Palmer offer one of the most challenging courses in the state. Laurens County’s location offers a near perfect climate with no rainy or dry season.
About Pickens County
Nestled in the beautiful Appalachian highlands of northwestern South Carolina, Pickens County has much to experience…clear, clean waters in its lakes and streams, beautiful mountains, and a fine quality of life with a rich heritage. Pickens County is bordered to the north by the state of North Carolina, and the foothills of the famed Blue Ridge Mountains. Popular vacation destinations include Table Rock State Park, and the excellent fishing and water recreation afforded by Lakes Keeowee, Hartwell, and Jocasee.