Spartanburg, South Carolina and Spartanburg County

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 Spartanburg's 875 foot elevation above sea level allows for the presence of 4 seasons with an average July temperature of 77.4°F (25.2°C) and an average January temperature of 37.0°F (2.8°C). Although temperatures may range from 5°F to near 100°F, these extremes are relatively rare. Housing choices run the gamut from your own "farm" to luxury or resort housing! Townhomes and condominium properties are available, as well as subdivision homes in every price range. All are within easy driving distance of work, school or recreation. A wide variety of rental properties are available, as well as facilities for independent retirement living or for more assisted-living care as needed. Approximately thirty religious denominations are represented in the area.

Spartanburg County is divided into 7 school districts where over 38,000 (1994-95) students are nurtured. Schools in the county are able to teach all ranges of student abilities. Higher education opportunities are offered at Spartanburg Technical College, Converse College, Wofford College, University of South Carolina at Spartanburg, Spartanburg Methodist College and at Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic. The location of the Carolina Panthers Summer training camp at Wofford College is just one of the many sports-oriented activities available to residents. AYSO soccer, softball leagues, basketball and swimming are a few of these programs. Six public and five private golf courses make finding a tee time easy. Fifteen tennis courts, 33 city and county parks, 2 YMCAs and 9 health clubs mean that there is something to do for every member of the family! Fishermen and boaters enjoy Lakes Cooley, Blalock, Bowen, and other smaller lakes to accommodate their hobbies.

Spartanburg has had an unprecedented period of growth in the last few years. The county is estimated to be the residence for over 250,000 people

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  • Greenville Spartanburg (GSP) International Airport
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  • and is within 1.5 days drive of one-half of the U.S. population! BMW's North American Manufacturing Plant was just one of the more recent additions to over 100 firms representing 15 countries that have located in the county over a period of nearly 30 years. Creating over 600 new jobs, many BMW suppliers have also located in the area. Spartanburg has the highest per-capita diversified foreign investment in the United States. The intersections of I-26 and I-85 make Spartanburg's location ideal for reaching Atlanta (3.3 driving hours), Charlotte, NC (2 hrs), Washington, DC (9 hrs), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (2 hrs) and Myrtle Beach (5 hrs). Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport makes more distant locations just an easy 15 mile drive from home.

    Health care is not a concern in Spartanburg County. The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and Mary Black Memorial Hospital provide residents with some of the best in personal and technological care available today.

    The arts are well served in Spartanburg and nearby areas. The Arts Partnership coordinates, supports, and promotes more than 65 visual, performing affiliate organizations, including the Arts Center which acts as a clearinghouse for all arts information. Eight art galleries, the Spartanburg Little Theatre and Youth Theatre and the Spartanburg Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra attract large audiences each season. A new 105,000 square foot library facility was opened during the Spring of 1997. Various municipalities and groups hold many festivals a year. The BMW Zentrum Center coordinates tours of their facility.

    Fifty shopping centers with over 500 stores mean that locating just the item you need is never a problem! The largest centers are Westgate Mall, Hillcrest Mall, and Carolina Factory Stores.

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