About the Upstate of SC

Growing Upstate South Carolina 

The Upstate, or Northwest corner, of South Carolina holds some of the nation’s most beautiful scenery, as well as leading universities and charming cities and towns. It’s no wonder that the area has been attracting new residents and growing at some of the fastest rates in the country. For folks interested in moving here, Upstate South Carolina attractively offers:

  • Affordable home prices (lower than nearby Charlotte or Atlanta)
  • Four distinct seasons with pleasant weather
  • A healthy and expanding manufacturing sector
  • A growing international airport (GSP)
  • No estate taxes and low property taxes
  • Easy access to two major interstates (I-26 and I-85)
  • Stunning natural resources, including trails, lakes, mountains and waterfalls

Upstate South Carolina has several cities and towns with their own character and reasons to visit. Here are three that are attracting new residents every day.


Get to Know Spartanburg, SC

The second-largest city in the Upstate, Spartanburg was ranked #24 on the "150 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2021-2022" by US News & World Report. Known as “Hub City,” Spartanburg is home to five colleges and several international businesses. It has recently undergone a major revitalization effort in its downtown, resulting in pedestrian-friendly blocks full of public art, small businesses, and local restaurants. The popular 50-mile urban trail system, “The Dan” (partially completed), and several biking trails and events support active lifestyles.

Mark III Properties is proud to call Spartanburg home.

Visit Spartanburg

City of Spartanburg


Greenville, SC - #YeahThatGreenville

The #3 Small City in the U.S. (Conde Nast Traveler). Top 10 America’s Best Downtowns (Forbes). America’s 5th Most Fun, Affordable City (Bloomberg Businessweek). Top 18 Coolest Towns in America (Men’s Journal). From its growing list of beloved restaurants to its vibrant downtown, from plentiful art galleries to expansive hiking and biking trails, Greenville has become a favorite place for folks to visit—and move to!

Visit Greenville

City of Greenville


Anderson, SC, the Electric City

Known for its friendliness, Anderson is a small city that has seen a lot of growth due to its location on I-85, exactly halfway between Charlotte and Atlanta. With several historical neighborhoods, a picture-perfect downtown, a growing college, and a strong manufacturing sector, Anderson offers residents a high quality of life at affordable prices.

Visit Anderson

City of Anderson

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