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Land and farms in Newberry County reside in an area with natural surroundings and a historic backdrop. Officially founded in 1785, Newberry County was built on agriculture, manufacturing, and trading, which continue to be an important part of Newberry County’s economy. Newberry County sits on the borders of major cities like Columbia and Greenville’s metropolitan statistical areas, giving prime access to urban business and industry while providing a laid-back rural lifestyle. Newberry County land and farms offer opportunities for commercial and residential development. Both existing properties and available lots provide easy accessibility within the county and outside, and Newberry County Economic Development Office offers programs and support to help new developments. Properties available in Newberry County include estates of all sizes and price ranges, historic properties, riverfront land, farmland, and acreages.
Residents of Newberry County land and farms have access to city amenities and the kind of outdoor recreation only available in natural areas. Newberry County is home to the historic private liberal-arts university Newberry College, as well as over twenty-five historic sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The School District of Newberry County supports fourteen public schools for youth of all ages, including providing vocational training for teenage and adult students. Fans of the outdoors will note that the county borders Lake Murray and Lake Greenwood, which offer opportunities for boating, swimming, and freshwater fishing (the area is known for its striped bass). The nearby Sumter National Forest and Belfast Wildlife Management Area provide an idyllic natural retreat for camping, hunting, and riflery training.