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Seated amid the rolling hills of the South Carolina Piedmont, Spartanburg County land and farms have their pick of stunning views, from Blue Ridge Mountain majesty to quiet riverfront serenity. Founded back in 1785, Spartanburg County has a long history of agricultural prosperity, particularly in orcharding. Peach orchards have historically been a staple of the county’s economy, but ornamental horticulture is also a flourishing industry, and you won’t go far in Spartanburg County without running into a beautiful home or public garden. The Spartanburg County Cooperative Extension is home to 4-H and Youth Development programs to nurture and educate tomorrow’s farmers.
There’s plenty more education to go around Spartanburg County land and farms: Spartanburg County’s seven school districts service over 80 local public schools, including vocational schools like the R.D. Anderson Applied Technology Center and the Swofford Career Center. Spartanburg County is also home to the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind. Prospective college students have their pick of universities like the University of South Carolina Upstate in Valley Falls or the historic Wofford College. Those looking for land and farms in Spartanburg County will find estates of all sizes and price ranges, farmland, ranchland, clear and forested acreages, riverfront land, and historic properties.
And there’s a lot of history in Spartanburg County. History-lovers can spend hours exploring the historic districts of Hampton Heights and Converse Heights, whose diverse architecture and immaculate preservation can transport you right back into the 19th century. Spartanburg County is also home to one of South Carolina’s most established arts communities; the Spartanburg Downtown Cultural District houses 21 indoor venues, 9 outdoor venues, 43 galleries, 5 museums, and over 1,300 events and festivals open to the public.