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Excellent local schools are an important factor for all home buyers. Buyers with children want to ensure that they are receiving the best possible education available. Even if you do not currently have children or if they are all grown up, local schools should still be a factor when deciding what home you are going to buy. Studies show that strong local schools help increase the value of a home! Are you looking to Buy your dream home in Western Upstate South Carolina? There are top rated school districts throughout the region!

The school districts in our region are considered some of the best in the entire state! Education ranking and review website Niche released their list of the best public school districts in South Carolina for 201y. Using data from the U.S. Department of Education and reviews from millions of Niche users, the website ranked the state’s 81 districts based on several factors including academics, athletics, extracurriculars, teachers, facilities, student outcomes, and more.

When the results came back, 7 area school districts were found within the state’s top 35!! Congrats to these great school districts and thank you for all that you do for our students and communities. Click on the district links below for more information.

#9 Anderson School District One | 801 North Hamilton Street, Williamston

Overall Niche Grade of A-


#14 School District of Pickens County | 1348 Griffin Mill Road, Easley

Overall Niche Grade of B+


#15 Anderson School District 4 | 315 East Queen Street, Pendleton

Overall Niche Grade of B+


#16 Anderson School District Five | 400 Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson

Overall Niche Grade of B+

#19 School District of Oconee County | 414 South Pine Street, Walhalla

Overall Niche Grade of B+

#23 Anderson County School District 2 | 10990 Belton-Honea Path Highway, Honea Path

Overall Niche Grade of B+

#33 Anderson School District Three | 335 West Front Street, Iva

Overall Niche Grade of B

If you're interested in buying a home within one of these top ranked school districts, give The McCall Team a call today or visit Our Website at

Nested in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, there is a rich history of Appalachian life in the community of Pickens. To celebrate that past and present culture, the Pickens Revitalization Association has put together a great event….the Gathering on Appalachian Life!

On Saturday, March 4th, head over to the Pickens Community Center for a full day of learning and fun. There will be numerous topics discussed regarding life in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Learn about how the residents of the past lived, played, and worked in Pickens and the surrounding area. Workshops will be held that cover cooking, dancing, fiber arts, genealogy, singing, history, and so much more! The day is all about celebrating the great Pickens way of life! Whether you want to attend the whole day or just a half day, this is a wonderful community event that should not be missed!

Full Schedule of Events

Event Details

Date: Saturday, March 4th

Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location: Pickens Community Center (129 Schoolhouse Street)

Click HERE for ticket price information and to order.

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