Anderson Real Estate And Community Information

Come discover the “Electric City” in South Carolina: Anderson! The city’s nickname derived from when the first hydro-electric power plant in the southeast was built in Anderson in 1895. This innovation helped lead to the modernization and industrialization of the entire region. Anderson continues to be a leader in the area to this day. As the county seat, it serves as the economic, cultural, and educational center for Anderson County. This community of around 27,180 residents offers many great amenities. Downtown Anderson is filled with historic and cultural attractions. There are excellent dining, retail and entertainment facilities located throughout the city. With excellent recreational facilities and award winning public schools, Anderson is the perfect community for families looking to settle down in upstate South Carolina. Search Homes for Sale in Anderson

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Parks and Recreation in Anderson

The city of Anderson has several great recreational facilities who residents who love to spend time in the great outdoors. The city's Parks and Recreation department maintains 13 Park Facilities. Darwin Wright Park (106 Anderson Beach Boulevard) is the city's largest park, covering 27 acres. This park has numerous great amenities including a playground, swimming area, fishing pier, disc golf course, and more. There are several other parks in town that have facilities for residents who like to be active outside with walking tracks, baseball fields, basketball courts. The location of Anderson on the Piedmont Plateau allows the community easy access to beautiful natural, recreational facilities throughout the region.







School Districts in Anderson, South Carolina

The community of Anderson is served by the Anderson School District 5. Students in grades preK through 5 attend one of 8 elementary schools, including Calhoun Academy of the Arts (1520 East Calhoun Street), Centerville Elementary School (1529 Whitehall Road), Concord Elementary School (2701 Calrossie Road), Homeland Park Primary School (3519 Wilmont Street), McLees Elementary School (4900 Dobbins Bridge Road), Midway Elementary School of Science and Engineering (1221 Harriett Circle), Nevitt Forest Community School of Innovation (1401 Bolt Drive), New Prospect STEM Academy (126 New Prospect Church Road), Varennes Academy of Communication & Technology (1820 Highway 29 South), and Whitehall Elementary School (702 Whitehall Road). For those students in grades 6th through 8th, they are educated at Lakeside Middle School (315 Pearman Dairy Road), McCants Middle School (2123 Marchbanks Avenue), and Southwood Academy of the Arts (1110 Southwood Street). T. L. Hanna High School (2600 Highway 81 North) and Westside High School (806 Pearman Dairy Road) serves students in grades 9th through 12th. Several of the schools in this district have specific focuses including International Baccalaureate, arts, STEM, and communications. There are several award winning schools that have been recognized for academic excellence. Other districts that serve Anderson and neighboring cities include Anderson School District 2, Anderson School District 3, and Anderson School District 4.



Health and Transportation in Anderson, South Carolina

There are many excellent medical facilities located right within Anderson for the convenience of residents. AnMed Health Medical Center (800 North Fant Street) is a comprehensive medical facility that provides emergency services. AnMed Health also operates several other specialty facilities in town, including the AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital (1 Springback Way) and AnMed Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital (2000 East Greenville Street). In addition, there are several  urgent care clinics and private family medical practices.


US Route 178 runs directly through Anderson and connects the city to the west of the upstate South Carolina region. Anderson is located just south of Interstate 85, which provides easy commuting access to Greenville and other metropolitan areas. There is a Greyhound Bus Station (4500 Highway 81 North) located within Anderson. Anyone wanting to travel beyond the great state of South Carolina, Greenville–Spartanburg International Airport (2000 GSP Drive, Greer) is located 40 miles away.