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Travelers Rest, SC Real Estate

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Brief History of Travelers Rest, SC

Originally home to several Indian tribes, Travelers Rest, situated almost directly against the border of the North Carolina mountains, gained popularity as a stopover for weary travelers and livestock herders.

In 1888, the construction of the railway began along the Reedy River from Greenville north to River Falls. What we call now as “Swamp Rabbit” was the name of the train. Travelers Rest was incorporated as a city in 1891. It was once a large farming community until the first major industry came in 1929, when Brandon Mills began production at Renfrew Bleachery. The population of Travelers Rest began to grow after World War II when other industries relocated in the area.

Location of Travelers Rest, SC

Travelers Rest is located between the Blue Ridge Mountains and Greenville. It is 104 miles or two hours from Charlotte, 222 miles or three and one-half hours from Charleston, 166 miles or three hours from Atlanta, and 277 miles or five hours from Myrtle Beach. The Greenville downtown airport and the Greenville/Spartanburg International Airport serve Travelers Rest, along with Amtrak train and Greyhound bus service. Travelers Rest has a total area of 4.4 square miles.

Businesses and Employment in Travelers Rest, SC

The city’s great location makes it a perfect place for small businesses and retailers alike. Many businesses have moved into the town since it has started revitalizing the downtown area. The city’s revitalization plan includes relocation of utilities, installation of street lighting and trees, and pedestrian enhancements. Nevertheless, Travelers Rest still has maintained the ‘small town’ feel despite the development. Residents of Travelers Rest,  SC real estate also enjoy excellent access to major highways, myriad shopping and restaurants, businesses, International Airport, and many outdoor recreational activities in the Upstate.

Travelers Rest, SC Recreation and Amenities

The city of Travelers Rest has many recreational venues to enjoy outdoors, there is the popular Swamp Rabbit Trail, an 18-mile multi-use trail system that links Travelers Rest and Greenville. There are local parks to play including Gateway Park, Pointsett Park, and Northside Park which are good venues for many sporting activities. Travelers Rest is also close to several State Parks for those who enjoy trekking. Caesar’s heard State Park, Jones Gap, Maris Mountain, Table Rock, and Otter Creek Water Park are just a few miles from Travelers Rest.

With a reasonable cost of living, quiet community, and low taxes, Travelers Rest SC real estate is a great place to live for those who are seeking affordable housing and a peaceful community. These are just some of the reasons why people move to Travelers Rest.

Travelers Rest, SC Real Estate

Located in South Carolina’s northern Greenville County less than 10 miles from Greenville SC real estate, the City of Travelers Rest, often abbreviated to T.R., is a rapidly growing and scenic community.  Over 4,000 residents now enjoy the quality of life in Travelers Rest SC real estate.  It features a variety of real estate in affordable price ranges, including single-family homes, new homes and custom-built homes, empty land lots, and townhomes, and luxury homes set in the rolling hills of Travelers Rest.

The average price tag of homes for sale in Travelers Rest was $240,824. The price ranges from $10,000 up to millions. The average home price per square foot in Travelers Rest, SC was $76.

Travelers Rest SC homes offer a traditional lifestyle great for raising families near recreation and not too far from the many amenities in Greenville.

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Schools Assigned to Neighborhoods in Travelers Rest, SC

Travelers Rest public schools are part of the Greenville 01 School District. There are a total of 6 schools in the area, with Gateway Elementary School being the highest rated.

Top rated schools in Travelers Rest SC

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 School  Type GreatSchools Rating
Gateway Elementary School Public district
Heritage Elementary School Public district  
Northwest Middle School Public district
Travelers Rest High School Public district  

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