Moving here will take some patience and courage. It's not easy to find an apartment to rent, but take heart - they do come to those who wait! Don't take any risks once you begin your hunt - travel with extra copies of the documents you'll need to rent. All the standard stuff like credit reports, bank statements, proof of income, etc., and of course your checkbook! You won't want to miss a beat if your dream apartment comes available so you'll be glad you have the right stuff with you to sign right away. Go in with a positive attitude and things will work out in your favor.
As can be expected of a small town, the main road running through the city is called Main Street. It stretches to the nearby town of Greenville, eight miles north, into Highway 385 and beyond to Columbia. It’s not uncommon for Mauldin residents to commute to work in Greenville using this road. Public transit is all but unheard of in this area, so be sure to hold on to your own car. Although Mauldin is such a small city, with only 8.6 square miles, the area tends to be car dependent and most errands would be difficult without one of your own.
The City of Mauldin operates four public parks, one being Springfield Park on Hyde Circle in the northeast part of town. In this park children can play baseball or softball in one of five available diamonds. Also available are a basketball court, football field, and concessions. You could also enjoy walking trails in Sunset Park off of West Butler Road, City Park on East Butler Road, or Pineforest Park on Lanewood Drive. All four parks also have playgrounds for the children.
Mauldin’s own cultural center is located on East Butler Road. Here you can take classes in music, art, or dance, and the venue is also host to the city’s annual BBQ cook-off. The center has been a part of city life since 1939, when it was built as part of the county’s New Deal program. The city is also in the process of turning the Mauldin Cultural Center into a bigger and better City Center, with the newly constructed Mauldin Sports Center built nearby.
The Mauldin Sports Center serves as headquarters for the City’s Parks and Recreation Department, but also open to the public are a rock climbing wall and fully stocked gym.