In "The Upstate" of South Carolina lies the city of Spartanburg, an oasis for those who desire an urban lifestyle with all of the natural beauty of countryside living. To snag the best rentals in town, read on and learn everything Spartanburg has to offer.
Spartanburg is a college town. With six colleges located throughout the city, student life is a major influence on the local culture as well as the rental market. Apartment availability is much more plentiful between semesters, when students return home for the holidays, relocate, or graduate and leave town. Downtown is often full of the young and restless who enjoy their drinks, as well as their city's local attractions. It’s truly an entertaining city, whether you’re in college or not.
With the Retrofest, the Spring Fling festival, the Sidewalk Arts Show, the International Festival, the weekly Music on Main, and the Spartanburg Bands Together festival, it seems like there’s always something to do. And, for you nature lovers, access to the beautiful Cottonwood Trail, which runs along Lawson's Fork Creek, passed crystal clear waters, through woodlands, wetlands, and wildlife, should satisfy your needs. Cottonwood’s a favorite route among local cyclists, walkers, and joggers and beats sitting in the car any day!
Enough with the splendor of the natural world, let’s talk apartments! Rental prices range from $400 to $900, which means that no matter where you look you’re likely to find an amazing pad within your budget. At the higher price point, apartments come with resort-style amenities – hot tubs, pools, fitness centers, tennis and volleyball courts, as well as river access -- and are often located in prime rental locations, such as downtown or within walking distance to college classes and local entertainment. Extra features like fireplaces, luxuriously furnished units, and washer/dryers are also common among these high-priced rentals (which are easily affordable when you rent with a roommate). At the lower price point, apartments still include plenty of amenities to the tune of business centers, clubhouses, pools, and playgrounds for the young ones. Moreover, a number of places come with a washer and dryer in the unit. The coin-op days are over, my friend.
Want to bring your pets along? No problem! This is a very pet-friendly place to live. Have commitment issues? No problem! There are plenty of apartment complexes offering short-term leases and furnished apartments. You can very easily and affordably move around the city until you find the perfect place to live.
Now, loaded with useful information, you’re ready to make the leap into this amazing little city. Check out our listings and happy hunting out there!
-By Katy Comal