As a census-designated place, Wade Hampton can be thought of as one big neighborhood. It does have a variety of places to rent, though, including single-family residences, duplexes, condominiums, apartment complexes, rowhouses and mobile homes. The median house is higher than the median value for the state as a whole. However, Wade Hampton has a low vacancy rate, so it would not be advisable to cruise into town with a U-Haul trailer full of your possessions unless the rent papers are signed. Forty percent of the housing in town is rented.
Many of the people who live in Wade Hampton work in Greenville. The commute time for these people is less than 15 minutes, and most drive their cars. Wade Hampton can almost be considered a suburb of Greenville because it is only 9 minutes away to the south. When not working, residents have to make their own fun. However, 5 miles to the northwest is Paris Mountain State Park, which is filled with things to do, such as fishing, boating on a 15-acre lake, swimming, bird watching and hiking 15 miles of trails. This is a nice place to find an apartment rental, even if it is now, considering its beginnings, rather uneventful.