Hidden Gem: Up and Coming in Fountain Inn, SC

A Historic and Evolving City In The Heart of the Upstate 

“Big things come in small packages” should be the city motto of Fountain Inn, South Carolina. 

In the southern part of Greenville County – so close to the county line that a portion of the town is in Laurens County – sits the small city of Fountain Inn. With just over 10,000 people, it retains its small-town feel while embracing a growing arts and cultural community. 

Taking its name from an old stagecoach and railroad resting stop that featured a fountain and an inn, this historic up-and-coming area is a beautiful spot to consider if you’re relocating to South Carolina for the first time or just looking to make a move within Greenville County or the Upstate.

A Community For All Ages 

Fountain Inn is a city perfect for young families with a median age of just 33 years old and 25% of the population under 18. In addition to a terrific school system and a low crime rate, the city also boasts a robust youth recreation program, including various team sports and groups, such as boy scouts and girl scouts. For residents that want to stay active, there’s an indoor activities center, while those who want to embrace the great outdoors can enjoy any of the six parks within the city limits, collectively totaling over 50 acres of parkland and 4 miles of walking trails.

For older adults looking to enjoy their golden years, Fountain Inn also has an active roster of programs for senior adults, ranging from group fitness classes to quilting, interspersed with health services, computer classes, support groups, and social events like monthly birthday celebrations.

Fun For All – A Robust Social Calendar 

One of the biggest highlights of Fountain Inn is its fantastic calendar of events. The Fountain Inn Farmers Market runs through the spring and summer months, hosting over 40,000 shoppers purchasing goods from more than 40 local vendors. On Friday nights throughout the summer, the town hosts the Sounds of Summer concert series in conjunction with a local sponsor. During the Christmas season, they celebrate with various events like a tree lighting, Christmas Festival, and Christmas parade. The city also hosts several cultural celebrations throughout the year, such as the Juneteenth Soul Food Festival and the Italian-American Heritage Festival.

One of the best things about Fountain Inn is that all of these great community features come at a reasonable price! As a growing, up-and-coming city, prices in Fountain Inn are relatively competitive, with beautiful homes – from established properties to newer construction – to fit any budget. 

If you’re ready to take a look at Fountain Inn, see what the city offers, and check out what could be your next home, give the team at Wilson Associates a call. Take a look at some listings, then get in touch!

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