Quality of Life

A number of other factors add to the quality of life in the Upstate, including its proximity to mountains, the coast and national urban metropolitan centers, Charlotte and Atlanta. Recognized as one of the top real estate markets in the country, the Upstate has affordable rural and urban housing, 50 nationally renowned golf courses, and 14 hospital systems with more than 3,800 general medical and surgical beds and two level I Trauma Centers. Six of the ten counties in the Upstate have a South Carolina Crime Rate Index below the state average. The cost of living in South Carolina is 86% of the national average, and eight of the ten Upstate counties have a lower cost of living than the South Carolina average.

UPSTATE MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT AND RECRECREATION VENUES

Upcountry History Museum
Upstate Historic Attractions

Upstate Lakes

Upstate State Parks

Upstate Theatre and Performing Arts
Upstate Waterfalls
Upstate Year Round Events
Upstate South Carolina USA (other, malls, museums, galleries, etc.)

AND OTHER MAJOR VENUES

Bi-Lo Center (sporting event and entertainment venue)
Greenville Drive Baseball
Peace Center for the Performing Arts

UPSTATE HOSPITALS

AnMed Health
Bon Secours Saint Francis Downtown Greenville
Cannon Memorial Hospital
Greenville Memorial Hospital
Hillcrest Memorial Hospital
Mary Black Hospital
Oconee Medical Center
Palmetto Health Baptist Easley
Patewood Memorial Hospital
Self Regional Healthcare
Shriners Children's Medical Center
Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
Upstate Carolina Medical Center
Wallace Thomson Hospital