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Guide to Anderson
Anderson Apartments For Rent
Set among the foothills of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, surrounded by lakes and rivers, Anderson is big on small-town charm. Here, you’ll find the perfect balance between yesterday and today. Take a walking tour of the city’s downtown Historic District, a gorgeous 16-block district with brick-paved streets and historic buildings.
Anderson’s history dates back to 1777, when the land was ceded to South Carolina by the Cherokee. Anderson was the first city in the nation to have continuous electric power, the first electric cotton gin was built here, and Amelia Earhart once flew into Anderson in 1931.
Rent an apartment in Anderson and you’ll soon be whitewater rafting down the Chattooga River, boating and fishing on Lake Hartwell, and camping and hiking in nearby state parks. Anderson is the quintessential Southern city, from its friendly residents to its historical architecture.
Things to Do in Anderson:
You’ll love having downtown Anderson to explore when you move to your new Anderson apartment! Downtown Anderson is home to the Anderson Arts Center, built in 1905. The art gallery features artwork from local, regional, and national artists. From June through November, you’ll be able to shop at the Anderson County Farmer’s Market. This market features fresh, local produce as well as concerts, festivals, and tournaments.
While you are exploring the shops, museums, theaters, art galleries, and restaurants downtown, be sure to stop by the Anderson County Museum to learn more about the area’s history, and then go to Generator Park to see the 100-year-old generator that made Anderson the first-ever “Electric City.”
Downtown also features a variety of public art, including the Old Reformer brass cannon. The historic cannon was used during the American Revolution and ended up in Anderson around 1814. It was later used to signal the secession of South Carolina in 1860. Other artwork includes the Poetry Statue, the 1861-1865 Fallen Soldiers Memorial, and the General Robert Anderson Fountain.
The Anderson Mall is the largest shopping center in the city. It contains more than 76 stores and was renovated in 2008. Other shopping areas include Midtown Park and Anderson Station.
Living in Anderson, you’ll be able to enjoy this natural landscape – and the many farms located in the area. From u-pick berry farms to fresh cheese from the creamery, it’s never been so easy to shop (and eat) local! Visit Callaham Orchards for home-churned ice cream and fresh fruit, the Happy Cow Creamery, and the u-pick Hardy Berry Farm.
Of course, you can’t live in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and not spend most of your time outside. One great location to explore is the vast Sadlers Creek State park. This park extends 395 acres on a peninsula into Lake Hartwell. The park includes a campground, picnic areas, a fishing pier, two boat ramps, playgrounds, and hiking trails.
What to Consider When Moving to Anderson:
Anderson is perfectly located about halfway between Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina. With just a two-hour drive to each, these cities offer even more shopping, historic sites, and exciting destinations to explore. Anderson is home to Anderson University, a private Christian university that was established in 1911.
Anderson is the county seat of Anderson County and is often included as part of the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson statistical area. Anderson features about seven historic districts, including the Downtown Historic District and the Anderson College Historic District.
Why Anderson Apartments Are Hot:
Every Tuesday afternoon, Main Street hosts a downtown block party! Downtown also hosts other events, including a Chili Cook-Off and the annual Christmas parade. And while the downtown area is growing rapidly, it still retains its charming and historic small-town atmosphere. The “Electric City” is sure to inspire you! Your new apartment in Anderson will put you in a gorgeous community nestled in the spectacular foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- Southern Wesleyan University
- Clemson University
- Tri-County Technical College
- Anderson College
- Forrest Junior College
- Anderson University, a private Christian university, was established in 1911 and offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees.
- Shopping is prevalent in Anderson and includes the Anderson Mall, Midtown Park, and Anderson Station.
- The Anderson Jockey Lot and Farmers Market is the largest flea market in the South at 65 acres and over 1,500 vendors.
- Nearby Stumphouse Tunnel Park contains the stunning 100-foot Issaqueena Falls and the unusual Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel.
- Area museums include the Central History Museum, the Anderson County Museum, and the Anderson City Fire Department Museum.
- The Anderson Arts Center-Arts Warehouse is a 100-year-old building housing several collections.