Anderson, SC Real Estate

    Anderson is located on the shores of Lake Hartwell positioned between Atlanta and Charlotte on Interstate I-85.Anderson counties current population is 192,810 with the city of Anderson approximate population to be 26,985. It was named for General Robert Anderson, who in the mid-1700s, along with General Andrew Pickens explored the once Cherokee land. Farmers of Scots-Irish and English decent first settled the area. In the 19th Century when the Industrial Revolution took place in the south, it was the first in long-distance transmission of hydroelectric power. This gave it the nick name “The Electric City”. In 1897 the first cotton gin to run on electricity was built in Anderson. It continues today to be a thriving location for manufacturing in South Carolina with a diverse mix of national and international companies.

    twoThe downtown area offers a Historic District walking tour that includes the Anderson County Courthouse, the P & N Railroad Depot, the Confederate Monument on the square, the Anderson County Museum, the Old Reformer (1764 Revolutionary War Cannon), and the Anderson Arts Center. The community also boasts a new main library, large YMCA complex, and a 573 bed hospital with a Level II trauma center. Several excellent colleges and universities provide opportunities for learners of all ages. Anderson College, a liberal arts college founded in 1911, has its historic campus within the city limits of Anderson. Tri-County Technical College, also located in Anderson County, offers vocational classes along with continuing education and associate degree.

    A wide variety of retail stores and shops are available in Anderson. Local farmers markets and farms also provide fresh meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables year round. Anderson hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year such as “Balloons over Anderson” in October.

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