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300 South McDuffie Street, Anderson, South Carolina 29621 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$120000 - $500000
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Single Family Home
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  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:None
  • Gated:No
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History

Anderson was named after Robert Anderson, a hero of the Revolutionary War. He also surveyed the land in the region along with Andrew Pickens. The Cherokee people inhabited the region until 1777. Subsequently, the area was surrendered by the Cherokees to South Carolina in an agreement parlayed by Pickens. For official purposes, it was named the Pendleton District, and in 1826, it was split into 2 neighborhoods: Pickens and Anderson. Since Pendleton was at the topmost part of the region, very close to the border of Pickens, a new courthouse was constructed in the middle of the county. A small community (known as Anderson Courthouse) developed around the courthouse and ultimately became Anderson. On December 19, 1833, by a decree of the state government, Anderson was incorporated.

The area’s settlers were mainly Scotch-Irish who relocated from Pennsylvania and Virginia to farm. They raised hogs and grew corn. Soon after, cotton became Anderson’s cash crop. By the last part of the 1800s, the area was overflowing with many textile mills. Because of engineer William Whitner’s innovation, electricity could be carried out to mills all over the county via wire. Anderson was the nation’s first city to have a constant stream of electricity, which was provided by a water mill situated on the Rocky River’s high shoals section. In 1897, the world’s first electric-run cotton gin was constructed in Anderson County. A number of areas in Anderson, which include a downtown street, were named in honor of Whitner.

Area and Climate

The city of Anderson is Anderson County’s county seat. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 26,686 and was the heart of a developed region of 75,702. The city is the tiniest of the 3 main cities that forms the Upstate area and is called ‘The Friendliest City in South Carolina’ and ‘The Electric City’. The quality of life and spirit of Anderson have garnered national recognition in 2000 by getting the ‘All-American City’ designation.

Anderson experiences 50 inches of rainfall annually (U.S. median is 37), while snowfall is 2 inches per year (U.S. median is 25). The average sunny days yearly in Anderson are 221. The lowest temperature is in January, at 32° F, while the highest temperature is in July, at around 91° F.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

In 2013 the average cost of a home in Anderson SC was $128,828 as compared to $139,200 for the State of South Carolina

In Anderson, the cost of living index as of May 2016 is 85.5, which is below average, as U.S. median is 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

At the Anderson City Fire Department museum, visitors can see a remarkable collection of 4 fire trucks from the last part of the 1800s to the first part of the 1900s. The collection consists of a horse-drawn wagon (1880s); an American LaFrance hose and chemical truck (1911), which is the first motorized, chain drive-driven fire truck of the city that features solid rubber tires; a Seagrave Motor Pumping Engine (1915), with bumpers loaded with springs; and another Seagrave Motor Pumping Engine (circa 1919). The museum has other historic firefighting apparatus as well.

Anderson County Farmer’s Market and Pavilion is held from June to November and features local farmers selling their freshly grown produce. In addition, it hosts community meetings, family reunion   s, festivals, weddings, tournaments, concerts, etc.

The Anderson County Museum brings together, displays, unravels, and exhibits things that show the history of Anderson County to conserve its legacy.

 

 

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • RV & Boat Storage
  • Kayak & Canoe
  • Boating
  • Marina
 

Lifestyle

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Watersports
  • College Town Spirit
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Watersports
  • College Town Spirit
 
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : Yes
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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