Anderson, South Carolina 

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+12.9% since 2020

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

85.4 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

6.6 / 6.8

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Anderson, South Carolina

Anderson, SC is a vibrant city nestled in between Greenville and Clemson in South Carolina's Upstate region., Deer population can be found throughout this wonderful oasis which draws travelers near and far who enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing and hiking. Anderson is also recognized for its close-knit community focus which contributes greatly to its overall appeal and desirability as a pleasant place to reside or visit. Mid-sized city - Northwest South Carolina near North Carolina border, 75 miles southwest of Charlotte, NC.
State: South Carolina
County: Anderson County
Metro Area: Greenville-Anderson Metro Area
City: Anderson
Zip Codes: 29621 29624
Cost of Living: -14.6% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1040 ft above sea level

Anderson, Sc Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Attractive downtown
Strong economy
Arts and culture
Hot, humid summers
Traffic and sprawl
Violent crime rate

What Bert Has To Say About Greenville-Anderson Metro Area

Greenville is located in the center of an old textile and agricultural region in the mountainous northwest part of the state, known by some as “upstate” South Carolina. The relatively high altitude and view of the Appalachians to the northwest gave early Greenville regional status as a health destination, and to this day, it retains a clean and comfortable presence. The population is well educated for the region. Downtown is well maintained, vibrant, functional and historic, and of course, in a place called Greenville, lined with trees.


The unemployment rate in Anderson is 5.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Anderson jobs have increased by 0.7%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Anderson's cost of living is 14.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Anderson's Cost of Living

May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Anderson, while July and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Anderson county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 70.3% to 28.3%. More Voting Stats

Anderson's population is 28,796 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 1.7%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 17.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Anderson is $222,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 16.9%.

Anderson public schools spend $10,358 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.6 students per teacher in Anderson. More Education

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Housing Market in Anderson

It's a good time to buy in Anderson. Home Appreciation is up 16.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Anderson is $222,900.
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Reviews for Anderson   8 Reviews
The best kept secret - 9/14/2021
Anderson is a wonderful place to live! We’ve moved around quite abit. We had searched many places and one day by accident I came across Anderson on the internet. We... Read More

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Anderson has much to offer! - 3/11/2020
Anderson has much to offer! Two well know established colleges, Lake Hartwell, Lake Secession, parks galore, plenty of shopping, two Wal-Marts, plenty of grocery stores,... Read More

Stolen Moments of Peace - 9/10/2009
To be quite honest I came to Anderson with City Snobbery... "these hicks and their camping stores every 5 feet, damn john deer, redneck fools" etc. I was miserable... Read More

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