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Old 10-06-2007, 03:02 PM
 
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Hi my name is Chris
I currently live in Long Island New York and considering moving to the Spartansburg Area. We are comming down in Oct 19, just a few Questions

Which is the best school district, We heard it 5

What are the taxes like for a avearge house.

What type of thing are there to do for kids to keep them out of trouble.

And Last which area is the nicest and which one should you stay away from

Thanks for you time

Chris
chaug121@verizon.net
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:40 PM
 
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Hi Chris-

District 5 is an excellent school district. But so are District 2, District 6, and District 7.

Tax rates vary depending on school district and whether or not you live in a muncipality. Here is the breakdown of millage rates:

CITY - RATE -DISTRICT'S RATE, TOTAL RATE
Campobello .1080 Spartanburg 1 .2513 .4310
Inman .0673 Spartanburg 1 .2513 .3903
Landrum .0729 Spartanburg 1 .2513 .3959
Chesnee .1320 Spartanburg 2 .2030 .4067
Cowpens .1072 Spartanburg 3 .2492 .4281
Pacolet .0702 Spartanburg 3 .2492 .3911
Woodruff .1160 Spartanburg 4 .1871 .3748
Duncan .0704 Spartanburg 5 .2212 .3633
Greer .0939 Spartanburg 5 .2212 .3868
Lyman .0544 Spartanburg 5 .2212 .3473
Reidville .0150 Spartanburg 5 .2212 .3079
Wellford .0612 Spartanburg 5 .2212 .3541
Spartanburg .1032 Spartanburg 6 .1868 .3617
Spartanburg .1032 Spartanburg 7 .2190 .3939

I expect that coming to Spartanburg from Long Island, NY you will be amazed at how cheap it is to live here, even with city taxes.

I don't have kids, but there are plenty of parks and after school programs around to keep them busy. Churches are a good resource for those things if you are a religious person. Maybe someone else can give you a better answer to that question.

Most of Spartanburg County is a great place to live. If you want to live near Spartanburg, you should look at include: Converse Heights, Hampton Heights, Fernwood, Hillbrook, Woodburn Hills, Andrews Farm, Woodridge, Londonderry, Thornhill, Oak Creek, Country Club _____ (fill in the blank, there are lots of them), Lake Forest, Calhoun Lakes, Pierce Acres.

Suburban areas outside of town: the Lake Bowen area, Boiling Springs, Roebuck, Duncan, and Inman. Specific subdivisions like Timm Creek, Carolina Country Club, Woodfin Ridge, Lake Emory, and there are some others. Hopefully their names will come to me at some point. That list should be more than enough to get you started.

Generally speaking the Eastside of town (south of East Main/east of South Pine) and the Westside of town (generally west of 26) are the best places to be. There are other good areas, but in the larger scope of things, those are the best areas in town. Eastside is generally old money, long time city residents. Westside is generally newer subdivisions.

I think you will find that for $200k-$300k you can get a nice home in a nice neighborhood or subdivision pretty readily. Even in the $100s you can find a decent place (you have to look a little harder though).

As for places to stay away from: Una, Saxon, Arcadia, Wofford Street, Howard Street. Also, Crescent Ave, Washington Heights, and Arkwirght. Look at google maps or something to see these places, and you'll notice they are all in two general areas. If you have questions about a specific area I can be more specific. Spartanburg's neighborhoods can be hard to figure out sometimes.

Good luck with your search. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Good analysis
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:47 PM
 
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Hi Chris and welcome South. Spartanburg School district 2,5 and 6 are really good. I have 2 small children and there's plenty to do in Spartanburg. The taxes are nothing compared to Long Island and housing is very affordable. Check out WoodfinRidge.com in dist. 2. The Dist. 2 or Boiling Springs area would be my top choice for the suburbs and Converse Heights would be my top choice for a more urban area.
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Westside of Spartanburg
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Hi Chris. Although I am not a parent I am pretty familiar with local public schools because I am a nanny. If you look at test scores for schools, you may also consider District 4 schools because they have some of the highest scores in Spartanburg County. They also have good strict discipline in their schools. Most people count them out because they are in a little town called Woodruff that is in the country but the residents there definitely make sure the children have the best in public education. District 5 is also a very good area. I would prefer 4 because, coming from a smaller school myself, I like not getting lost in a huge school. Also, in some districts there are many elementary schools that feed into many middle schools that then all feed in to one giant high school in the end, so depending on what you prefer, that may make a difference. There are many great neighborhoods in the Spartanburg Area. On the Westside you have Woodridge and Rock Springs-close to everything but not in the middle of it all. Closer to Duncan-District 5-there is River Falls, Wilson Ferry, Kingsley Park-the list could go on for that area! It would depend on if you want a faster or slower paced area. Hopefully this helps you out some! Also, you can call state and local education departments to get definite test scores on schools if that would play a big part in your decision.
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:43 PM
 
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Out of curiosity is there a specific reason you picked Spartanburg? Most people pick Greenville so just curious.
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Old 02-03-2020, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Hi Chris-

District 5 is an excellent school district. But so are District 2, District 6, and District 7.

Tax rates vary depending on school district and whether or not you live in a muncipality. Here is the breakdown of millage rates:

CITY - RATE -DISTRICT'S RATE, TOTAL RATE
Campobello .1080 Spartanburg 1 .2513 .4310
Inman .0673 Spartanburg 1 .2513 .3903
Landrum .0729 Spartanburg 1 .2513 .3959
Chesnee .1320 Spartanburg 2 .2030 .4067
Cowpens .1072 Spartanburg 3 .2492 .4281
Pacolet .0702 Spartanburg 3 .2492 .3911
Woodruff .1160 Spartanburg 4 .1871 .3748
Duncan .0704 Spartanburg 5 .2212 .3633
Greer .0939 Spartanburg 5 .2212 .3868
Lyman .0544 Spartanburg 5 .2212 .3473
Reidville .0150 Spartanburg 5 .2212 .3079
Wellford .0612 Spartanburg 5 .2212 .3541
Spartanburg .1032 Spartanburg 6 .1868 .3617
Spartanburg .1032 Spartanburg 7 .2190 .3939

I expect that coming to Spartanburg from Long Island, NY you will be amazed at how cheap it is to live here, even with city taxes.

I don't have kids, but there are plenty of parks and after school programs around to keep them busy. Churches are a good resource for those things if you are a religious person. Maybe someone else can give you a better answer to that question.

Most of Spartanburg County is a great place to live. If you want to live near Spartanburg, you should look at include: Converse Heights, Hampton Heights, Fernwood, Hillbrook, Woodburn Hills, Andrews Farm, Woodridge, Londonderry, Thornhill, Oak Creek, Country Club _____ (fill in the blank, there are lots of them), Lake Forest, Calhoun Lakes, Pierce Acres.

Suburban areas outside of town: the Lake Bowen area, Boiling Springs, Roebuck, Duncan, and Inman. Specific subdivisions like Timm Creek, Carolina Country Club, Woodfin Ridge, Lake Emory, and there are some others. Hopefully their names will come to me at some point. That list should be more than enough to get you started.

Generally speaking the Eastside of town (south of East Main/east of South Pine) and the Westside of town (generally west of 26) are the best places to be. There are other good areas, but in the larger scope of things, those are the best areas in town. Eastside is generally old money, long time city residents. Westside is generally newer subdivisions.

I think you will find that for $200k-$300k you can get a nice home in a nice neighborhood or subdivision pretty readily. Even in the $100s you can find a decent place (you have to look a little harder though).

As for places to stay away from: Una, Saxon, Arcadia, Wofford Street, Howard Street. Also, Crescent Ave, Washington Heights, and Arkwirght. Look at google maps or something to see these places, and you'll notice they are all in two general areas. If you have questions about a specific area I can be more specific. Spartanburg's neighborhoods can be hard to figure out sometimes.

Good luck with your search. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Where can I find this tax information updated, as it's 2020.
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Old 02-03-2020, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Spartanburg, SC
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Hi Chris-

District 5 is an excellent school district. But so are District 2, District 6, and District 7.

Tax rates vary depending on school district and whether or not you live in a muncipality. Here is the breakdown of millage rates:

CITY - RATE -DISTRICT'S RATE, TOTAL RATE
Campobello .1080 Spartanburg 1 .2513 .4310
Inman .0673 Spartanburg 1 .2513 .3903
Landrum .0729 Spartanburg 1 .2513 .3959
Chesnee .1320 Spartanburg 2 .2030 .4067
Cowpens .1072 Spartanburg 3 .2492 .4281
Pacolet .0702 Spartanburg 3 .2492 .3911
Woodruff .1160 Spartanburg 4 .1871 .3748
Duncan .0704 Spartanburg 5 .2212 .3633
Greer .0939 Spartanburg 5 .2212 .3868
Lyman .0544 Spartanburg 5 .2212 .3473
Reidville .0150 Spartanburg 5 .2212 .3079
Wellford .0612 Spartanburg 5 .2212 .3541
Spartanburg .1032 Spartanburg 6 .1868 .3617
Spartanburg .1032 Spartanburg 7 .2190 .3939

I expect that coming to Spartanburg from Long Island, NY you will be amazed at how cheap it is to live here, even with city taxes.

I don't have kids, but there are plenty of parks and after school programs around to keep them busy. Churches are a good resource for those things if you are a religious person. Maybe someone else can give you a better answer to that question.

Most of Spartanburg County is a great place to live. If you want to live near Spartanburg, you should look at include: Converse Heights, Hampton Heights, Fernwood, Hillbrook, Woodburn Hills, Andrews Farm, Woodridge, Londonderry, Thornhill, Oak Creek, Country Club _____ (fill in the blank, there are lots of them), Lake Forest, Calhoun Lakes, Pierce Acres.

Suburban areas outside of town: the Lake Bowen area, Boiling Springs, Roebuck, Duncan, and Inman. Specific subdivisions like Timm Creek, Carolina Country Club, Woodfin Ridge, Lake Emory, and there are some others. Hopefully their names will come to me at some point. That list should be more than enough to get you started.

Generally speaking the Eastside of town (south of East Main/east of South Pine) and the Westside of town (generally west of 26) are the best places to be. There are other good areas, but in the larger scope of things, those are the best areas in town. Eastside is generally old money, long time city residents. Westside is generally newer subdivisions.

I think you will find that for $200k-$300k you can get a nice home in a nice neighborhood or subdivision pretty readily. Even in the $100s you can find a decent place (you have to look a little harder though).

As for places to stay away from: Una, Saxon, Arcadia, Wofford Street, Howard Street. Also, Crescent Ave, Washington Heights, and Arkwirght. Look at google maps or something to see these places, and you'll notice they are all in two general areas. If you have questions about a specific area I can be more specific. Spartanburg's neighborhoods can be hard to figure out sometimes.

Good luck with your search. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Good synopsis!
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Old 02-03-2020, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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Wow! That is really helpful for the OP- thanks so much for that info. I have had more and more clients lately moving from the North and choosing Spartanburg County. Sold two homes lately in the same neighborhood in Moore! These people chose Spartanburg partly because of proximity to work but also because of the lower cost there for housing. it is a beautiful area, and the city of Spartanburg itself has come a long way even in the few years I've lived here. (NY transplant myself- lived on Long Island for 10 years).
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Old 02-03-2020, 09:09 AM
 
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Out of curiosity is there a specific reason you picked Spartanburg? Most people pick Greenville so just curious.
What he said.

Unless there is some specific reason to move to Spartanburg - like a job or something, then I would recommend Greenville if you have a choice.
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