Featuring a unique and vibrant downtown, Fountain Inn is a great place for families, young professionals and retirees. Nearby Cedar Falls Park is a stunning site where the Reedy River cascades over rocks and boulders alongside a playground, a partially paved hiking trail, walking paths and mountain bike trails. Just down the road from downtown Fountain Inn is Heritage Park Amphitheater, a premier outdoor entertainment venue featuring some of America’s most sought-after acts, from Willie Nelson to Counting Crows, from Darius Rucker to Mumford & Sons.
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Fountain Inn’s diverse food scene offers a mix of cuisines, restaurant styles and atmospheres. Whether you’re looking for a community hangout with craft beers like Growler Haus, a Southern spot like Sweet Catherine’s, or an authentic taco joint like Tacos & Bla Bla Bla, the Fountain Inn area has something for you. The City of Fountain Inn also hosts a farmers’ market from May through September that features food items from local vendors and fresh produce.
On November 10, 2021, a request to turn the site of a former flour mill at Ellison and Wall streets into a taproom/brewery and food hall called The Mill at Fountain Inn was approved. With the coming addition, the Fountain Inn food scene is expected to expand tremendously.
Arts + Culture
The arts and culture environment in Fountain Inn is nothing short of vibrant. For starters, Fountain Inn is home to the Younts Center for Performing Arts, which hosts a wide range of programs including symphonies and community theatre productions. Conveniently located on Main Street in the former Fountain Inn High School (on the National Register of Historic Places) the Younts Center has recently performed Broadway hits such as Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Roald Daul’s James and the Giant Peach Jr., and Matilda the Musical.
The City of Fountain Inn will be hosting its first-ever juried art show from June 15- July 15 of 2022. The event marks a new chapter in the City’s long commitment to the Arts.
In addition to Cedar Falls Park, Fountain Inn Recreation operates nearly a dozen city parks available to the whole community. These include the recently overhauled Emanuel Sullivan Sports Complex (formerly Woodside Park) with three tournament baseball fields, a multipurpose field, a brand new playground, and a Miracle League field for children and adults who are differently abled- a field for everyone.
Fountain Inn is less than a 25 mile drive from Paris Mountain State Park and a 200-mile drive to the Atlantic Ocean.
For exercise and recreation, Fountain Inn contains miles of sidewalks, walking trails, and their own extension of the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail.
A splash pad can be found directly on Main Street downtown – already a must-visit for young families.
Fountain Inn’s close proximity to top-notch higher education institutions and large metropolitan areas like Greenville and Atlanta, GA, makes it an excellent place to locate your business. The city is also home to a variety of industries that make up a diverse and dynamic roster of businesses. The Fountain Inn area’s major employers include:
Located within both Laurens County and Greenville County, Fountain Inn has access to a wide variety of K-12 schools and higher education institutions. The city has access to South Carolina’s largest school district, Greenville County, that is comprised of 76,000 students.
Greenville County’s newest high school (and first to include an Institute of Automation & Engineering) opened in the fall of 2021 to its inaugural freshman class.
Fountain Inn residents and students also enjoy easy access to top higher education institutions. Among the higher education institutions are Furman University, Bob Jones University, Greenville Technical College, Converse College, Presbyterian College, Clemson University, The University of South Carolina Upstate, and The University of South Carolina School of Medicine- Greenville. Explore more about Fountain Inn’s schools below:
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