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Fountain Inn

Fountain Inn

With a charming and vibrant downtown, Fountain Inn is a great place for families, young professionals and retirees. Fountain Inn’s 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. The Younts Center for Performing Arts puts on everything from symphonies to community theatre productions. Just up the road in Simpsonville is Heritage Park Amphitheatre, 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.

Facts + Figures

8,688

City Population

506,457

County Population

$51,705

Average Household Income

  • Food Scene
  • Arts + Culture
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Business Climate
  • Education

Food Scene

Fountain Inn’s diverse food scene offers a mix of cuisines, restaurant styles and atmospheres. Whether you’re looking for a tapas bar like Growler Haus, a Southern spot like Sweet Catherine’s, or a trendy 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.

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. In addition, the Heritage Park Amphitheatre is just a short drive away from Fountain Inn and is a premier outdoor entertainment venue that features some of the nation’s most talented artists and musicians including Willie Nelson, Counting Crows, Darius Rucker and Mumford & Sons.

Outdoor Activities

Fountain Inn residents and visitors have the ability to visit and enjoy some of the area’s most beautiful outdoor areas. Fountain Inn’s Cedar Falls Park is a breathtaking, 90-acre park where the Reedy River run alongside a playground, a partially paved hiking trail, walking paths and mountain bike trails. This location is perfect for families who want to enjoy several types of outdoor activities in the same day.

Fountain Inn is also less than a 25-mile drive from Greenville’s Paris Mountain State Park. The park is an ideal spot for families and friends who want to spend the day outside. Paris Mountain State Park features 1,540 acres of parkland open for exploration, 15 miles of hiking and biking trails, four park lakes, 39 paved campsites, a swimming area and 6 rentable picnic shelters for group gatherings.

Business Climate

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. Fountain Inn’s major employers include:

Education

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.

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 and Clemson University. Explore more about Fountain Inn’s schools below:

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