Mauldin is a vibrant, growing city that boasts top-rated schools, diverse cultural experiences and family-friendly fun — all conveniently located just minutes from downtown Greenville. Consistently ranked among the safest and most affordable cities in South Carolina, Mauldin is home to a variety of recreational activities, community events and festivals, and up-and-coming developments including the highly anticipated BridgeWay Station, so it’s no surprise the city was recognized as one of the 25 Best Places to Live for Families by Fortune Magazine in 2022. Stop by and see what all the buzz is about!
- Food Scene
- Arts + Culture
- Outdoor Activities
- Business Climate
Mauldin’s growing food scene has something for everyone, from classic American fare at J Peters Grill & Bar to Southern comfort food with a twist at Maverick Biscuit to delicious burgers and world-class cocktails at Bohemian Bull.
Mauldin is also home to the highly anticipated BridgeWay Station urban village — opening in fall of 2023 — featuring a variety of food and dining options, including El Guapo, an upscale Mexican restaurant; Cocobowlz, an acai bowl and smoothie shop; and a public house with 100 beer selections and five casual food concepts: Bourbon St. Burgers, The Flying Philly, American Taco, The Market and Crazy Cow Creamery. And if you have a sweet tooth, make sure to stop by Old Europe Desserts, a cafe serving European-inspired pastries and locally roasted coffee.
Even more dining options are on the horizon with Maverick Yards, a mixed-use residential and entertainment development that will include a dining complex with multiple food concepts and a beer garden. Construction is currently under way, and the development is slated to open in late 2024.
Arts + Culture
Mauldin’s thriving arts and culture scene revolves around the Mauldin Cultural Center, a community hub that regularly hosts concerts, festivals and community theater productions. The jam-packed festival lineup includes the Mauldin Blues & Jazz Festival, Amp’d Up Fridays summer concert series (formerly known as Beachin’ Fridays), SOOIE Mauldin BBQ Cook-Off and an annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festival.
For those looking to enhance their artistic skills, the Cultural Center offers a variety of classes for community members including instrument lessons, pottery classes and vocal training as well as a newly launched series of theater summer camps for budding performers. And if you visit the Mauldin Cultural Center’s outdoor amphitheater, you may notice the Mauldin Public Art Trail lining the perimeter of the grounds, featuring public art displays created by artists from South Carolina.
One of South Carolina’s most family-friendly communities, Mauldin is committed to enhancing community wellness through recreation and outdoor activities. Mauldin residents enjoy five fantastic parks and 11 bike trails as well as nearby access to State Parks and hiking trails. Many of Mauldin’s parks feature baseball and softball diamonds, picnic shelters, playgrounds, basketball courts and plenty of refreshing green space.
Mauldin is also proud to offer a variety of youth and adult sports leagues for its citizens, including baseball, softball, football, basketball, lacrosse, soccer and more. If you’re looking to stay active and enjoy the outdoors, Mauldin is the place to be.
Ideally located just minutes from Greenville and situated between two of the country’s busiest metropolitan hubs — Atlanta and Charlotte — Mauldin has a strong and growing business climate. The Office of Economic Development actively works to recruit diverse businesses and exciting new developments to the city while encouraging sustainable growth. Mauldin is home to the recently completed Maverick Station restaurant and retail development as well as the highly anticipated BridgeWay Station urban village that will include new apartments, offices, shopping, dining, lodging and entertainment, all slated to open in fall of 2023. Construction is also underway on Maverick Yards, a mixed-use development that will feature residential townhomes and an entertainment and dining complex.
Mauldin’s major employers include:
As part of the greater Greenville County school system — the largest school district in the state — Mauldin boasts some of the best public and private institutions in Upstate South Carolina, with graduation rates above 85% and a strong commitment to helping students realize their full potential and become responsible, productive members of society. Mauldin also enjoys close proximity to several top-notch higher education institutions, including Furman University, the oldest private college in South Carolina, ranked No. 13 on College Consensus’ “50 Underrated Colleges Doing Great Things.” Learn more about Mauldin’s schools below:
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