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Home to 25,000+ residents, Mauldin is a quaint but active city with restaurants, parks and museums that balances history with fast-growth businesses.  A great place for young professionals to and families, Mauldin ranks No. 5 among the best places for millennials in South Carolina. The city offers four parks, excellent youth and adult sports, classes at the Mauldin Sports Center, and arts and entertainment at the Cultural Center of Mauldin and Mauldin Amphitheater. Nearby attractions for the family fun, include Discovery Island Waterpark, and Golden Lanes bowling and skating rink.

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

Food Scene

Ranked No. 5 among the best places for millennials in South Carolina, Mauldin boasts a dynamic food scene that is sure to satisfy. Mauldin’s restaurant scene includes local favorites like Tropical Grille Restaurant, J. Peters Grill and Bar and Chicora Alley, just to name a few. The Mauldin Farmers Market is also a community hotspot and popular summer outing for families in the area. In addition, residents, visitors and foodies enjoy Mauldin’s close proximity to one of the nation’s largest foodie hubs: Greenville. The city was dubbed a “Foodie Paradise” by Southern Living and topped Tasting Table’s list of “America’s Most Underrated Foodie Cities,” making it a sought-after culinary destination that is enjoyed by residents and visitors of Mauldin as well.

Arts + Culture

Much of Mauldin’s arts and culture scene revolves around the Maudlin Cultural Center and Amphitheater. The Maudlin Cultural Center creates and hosts its own programs that vary by season and range from festivals and concerts, to plays and comedy shows. It also holds artistic and educational classes for members of the community including musical instrument lessons, pottery classes and vocal training. The Amphitheater boasts a summer Beach Music Series, Farmers Market, BBQ Festival, Regional Guest Artist and beginning in 2019, will hold its first Mauldin’s Beachin’ Christmas Celebration. Browse the list of Mauldin community events or see below for other cultural attractions:

Outdoor Activities

As one of Upstate South Carolina’s most family-friendly communities, Mauldin is home to beautiful park and outdoor attractions that are perfect for the whole family. The Mauldin Sports Center, for example, offers a wide array of classes and events including the Peacock 5K Marathon. Youth and adult sports are also prominent in Mauldin and comprise a variety of sports leagues including baseball, softball, football, basketball, lacrosse and more. Mauldin is also home to four parks that allow families and friends to enjoy the outdoors. The Discovery Island Waterpark and Golden Lanes offer water activities, bowling and roller skating for the whole family.

Business Climate

Mauldin’s strong business climate is largely due to its strategic location, which is right between two of the United State’s biggest and busiest metropolitan areas: Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC. Mauldin residents and businesses also tap into the city’s close proximity to one of Upstate SC’s popular metropolitan areas and larger counties: Greenville and Greenville County. The city’s high quality of life and family-friendly atmosphere are also major selling points, since residents and business enjoy access to top markets without the hassle of big-city congestion. Mauldin’s major employers include:


As a part of the greater Greenville County school system, Mauldin boasts some of the best public, private and higher education institutions in Upstate South Carolina. In fact, the Greenville County School District is the largest in the state, with a total of 76,000 students.

Mauldin also enjoys close proximity to several top-notch higher education institutions, including Furman University, the oldest private college in South Carolina that’s ranked No. 14 on College Consensus’ “50 Underrated Colleges Doing Great Things.” Mauldin is also nearby Bob Jones University and Greenville Technical College, which both offer students with top-tier educations that prepare them for life after graduation. Discover more about Mauldin’s schools below:

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