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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 activitiescommunity events and festivals, and exciting attractions like 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!

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

Food Scene

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 BridgeWay Station, featuring a variety of food and dining options, including Bridgeway Brewing Co., an upscale brewery featuring duckpin bowling; Cocobowlz, an acai bowl and smoothie shop; and City Market at Bridgeway featuring four casual food concepts: Bourbon St. Burgers, Bula Bula Bowl, Boba Ocha Tea Co., Hotto Noodle, and Bridgeway Pizza Co. And if you have a sweet tooth, make sure to stop by Old Europe Desserts for European-inspired pastries, and Jeremiah’s Italian Ice for refreshing Italian ice mixed with ice cream.

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, a beer garden and pickleball courts. Construction is currently under way, and the development is slated to open in early 2025.

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, SOOIE BBQ Cook-Off and an annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festival.

For those looking to enhance their artistic skills, the Mauldin 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.

Outdoor Activities

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.

Business Climate

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 city actively works to recruit diverse businesses and exciting new developments to the city while encouraging sustainable growth. Mauldin has business assets such as the Brookfield Office Park which features businesses such as Jacobs Engineering and Global Lending Services. The Brookfield Office Park has multiple Class-A office spaces available for rent, making it a prime location for regional headquarters and facility support centers.

As residents continue to purchase homes in Mauldin, shopping centers such as the Shops at Arden Woods, a 10-acre shopping center that will feature Publix as its primary anchor, are building to meet the residents’ needs. The city continues to work with retailers and developers who want to build mixed-use development that incorporates the best of living, working, and shopping into their developments.

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. Mauldin High School ranks in the top 25 high schools in the state, boasts graduation rates above 85%, and has a strong offering of clubs, athletics, and unique academic programs. The Golden Strip Career Center is also in the City of Mauldin, giving students access to Career & Technical Education options such as Building Construction, Automotive Technology, and Mechatronics.

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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