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A Place for Setting Down Roots

With its vibrant downtowns, affordable childcare, walkable neighborhoods and a variety of parks and museums, Upstate South Carolina is a place where all ages are welcomed to grow, explore and play.

Working families can rest easy knowing that South Carolina ranks as the sixth most-affordable state for childcare for an infant. And the Upstate is host to a number of Montessori Schools and Goddard Schools that can help your little one grow and explore while you’re at work.

When weekends aren’t spent exploring the outdoors, families can enjoy other hands-on learning adventures including the Children’s Museum of Upstate, with locations in Greenville and Spartanburg, and the Greenville Zoo. An added bonus; they won’t break the bank either. Daily admission for an adult is $13 and under for both. Other attractions include interactive activities like Escape Artist and DEFY Greenville, arts-based learning like South Carolina Children’s Theatre, and day trips to outdoor adventures like Sliding Rock, A.K.A. “Nature’s Waterslide. In addition, Upstate SC has a variety of great recreation options for kids — from hockey to soccer to lacrosse — and venues for team sports like Easley’s JB “Red” Owens Sports Complex, which hosts Fall League Youth Baseball at its eight ball fields.

All that is to say that, no matter your age, Upstate South Carolina has the resources and support you need to grow your family.

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Best Small Cities to Raise a Family 2023



Most Affordable State for Infant Care 2021

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Different Species of Animals at the Greenville Zoo


State Parks in South Carolina

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