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Area Description

Anderson County lies just along I-85 in the northwestern portion of upstate South Carolina, equidistant to Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC. The area, with one of the lowest costs of living in the United States, is a thriving industrial, commercial and tourist center. With more than 15 universities and colleges within 50 miles of Anderson there are many great higher education options for students. With all of the educations options, Anderson County has the integrated resources available to help train and develop a highly skilled workforce with the prestigious education and training programs of institutions including Anderson University, Clemson University, and Tri County Technical College. Anderson County is also home to 55,950-acre Hartwell Lake, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineer lake with nearly 1,000 miles of shoreline for residential and recreational use. It's communities have a small-town feel that make people want to stay. From a temperate Southern climate and Lake Hartwell to leading universities and a variety of arts programs. Anderson County offers an unmatched combination of quality of life feature that makes for an ideal location for all of its citizens.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   There are many, many options of things to do in Anderson, from boating, swimming, cycling, bowling, shopping. During the summer there is a free concert downtown that is very popular for all ages. There are all kinds of events for all ages.

Cultural Activities

Public transportation

Anderson Electric City Transit that can take you around Anderson for a small fee. There is also a transfer "4-U" System that can take you to Clemson University, Tri-County Technical College, Southern Wesleyan University which are in neighboring towns.

Medical Facilities


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  28.4  40.4  52.4  5.1 "  0.7 "
 Feb  31.3  44.4  57.4  4.3 "  0.5 "
 Mar  38.0  51.5  65.1  5.3 "  0.2 "
 Apr  45.9  59.6  73.4  3.6 "  0.0 "
 May  55.3  67.9  80.4  4.0 "  0.0 "
 Jun  63.0  75.2  87.3  3.4 "  0.0 "
 Jul  67.1  78.8  90.5  4.2 "  0.0 "
 Aug  66.3  77.6  88.9  3.8 "  0.0 "
 Sep  59.9  71.6  83.2  4.2 "  0.0 "
 Oct  47.2  60.4  73.5  3.8 "  0.0 "
 Nov  38.4  51.2  64.0  4.3 "  0.0 "
 Dec  30.7  42.8  54.8  4.4 "  0.2 "

Temperatures in Anderson are those typical for a southern town. Hot summers, cool fall and spring. In the winter the snow fall minimal. Anderson has an ice skating available during the winter months.

Natural Disaster Areas

Cost of Living for Anderson County, SC

Anderson County, South Carolina cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

There is a wide variety of housing options available in Anderson.

Senior Assistance in Anderson County, SC

Anderson County, South Carolina offers the following assistance for seniors:

Anderson has a number of assisted living facilities available. For those that are living dependent, independently or just need help preparing healthy meals there is Meals on Wheels as well as Senior Solutions available. There is also a senior transport available. Anderson also has home health care.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Anderson being a thriving industrial, commercial and tourist area, job opportunities are available.

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