Senior-Friendly Area Attractions in the Heart of Spartanburg, SC
Once a hub for textiles and the railroads, our native Spartanburg is now one of South Carolina’s most prominent cultural and business centers. It’s also a major destination for arts, regional and ethnic dining and United States history, which today is well catalogued at the Spartanburg Regional History Museum (and others).
History aside, however, Spartanburg is a cosmopolitan city on a steady rise. More than 500 manufacturers and 110 multinational companies have operations in the area, the most famous of which is (likely) German automaker BMW. The company’s Zentrum is the only BMW museum in North America and delivers a must-see experience for local residents and visitors alike.
Outdoor lovers will appreciate the area’s plentiful trails, lakes and rivers, as well as bask in the beauty of Cleveland Park and the Milliken Arboretum. Downtown Spartanburg is a designated cultural district, easily walkable and with world-class art galleries, live music, craft breweries, coffee shops and much more awaiting every step of the way. Additionally, NCAA sports are played at the highest levels at Spartanburg’s Wofford College and USC Upstate, as well as at nearby Clemson University.
Foodies love Spartanburg for its quality and diversity, which includes many, exceptional and international options, but also signature, Southern eateries like Sugar-n-Spice and The Beacon, the latter being the nation’s second-largest drive-in, where chili-covered, gut-busting burgers have been a staple since 1946. Also worth mentioning is neighboring Greenville, itself the unofficial capital of South Carolina’s Upstate region. With its bustling arts, outdoor recreation and fun, foodie culture, Greenville was named “Friendliest City in the US” by Condé Nast readers in 2020.
Clearly, Spartanburg and the Upstate region are terrific places for retirement and active senior living. For those who want to enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle that provides more time and freedom to experience the best our area has to offer, TerraBella Spartanburg is here and located right near the center of it all!