Mauldin, South Carolina, is located in the northwestern corner of the state roughly 8 miles southeast of Greenville, South Carolina, and 90 miles southwest of Charlotte, North Carolina. It is a small town and has a total area of 8.6 square miles. The real estate options are mainly small to medium sized single family homes having anywhere from two to four bedrooms. There are also townhomes available. A fair number of residences in Mauldin were built between 1970 and 1999. There are also newer ones constructed after 2000.
Founded in 1820, Mauldin is named after South Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor W. L. Mauldin who helped to build the local train station. In 1960, the region was incorporated into a town. According to the 2010 U. S. Census the population of Mauldin was 15,224. The town consists of five neighborhoods: Bethel Road/Route 14, Ashmore Bridge Road/ Ranch Road, City Center, Lake Taro and Miller Road/Hamby Drive. Bethel Road/Route 14 and Ashmore Bridge Road/ Ranch Road are both particularly family friendly areas. The public schools are good and Mauldin is part of the Greenville County School District. There are also plenty of activities for children. Approximately 3,500 kids and seniors participate in programs at the Mauldin Recreation Center.
Mauldin is near a number of colleges including ITT Technical Institute Greenville, Virginia College Greenville, Greenville Technical College, Bob Jones University, Brown Mackie College Greenville, Furman University, North Greenville University and Virginia College. The proximity to so many institutes of higher education makes Maudling ideal for students or adults who want to further their education. Residents of Mauldin have access to 35 acres of parks including Springfield Park and City Park. Sunset Park has the only wheelchair softball field in the southeastern United States and is also where the September hot air balloon festival, MauldinFest, takes place. The 145-acre Lake Conestee Nature Park is next to Mauldin. Many species of wildlife inhabit the property’s wetlands and meadows including deer, heron, beavers and otters. There are plans for nature trails, wildlife viewing stations and an educational center there. Falls Park on the Reedy, Caesars Head State Park and Paris Mountain State Park are also nearby and great places to experience the outdoors. Other area attractions are the Bonnie Brae Golf Course and Confederate Museum in nearby Greenville. Mauldin is also close to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains where great hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and whitewater rafting can be found. Browse our listing for sale in Mauldin and find a great place to call home in this lovely part of North Carolina.