Warm and welcoming, Anderson has a deep sense of community and civic spirit and is known as the City of Hospitality. The city’s deep sense of community and civic spirit also garnered Anderson “All-America City” status in 2000, an honor awarded by the National Civic League. Today, it’s also known as the “City of Hospitality” and the “Friendliest City in South Carolina.”
For a small, rural town in the foothills of South Carolina, Anderson has never had trouble keeping up with the times. Early in its history, it was heralded as the “Electric City” for pioneering the use of hydroelectric power. In recent years, it has transformed its historic downtown into a vibrant community center with hip breweries and bars, foodie-centric restaurants and a park for concerts and events.
Anderson also offers access to Lake Hartwell, named a Top 100 Bass Lake in America and one of the Southeast’s largest and most popular public recreation lakes. Visitors can get on the water from Sadlers Creek State Park, Darwin Wright Park or any number of nearby marinas.
Description Credit: SC Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, DiscoverSouthCarolina.com