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The Greenville suburb is a hidden gem that scores high marks for the comforts it provides residents and upcoming projects designed to put this town on the map. 

The outdoor amphitheater at Mauldin’s Cultural Center plays host to a number of community events, including a summer concert series called Beachin’ Fridays featuring live music, dancing, and craft brews. Courtesy of the City of Mauldin, S.C.
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Sitting in the shadow of Greenville, S.C., the city of Mauldin doesn’t draw a lot of attention, but it’s a hidden gem that people are quickly starting to discover. 


While it’s largely a commuter town, meaning you won’t have a lot of nightlife options, Mauldin has been ranked as one of South Carolina’s safest cities, and its schools boast a better than 85% graduation rate. The housing market is affordable—with the median sale price just topping $275,000—and growing, with a number of new subdivisions built in the past year. 


Quality of life is where Mauldin shines. The city boasts 78 acres of parks and greenways, 11 bike trails, and a thriving cultural center. Construction recently wrapped up on Maverick Station, a restaurant and retail development that is already 100% leased. 


Bigger changes are in store. Construction is underway on BridgeWay Station, a $100 million, 170-acre village that will bring housing, shopping, dining, entertainment, and a pedestrian bridge connecting Mauldin to a larger 22-mile multiuse trail. The station’s grand opening is expected to occur in mid-2023, but apartments there will begin leasing in January. 


And don’t let fears of the South’s extreme temperatures scare you away. Mauldin is located in upstate South Carolina, with average summer temperatures, even in the dog days of July and August, rarely topping 90 degrees. —CM

Town information

Median sale price for single family residences (2022)$277,456
Median household income$75,506
Racial breakdownBlack: 23.7%, Asian: 2.7%, Hispanic: 8.2%, White, non-Hispanic: 63.2%
U.S. racial breakdownBlack: 13.6%, Asian: 6.1%, Hispanic: 18.9%, White, non-Hispanic: 59.3%
Sharecare Community Well-Being Index Score (out of 100)62
District high school graduation rate85.5%
Number of quality family medicine doctors (rated 3.5 or higher) per 100,000 households, within 25 miles54
Number of quality nursing homes per 100,000 households, within 25 miles21
Sources: Witlytic, ATTOM Data Solutions, STI: Popstats, the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, the Kaiser Family Foundation,, Healthgrades, and Sharecare.