Easley in a Nutshell
Easley is perhaps most well known for it’s small-town atmosphere and family-focused attractions and events. Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and by lakes Hartwell, Keowee, and Jocassee on every side, Easley is a hub amidst some of the Upstate’s most beautiful natural scenery. Downtown Easley is small yet charming, offering a handful of dining and shopping experiences unique to the area.
Life in Easley is a blend of suburban and rural, offering residents everything from upscale housing developments and neighborhoods to large plots of land perfect for agricultural expansion. The bulk of the city’s shopping and dining are all conveniently located on Highway 123, with stores like Walmart, Sam’s Club, Kohl’s, Academy Sports and Outdoors, and more.
Easley is widely known for two major attractions each year: the Upper South Carolina State Fair and the Big League World Series, both events focused on local family fun and entertainment. In addition to these activities, Easley also holds a downtown farmers market each Saturday during the summer, where visitors can purchase locally grown produce, dairy, and poultry and can also browse offerings by artisans in the area. Because of Easley’s geographical location, many great outdoor activities and attractions are within a short drive, including hiking at Glassy Mountain and swimming/fishing at any one of the several lakes in the area.
With many great retailers and businesses in the area, commerce in Easley is booming. Headquarters for larger corporations like Yokohama Industries Americas and St. Jude Medical can be found in Easley as well as manufacturing and automotive businesses.
Easley is home to several of the area’s top-rated elementary schools, including
East End Elementary School, Forest Acres Elementary School, and Crosswell Elementary School. Easley’s Richard H. Gettys Middle School and Easley High School offer great academic programs with focuses on quality education and community development.