Travelers Rest in a Nutshell
Travelers Rest, known by locals as “TR,” boasts a best-of-both-worlds lifestyle with a small-town feel and convenient access to major Greenville County attractions. The area is nestled at the intersection of Highways 25 and 276, a nearby drive to some of the Upstate’s most gorgeous scenic views and as such is home to many local farms. Life in “TR” is slow-paced, and that’s exactly the reason locals love it.
Travelers Rest’s more rural setting is spread expansively across nearly 5 square miles; however, attractions and necessities are all located within close proximity of each other. Everything from major supermarkets to locally-owned boutiques and shops offer residents an abundance of options. In addition, the Swamp Rabbit Trail, a 19.9-mile rail trail that draws bicyclists from across the nation, plays a major role in “TR” life, as well as major colleges in the area, Furman University and North Greenville University.
The Swamp Rabbit Trail is one of Travelers Rest’s most well-known attractions, running directly along the “TR” downtown strip, which is home to some of the best restaurants and cafes in the area. Additionally, Paris Mountain State Park offers a great nature-focused atmosphere, as well as other nearby attractions such as Table Rock State Park, Caesar’s Head State Park, and Bald Rock National Park.
Much like the Taylors area, Travelers Rest is home to many self-starters, artisans, and business owners of all kinds. The area also draws in professors and teachers, being conveniently located to two major South Carolina universities. Many of the jobs created in Travelers Rest are in the agricultural, medical, and academic industries.
Schools in the Travelers Rest area are mid-ranked in comparison to other Greenville County areas. Despite its more expansive size, Travelers Rest is home to only four public schools: Gateway Elementary School, Heritage Elementary School, Northwest Middle School, and Travelers Rest High School.