Community Profile: Mauldin, SC
From award-winning schools to exceptional recreational facilities and family-friendly events, Mauldin, SC, has much to offer. Learn more about the city in this week’s blog post.
A small city located to the southeast of Greenville, Mauldin, SC, is home to approximately 24,500 people—a number that has grown by over 61 percent since 2000. Its median household income is just under $58,000, and the median age of residents is just under 39 years. The estimated median home value in Mauldin is $152,271, just over the median state value of $139,200.
The city’s name came from South Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor W. L. Mauldin, as he assisted in getting the Greenville Laurens Railroad Company to come through the area. Originally the train station was called “Mauldin,” but over time the entire area took the name.
During the Civil War, the city dwindled, as many of its citizens left to fight; it didn’t recover until after World War II. The 1950’s were an important time for Mauldin, as it was during this decade that Greenville Water lines were first installed; US 276 was built from Greenville to Columbia, straight through the center of town; and Mauldin’s first fire department was formed.
Mauldin has continued to grow with the building of Mauldin High School in 1973, Brookfield Business Park in 1988, Mauldin Middle School in 1999, a new elementary school in 2002 and the Mauldin Sports Center in 2007.
With a strong city council, Mauldin residents enjoy a variety of amenities, including award-winning schools. Mauldin Middle School, Bethel Elementary School, and Mauldin Elementary School are all considered to be “Red Carpet” schools. According to the State Department of Education, these are defined as doing “an outstanding job of creating a family-friendly school environment and providing excellent customer service.”
The area also offers a variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. Mauldin Sports Center, for example, has state-of-the-art fitness equipment, a rock-climbing wall, gymnasium, aerobics room, indoor walking track, and showers and locker rooms. The city also has 35 acres of parks. Lake Conestee Nature Park is adjacent to the city and features nature trails, river access, and wildlife viewing stations.
Maudlin Cultural Center hosts 30,000 people each year at various arts events, and the city hosts many other family-friendly events throughout the year. For example, the community Easter egg drop involves thousands of candy-stuffed eggs dropped from a helicopter, and its signature BBQ cook-off features over 20 cookers from across the state and region who serve up their best pulled pork; there’s also live music and a kids zone.
To learn more about Mauldin or to check out the homes available for sale in the area, please feel free to contact me.