Landrum

Landrum

Explore Landrum, a charming town brimming with captivating attractions, picturesque landscapes, rich historical sites, and warm, welcoming locals.

Welcome to Landrum

 

Landrum’s mild climate and natural beauty attract visitors of varying recreational interests. Golfing is available at many fine courses in the area, while boaters and water enthusiasts can enjoy Lake Bowen or Lake Lanier, both just minutes from downtown Landrum. Cycling, hiking, and horseback riding are also popular activities in the area. With the home of the Annual Blockhouse Steeplechase also just five minutes from downtown Landrum, equestrian activities and horse farms are evident throughout this community and region. Equestrian trails and hiking trails are provided at F.E.N.C.E. (Foothills Equestrian and Nature Center). In addition, a variety of nature-oriented programs abound here which include bird watching, nature photography, and star gazing. The Palmetto Trail (a mountains-to-the-sea trail that traverses South Carolina) and many local favorites like Bradley Falls and Pearson Falls provide additional hiking activities for the outdoor enthusiast.

Landrum is full of exciting attractions, beautiful scenery, historically significant sites, and friendly people. Whether you’re coming here on vacation or business, just passing through, or are a lifelong resident of this great City, we welcome your interest in this wonderful area we call home.

The Birth of a Community

The first homesteaders began settling the Landrum area around 1760. They came from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia seeking fertile free land. These were hardy settlers who had to fight not only the elements of an isolated land but the Indians as well. To defend themselves against the Indians the settlers built a series of forts located at critical points. One, Earl’s Fort was located approximately 2 miles east of the current City of Landrum. For the next 80 years, the area continued to grow as lumber mills and corn mills were established. The roads serving the area were poor and travel was difficult even in the best weather. When the railroad reached Spartanburg in the late 1840’s a market was established for the agricultural products of the area.

It wasn’t until 1880 after the railroad was extended from Spartanburg that the Town of Landrum was officially founded. The City is named after Mr. John Landrum who gave the railroad land in 1877 for the construction of a station. The first name for the Town was Landrum’s Station, but the name was shortened to Landrum around 1900. As the railroad pushed further north into North Carolina, the City continued to grow and expand. In 1883 Landrum was incorporated as a Town and in 1973 it was made a City. The early citizens of the area were farmers and raised corn and harvested timber products. This changed to cotton in the early 1900s and around 1930 peaches became the region's main cash crop. The first industry in the area was centered on textiles, with several textile companies still existing today. The industry has diversified over the past forty years to now include companies producing products from electronics parts to furniture hardware.

Historic Downtown

While many small cities have lost their traditional downtowns as a result of commercial strip and suburban development, the City of Landrum has held on to and strengthened its traditional downtown center through careful and deliberate city planning. For many years Landrum’s local government in partnership with the business community and supported by the citizenry, has created and continues to maintain a pedestrian-orientated traditional downtown environment. Strolling through downtown Landrum, viewing the historic brick commercial shops, our downtown parks, and the historic train depot, one can easily understand why this community is so unique.

Quality of Life

Citizens of Landrum have always been proud of our quality of life. Proud that our community is large enough to contain all the modern conveniences and comforts but not too large where we could risk losing our small-town charm and character. Stroll through Landrum’s attractive neighborhoods and you will see a variety of housing types in all price ranges. Landrum also contains a large number of homegrown businesses and restaurants with roots deep in the community. Access to some of our larger neighbors is easy and convenient through nearby State and Interstate Highways. Spartanburg or Greenville, South Carolina to the south, or Asheville, North Carolina to the north are all just minutes away. In Landrum, the possibilities are endless.

 

Subdivisions:

The Cliffs at Glassy

Experience the legacy of Glassy Mountain, once a haven for Carolina's infamous bootleggers, now reborn as The Cliffs at Glassy. Here, members gather atop the mountain to revel in life's joys and behold Glassy's priceless gift — breathtaking 75-mile vistas on clear days. A single visit unveils why this extraordinary locale was selected as the inaugural home for The Cliffs' community.

GOLF Embrace the allure of a mountaintop masterpiece by Tom Jackson, featuring a par 3 hole lauded as the fourth most scenic in America.

ACTIVITIES Savor member-led potlucks at the picturesque Overlook Pavilion and immerse yourself in a vibrant social calendar. Whether your passion is bourbon, single malt, motorcycles, or pickleball, there's a club to match your interests.

AMENITIES Discover a state-of-the-art Wellness Center with a refreshing pool, alongside tennis and pickleball courts. The grand Clubhouse offers panoramic views through its expansive windows, creating a truly breathtaking experience.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS Explore Glassy's proximity to The Cliffs Valley and Tryon, each just 15 minutes away. The Cliffs at Mountain Park is a short 12-minute drive, while Greenville awaits in 30 minutes. Venture an hour to Asheville or Lake Keowee, or embark on a 2-hour journey to Charlotte for a diverse range of experiences.

Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier, a private lake, is located in Greenville County, SC between Tryon, NC, and Landrum, SC. Built in 1925 by Tryon Development Company, Lake Lanier is a pristine ~130-acre mountain lake with 6 miles of shoreline. The lake has summer cottages, boathouses, and year-round waterfront homes. Residents enjoy boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing, water skiing, swimming and fishing. This man-made lake should not be confused with its larger Georgia counterpart, a reservoir built 30 years later. Both lakes are named for poet Sidney Lanier who was born in Macon, Georgia and died near Tryon in 1881.

Highlands of Oak Grove

Discover the Highlands of Oak Grove in Landrum, SC, an exclusive gated community that combines private seclusion with convenient proximity. Just 10 minutes away from both Landrum, SC, and Tryon, NC, this community offers a perfect balance of tranquility and accessibility.

Gowans Fort

Gowans Fort is renowned for its vibrant equestrian community, offering expansive building sites that provide a perfect blend of privacy and convenience. A standout feature is the direct access to over two miles of horse riding trails from the property, catering to horse enthusiasts.

This community epitomizes the charm of rural living while offering modern amenities, making it an appealing choice for those seeking a tranquil yet accessible lifestyle.

Hidden Hills of Glassy Mountain

Discover the enchanting enclave of Hidden Hills nestled in the heart of upstate South Carolina, cradled within the scenic embrace of Glassy Mountain. This secluded private gated community is a sanctuary of tranquility, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Hidden Hills offers a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in nature's splendor, with 18 expansive homesites ranging from 5 to 6 acres each, allowing for plenty of space to breathe in the fresh mountain air. The land is ready for your dream home, boasting essential infrastructure such as paved roads, underground utilities, street lights, rock retaining walls, and a secure entrance gate.

Come and experience the serenity and natural beauty that make Hidden Hills at Glassy Mountain such a cherished and exceptional place to call home.

Looking Glass Run

Looking Glass Run is a haven for discerning homebuyers in search of residential properties nestled within a serene rural setting. With a diverse range of options available, from sprawling estates to cozy retreats, this subdivision caters to individuals seeking a tranquil lifestyle surrounded by natural beauty.

Caroland Farms

Discover the prestigious Caroland Farms, a prominent subdivision nestled in the heart of Landrum, South Carolina. Spanning over 1200 acres, this substantial community is renowned for its upscale living and equestrian focus.

Caroland Farms stands out as a premier equestrian community, boasting estate homes and horse farms that embody the epitome of luxury living intertwined with a passion for equestrian activities. Its picturesque landscapes and well-appointed properties create a serene ambiance that resonates with those seeking a sophisticated rural lifestyle.

Moreover, Caroland Farms is not only about luxury living but also has a deep-rooted connection to local farming. The community is associated with raising 100% Full Blood Wagyu cattle, showcasing its dedication to sustainable agricultural practices and preserving the region's rich farming heritage.

Experience the harmonious blend of upscale living, equestrian pursuits, and sustainable farming practices at Caroland Farms—an esteemed enclave that epitomizes the charm and elegance of Landrum, South Carolina.


Overview for Landrum, SC

2,465 people live in Landrum, where the median age is 45.6 and the average individual income is $24,748. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

2,465

Total Population

45.6 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$24,748

Average individual Income

Around Landrum, SC

There's plenty to do around Landrum, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Walkable
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36
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Biazzo, All Good Things Bakery, and Kirks Kitchen.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.13 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.61 miles 20 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.58 miles 6 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 2.3 miles 12 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 3.82 miles 34 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 0.2 miles 5 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Landrum, SC

Landrum has 1,202 households, with an average household size of 2.05. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Landrum do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,465 people call Landrum home. The population density is 924.58 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

2,465

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

45.6

Median Age

47.14 / 52.86%

Men vs Women

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1,202

Total Households

2.05

Average Household Size

$24,748

Average individual Income

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Schools in Landrum, SC

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The following schools are within or nearby Landrum. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Category
Grades
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PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
O. P. Earle Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
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