Travelers Rest

Travelers Rest

Ranked one of the Best Southern Small Towns by Southern Living magazine


Situated in the southern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in South Carolina’s beautiful Upcountry, Travelers Rest is truly a traveler’s haven – named for its natural amenities and proximity to some of the most amazing outdoor recreation in the state.

Ranked one of the Best Southern Small Towns by Southern Living magazine, Travelers Rest – TR as the locals know it – is known for its artsy vibe, active lifestyle,  historic charm, and a community true to its roots – friendly, genuine, hospitable.

In town, you’ll find the Swamp Rabbit Trail – a 27-mile bicycling greenway, a driving range, independently owned shops, top-rated restaurants, antique merchants, fashion boutiques, a brewery, and one of the region’s most noted outdoor outfitters.


With genuine southern charm, friendly folks, great weather, and world-class outdoor activities in our backyard, Travelers Rest is a welcoming retreat for vacationers and residents in the Upstate of South Carolina. TR, as we’re affectionately known, bustles with cyclists and visitors who come to bike the Prisma Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail, browse our specialty shops, sample beer, and wine, and dine in our renowned restaurants. Surrounded by pristine lakes, challenging mountain adventures, waterfalls, and peaceful scenic views, there are endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and make lasting memories. You’re always welcome in Travelers Rest!

Travelers Rest is ideally located! We’re nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from Greenville and Spartanburg. Some of the Upstate’s most popular outdoor adventures and scenic drives are minutes away and we’re one hour from Asheville, two hours from Charlotte, and only three hours from Atlanta and Charleston.


For over 300 years, Travelers Rest, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, has been a stopover for travelers. Originally home to several Indian tribes, including the Catawba, the Creek, and the Cherokee, Travelers Rest gained notoriety as a resting place for weary travelers and livestock drovers. In the 1800s drovers brought livestock from over the mountains down to the coast and stagecoaches carried families from the low country toward the cool mountains for the summer. Soon after, the railroad and highways were built and the town grew to include local businesses, a schoolhouse, and churches.

Today, restaurants, shops, and the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail attract visitors and new residents from far and wide! We invite you to come travel, and rest awhile, in Travelers Rest!


The climate is another plus; Travelers Rest residents enjoy the change of seasons without prolonged severe weather. The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 25 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 89°F and a low of 70°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 27 to February 27, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is January 18, with an average low of 33°F and a high of 52°F.



Cliffs Valley

Immerse yourself in the idyllic setting of The Cliffs Valley, nestled in the captivating foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. More than just a place, it's a lifestyle—a perfect harmony of home, club, and community that defines luxury living.

Marvel at jaw-dropping vistas and breathtaking scenery that greet you at every turn. The grand clubhouse is a hub of social activity, offering access to 80 member activity clubs for endless entertainment and camaraderie.

Step outside the gates, and you'll find yourself surrounded by the charm of North and South Carolina's most delightful towns, including Hendersonville, Flat Rock, and Greenville, each offering a unique blend of culture and amenities.

At The Cliffs Valley, adventure awaits with thriving tennis, hiking, and cycling programs that ensure there's never a dull moment. Discover a life of unparalleled beauty, excitement, and serenity at The Cliffs Valley—a haven where every day is filled with extraordinary experiences.

The Pinelands

Dive into the tranquil living environment of The Pinelands subdivision in Landrum, SC. Situated between Travelers Rest and Paris Mountain, this area is celebrated for its quiet ambiance and natural beauty, attracting those in search of a peaceful lifestyle amidst nature's embrace.

Crescent Mountain Vineyard

Nestled in Travelers Rest, SC, Crescent Mountain Vineyard is renowned for its breathtaking scenery and perfect settings for dream homes. With a variety of homes for sale, each showcasing unique features and designs, this subdivision caters to diverse tastes and preferences.

Convenience is key, with proximity to amenities such as Blue Ridge Middle School, making it an ideal choice for families. Moreover, Crescent Mountain Vineyard homes often boast spacious lots, ensuring residents enjoy privacy and tranquility in their everyday lives.


Garrenterra, situated in Travelers Rest, SC, boasts a tranquil and picturesque setting that captivates residents and visitors alike. Here's what makes it stand out:

Real Estate: Homes in Garrenterra feature an average list price of $1,224,999, with varying prices for different properties, catering to a range of preferences and budgets.

Charm: Residents revel in the charming neighborhood atmosphere, creating a warm and inviting community spirit.

Tranquility: Garrenterra offers a serene living experience, allowing residents to unwind and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of this idyllic subdivision.

The Summit of Cherokee Valley

Experience the allure of The Summit at Cherokee Valley in Travelers Rest, SC, nestled within the Cherokee Valley Club in the foothills of South Carolina. Here's what makes it a standout choice:

Location: Conveniently located just minutes away from downtown Greenville, Greer, and Travelers Rest, offering easy access to urban amenities and entertainment.

Community: The Summit at Cherokee Valley features a mix of beautiful homes in various styles and sizes, catering to diverse preferences and lifestyles.

Amenities: Residents enjoy exclusive access to the Cherokee Valley Golf Club, a renowned destination for golf enthusiasts seeking premier courses and scenic views.

Convenience: With its proximity to Downtown Travelers Rest, Greenville, and easy access to North Carolina, The Summit at Cherokee Valley provides a convenient living environment with endless opportunities for leisure and recreation.

Overall, The Summit at Cherokee Valley offers a desirable blend of upscale living, convenient location, and access to recreational activities like golf, making it an ideal choice for those seeking an enriched lifestyle in the scenic surroundings of Travelers Rest, SC.

Glassy Falls

Uncover the beauty of Glassy Falls in Travelers Rest, SC, an enchanting area that harmonizes natural splendor with real estate opportunities. Here's what you should know:

Glassy Falls Trail showcases exquisite custom homes and private drives set amidst 5.5 acres of serene surroundings, fostering a tranquil atmosphere.

Positioned near Greenville, SC, Glassy Falls Trail is part of the stunning natural beauty of the region, offering breathtaking waterfalls without requiring extensive travel.

This trail seamlessly merges scenic landscapes with residential options, making Glassy Falls Trail a highly desirable location in Travelers Rest, SC, for those seeking a harmonious blend of nature and community living.

Pleasant Valley

The Pleasant Valley subdivision in Travelers Rest, SC, presents a range of programs and amenities:

This subdivision boasts wooded lots and a tranquil setting, providing residents with a peaceful ambiance and natural surroundings.

Pleasant Valley offers homes for sale in a picturesque setting, seamlessly blending the beauty of nature with the convenience of community living.

Green Valley

Green Valley in Travelers Rest, SC, is renowned for its picturesque landscapes, peaceful ambiance, and verdant greenery. Here's what you need to know:

Location: Nestled in Greenville County, South Carolina, Green Valley enjoys a prime location between Downtown Greenville and Travelers Rest, providing residents with convenient access to both urban amenities and the natural beauty of the area.

Community: Green Valley is home to the esteemed Green Valley Country Club, offering residents opportunities for leisure, socializing, and golfing amidst stunning surroundings. This community presents a harmonious blend of serene living, recreational opportunities, and the convenience of being close to urban amenities.

Baily Mills Farm

Bailey Mills Farm, an enchanting haven in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, unfolds across 43 acres of breathtaking beauty, adorned with 1,400 feet of scenic road frontage that beckons with its allure. Here, the neighborhood offers an array of homes for sale, each a testament to bespoke living, where potential buyers can select their ideal abode based on a spectrum of preferences—from size and style to age and the number of bedrooms. It's a realm where dreams find their perfect dwelling, nestled amidst nature's splendor and crafted for those with a discerning taste for the extraordinary.

Overview for Travelers Rest, SC

7,670 people live in Travelers Rest, where the median age is 21.4 and the average individual income is $20,493. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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

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Explore popular things to do in the area, including Community Tap, Posies & Sugar, and Travelers Rest Farmers Market.

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Dining 0.5 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.89 miles 13 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.86 miles 10 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 2.53 miles 7 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining 0.2 miles 53 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.33 miles 25 reviews 4.6/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Travelers Rest, SC

Travelers Rest has 2,150 households, with an average household size of 2.51. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Travelers Rest do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,670 people call Travelers Rest home. The population density is 1,230.78 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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