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The ART of Real Estate was founded with one question: What if buying and selling real estate could be a great experience? I've been asking myself that...

The ART of Real Estate was founded with one question: What if buying and selling real estate could be a great experience? I've been asking myself that...

Sep 23 4 minutes read


Located in Pickens County is the beautiful mountain town of Pickens, SC which is 20 miles west of Greenville, right at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There is a lot of rich history dating back to the late 1700s when the area was really first formed after the American Revolution. Following the war, the Upstate was divided into several judicial districts and over time as the population grew they became more divided. Then in the 1860s the city was truly established and was named after General Andrew Pickens from the American Revolution. Fast forward to today, Pickens has transformed from the country town of textiles and farming to great history, a great bedroom community for Greenville, and an awesome place to call home!

Pickens has a really cool food scene. One of our favorites is Coyote Coffee and not just for the coffee! They also have great smoothies, teas, and delicious food options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Burning Brick Tavern is a great option if you're looking for a fun place to hang out, have a burger or some tasty wings, and even enjoy live music or maybe karaoke! Lastly, there's Pumpkintown Mountain Opry. The name can be a little confusing, but it's very similar to a general store where you can pick up some local honey, pastries, and some of the best BBQ in the area.

For things to do in Pickens, you have to check out Table Rock State Park which is the crown jewel of state parks in the Upstate. You can enjoy hiking, kayaking, swimming, and so much more. If you want to hang out closer to town, there's Turtles on the Town which was a local art project that turned into a scavenger hunt! You can pick up the information at the local library and make a day out of finding the little turtles that have been hidden all over town for you to find.  

When it comes to housing in Pickens, it's not your normal neighborhood and subdivision type area. The area is more rural and based on space. People that move to Pickens want a little more elbow room and the space for recreation. With all of the growth we've experience in the Upstate, the area is starting to become more populated leading to builders moving towards the area. So whether you're looking for something brand new or something with a lot of acreage, Pickens really does offer it all! 

If you're looking for a relaxed mountain lifestyle with a strong sense of community, Pickens might be the place for you! 

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