Incorporated in 1855, Belton SC was named after the first president of the Columbia and Greenville Railroad, John Belton O'Neal. Though the railroad was a significant factor in the area's success, it was cotton that gave the area its prosperity as it became the primary crop. As a result, cotton mills began popping up and the city eventually became the cotton ginning center for South Carolina.
Today, Belton is part of Anderson county and home to around 4,500 residents and is home to an arts center that adds a certain character to the city. Residents can rent the art center for private events, and the center itself holds art exhibitions regularly. In addition, tennis is a big part of Belton culture and the South Carolina Palmetto championships are held here each year.
Belton is 20 minutes from the city of Anderson, 35 minutes from Greenville, and a little over an hour from Spartanburg. These cities provide Belton with work school, event, and activity opportunities to give residents more of a chance to find something they are interested in. The city of Belton also has homes for sale to fit every interest and family size.
Belton is part of Anderson county school district 2, one of the top districts in the state. This district ranks number one in best food and best extracurriculars, and is in the top 10 for categories such as best teachers, best administration, and safest district. For secondary education, Belton is within a 30-mile radius from numerous nationally recognized and accredited colleges and universities.
Belton has so much to offer, and we are sure one of the homes for sale here is perfect for you.