Today, the city of Pickens has a population of 3,149 and the city prides itself on remembering its history. There are events year round to celebrate holidays as well as the city’s history. If residents can’t find much to do, Greenville is a little over 30 minutes away and Spartanburg is just over an hour away.
The history and the location should be enough to convince anyone to buy one of the many homes for sale Pickens has to offer. But if not, there’s always more to mention.
With Pickens being settled in the Blue Ridge mountains, there is not a lack of nature for residents and visitors to explore, such as Jocassee Gorges Wilderness Area which is less than 20 minutes away (and subsequently Lake Jocassee), Lake Keowee which is 20 minutes away, Lake Hartwell which is 30 minutes away, and Cedar Mountain, NC which is just under an hour away. Of course, there are always hiking trails and nature walks a little closer to home, but there is something for every outdoor enthusiast.
Pickens County School District is highly ranked in a number of categories. It is in the top 25 for best districts and best academics in the state. In the top 20 for best administration and sports. There are also many secondary education institutions (colleges and universities) within a 30-mile radius.
Rich history surrounded by nature, job opportunities in and out of the city (with a short commute time), a highly ranked school district, and numerous secondary education opportunities are all perfect elements for any family looking for a new home. Pickens has plenty of homes for sale for all family types, wallet sizes, and stylistic needs.