A stone bridge over a stream in a rock quarry garden in Downtown Greenville, South Carolina

Northwestern South Carolina is one of the fastest-growing areas in the South, but there are still affordable homes for sale.

Northwestern South Carolina—known as the Upstate—sits along the I-85 corridor that runs from Charlotte, North Carolina through Greenville, South Carolina and all the way down to Atlanta, Georgia, making it a desirable area for anyone who wants easy access to several cities.

The area boasts several picturesque small towns as well as cities like Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson, giving potential residents lots of options when it comes to places to settle down. And while Northwestern South Carolina has become one of the fastest-growing areas in the South in recent years, there are still plenty of affordable active adult communities to be found.

Here are four of the best lowest-priced communities in Northwestern South Carolina.

1. Annandale Estates - Greenville, SC

High $100s - Mid $200s

Located in the up-and-coming city of Greenville, the Annadale Estates community features 123 new, single-family homes with prices starting as low as the high $100s. Built by Ryan Homes, the development has four floor plans for potential residents to consider. Plans range from 1,150 to 1,694 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two-car garages. 

Along with a desirable location near Greenville, the community also offers homeowners several amenities such as a fire pit for a relaxing evening, greenspaces, and easy access to the Swamp Rabbit Trail for residents who want to stay fit and active. As an added bonus, the Annadale Estate’s homeowners’ association handles all lawn care and snow removal.

Learn more information about Annandale Estates here.

2. Edgewater The Cottages - Lancaster, SC

Mid $100s - Mid $300s

Edgewater The Cottages is another low-priced community to consider in the Northwestern South Carolina area. The small neighborhood consists of 92 single-family homes that are available as both new construction and resale options.

Price points start in the mid $100s, and there are five floor plans that vary in size from 1,149 to 1,680 square feet. The smallest of the plans has two to three bedrooms, two baths, and a two-car garage while the largest has three to five bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and a two-car garage.

Residents of Edgewater The Cottages will have access to a private social center, a 1,600-square-foot meeting house, a fitness center, and multi-purpose rooms. The neighborhood is also part of the Edgewater master-planned community, which includes a long list of amenities that are also available to homeowners. The list includes an 18-hole golf course, a pro shop, a clubhouse, an outdoor pool and patio, a cabana, a village square, tennis courts, and pickleball courts.

Additionally, residents will find walking and biking trails spread throughout the development as well as a lakeside park, a fishing lake, the Edgewater Marina, a boat launch, and RV and boat storage. Equestrian facilities are in progress.

Learn more information about Edgewater The Cottages here

3. Four Seasons at Gold Hill - Fort Mill, SC

High $100s - Mid $300s

The Four Seasons at Gold Hill community consists of 301 single-family and attached homes that are available on a resale-only basis. The development’s 112 attached townhomes are spread throughout 33 buildings that consist of two, three, or four units. The four available floor plans range from 1,392 to 1,969 square feet with one to two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. Some plans even allow for a den. There are more than a dozen floor plans for single-family homes, ranging from 1,480 to 3,430 square feet with two to five bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a two-car garage.

Amenities within the age-restricted community include a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse, a ballroom, a catering kitchen, a library, two card rooms, an arts and crafts studio, billiards, and a computer center. Staying active and in shape will be a breeze at Four Seasons at Gold Hill with a fitness center, an aerobics studio, a pool, a tennis court, a bocce ball court, a driving range, and a putting green all on-site for residents to take advantage of. There’s also an outdoor patio, a pavilion, and a grilling area that provide the perfect space for homeowners to socialize.

Learn more information about Four Seasons at Gold Hill here

4. The Ravines at Creekside - Simpsonville, SC

High $100s - Low $200s

Rounding out the list of the best low-priced communities in Northwestern South Carolina is The Ravines at Creekside. The 108-home community is made up of attached residences that are only available on a resale basis. Floor plans for homes within the community are single-level and range from 1,400 to 2,000 square feet. Plans boast two to three bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two-car garages.

Not only does the Ravines at Creekside Community offer affordable housing prices, but it also offers residents the opportunity to live a low-maintenance lifestyle with an HOA that takes care of yard work and exterior-home care for a nominal monthly fee. Other perks to living in this community include its list of amenities, from a heated outdoor pool and patio to a clubhouse and walking paths.

Learn more information about The Ravines at Creekside here.