Travelers Rest

Travelers Rest

Travelers Rest History and Growth

In the early 1800’s, people began passing more frequently through what is now Travelers Rest as they traveled between South Carolina and North Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee.  Stopovers, stores and taverns were established in the area to give the travelers places to stop and rest. Since Travelers Rest is situated at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is a good place to rest before heading into the North Carolina mountains. Today, Travelers Rest is again a resting place for travelers and bikers on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.  The increasing popularity of the Swamp Rabbit Trail has spurred new growth and development in Travelers Rest with a unique variety of antique and specialty shops, restaurants, larger retail stores, parks, churches, and leisure activities.


Travelers Rest Real Estate Market

Homes for Sale in the Travelers Rest real estate market range from over 50 years of age to new builds. Prices range from under $100,000 to over a 1 million, with the median price range at $171,000.  Whether you are looking for a starter home, a gated community, mountain views, a condominium or golf course living, the lifestyle you are searching for can be found in Travelers Rest.


Travelers Rest Lifestyle

Travelers Rest encompasses the 29690 zip code and was home to approximately 4600 people as of the 2010 census. Situated north of Greenville, Travelers Rest is at the intersections of Highways 25 and 276.  Whether living in Travelers Rest or visiting Travelers Rest on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, there are many dining opportunities, antique and specialty shops.  Stop in to the Whistle Stop or The Café at Williams Hardware for a bite to eat or visit the Swamp Rabbit Brewery to mingle and experience a local brew. Proximity to schools, hospitals and parks, also make it a desired community to live. Travelers Rest is also home to Trailblazer Park, where residents can enjoy the farmer’s market and concerts at the amphitheater.

Contact Information

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Christy Grear
Allen Tate Realtors
323 Buncombe Street
Greenville SC 29601
Mobile: (864)385-0205
Office: (864)272-1952
Fax: (864) 297-8037