Just off Interstate 26, between the hills of the Upstate and sands of Midlands of South Carolina, lies the City of Newberry. The City of Newberry is a Jewel of small-town charm, halfway to wherever you are! Placed between cultural and economic hubs like Asheville and Charleston and Atlanta and Charlotte, Newberry invites you to meet us halfway. A town rich in history and known for its rural beauty and southern charm, carefully and beautifully preserved. Newberry was even named one of the 50 “Most Charming Small Towns in America by the Travel Channel.”
Come see us for southern culture in a charming, laid-back atmosphere, where you’ll find entire blocks in which every building is on the National Registry of Historic Places. Records of Newberry's history begin in the mid-18th century when the area was settled upon by German, Scotch-Irish, and English immigrants. The completion of the railroad through Newberry in the mid-19th century and subsequent textile mills of the early 20th century lead to great economic prosperity that is preserved in area's historic architecture. Newberry is now a 'Gig City,' meaning residents have the option of getting internet speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second in their homes and businesses, which makes Newberry's midway location between Columbia, the state capital, and Greenville-Spartanburg area, a cultural and economic hub of the state, makes the town perfect for businesses looking for a place to meet in the middle for meetings or social events at our Firehouse Conference Center in downtown. Visitors and residents enjoy a small-town pace of life, but also know that the hustle and bustle of a larger city is just a short drive away.
With nearby parks, trails, rivers, and lakes for the outdoor enthusiast, internationally acclaimed Carter & Holmes orchid nursery, Enoree River Vineyard & Winery, one of the Southeast's finest private colleges, Newberry College, world class entertainment at the Newberry Opera House Performing Arts Center, fabulous dining, shopping, and artistry, and exciting community events in our revitalized downtown, Newberry has something for everyone. Stop by and stay a while! You may find Newberry is just the place you been looking for.