Newcomers

So, you're new to the Spartanburg, SC area, and you're trying to figure it all out? Well, we're here to help with our Spartanburg Newcomers Guide. Looking for some additional information? Reach out to us at [email protected]!

Newcomers Club of Spartanburg

Our general meetings are held on the second Tuesday of most months. The location of meetings may vary depending on the nature of the featured activity for the month. Such changes are announced in our newsletter. Prospective members are welcome to attend two meetings before joining the club.

Voter Registration

To vote in city, county, state and federal elections, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old, mentally sound and not under conviction of a felony. You must register 30 days prior to the election you wish to vote in. Registration may be done by mail or in person. Registration can also be done at any DMV office. Please contact the Board of Elections for more information.

(803) 734-9060

Grandview Peaks

Grandview Peaks is a private gated community offering dramatic views and natural seclusion in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Homesites range from 1 to 17 acres, starting at just $29,900. Located close to Asheville, and surrounded by great small towns. Properties have access to community lake & beach, large timber-frame pavilion, and hiking trails all in a peaceful natural setting.

102 N. Sterling Street, Morganton, NC 28655 - Map It

(828) 475-4844

Education

Public School Registration:
Parents/Guardians need the following documents to register their children in local public schools:

  • Birth certificate;
  • Immunization records;
  • Medical forms from the County Health Department or a personal physician;
  • and previous report card if transferring from another school.

For more information on Spartanburg County Schools, access the Spartanburg County School page.

 

Higher Education:
There are many options if you’re interested in college classes:

Converse College 864-596-9000
Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic 864-578-8770
Spartanburg Methodist College 864-587-4000
Spartanburg Technical College 864-591-3600
University of South Carolina – Upstate 864-503-5000
Wofford College 864-597-4000

Jobs

Check our Employment section for information on Spartanburg area job openings.

Telephone/Dial-Up and DSL Internet Services

BellSouth
NewSouth Communications
State Communications

Cable/Cable Internet

Charter Spectrum

AT&T U-Verse

Connections

There are many ways to get to know folks in the Spartanburg community. Check out the large number of membership organizations as well as the community calendar. If you’re interested in volunteering, there are numerous volunteer opportunities available as well.

Recycling

City of Spartanburg – 864-596-3690
Curbside collection: Cans (aluminum), plastic (#1, #2), paper (cardboard, newspaper and inserts), glass (brown, green, clear)

Spartanburg County 864-596-3584
Drop Off Sites:
*site also accepts oil bottles

  • Sam’s Wholesale Club parking lot, 20 Franklin Ave.
  • Fast Phil’s Amoco, 1475 Fernwood-Glendale Rd.
  • The old Sky City parking lot, on Hwy. 221 and Beaumont Ave.
  • Alba Court, next to County Administration Bldg.
  • Roebuck, Quartermile Rd.*
  • Valley Falls, 4th St.*
  • Cowpens, Ellis Rd.*
  • Berry’s Pond, Hwy. 290
  • Howard St., Dexter Rd.*
  • New Prospect, Edwards Rd.*
  • Mayo, Sandy Ford Rd.*
  • WhiteStone, Brown Rd.*
  • Hobbysville through Woodruff, take Kilgore Bridge Rd.*

Auto Registration and Driver’s Licenses

If you move to South Carolina from another state, you have 45 days to transfer your vehicle title and registration. You may apply for the title and registration by mail. The Form 400, Application for Certificate of Title/Registration, which must be completed, contains the proper mailing address for the department. For more information on how and where to attend to all the necessities, try the SC Department of Motor Vehicles.

*Helpful Hint: The busiest days at the DMV offices are typically Mondays, Fridays and the 15th and 30th of the month.