Located on the I-85 corridor between Atlanta, GA, and Charlotte, NC, Seneca is in an area known as the Mountain-Lakes Region of South Carolina. Lakes Hartwell, Jocassee, and Keowee (shown in the photo below) are located here. You’ll find numerous rivers, including the Chattooga, which is federally designated as a wild and scenic river, endless waterfalls, the Sumter National Forest, and the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Healthcare: The Oconee Medical Campus is approximately 2.5 miles from Cross Creek Plantation. Part of the Greenville Health System, this campus consists of 169-bed Oconee Memorial Hospital, which features a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services, as well as physician practices, a long-term nursing care facility, a residential hospice house, and Oconee EMS.
Shopping: Seneca’s downtown features historic Ram Cat Alley (shown below), which offers an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants. We also have numerous retail chain stores and supermarkets.
Schools: Seneca’s schools are part of the School District of Oconee County. Elementary, middle, and high schools are all within two miles of Cross Creek Plantation.
Clemson University: Clemson University, home of the Tigers, is ten minutes down the road. With nearly 22,000 students, Clemson offers 80 undergraduate and 110 graduate degree programs. Clemson’s nationally-ranked sports teams will make you a fan. (Clemson’s “Death Valley” football stadium is shown in the photo below.) Its Brooks Center for the Performing Arts showcases theater, dance, and music ensembles. Fort Hill, the antebellum plantation home of John C. Calhoun, is a national historic landmark located on campus.
Greenville: Less than an hour away is Greenville, SC. Greenville’s revitalized downtown is ranked among “America’s Ten Best” by Forbes magazine, and it mixes big-city arts, dining, and entertainment with a small-town feel. Greenville’s Peace Center attracts Broadway favorites.