What Is Something You Love About Union County?

    “Small town, every one knows everyone, people are willing to help and support one another in times of need.”

    People in Union County love the friendly people who live there, the easy pace of living in a small town—and the library! Responses to this question fell into five categories: history, natural resources/geography, people, quality of life, and services/facilities. There is some overlap among these, and some could fit in more than one category, but it’s clear that there’s a lot to love about Union County.




    • Historic assets: buildings, homes, downtown
    • Historic places
    • History

    Natural Resources/Geography

    • Location (4 responses)
    • Amount of land for development and recreation
    • Beautiful forests
    • Centrally located to four major cities
    • Downtown: merchants, trees
    • Green space
    • Natural forest areas
    • Rivers
    • Small county


    • The people (3 responses)
    • Artists and artisans
    • Community
    • Cooperation among citizens
    • Eagerness from people and organizations to support and lift each other up
    • Family
    • The support and hospitality of the people

    Quality of Life

    • A sense of safety within the community
    • Southern hospitality
    • Community pride and friendliness
    • Friendly/friendliness/friendly folks (3 responses)
    • Easy pace
    • Great community feel
    • Home (2 responses)
    • Hospitality
    • Low cost of living
    • Low crime rate
    • Mom and Pop businesses
    • No traffic
    • Positive energy
    • Potential
    • Relatively quiest
    • Sense of community
    • Small town
    • Small town atmosphere (2 responses)
    • Small town feel (3 responses)
    • Stability and security
    • Welcoming community


    • Beautiful Carnegie library
    • Library (4 responses)
    • Library success
    • Partnership center at the library
    • Farmers market
    • Main Street (2 responses)
    • Piedmont Physic Garden
    • USC Union