Big Growth Spurt for Laurens County Housing

A significant growth spurt in housing inside Laurens County is coming. The Laurens County Advertiser this week reported that in addition to the 130-lot residential subdivision recently announced in the City of Laurens, the County Planning Commission has signed off on plans for what will be the county’s largest housing development. The Advertiser reports this as a 108-acre project near Fountain Inn that is to have 900 single family home lots and 200 townhomes. The paper reports another 429-lot residential development in planned for the Gray Court area off Interstate 385 and a 201-lot development is planned near Gray Court-Owings School. A smaller 19-lot development in the Fountain Inn area is also in the works.

The Advertiser reports that County Administrator Jon Caime said when developers began to consider large investments in Laurens County, the planning commission had to act quickly for local regulations to accommodate the growth.  Prices for the homes is expected to be in the $180,000 to $250,000 range, with some to $300,000. The administrator said that in addition to the overflow demand from Greenville, “Laurens County’s willingness to invest in itself has brought the county to the forefront as a great place to live.”

More details on this story from Editor John Clayton is available in a front-page story in this week’s Advertiser.