Where Serenity Meets Sophistication, Wrapped in a Promise of Growth.

Welcome to Central 

Central is a quaint enclave that tastefully combines the gentle pulse of a growing community with the tranquility often yearned for but seldom found. Picture this: charming lanes adorned with mature trees, winding effortlessly through neighborhoods that epitomize peace and comfort. All of this is in a walkable layout that invites you to explore every nook and cranny, meanwhile sensing the unmistakable promise of forthcoming prosperity. It's not just a neighborhood; it's a lifestyle sanctuary waiting to wrap you in its arms.

What to Love

  • Idyllic communities beckon, and the prices are fair.
  • On-the-rise market teeming with eager buyers.
  • An intimate, small-town ambiance that is ripe for expansion.

Local Lifestyle

You'll quickly discover that Central offers a lifestyle imbued with a charming duality — the coziness of a small-town atmosphere paired seamlessly with a dynamic sense of growth. Here, casual evening strolls and weekend farmer's markets coexist with buzzing local businesses and emerging cultural hubs. The energy is contagious but never overwhelming, making it a perfect blend for those who seek balance in their daily lives.

Dining and Entertainment

For a culinary adventure that's nothing short of extraordinary, Rails 133 commands your attention. The atmosphere is resplendently inviting, providing a sumptuous backdrop to a menu that's every bit as delightful. Each dish feels like a carefully crafted experience, and the beverage menu is a liquid symphony that completes the ensemble.
For the connoisseur of simple pleasures, The Depot Dog elevates the humble hot dog into an art form. A mosaic of flavors and toppings is laid out for your selection, all under the guidance of an affable and attentive staff. The ambiance is electric and buzzes with an infectious enthusiasm that's palpable from the moment you step in.
If you're craving an experience that’s chic and dynamic, Urban Central awaits you. This gift shop is not just an establishment; it’s a microcosm of city life that has been distilled into a stylish and modern experience. And when it comes to authentic Mexican cuisine that pulses with the rhythms of its homeland, The Mexican is your go-to culinary fiesta. 
Meanwhile, The Bee’s Knees Toys and Books offers a selection of books and toys.

Things to Do

No other event captures the spirit of the town quite like the Town of Central Car Show. It’s a rolling tribute to history, horsepower, and community spirit, all with the backdrop of Central’s charming streets. Enthusiasts and casual admirers alike find common ground here, where four wheels and a story make for an unforgettable day.
October brings with it the Trick or Train on Main, an annual family-friendly extravaganza, while the Central Railway Model and Historical Association stands as a testament to the area's historical richness. As you wander its curated halls, you are transported back in time, surrounded by the artifacts and narratives that have shaped Central into what it is today.


  • Central Academy of Arts: Fostering creativity and academic rigor.
  • R.C Edwards Middle School: Where young minds are nurtured.
  • D.W Daniel High School: Academic excellence and extracurricular diversity.
  • Southern Wesleyan University: A stepping stone to higher learning and global opportunities.
Central invites you to experience life as it should be — tranquil yet invigorating, restful yet inspiring. It's more than just a place to live; it's a canvas upon which you paint the next beautiful chapter of your life. Welcome to your future!

Overview for Central, SC

15,900 people live in Central, where the median age is 29 and the average individual income is $25,053. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

29 years

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Around Central, SC

There's plenty to do around Central, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Your Pie Pizza - Clemson Dockside, Red White & Brew Coffee, and Goober's.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.34 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.57 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.57 miles 10 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 1.47 miles 9 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 2.81 miles 6 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 4.8 miles 9 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Central, SC

Central has 7,073 households, with an average household size of 2.2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Central do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 15,900 people call Central home. The population density is 258.32 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.14 / 50.86%

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Schools in Central, SC

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The following schools are within or nearby Central. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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9th - 12th
Central Academy of the Arts
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