Community Compass: Easley

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Exploring Easley:

Rich in history and bustling in growth, Easley has maintained its unique identity and small-town charm. Embracing its role as a bedroom community, many families choose Easley as their home to retreat to after a busy workday. Easley’s Main Street showcases many family owned businesses that have thrived for many years. Situated near Greenville and Clemson, Easley offers more affordable housing options from newly constructed custom homes to old farmhouses. Those looking for a more rural feel with the convenience of Downtown Greenville and Pickens County Lakes, should venture out to Easley.

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“For several years we were seeing newly developed subdivisions at a stand-still. Building has resumed and there has been an influx of national builders such as Mungo, Legendary Homes, and Dan Ryan Builders throughout the Easley area.”- CB Caine Agent, Lori Brock

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Things To Do, Places to Be:

Drinks & Eats


Starving Artist Café
– Voted “Best breakfast in Easley,” by Patch Readers’ Choice, the Starving Arist Café is the perfect ambiance of artistic influences, delicious fresh food and home baked desserts. All of the art displayed is from local artists. Enjoy a relaxing meal and finish it off with a slice of tres leche Key lime cake, pecan pie or pineapple upside down cake. (Just a few of the many dessert options) Not only does this café support local art, but they also support charities. If you choose a glass of wine from their “One Hope Wine” list, 50% of profit goes to a charity determined by your specific wine selection. On Tuesday nights you can learn how to create your own masterpiece while enjoying wine and tapas. There is also live music Friday and Saturday nights.
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Rainbow Billiards– Looking for a spirited game of pool or the best cheeseburger in Pickens County? Rainbow Billiards is the place to be. Call it a Man’s cave if you will or a pool lover’s paradise, Rainbow has been a part of downtown Easley since 1976. A friendly family-owned atmosphere, this poolroom, grill and bar hosts In-house tournaments that always draw a crowd.

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Shopping

Poor Richards Bookseller’s– Since 1991, the family owned Poor Richard’s Bookseller’s has been serving the Easley community. Specializing in children’s books, they offer 20% off students’ summer reading books. Its historic building located on Main Street housed the county’s first public library. Along with children’s books, Booksellers features hundreds of book titles, magazines, newspapers, and much more.

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Something Special is the ideal store to find that perfect gift for any occasion. Whether it’s a birthday or housewarming gift, Something Special has what you’re looking for. They offer home décor, custom florals, seasonal items, monogramed gifts, trendy clothing, jewelry and gourmet foods. Items are high quality, yet affordable. The gracious staff is there to help you with any questions or personalization/gift-wrapping needs.

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Events

Spring Fling- Spring Fling is a family oriented festival providing activities the whole family will enjoy. From an interactive children’s area to musical performances to exhibitors – everyone will find something to enjoy at Spring Fling. Spring Fling celebrates the coming of springtime and being able to enjoy great weather outdoors. With a newly renovated downtown area, Easley is the perfect setting for such a festival.

Old Market Square– Easley’s Old Market Square provides fun family events throughout the year. From May-July the amphitheater lightens up with live music every Friday night. There is also a “Movies on the Market” series, which is a free event from September to October. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a peaceful movie night at the amphitheater.

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“Easley has so much to offer in terms of community events and recreation. From “Music on the Market” in Old Market Square, which runs from the beginning of May to the beginning of July, to the “Big League World Series” in its 14th year at the J.B. Red Owens Sports Complex in July, the summer months are filled with activities for all ages.”- CB Caine Agent, Lori Brock

Parks & Rec.

J.B. Red Owens Rec. Complex– Home to the Big League World Series, this 104-acre park has a lot to offer the Easley community. With 8 baseball/softball fields, 5 multi-purpose soccer/football/lacrosse fields, 18-hole disc golf course and outdoor basketball courts, the J.B. Red Owens complex has something for every athlete or sports enthusiast.

 

Written by: Jill Shepard       Photos by: Rachel Williams