Local Atmosphere

Newberry, SC
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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It's very isolated from everything else, we have to travel out just to go to the mall.

3 College Student

Local Atmosphere: There is a small downtown area about a mile away from school that has little shops and restaurants but other than that there isn't much to do. On the weekends theres always a party so that fills the void of going out and doing stuff.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Small friendly town in the backwoods. Charming

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The local atmosphere is great the community is very interactive with the school.

2 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Unfortunately there is not a lot to do for the college aged group of students here in the city of Newberry. There are many fast food places, dollar stores and a walmart as the only source of grocery store. There are not shopping options nor is there a theater or bowling alley. To get any of those things you must drive at least 25 to 30 mins away.
The locals do love the college students though and enjoy when school is in session.
Also this town is deemed the safest town in the state of South Carolina so its nice to know I am safe.


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Facts & Statistics

Fun Local Trivia
  1. During the Civil War, Newberry College was used as a hospital for Confederate and Union troops.
  2. The Newberry Court House was burned by William Tecumseh Sherman's troops during his march through the South.
Notable Natives
  • Mickey Livingston – MLB player
  • Jordan Hill – basketball player for the L.A. Lakers
  • Trevor Booker – basketball player for the Washington Wizards
Points of Interest
  • Dreher Island State Park
  • Enoree River Vineyards
  • Lake Murray
  • Lynches Woods Park
  • Newberry County Historical Museum
  • Newberry Opera House
  • Sumter National Forest
  • Wells Japanese Garden
Shopping Centers
Newberry Shopping Center
Movie Theaters
Ritz Theatre
2625 Drayton St.
(803) 276-1963
Major Sports Teams
  • Carolina Hurricanes: NHL
  • Carolina Panthers: NFL
  • NBA: Charlotte Bobcats
Distances to Nearest Major Cities
  • Augusta, Ga.: : 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Charlotte, N.C.: : 2 hours
  • Columbia, S.C.: : 45 minutes
  • Greenville, S.C.: : 1 hour

Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 16 responses

Very poor
  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 16 responses

  • 25% Painfully remote.
  • 6% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 69% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 0% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 0% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 16 responses

  • 25% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 19% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 56% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 16 responses

  • 50% No way.
  • 44% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 6% Totally.


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