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Letter from the Mayor

If you are a new resident or business locating in Mauldin, I would like to personally welcome you to this great city nestled in the Upstate of South Carolina. You will be joining one of the fastest growing communities in the Southeast as our population almost doubled in size to about 25,000 residents in the past decade. Of the 270 municipalities in the state Mauldin is now the 17th largest city.

If you are a new resident or contemplating moving into our city, you have made or hopefully will be making a great choice to relocate here and become a citizen of our great city. We take the responsibility of measuring up to our city tag line of “Expect Great Things” very seriously. We are, according to, the “Top 5 Best Places to Live in South Carolina.” All of our city employees are ready to serve you as they perform their daily tasks. In a National ranking of the two cities ranked in South Carolina, Mauldin was ranked the 29th best city to retire in, with the City of Charleston ranked 20th.

Our police department is proud of its CALEA certification, and our fire department is one of only 37 of over 600 departments in the state with an ISO rating of 2. We were ranked as the “Safest City in SC” by Our public works department provides Mauldin residents with clean neighborhoods through efficient garbage and recycling collection services along with leaf/limb and debris pickup services. Through structured preventive maintenance programs, our street and sewer departments insure that our infrastructure is performing as it should be.

We are pleased to see positive growth trends with our businesses and residential communities as revenues and permit activity continues to increase. Our most recent financial audit indicated that we are very sound financially and we were upgraded by our bond rating agencies to AA+ by Moody’s and A1 by S&P. According to, of the 62 cities ranked in the state of SC Mauldin ranked the fourth most successful city.

Mauldin’s recreation programs and facilities are first rate and state of the art. We offer some of the best recreation opportunities of any city in the state with 78 acres of parks in addition to the Mauldin Sports Center that includes a gymnasium, a climbing wall and a full line of fitness equipment and classes. Our senior citizens’ program continues to grow each and every year, and our seniors stay extremely active.

Mauldin’s Cultural Center, located adjacent to the Sports Center and a stone’s throw from city hall, continues to serves as a resource for the community by housing the Greater Mauldin Chamber of Commerce and various civic groups. Our newest addition to this venue is our outdoor amphitheater, hosting several performances including “Beaching Fridays” this year for eight weekends.

Event attendance and building usage continues to set new records for this venue. “Expect Greater Things” as we continue to invest in this facility both internally and externally.

If you are a business opening or relocating in our city, we also welcome you and take great pride in being the most “business friendly” city in the Upstate. Our goal is to make your transition to our city as seamless as possible. We were ranked by in the “Top 10 Cities in South Carolina to Start a Business.” You will also enjoy the benefits of the city’s great working relationship with what we consider the most professional Chamber of Commerce in the Upstate.

Family values are at the core of our community here in Mauldin. We hope that you will agree that we offer a high quality of life where you can “Expect Greater Things!” On behalf of your city council and your employees, we welcome you to the City of Mauldin.

Dennis Raines
Mauldin Mayor

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