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Housing Availability & Costs

Polk County offers a wide range of housing choices. From newly constructed subdivisions, townhomes, and condos to historic homes to a variety of apartment choices, there are numerous available housing options. According to the Sperling’s bestplaces.net, the median cost of a single-family home in 2010 was $168,300. 78.6% (2005-2009) of the population owned their homes. Home appreciation costs in 2010 were -5.31%.

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Single-family new house construction building permits:
•    2000: 121 buildings, average cost: $124,000
•    2001: 152 buildings, average cost: $126,500
•    2002: 160 buildings, average cost: $127,200
•    2003: 197 buildings, average cost: $124,400
•    2004: 155 buildings, average cost: $129,100
•    2005: 165 buildings, average cost: $160,600
•    2006: 191 buildings, average cost: $197,300
•    2007: 162 buildings, average cost: $215,600
•    2008:   88 buildings, average cost: $228,900
•    2009:   51 buildings, average cost: $222,700
•    2010:   39 buildings, average cost  $267,749
•    2011:   41 buildings, average cost  $251,696

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Transportation

Interstate I-26 and US Highway 74 in Our Polk offer a distinct competitive advantage for companies located in the area. The average commute time for our local labor force throughout the county is less than thirty minutes. Interstate I-85 — with links to the east coast corridor — is less than 35 minutes away via I-26 in Spartanburg, South Carolina and the deep water ports of Charleston and Wilmington are less than 260 miles away with Morehead City, Savannah, and Jacksonville ports all less than a day’s drive from Our Polk.

City Distance From Polk
Asheville 45 miles (45 minutes)
North Metro Atlanta 168 miles (2 hours, 40 minutes)
Charleston 230 miles (3 hours, 45 minutes)
Charlotte 90 miles (1hour, 15 minutes)
Columbia, SC 115 miles (2 hours)
Raleigh, NC 250 miles (4 hours)
Spartanburg, SC 35 miles (30 minutes)
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