Uncovering the Charm of Landrum, South Carolina

Little Town, Big Appeal: Discover Things To Do and Luxury Homes for Sale in Landrum, SC 

If you are looking for a fun and exciting day trip in the South Carolina area, look no further than Landrum, South Carolina. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this charming mountain town offers plenty of things to see and do for visitors of all ages. 

Between its quaint, walkable downtown, its myriad antique shops, and its lovely setting tucked up against the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s no wonder that Landrum, South Carolina, has been named one of the “South’s Best Small Towns” by Southern Living magazine. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can enjoy your time in Landrum.

Small Town Spotlight: Landrum, SC

From exploring the great outdoors to shopping for antiques, here are some suggestions for planning a day trip to Landrum.


History and recreational pursuits aside, you could easily spend a day in Landrum browsing the antique shops and boutiques hidden inside 19th- and early 20th-century brick buildings along Rutherford Street, the main artery. 

Start your hunt at The Shops at Landrum Antique Mall and wind through the warren of booths displaying a vast trove of treasures. This huge antique mall is a treasure trove of vintage finds, from furniture to clothing to collectibles. It’s the perfect place to find a one-of-a-kind piece for your home and to remember your trip.

Then head to Expressions Unlimited and Thrill of the Hunt for more vintage finds. If it’s hand-crafted furnishings you seek, pop into Foothills Amish Furniture to peruse the hardwood furniture upholstered pieces, and Adirondack chairs in a rainbow of colors. Landrum is horse country, home to steeplechase races and fox hunts, and Horse and Home accordingly stocks a wide range of horse-and hunt-themed home items.

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Landrum has many good restaurants, making it ideal for foodies looking to try some of the region’s classic dishes. Housed in a former mercantile on the corner of East Rutherford Street near the railroad tracks, The Hare and Hound Pub has been a local favorite for 20 years. The pub serves lunch and dinner seven days a week and features an extensive menu of classic pub and traditional American fare from Guinness beef pie to pecan-crusted North Carolina mountain trout. 

A mile or so down Rutherford, Stone Soup is a market and cafe where stone-fired pizzas and calzones take center stage. Sara McClure, a 2018 South Carolina Chef Ambassador, serves up smoked meats, Lexington, South Carolina, pulled pork, and Cajun-inspired dishes at Southside Smokehouse, nearby on Asheville Highway. Locals know to try the chef’s weekly specials, so if you’re looking to order something new, we recommend you try them.

Outdoor Recreation

Besides being a destination in itself, Landrum is a great jumping-off point from which

to explore some of the area’s historic and recreational sites. During your trip, you may also want to visit to the Blue Ridge Parkway and take in the stunning scenic drive. It is a must-see for anyone in the area, and the Landrum entrance is a great place to start! The parkway offers breathtaking views of the blue-toned mountains and valleys, and there are plenty of pull-off points where you can stop and take in the scenery. You can also go for a hike on one of the many trails in the area, or have a picnic with family or friends.

Luxury Homes for Sale in Landrum, SC

The charming little city, with a population of 2,500, is just 10 miles from The Cliffs at Glassy and within an hour of the other communities at The Cliffs. 

Known for its breathtaking natural beauty and stunning views, this luxury community is home to world-class amenities, including a championship golf course designed by Tom Jackson, state-of-the-art wellness center, grand clubhouse offering fine dining opportunities, and private venues including Glassy Chapel and Overlook Pavilion. Together, they provide the ideal setting for those seeking a peaceful and serene mountain lifestyle with easy access to urban conveniences.

To discover luxury homes for sale in Landrum, SC, check out our online catalog of luxury homes and homesites available at The Cliffs. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about life at any of our seven luxury communities in the Carolinas, contact our team directly to schedule a visit. 

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