Developed in the late 19th Century as the first planned neighborhood in Spartanburg, Hampton Heights features a significant collection of Queen Anne, Bungalow, Craftsman, Four-Square and Neo-Classical style homes. The neighborhood was originally popular for local business owners who walked downtown to work. Today, families enjoy tree-lined streets, front porch visits, and neighborhood gatherings in the local Willow Oaks Park. Residents value the proximity to all downtown Spartanburg has to offer: special events, restaurants, gyms, and the Spartanburg County Public Library.
In 1983, a portion of Hampton Heights was listed as a historic neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places. And after a period of decline in the mid-20th Century, Hampton Heights has made a remarkable comeback as the City’s first locally designated historic district. Families have restored dozens of historic homes to their former grandeur. All homes in the Hampton Heights Neighborhood abide by the guidelines of the City's Local Historic District, which helps to maintain the front facades in a historically appropriate manner.
Today, Hampton Heights is an attractive and diverse neighborhood. South Spring Street offers the convenience of two neighborhood elementary schools, with many Hampton Heights students and families walking to and from school daily. The residents have formed a tight-knit and proud community while maintaining a strong connection to the history of the City of Spartanburg.