Martha Franks Retirement Community is situated on 55 acres near downtown Laurens, SC in the upstate region of South Carolina between Greenville and Columbia. We are conveniently located only 6.4 miles from Greenville Health System-Laurens County Memorial Hospital.

We are a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) offering all levels of care. We are equipped to support the changing needs of residents without requiring them to relocate, so residents live securely knowing their future needs will be supported. Our living options include cottages, patio homes, apartments, residential and assisted living, skilled nursing care, memory care and short-term rehab. We are prepared to accommodate singles or couples. Like a small town, we have our own church, library, beauty/barber shop, gift shop, bistro, exercise room, restaurant style dining room and mail service.

Open to adults who are over age 55, we welcome seniors of all faiths and backgrounds. We are an excellent option for seniors desiring Christ-centered retirement living. Our residents enjoy their independence through opportunities to provide meaningful service to others, participate in a variety of regularly scheduled community activities and fellowship with a loving community. Our qualified and caring team of professionals reflect Christian love, respect and compassion as they minister to the needs of our residents.


Much of the beauty of Martha Franks Retirement Community is in the surrounding landscape. Shaded by trees and inhabited by nature’s residents are gardens, courtyards and walking areas that bloom and provide an oasis to give residents a feeling of comfortable southern living.

Area Attractions

Within 10 Miles of Martha Franks

Other Points of Interest

  • 27 miles from Greenwood, SC
  • 33 miles southeast of Greenville, SC
    • Nearby Greenville, SC is a large medical environment with a state-of-the art downtown atmosphere and many cultural events
  • 35 miles from Spartanburg, SC

Capital Theater and Cafe located in Laurens, SC is a 50's diner combined with old fashion theater

Historic Abbeville Opera House provides 36 weeks of live theater a year

Peace Center for the Performing Arts features Broadway shows, classical music and popular musicals and performing artists in their concert hall, theater and amphitheater.

Falls Park on the Reedy is a 32 acre park located in the historic West End district of downtown Greenville and is home to the Upstate Shakespeare Festival

Greenville County Museum of Art houses the largest collection of Andrew Wyeth watercolors.

Gaffney Premium Outlets are located only 58 miles from Martha Franks with 75 stores including Pottery Barn, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Nike Factory Store, Michael Kors Outlets, Kate Spade New York, and many more. Additionally, Greenwood Mall, The Shops at Greenridge, and Haywood Mall are less than 30 miles from our community.

Lake Rabon located in Laurens is a handicap accessible day park with paved paths, picnic shelters and a boat ramp.

Nearby Lake Greenwood has over 200 miles of shoreline great for boating, fishing, and swimming activities.

There are 26 homes and buildings on the National Register of historic sites in Laurens County. One of these historic properties, the Williams-Ball-Copeland House known as The Villa, is located in our community. The Villa was built in 1859-1861.