Welcome to Greenville, SC

Nestled into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina has combined traditional southern charm and stunning natural beauty. Greenville has become one of America's hottest emerging destinations and fastest growing cities. Ranked among "America's Ten Best" by Forbes Magazine, downtown Greenville SC is everything they say it is and more! With a one-of-a-kind Liberty Bridge, quaint shops and boutiques, fabulous restaurants, world-class collection of museums, galleries, and theaters, and some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers and mountains just a short drive away, you will see why everyone keeps talking about THAT Greenville.

Location

Greenville is located in the northwest corner of South Carolina, approximately halfway between Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina. The area, commonly referred to as the Upstate, includes Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Pickens, and Cherokee counties and the cities of Anderson, Clemson, Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, and Spartanburg.

Asheville, NC: 63 miles (1 hour, 15 minutes)
Atlanta, GA: 145 miles (2 hours, 25 minutes)
Charleston, SC: 210 miles (3 hours, 20 minutes)
Charlotte, NC: 100 miles (1 hour, 45 minutes)
Columbia, SC: 103 miles (1 hour, 40 minutes)
Spartanburg, SC: 29 miles (35 minutes)

Population

Greenville County is South Carolina's most populated counties with more than 470,000 residents. Approximately 61,000 live within Greenville’s city limits. 

Housing

Greenville offers a variety of housing options within traditional neighborhoods, historic districts, suburban areas, or right in the heart of a bustling downtown. In recent years, increased demand for urban living has resulted in a boom of new housing development in the downtown area with homes ranging from single-family homes, townhouses, urban lofts, and condominiums.

Greenville boasts one of the top housing markets in the nation and is consistently recognized as one of the best places to live due to its moderate climate, low cost of living, and wide variety of amenities.

Climate

Greenville’s moderate climate offers a full change of seasons, an average annual temperature of 60° F, and mild weather throughout most of the year. July is typically the warmest month and on average, January is the coolest. Greenville has milder summers when compared to other areas of the south.

Education

Greenville has a diverse range of quality education options. Greenville County Schools is the largest public school system in SC, and the 45th largest public school system in the US. Eleven Magnet Academies offer unique educational opportunities at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

Greenville is also the site of the SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, the state’s premier school for artistically talented high school students. As well as, nearly 60 private schools ranging from K-3 to high school.

Higher Education

Many nationally recognized colleges and universities are located within, or in close proximity to, Greenville:

Bob Jones University
Brown Mackie College
Clemson University
Converse College
Furman University
Greenville Technical College
North Greenville University
Southern Wesleyan University 
University of SC-Spartanburg
Virginia College - Greenville Campus
Webster University 
Wofford College

Health Care

Greenville offers some of the best healthcare services and facilities in the Southeast. The area is currently served by two healthcare systems, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System and Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center, both having campuses and facilities throughout Greenville County. Greenville is also home to Shriners Hospital for Children, one of the nation’s leading centers for pediatric orthopedic care.

Transportation

Greenlink: Greenlink is the local public transit system, and offers 11 fixed routes to destinations all across Greenville County. All Greenlink buses are wheelchair accessible, and each is equipped with a bike rack. The Greenlink system also features GAP, an ADA paratransit service provided for individuals who are unable to use Greenlink's fixed route bus service. Greenlink also operates two free open-air trolleys Thursday through Sunday, that make a continuous loop from Greenville’s historic West End, to the Colonel Elias Earle Historic District downtown.

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP): Located just 20 minutes from downtown Greenville, GSP has been rated one of the most desirable airports in the country in terms of convenience, easy access, smaller crowds, and nearby parking. More than 1.8 million passengers a year are served by six major airlines offering 49 non-stop average daily departures to 15 major cities and 18 airports across the US.

Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU): GMU is the busiest general aviation airport in South Carolina with nearly 80,000 take-offs. This modern and attractive facility has a wide variety of tenants that offer a full range of aviation services.

Greyhound: Greyhound provides interstate bus service to cities throughout the Southeast.

Amtrack: Amtrak provides passenger rail service with connections to several major cities, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham, Charlotte, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington.

Greenville B-Cycle: Greenville B-Cycle is a bike share network with eight stations and 35 bikes. Members can check out a bike and return it to any of the following conveniently located stations: the Greenville Zoo, Hughes Main Library, County Square, Sterling Community Center, City Hall, Greenville Transit Center, at the corners of College and North Main Street, and Rhett and River Street.

Library System

The Greenville Library System features 11 facilities, including the main library downtown, a bookmobile, and online services. More than 890,000 items are available for circulation, including films and audiovisual materials.

International System

The International Center of the Upstate (ICU) welcomes local and international residents, and provides opportunities for people to learn about other cultures. ICU offers programs, language classes, workshops, and social events for Upstate residents. It also serves as a liaison to all international groups in the area, and provides business consulting services for international companies and employees.

Recreation Programs

From youth and teens, to adults and seniors, the City’s Recreation Division offers a wide range of recreation programs and activities for every age and interest. Visit the recreation site for more information and to register online.

Outdoor Recreation

One of the city's greatest attractions is its parks. There are 39 parks occupying more than 500 acres of land within the city. Falls Park, one of the city's most popular parks, serves as a centerpiece attraction for Greenville and features the Liberty Bridge, a suspension bridge spanning the Reedy River and its impressive series of falls.

The largest park in the system is Cleveland Park, a 122-acre site located along the Reedy River that features tennis courts, softball fields, playground areas, a fitness trail, and picnic shelters. A main attraction at Cleveland Park is the Greenville Zoo, an exotic animal kingdom rated one of the best tourist attractions in South Carolina. This 14-acre facility features wildlife from around the world including giraffes, monkeys, giant tortoises, and elephants.

The Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 13.5-mile walking, running, and bicycling trail, connecting downtown Greenville to Traveler’s Rest and Furman University.

Bike-Friendly Community

The League of American Bicyclists honored Greenville with its prestigious Bicycle Friendly Community award (Bronze Level) in 2009 and again in 2013. Greenville features an extensive city-wide bike network, a bike share program, bicycle parking downtown, and bike racks on all Greenlink buses.

Arts & Entertainment

Downtown Greenville has long been the arts and entertainment center of the Upstate, with live entertainment ranging from outdoor concerts and events, to minor league baseball games. Local theater companies provide intimate settings for performances, while the Peace Center for the Performing Arts hosts major productions on three performance stages, including an outdoor amphitheater.

Considered downtown’s cultural campus, Heritage Green features the following attractions: Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville Little Theatre, Hughes Main Library, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, and Upcountry History Museum.

The Bon Secours Wellness Arena seats 17,000, and hosts concerts, family entertainment, and sporting events. It is also home to the Greenville Road Warriors, an ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and Hartford Wolfpack hockey teams.

Fluor Field is the home of the Greenville Drive, a Minor League Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox in the South Atlantic League. The stadium is modeled after Fenway Park and features its own “Green Monster."

With more than 300 event days each year, Greenville is known for its free weekly and recurring outdoor events and concerts.

Economic Profile

  • South Carolina is an “employment at will” state, with less than 1% of Greenville county residents members of a union.
  • Several sites in the Upstate are designated foreign trade zone areas. Greenville boasts the highest level of foreign capital investment per capita in the nation, and is home to more than 250 international firms from 26 nations, including BMW and Michelin.
  • Greenville maintains a Standard and Poor's AAA bond rating.
  • Major Businesses: Perrigo Company of South Carolina, Greenville Health System, Fluor, Hubbell Lighting, Resurgent Capital Services, Bank of America, TD Bank, BB&T and Windstream.

Quality of Life

Average annual temperature: 60° F
Average monthly rainfall: 6 inches
Average annual snowfall: Average monthly maximum temperature: 63° F 
Average monthly minimum temperature: 56° F

 

--Source: www.greenvillesc.gov; www.visitgreenvillesc.com

Greenville Homes for Sale

Nestled into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina has combined traditional southern charm, stunning natural beauty and an unexpected contemporary cool to create one of America's hottest emerging destinations and fastest growing cities.

Real Estate Statistics

Total Listings: 681
Average Price: $368,405
Highest Listing Price: $2,150,000
Lowest Listing Price: $25,000

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Listing information last updated on December 16th, 2018 at 7:01pm EST.