Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, SC is a beautiful city that offers the perfect blend of sophistication and southern charm. Conveniently located between Atlanta and Charlotte, Greenville has attracted new arrivals for years, becoming one of the fastest-growing, up-and-coming cities in the South. Whether you're looking for a scenic backdrop to an active lifestyle or the civic and professional life of a family-friendly town, you'll love what Greenville has to offer.
Greenville is home to several major gathering spaces and event venues. The TD Convention Center, one of the largest convention spaces in the South, hosts dozens of national gatherings and expos each year. The Bon Secours Wellness Arena (dubbed "The Well" by locals) hosts the Greenville Swamp Rabbit hockey team, college graduation ceremonies and big-name concerts. Don't miss the annual festivals that receive national attention, including the Artisphere and foodie-favorites Fall for Greenville and Euphoria. In the winter, head to Ice On Main where an open-air skating rink is erected in the middle of downtown for everyone to enjoy.
Greenville Apartments and Neighborhoods
Greenville Job Market
The automotive industry is booming in the Greenville-Spartanburg area, with top businesses like Michelin headquartered in the region, along with a BMW manufacturing plant that employs many Greenville residents.
Free Things to Do in Greenville
From sightseeing on Main Street to exploring the scenic hiking trails, there are plenty of fun things to do in Greenville. Here are a few of the best free activities:
Greenville Families with Kids
Cleveland Park is a must-visit for families, equipped with picnic sites, playgrounds, volleyball courts, workout stations and walking paths that connect to the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Greenville is backed by an excellent school system, with Green Charter School and Sterling School noted as standouts.
Outdoor Adventure and Natural Beauty in Greenville
Greenville's picturesque setting near the Blue Ridge Mountains encourages both visitors and locals to stay active outdoors, exploring the natural beauty that the region has to offer. A network of parks and bike paths within the city's boundaries make Greenville one of the most exercise-friendly cities in South Carolina. Nearby Paris Mountain State Park attracts outdoor enthusiasts from hikers and mountain bikers to rock climbers and trail runners. Less than an hour to the northwest, Caesar's Head State Park offers many of the same activities on a larger scale. Bring your furry friend along to Conestee Park to play in the 45,000-square-foot dog park, or practice your swing at one of three on-site baseball fields.
Beach Getaways and Cities near Greenville
Visit Hilton Head Island, less than four hours from Greenville, for some of the best beaches in the region along with an abundance of golf courses. Check out Myrtle Beach, just over four hours from Greenville, with over 60 miles of beach and a fun nightlife. Other getaways include Charleston, under three and a half hours away, and Atlanta, under three hours away, to the south; and to the north, Charlotte is a two-hour drive, while Asheville is just an hour-and a-half away.
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