Greenville

Greenville

WELCOME TO GREENVILLE

Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville, South Carolina is a warm, inviting, down-to-earth place where waterfalls grace the city center, mountain views fill the horizon with endless panoramas, and a remarkably cosmopolitan craft food and beverage scene delights every palate. You’ll find all this and more wrapped in comfort and ease and tied with a bow of genuine Southern hospitality.

Not too big-city, not too small-town, Greenville’s the “just right” place to explore that you’ve been longing for. A place of simplicity—yet with unexpected contrasts. Where lakes, parks, and trails await your pleasure along with theaters, galleries, and boutiques. There’s plenty for singles, couples, and families to see, do, and enjoy without crowds or congestion.

From natural attractions and cultural gems to an award-winning culinary scene that deliciously blends local and global flavors, there’s something special here for those who prefer creating their unique stay among friendly people. So, we invite you to come, see, taste, experience, and make your own special memories here.

AMERICA'S FRIENDLIEST CITY

1. WALKABLE TREE LINED MAIN STREET

Greenville has become one of the Southeast’s fastest-growing urban areas because of its unique blend of traditional Southern charm and undeniably cosmopolitan cool. That engaging combination—along with an amazing collection of shops, restaurants, and amazing public art—has earned the city rave reviews and flattering accolades. This is a place where surprise and delight await you around every corner and down every block.

2. WATERFALLS

This is the perfect place to explore some of the region’s most picturesque waterfalls! From the most popular and well-known falls (like Raven Cliff and Rainbow) to those that are smaller or a little bit off-the-beaten-path (like Falls Creek Falls and Wildcat Wayside), we’ve got waterfalls that require strenuous hiking and falls that require no hiking whatsoever—like the set you’ll find downtown beneath the Liberty Bridge.

3. FOODIE PARADISE

Pull up a seat (and a plate…or two) and savor the diverse and delicious flavors of Greenville, named one of the “Top New Foodie Cities in America” by People. There are countless reasons why we’re an emerging foodie city, beginning with nationally recognized chefs and ending with some of the best cocktails on the planet. And with more than a thousand menus to choose from, we’ve got whatever it is that you’re hungry for

4. GREENVILLE LOVES DOGS

It’s a fact: Greenville, SC loves dogs. LOVES them! So much so, that you’re likely to be able to have an entire vacation centered around your furry Fido! From breweries to gathering spaces, or even hanging out on the trail or the lake, make plans for your pup and enjoy the ride—you’ll both be glad you did. 🐶

5. QUAINT & CHARMING

While Greenville is a destination unto itself, there’s a whole lot more to find when you venture out of the city into neighboring towns. Surrounded by idyllic communities that focus on arts and antiques, gathering spaces and parks, delicious dining, fabulous entertainment, and so much more, you’ll be so happy to get out and about.

6. EXPLORE NATURE

Greenville is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a Southern segment of the Appalachian Mountain range. Hidden among those hills are miles upon miles of beautiful and well-maintained trails just waiting to be hiked and biked. It’s easy to get started at one of our State Parks—Paris Mountain, Jones Gap, or Caesars Head, where you’ll quickly find the best path for you!  🥾

PLUS GREENVILLE SC IS

  • Close to Atlanta, Charlotte, Knoxville, Ashville, and Hendersonville
  • Fun festivals, like Fall for Greenville  &  Artisphere 
  • Vibrant downtown with a busy nightlife

 

For the Culture Buff:

  • West End: This historic district [Greenville’s West End Historic District ON City of Greenville (.gov) greenvillesc.gov] is a vibrant mix of restored Victorian homes, art galleries-Village of West End, trendy restaurants Rich Irwin's West End Grille and Greenville Drive baseball. Stroll down tree-lined streets and admire the architecture before grabbing a bite at a sidewalk cafe.

  • North Main: Another revitalized district, North Main boasts a mix of converted warehouses, independent shops,and a brewery scene. Catch live music or a play, then browse through local stores for unique finds.

For the Family:

  • Greenville Country Club: This established neighborhood offers spacious lots, mature trees, and a strong sense of community. It’s perfect for families who value a peaceful environment with good schools.

  • Pleasant Valley: Located just outside the city center, Pleasant Valley offers a suburban feel with plenty of green space. The neighborhood is known for its excellent schools and family-friendly atmosphere.

For the Young Professional:

  • Overbrook: This walkable neighborhood features charming bungalows and Tudors close to downtown Greenville.Enjoy easy access to shops, restaurants, and nightlife, with a historic feel.

  • Brutontown: A revitalized mill village, Brutontown offers a trendy vibe with converted lofts, art studios, and a lively restaurant scene. This is a great fit for young professionals who want to be in the center of the action.

For the Outdoor Enthusiast:

  • Paris Mountain Area: Nestled near Paris Mountain State Park, this area offers stunning natural beauty with hiking, biking, and rock climbing opportunities right outside your doorstep. Perfect for those who love to explore the outdoors.

  • Greenville Downtown: Even the heart of Greenville offers easy access to nature. The Swamp Rabbit Trail, a converted rail trail, winds through the city for biking and walking, and several parks provide green spaces to relax in.

Do some additional research:

This guide offers a starting point, but with Greenville’s ever-changing neighborhoods, it’s wise to do some additional research. Here are some helpful resources:

Remember, the perfect neighborhood depends on your lifestyle priorities. Consider what’s important to you, and use this guide as a jumping-off point to find your ideal Greenville niche.


Overview for Greenville, SC

69,725 people live in Greenville, where the median age is 34.5 and the average individual income is $48,837. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

69,725

Total Population

34.5 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$48,837

Average individual Income

Around Greenville, SC

There's plenty to do around Greenville, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
47
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
23
Minimal Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Wine House A Retail Shop and Wine Bar, Empanadas & Salsas, and Baking Sweet Scents.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.31 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.65 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.83 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.51 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.23 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.63 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Greenville, SC

Greenville has 33,089 households, with an average household size of 1.98. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Greenville do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 69,725 people call Greenville home. The population density is 2,342.77 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

69,725

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

34.5

Median Age

47.67 / 52.33%

Men vs Women

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  • High School Degree
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33,089

Total Households

1.98

Average Household Size

$48,837

Average individual Income

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Schools in Greenville, SC

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The following schools are within or nearby Greenville. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
J. L. Mann High Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
School Governor's School for Arts and Humanities
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
First Baptist Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
4th - 8th
No rating available
Augusta Circle Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Sara Collins Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
East North Street Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Greenville Middle Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Cyber Academy of South Carolina
PUBLIC
K - 12th
1/5
Christ Church Episcopal Preschool
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
St Joseph's Catholic School
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
White Oak Baptist Church Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Summit Drive Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Greenville Senior High Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Hughes Academy of Science and Technology
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Greenville Technical Charter High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
First Presbyterian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Montessori School Of Greenville
PRIVATE
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
St Anthony Of Padua Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Beck International Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
A.J. Whittenburg Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Meyer Center for Special Children
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
St Marys Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Westminster Weekday School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available

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