As the largest city in the Upstate of South Carolina, Greenville is home to a growing economy, a rich history, vibrant and diverse cultural opportunities, and an endless supply of scenic natural beauty.
Situated roughly halfway between the cities of Atlanta and Charlotte, along the Interstate 85 corridor, and only an hour’s drive from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Greenville is a convergence point for commerce, outdoor recreation, cultural arts, and old-fashioned Southern hospitality.
While the city enjoys a traditional charm, it has hardly rested on history alone. In the past 25 years, downtown Greenville has experienced a renaissance of new development and redevelopment that has gathered national attention and a well-earned reputation as one the most rapidly growing areas in the United States and the single fastest in South Carolina. Greenville is a tremendous place to work, play, shop, eat, and live. Here are only a few reasons why:
Greenville’s downtown is recognized as the cultural center of the Upstate. Home to the Peace Center for the Performing Arts and the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville attracts a wide variety of world-class performers. Greenville also is host to the Art Museum and a number of private galleries and theater venues. There is fun in town for everyone – including parks, events, and the Greenville Zoo.
Greenville County Schools have long been recognized as a leader in public education. The largest public school system in South Carolina and the 58th largest system in the country, the district challenges and inspires more than 60,000 young people in grades K-12.
Located on one of the busiest interstates in America, in one of the most rapidly growing areas of the country, Greenville stands out as a leader in today’s economy. Home to internationally recognized industries and a strong workforce, it is a city poised to become even more of a leader in the 21st century economy.
More than 110 restaurants and pubs are centered on Greenville’s Main Street alone, so it is a safe bet that no one visits Greenville and leaves hungry. Dining here is eclectic – a mix of ethnic foods and local flavor, including fine dining, southern cuisine, and outdoor cafes.
Greenville boasts three professional sports teams - Greenville Drive baseball, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits local hockey team, and the Greenville Triumph soccer club - all teams to be proud of and to root for. Greenville is also an easy drive to college sports programs such as Clemson, Wofford, and the University of South Carolina. Being halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte is also a major plus.
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is located in Upstate SC, midway between the cities of Greenville and Spartanburg on I-85 (Exit 57). GSP has grown into one of the finest airports in the country, steadily meeting the Upstate’s ever-increasing needs.