Life in Greenville
Greenville is an incredible place to live for anyone—it’s perfect for singles and families, it’s great for those who love the outdoors and those who love outdoor patios for drinks, and it’s ideal to plant roots permanently.
The attractiveness of Greenville is gaining national recognition, with a list of accolades that keep growing. Here are a few of the more recent:
- Top New Foodie Cities in America (#3) – People Magazine
- South’s Best (#5), South’s Prettiest (#6) and South’s Friendliest (#5) Cities – Southern Living
- Best Small Cities in the U.S. 2018 – National Geographic
- Top Destinations on the Rise (#8) – Trip Advisor
- Top 20 America’s Favorite Cities for Food (#11) – Travel + Leisure
- Top Small City in the U.S. (#3) – Condé Nast Traveler
- Best Places to Live – Top Downtowns (#3) – Livability.com
Greenville is very affordable, with a cost of living below the national average. From its thriving downtown to the many easily accessible suburbs, the variety of places to live appeals both to urbanites and to those seeking a parcel of countryside. Reasonably priced apartments abound downtown, allowing you to live, work and play all by walking or biking. Similarly, suburbs provide both a wide range of apartments or houses to buy or rent.
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Restaurants and bars line downtown’s main street with additional options in nearby neighborhoods, along Woodruff Road and in Traveler’s Rest.
In terms of recreation, the most convenient option is the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. It runs right through downtown and provides a roughly 20-mile stretch for biking, running and walking. A number of state parks are less than an hour’s drive away, making Greenville great for anyone who loves hiking or biking. Plus, even though it’s not in town, the beach is close enough for day and weekend trips.
For those residents with young children, Greenville provides ample opportunities for exploration and fun, including the Children’s Museum of the Upstate.
For more information about Greenville: visitgreenvillesc.com
The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport provides direct flights to a number of major cities, including Atlanta, Baltimore-Washington, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, New York City and Philadelphia. Carriers include Southwest and Allegiant in addition to Delta, United and American.
By ground, Greenville is located along I-85 and near I-26. Both Charlotte and Atlanta are roughly two hours away by car.