A great place to live and work
"America's 2nd Best Town Ever" (Outside Magazine, 2013)
"The Next Big Food City of the South" (Esquire Magazine, 2013)
"Favorite Unexpected Vacation Destination" (O, Oprah Magazine)
Greenville, South Carolina is on a roll. Over the past decade the city has garnered countless awards and topped many "Best of" lists for its dynamic quality of life. It masterfully assimilates big city cultural and entertainment attractions with small-town charm and accessibility. It has remained friendly, intimate, and relaxed, in spite of steady growth and economic development. The city is committed to careful, deliberate planning with an ever-watchful eye on what makes Greenville so attractive in the first place. Greenville's historic Main Street District is a huge draw for visitors, and has become a model for other cities hoping to duplicate Greenville's thoughtful development. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has awarded Greenville the Great American Main Street Award. The city is also regularly featured in numerous magazines and publications, including Southern Living Magazine, USA Today, Outside, Oprah, Esquire, and U.S. Airways Magazine, to name but a few.
Good times, indoors and out
Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains - just a short drive from Asheville, North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Parkway - Greenville presents residents and visitors with endless opportunities for outdoor recreation and leisure. Historic Falls Park, which features an impressive suspension bridge over The Reedy River, attracts thousands of visitors each month. As for indoor fun, Greenville offers up fantastic dining, shopping, and world-class venues, such as The Bon Secours Wellness Arena and Peace Center for the Performing Arts, that regularly host concerts and big-time entertainers. The city also has a thriving arts community and has been recognized among the "Top 100 Arts Small Towns in the U.S." Greenville also presents a perfect backdrop for festivals, including Fall For Greenville, Artisphere, Euphoria Greenville, and The Upstate Shakespeare Festival. On the south end of Main Street is Fluor Field, home to the Greenville Drive, the “"A affiliate" of the Boston Red Sox.